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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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Make search engines show related businesses(by name and otherwise), in the search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". They have recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants have their own Google My Business pages. ...
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Is it OK for SEO to create multiple pages that each use the main keyword but focus on different phrases?

I won't give away my real target keywords here or what it is im trying to rank for. But this example lets say my company provides hairdressing & hairdressing training. example.com/hairdressing ...
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Local SEO - how to name subpage [duplicate]

quick question. I want to seo local service (one city but maybe more in the future). Which url structure is better? example.com/city/service example.com/service-city
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Google Search Console - which domain properties in case of different language folders

I have a website available in 5 languages. domain.com in english domain.com/fr in french domain.com/it in italian and so on and so forth... In GSC, should I add one domain property with domain.com ...
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Is adding my business link to local business directory/listing good or bad for SEO?

I'm wanting to boost search engine rankings for a business website that offers bootcamp fitness classes in a specific area of UK. I'm aware that link building is a great way to improve search engine ...
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Benefits of a local SEO agency? [closed]

I'm managing a website and now actively looking to improve its online visibility by getting some professional help from an external SEO agency. The website I manage is in Danish (Denmark) and local ...
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Business category in domain name [on hold]

I have client for a website. He would like to have a domain name that includes his name and the type of business he is running. This client is a freelancer and his registered name is "hisname" for ...
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Suburb for LocalBusiness addresses

I recently improved our local SEO when I realised the critical importance of the suburb, despite the central location of our church in Christchurch, New Zealand. Updated From: 346 Manchester ...
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SEO hreflang multiple domain same language

I'm always a bit confused about hreflang and domain. I have the following in mind. Current situation: examp.eu (english) hreflang="en" examp.be (dutch) hreflang="nl-be" hreflang="nl-nl" Now I ...
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Website not coming in Google local listing? [duplicate]

so i have a website which comes up in Google local listing for the keyword "plastic surgery in mycityname" but does not come up when i enter "plastic surgery mycityname". Notice the missing word "in". ...
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How to make my site appear in Google News' Local News section?

My site already appears in Google News as news provider, also, recent news appears without problems. But my site doesn't appear in Local News section, so people in my city won't be able to see my ...
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Adding “areaServed” to LocalBusiness without diminishing Google Local Pack status

Google Local Pack is extremely important to our service locations. Having said that, we would like to take advantage of areaServed schema. Example 4 suggests this: https://schema.org/LocalBusiness If ...
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Are schemas from Schema.org good for SEO or not? [duplicate]

I keep seeing people here saying in comments that SEO is no good for SEO, yet Google's web developer's guide does indicate that structured Schema data is best for SEO as Google Search works hard to ...
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Content - Duplicate issues

I have a series of websites in my state, targeted locally for every county. Most of the information, content/structure is the same with minor variations geared towards the particular county. I would ...
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Is it possible to Create Title and Description for dynamically generated pages? [closed]

Is it possible to Create Title and Description for dynamically generated pages which are generated automatically by clicking on the certain option of the page and that page generated after it.. please ...
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Building SEO keywords in page using links with city names

I've been trying to learn SEO in more detail recently. A client of mine has a site competing in 2 specific states - Illinois and New York. Both on Google and SEMRush, the top keyword phrase for my ...
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Redirecting main domain to another

Running new site on Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS. I have a domain which i have had for several years and is registered with search engines and is hosted with "Host 1", for this example i will call it ...
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Get local search to focus on our main office address and ignore satellite offices without using text images

We have 1 head office and 2 satellite offices in different cities. Our SEO focuses on our head office in various citation listings. We have been recommended to change our contact page so that our ...
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Should the URL path of my classifieds site include the city for the offer?

My classified ads site has cities. Should the URL of the offered item included the city locale? For example: /city-name/category-name/sub-category-name/abcd.html
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What lengths do I need to go to avoid display:none [duplicate]

So after almost a decade, I'm totally revamping my company website, largely to make it mobile friendly. The responsiveness I've added works great, except for the header, for which I use text so Google ...
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What is the differece between .com and .in in SEO [duplicate]

I am starting an e-commerce website for local customers and the .com I want for the website has been taken (however the .in is available). I want to know whether it is going to affect my SEO rankings ...
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I live a period in one country and a period in another; what do I do with both local websites?

I live in country X for 6 months and in country Y for 6 months. I have a local website for country X and a local website for country Y. Both websites have local phone numbers; so if people visiting ...
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Can I assign multiple HREFLANG Attributes to the same Domain? [duplicate]

I am working on a website, which is looking to targeting multiple Regions and Languages, using the following Domains: www.example.com (American English targeting US Traffic); en-gb.example.com (...
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How to avoid Duplicate Content issues when dealing with 'Language Only' and 'Language and Location' URLs [duplicate]

I am working on an eCommerce site, which wants to target the UK, US and Australia. Due to their cultural variations in the English language, and the fact they all have their own currency, the website'...
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Duplicate Content on Category Pages in different location eCommerce

I have an issue with possible duplicate content. So, I have e-commerce and its parent URL is example.com. It's followed by regional URL ( Cities) example.com/city-1 example.com/city-2 example.com/...
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What Schema should I Implement for food item?

