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Questions tagged [local-seo]

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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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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Geolocating pages for SEO with geo information in page name or URL [duplicate]

I'm building a site that's offering a service tied to geography. At the moment, I have some pages that are currently not tied to geography and from which I want to dynamically generate new pages with ...
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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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Sub directory or subdomain is more good for location specifc website? [duplicate]

We have a main website that is targeting in Australia . So in the search console we are mentioning that the served area is Australia .Ie international targeting is Australia . And this website have ...
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How to manage multi-city or multi-area content within a country? [duplicate]

We have a gold jewellery website with 1000 products available in 500 cities. Based on the city- the price, offers, and physical stores are different for each product. Currently, we have 1 webpage ...
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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) ...
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How to make a website with another language but support to English Search Queries (Local Site)?

Note : Please note that I am not taking about multi language website. This website used only Sinhala language, but it possible to use English for all titles in the website. And target keywords are ...
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Google my business and using only London as an address

Will Google reprimand me for using London as my address instead of a complete correct address? I see a business that seems to do so in an organic search result. Now what happens is when a person ...
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Is Google read Model content (SEO Perspective)?

I have a one-page website. That is my personal website as a freelancer to find clients.... Layout of My site Description about me Services Web Design Service in India WordPress ...
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What is the best way to handle geo location based SEO for web pages without duplicating content?

I am a wedding planner and currently run a successful business that provides services across various cities in the UK. My website ranks pretty well for the main cities that I cover based on the ...
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Can my strong local domain affect my SEO in a different city?

Suppose I have a site called boston.com, now on boston.com I am also listing local business for New York and Baltimore City as well. What I find is for business in Boston, my ranking is really high ...
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google did not crawl for my new updated website and crawling old once on same URl

I have my website from last 7 years. recently now I have updated and redesign with some different landing page. I have deleted all old data from server. And have done all index pages with fetching by ...
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Two websites for one photography business

I have a new SEO client who has currently split their business across three websites, I advised they should merge into a single site, but they are insisting on retaining 2 sites: 1 x specialist ...
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Google My Business Website URL in Multiple Languages

I manage a multi-lingual website for a hostel chain with multiple locations. Each hostel is included in Google My Business with the correct address and opening hours. However, when it comes to adding ...
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Can you create a Google My Business listing for a farmers market which has a temporary address at a school?

I've been trying to find some ideas for this, but my Google searches have been rather fruitless. Even in with "farmers market" in quotes, it keeps on returning general SEO. Can anyone point me in the ...
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My company website has been totally delisted in google. help! [duplicate]

I've discontinued my SEO company last month. I expect my company's ranking to drop, however suddenly this month, my company's website TOTALLY disappeared from Google. As in you can't search even i put ...
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Should I build a second site just like the first but with a different keyword to rank for a synonym?

I have a listing site which lists freelancers in a very specific profession. In my site each place (city or so...) is a separated page. and it is focused on this profession keyword with the place name....
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How do update the mobile restaurant menu on Google My Business?

I added our restaurant menu to a Google listing. The issue with the listing is that there is a second party that has linked to the mobile menu. That mobile menu has not been updated in Google My ...
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Thoughts Multi-location Local SEO For Business With Atypical Structure

I'm trying to help a friend get his small business ranked higher in local results, and it seems like his business' structure is somewhat atypical, which brings up questions about how to proceed. ...
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Labelling website as optimized

I have done my work as a webmaster aggressively in the past. From time to time, I use my old phone to use the internet, and the newest sites never work on my phone (which I can't be surprised of), but ...
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How to emulate a Google local search query?

There must be a way, since services such as RankTrackr.com and WhiteSpark can get pretty accurate results? Is there some sort of parameters I can add to the URL to emulate a local search for a ...
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Local SEO | Repetitive use of City Name on-page in H tags

We are getting advice from an SEO professional that for our local not for profit site offering arts programming to perform well in local SEO we need to liberally use our City name in H1 or H2 tags on-...
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Local SEO | penalty | city name in url, title, and h1

I manage the seo for a local auto repair shop. There is a single location. This is not a franchise with multiple city locations. In an attempt to improve the local seo rankings I am thinking about ...
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How to improve SEO ranking in a specific country?

I have a website that is struggling to rank up for a certain search in a specific country (Thailand in the specific case), and I am not really sure now what to do to improve the situation. The ...
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Facebook Business Locations: Adding new locations

Anyone have experience with Facebook Business Locations? I'm having trouble uploading new branches/locations to a client's FB page. They have a number of locations already successfully listed but ...
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Crawling vs Indexing [duplicate]

I am trying to do some SEO activites for my website www.giftyourhubby.com When i looked into google search console. I found site is not indexed. But i could list the site in google search. What the ...
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how deal with translated LocalBusiness JSON-LD markup?

I have a JSON-LD markup (according to the Google's guidelines) for: Website with Logo LocalBusiness with AggregateRating and Reviews Breadcrumbs Suddenly I realized that every schema has a ...
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Postal address on website different from physical location

I'm doing local SEO for a friend's photography business to get experience. I'm currently working on citations, and also I've made sure her GMB listing is up to date and verified. For all of the ...
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Use canonical URLs to Some Internal Pages to Pointing Main Domain

I read lots of answer in canonical-url tag, but I could not get a good answer for my question. I have a web design company. Mainly I provide two service. Digital Marketing Web Design There are ...
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What should I do if I have have budget for Off Page Optimization? [closed]

What should I do for Off Page Optimization if I have a budget like 500$. My target is increasing the organic traffic. I thought following things. Google Adwords : I think that Google Adwords nothing ...
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What should be the structure of the URL to enable indexing of location, time specific events? [closed]

I have a website that lists movie showtimes, https://example.com/. I want to use JSON-LD to provide information about ScreeningEvent (from Schema.org). I'd like to index events presented on movie ...