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Local Search Engine Optimization (local SEO) is a process of improving discoverability and visibility of web pages at a town, city or regional level, within location-based search functions (e.g. "results near me").

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What is the Ideal Keyword Placement in a URL for Inner Location Pages? [duplicate]

I'm working on a website with 100s of locations. There is a location search page (Find Widget Dealer), a page for each state (Tennessee Widget Dealers) and finally a page for each individual location ...
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URL strategy for local business and multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the best structure for a local business service that has a multilingual website. Actually, the website has a simple structure: www.brand.com/fr/ www.brand.com/en/ I'm considering ...
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How to identify and redirect visitors based on location?

The domain originally is in .sg (Reg. 2010) but since we wanted to reach global audience we have the .com (Parked Domain - Registered 2013). So we have two existing domains. The only problems is, ...
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Consequences of not including locality in URL structure

We have medical providers listed on a website. The providers can list multiple business locations, and may change their business location at anytime. I have thought a lot about the URL structure, ...
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Changing URL Structure for User Profiles [duplicate]

I am considering changing my current URL structure from the following: http://www.hearingtracker.com/hearing-providers/dummy-name to a regionalized format like: ...
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Business operates in multiple counties, will adding a listing in the Local Business sites harm our placement in SERPs?

I work at a non-profit where we operate in more than two counties within our state. Our offices are located in two different towns, and that leaves a few counties of operation where we would also ...
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Dedicated IPs for each ccTLD

We are about to launch our web site in 3 languages: German .de, French .fr and Spanish .es All ccTLDs point to one server with one IP address. When I set the PTR record for this IP I can only input ...
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Should I focus on a Location Page or Landing Page for SEO efforts?

I am a franchisee with a location page (http://example.com/locations/florida/south-brandon) but since it isn't mobile friendly and lacks a good CTA, I created a landing page for AdWords ...
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“Local” results from a google search

I entered "online dating" in Google, and I found some of the results are "local" (I'm in Ottawa, Canada). In the attached images see the results for www.okcupid.com and www.eharmony.com. Is this ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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Can opening hours schema markup be used with the markup for local businesses or libraries?

Can the OpeningHours mark-up visible in this question for schema.org/Store (example 2) with microdata be used in conjunction with schema.org/LocalBusiness or schema.org/Library?
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The IP location of server where is the webpage is important for google results? [duplicate]

Recently I have moved my hosting in San Francisco, and I want to know if I can get more visitors from there.
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In SEO & SEM terms, use of a international domain vs a local domain

In terms of SEO & SEM if I have a .com and a .co.uk. Would it be better to use the .com and park the .co.uk, If I am selling the product locally (in the uk) and later moving out into the ...
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...
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Is buying a localized domain and redirecting it to my main site a good idea for SEO? [duplicate]

I want to set up a couple of URLs to point to my main site. For example, if I were an SEO expert in London, would it be a good idea to buy the domain seo-expert-london.com (which would then redirect ...
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Google places links and info with my search results [duplicate]

I had set up a google+ page a while ago and also crated a places page. I'm wondering how I can integrate this into my search results (An example shown in the attached screenshot). I'd like the ...
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How does 2 domains on dedicated IP's sharing the same backend affect the ranking?

I have two Domains, both with dedicated IP's, with a service acting location based. The two domain-names have simple to remember name-pattern going like ##servicedescription##france.com and ...
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Canonical URLs for local versions of a webpage?

I'm currently looking to grow traffic on a consumer-facing reviews site (Like Yelp, but for the security industry). One strategy we are pursuing is to provide localized content based on the zip code ...
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Will Duplicate Websites Hurt Local SEO?

So, lets say I do marketing for Unicorn Vendors. There are unicorn vendors in every city in the US. I'm tasked with creating websites for my clients. Will it hurt my local SEO rankings if I make a ...
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I want to know price for local listing [closed]

I would like to get listing from some of local listing so I want to know about that price for listing to their internet sites? this is my list : 1 Info group 2.Axiom 3.Starkness/Localize ...
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Is it helpful or harmful to create SEO filler pages?

I'm not sure exactly what these "filler pages" are called, so I couldn't do a proper search. If I have a business, say a plumbing/heating company in NYC, and I created these HTML pages: ...
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Does listing your business as local in schema hurt ranking in nearby cities?

I work with a mom and pop auto repair business. They are in a small city with many surrounding cities nearby. Does listing the business as local in schema hurt the rankings in the nearby cities? Is ...
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Does changing phone numbers in content just for bots qualify as cloaking?