I am working on a food delivery website. I am able to find MenuItem schema but it is for listing page. All I want to implement Schema format for a single Item, say for Italian Pizza on the individual ...
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Weight of geographical back links to other links

I know that back links are a big deal when it comes to ranking in the search engines, but do links originating from the same country (as to where you want your results to be displayed) have more ...
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Implement hreflang with multiple regions same language and page

My search results seem to not be correctly localized since adding a 'Europe' /eu/ page. My header now looks like this (taken from EU page https://example.com/eu/features/). <link rel="canonical" ...
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Telephone number displays below description in Google

I've noticed that Google is displaying a phone number immediately below some descriptions in the organic SERPs. It displays as a line below the description with the telephone icon next to it. ...
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Does google recognize city abbreviations in page titles?

All my competitors (as a small, local business) use the full - Los Angeles, but I'm wondering if I can't get away with LA County in my homepage title. I assume it's important for SEO to have that in ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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Google My Business - Unable to remove likes

Recently ive been liking some positive reviews on a local listing, while browsing same reviews few weeks after the likes wont appear as mine. When you like a review a blue thumbs up appear on that ...
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Correct use of hreflang / canonical tags on regional shopify stores

I'm setting up 2 regional shopify sites. Should I consider canonical tags or/and use hreflang to ensure that search engines will send my users towards the right site. The first store covers the ...
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Google displaying business for search terms related to a totally different business

Google is displaying our business for searches related to a totally different business. We display for the terms "next lincoln, next opening times" & emrsh says we get a lot of traffic from these ...
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Can my country level domain beat the same .com domain which is own by a different company overseas? [duplicate]

I own a country level domain called example.lk in Sri Lanka. Also there was a site called example.com which is own by a reputable company in India. Sadly it is the .com version of my domain. But ...
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How similar can a {service in location} landing page be, before it cannibalizes surrounding areas?

I have a website which targets multiple "service in location" keywords. I have noticed in some SERPs I am appearing twice in the top 5. I normally wouldn't mind but I have a feeling I might be ...
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How to rank product page based on users geo location?

We have a product website with tie ups all over the country. Our product web page has products basic information, reviews, price and offers. Most of our traffic comes like: 1. User type [Product-Name]...
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How do I check SEO Friendly CMS? [closed]

How do I measure whether a website CMS is SEO friendly or not? Are there any manual methods or online tools to check? Because I have been seen for about one year that some of my competitor's websites ...
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Can I get Google maps to show our branch location on the embedded map without zooming in?

I have a listing of bank's branch done. But I can't see that on normal map unless zoomed in to that particular location, whereas other locations can be even seen without zooming in. Can anyone ...
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Is it ok to keep both xyz.in and xyz.com live with different but similar data?

Our startup creates store-locator and microsites for brands in an automated manner using template approach under a new domain. So for one of our client (brand), we made its store locator live for all ...
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How exact do local citations need to be?

Since different directories will format entered information in different ways, how exact is really exact when it comes to cleaning up local citations? Would these be considered "correct" or "...
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SEO for a business with a service area in just two states which are not geographically near each other

I'm launching an endeavor, aerial photography/videography, one that I can do in all 50 states and will look to receive work in more than one state for sure, specifically South Carolina and Michigan. I ...
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SEO and visibility in country specific webshop - gTLD or ccTLD?

I have a small startup project with a patio heater company, where I have a gTLD (.com) and right now also a ccTLD (.dk). These two shops/domains of course link to each other but infact they are two ...
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Google analytics language stats seems contradictory

On the 15th of February I decided to translate two pages of one site to 5 languages: - Russian - Korean - Chinese Simplified - Spanish Now I get what appears to me to be contradictory results. ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

I'm doing SEO for a new real estate company, yet the developer had surprised me with this: The developer had created two websites with two domains for one brand: The first domain/website: ...
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SEO - switching domains on an established site to a brand new domain

I made a new site for a client that is a huge improvement in terms of asset optimisation, page loads, on-page SEO etc. Rather than use the existing domain that has decent authority he wants to move to ...
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Service Area Location Pages vs. User Experience

Doing local landing pages as described in https://moz.com/blog/local-landing-pages-guide might not be ideal from a user experience point of view. Having a "Cities We Serve" or "Service Areas" link in ...
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For SEO should you primarily optimize for “<city> <service>” or “<service> in <city>”?

Generally speaking, where should the name of a location be placed when optimizing for something that is geographic in nature? For example: las vegas plumbers plumbers in las vegas Assume that the ...
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Will choosing a cheap AWS region rather than a region close to our users impact SEO?

We are an India based media organization with several websites hosted on physical servers in India. Majority of our readers are from India. We are looking to migrate to AWS in the India (Mumbai) ...