I'm a small business owner (I run a little computer repair shop), and I'm attempting to track calls to my store from different advertising channels. I use three separate tracking phone numbers: one ...
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Google local version does not display content in local language

We have the website www.visitgozo.com and would like to ask if there is a way where you can instruct Google (and other search engines) that when for example searching for 'gozo' in a local version of ...
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What is the best strategy for multilingual websites [duplicate]

I've been asked to create a site which targets multiple languages. The client is multilingual themselves so coming up with the content in different languages is no problem. My aim is to get the best ...
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How to add your business website to Google Places with multiple addresses but less than 10

I know how to add a business website to Google Places with one address. I know how to add a business website to Google Places with more than 10 addresses. What I don't know how to do is add a ...
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Duplicate content concerns for directory listings?

I run a local business directory site with client profile pages structured geographically. I also have a media network to share our listings across other directory sites. Does having our client page ...
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How can I remove duplicate SERP results for same domain?

When I search "example business near zip code" in Google, I get the following separate, distinct results for the domain: www.example.com/ny/new-york/10019 ...
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Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location

This is somewhat an SEO question and somewhat a general web developer question. Our company website is pretty awful, I'm currently redesigning the new one, the problem is they have a directory called ...
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Multiple keywords sites for local SEO

I found the answer to this question from a few years ago, but a lot has changed with Google since then. Would a technique with the one described here still work? Given that the small sites are more ...
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Generating Back lInks [duplicate]

I am new to this field of SEO. My site is intended to target local customers only. I want to generate quality backlinks for my site. Is there any tools to generate quality backlinks. Or blog sites ...
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Phone number in meta description bad or good for local rankings NAP

Once again I'm at it with increasing people's local rankings and I've learnt so much about local rankings in the past 2 weeks it feels like my brain is gonna pop anyway, question is fairly simple for ...
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300, 302, 303 or 307 redirect for international site?

A company website offers the same products and pages (more or less) across different countries. It's a mess; they use a mix of subdirectories, subdomains and ccTLDs for international sites: ...
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Apple Maps business data - what sources and refresh rate?

I need to update/manage business data for 600+ locations in Apple Maps. I've read from various sources that Yelp appears to be the primary source of Apple Maps' data. How frequently does Apple ...
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How do I make a website totally untrackable back to me, Anonymous? [closed]

I need to create a website that is totally untraceable back to me, even from the police. The reason is that there is some shady behavior by the police and I am afraid of any reactions from them toward ...
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LocalBusiness Rich Snippet vs Organization Rich Snippet

I need a clear explanation on the difference between the LocalBusiness Rich Snippet and the Organization Rich Snippet. Is it ok to put both snippets in one site? When is it best to use each of these ...
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International search: how to show different domains in Google+ Local?

Background A site has multiple ccTLDs: example.com/miami-hotel for people in the US, example.co.uk/miami-hotel for UK users, example.de/miami-hotel for Germany, example.fr/miami-hotel for France, ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph ...
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Using Google Places reviews as testimonials on a site - would that be considered duplicate content?

We've got quite a few Google Places / Google local reviews from our clients which is great, but we'd like to display some of them on our website under a 'testimonials' section. Ideally I would just ...
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How to maintain and optimize SEO for multiple store locations with individual websites as subdirectories from a main landing page?

My question is how to maintain and optimize SEO when moving a site from the domain root to a subfolder, creating a second parallel subfolder, and having the domain root be a landing page that allows ...
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Is there a way I can redirect search engine traffic by U.S. State or Zip Code?

I work for an e-commerce company that operates solely within the United States. However, the price of goods and availability of our products depends on what State or even Zip Code you reside in (we ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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Impact of using a CDN Proxy (like Incapsula or Cloudlfare) with numerous websites

We have a network of something like 70 websites. We have one IP by website for SEO reason. We are planning to move to CDN service like Cloudflare, Incapsula or Google PageSpeed Service to speed up our ...
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Google local search rankings is it possible without the use of citations

I have a client that is wanting a website design for his self-run business... Basically he is a self employed plumber so his home address is not visitable by the public, however the problem here is ...
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SEO for multiple counties and cities [duplicate]

I wanted to know the best practices for improving our SEO for service areas. We have a central office but cover all of Northern Virginia for our Web Design services and are currently only ranking in ...
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How to get keyword ranked and traffic from a specific region?

I am working on a site that has good traffic and ranking form many countries. Our website is basically about Japanese used cars exporters and now we want to become more famous in Africa regions such ...
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is it good to translate my competitor website's post?

my website Alxa rank into my own country is 24000 and my competitor website is 34. me and my competitor both translate the foreign post. i really don't know what kind of post should i have to ...
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Do long geographic lists “we cover these towns” work or are they penalised by Google?

Some small business type websites list their geographic areas covered, often crudely listing 30 or 40 towns, and then a big list of postcode areas. Here's an example for skip hire: ...
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How to get ranked for local search?

How to do effective search engine optimization of a web site which needs only local visitors (e.g. from 100 mile radius of a particular city) but not global visitors?