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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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Google Business Profile Acquiring All Locations

How do I go about getting all of our locations? I have a location that some random person has taken and they will not relinquish it and then how can I quickly verify each location?
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Competitive SEO Vs Multiple Websites / Domains [duplicate]

We are a tour operator providing tours in a specific location within the UK. Over the years we have focused on SEO on our site to ensure good Google rankings etc. We have been optimising our site (...
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SEO management in Google Search Console for a non-english version of a website

I have a website example.com made with docusaurus. Initially, the website was in English. Several months ago, I added the Chinese version with i18n. All the chinese pages are under zh-CN; so a page ...
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How to promote a site in a limited region in the short-term, while preparing to broaden in the long-term?

Say you have a site for a brand you want to promote in one region to begin with, but you want to be able to scale it up later as you expand into other markets over time. It could be a business ...
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How to optimize SEO for landing pages that aggregate business types in a various cities?

If I search for the single word "plumber", Google uses my location and this page "Top 10 Plumbers in Manhattan" from Yelp appears in the results. https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=...
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How can I use "Google Earth" or "GPS exchange format" files to enhance my SEO ranking?

Google claims that it knows certain file types. This includes Google Earth (.kml, .kmz) and GPS eXchange Format (.gpx) files. I have some clients who are active regarding locations. For example, a ...
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Google Business profile: Provides service at one location and mobile service to several zip-codes

My business provides service at a physical location and we can send a crew out to provide service in several zip-codes. My objective is to show up in the Google Search Local Pack as well as on Google ...
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How to best position the keyword combination "[keyword] near me" for local SEO and organic search?

I am involved in the digital marketing efforts for a business that aims to increase its local visibility in organic search results. Our target keyword combination is "[keyword] near me", ...
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How to target local SEO to one side of our city (a group of suburbs)?

Our suburban tennis club website has improved its rankings on Google Perth, Western Australia, and search visibility has doubled, but website traffic has remained the same. I appreciate that not all ...
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High Number of City Pages and Internal Links - Potential SEO Impact?

I'm currently managing a website that offers a specific service across numerous cities in the country. To cater to this, I have created around 170 city pages, each focusing on a different city (e.g., ...
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Can multiple breadcrumb trails lead to the same url?

Suppose there is a url to a real estate broker who covers Miami and Orlando. There will be several breadcrumb trails to the broker page: RE Brokers > Florida > Miami > John Doe RE ...
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Will multiple business under umbrella URL hurl local search ranking?

I have a client who owns a waterfront restaurant (+ bar + wedding venue) and a marina (+ boat sales + boat service). He wants the entire property under one umbrella brand URL (thewaterfrontbusiness....
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Having city specific pages with same content, bad for SEO?

Let's say we want to create a web app (such as a salary calculator) and we want to optimize it for different states and cities. Basically, the content (some text and the calculation form) is almost ...
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React Native Web SEO Optimization

I am trying to better optimize my react-native web app project for the internet. I have it built successfully and launched on the internet. I had originally created this project as an app and have ...
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Shopping Page in Search Query

I originally wanted to do eccomerce for my website but I switched it to a service-based website, the site is now live but when I search on Google, the shop is showing up on the organic query(that wasn’...
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How to create regional landing pages?

How can I have different landing pages for different region - different language, image, and other widgets too? For an example, I want to use: Region A: Display language of region A, Images related ...
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Where to find Shopify Collection page SEO data section?

I am just a beginner at Shopify. I want to change the main collection page's SEO data. I check for pages but I couldn't find out. Check with theme customization and nothing found related to SEO. Where ...
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Google My Business verification for vital health service unsuccessful after many attempts [closed]

We are trying to get the locations of Marie Stopes South Africa verified. We attempted post card verification, which failed due to post cards not arriving at the locations. Postcards sent through the ...
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Should services detail be put in hasOfferCatalog within LocalBusiness schema or on service pages via Service schema?

Should services detail be put in hasOfferCatalog within LocalBusiness schema in home page, or should it be put on service pages via Service schema?
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Should I put my LocalBusiness schema on the home page or contact page?

As I understand Google don't need LocalBusiness or Organization schema on every page, and in fact need only on one page of the website. So my question is should it be put on home page or contact page? ...
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Lighthouse SEO score does not improve when sitemap.xml is expanded

I am currently working on improving my sites SEO score by identifying to Google which pages are canonical, and based on my research and feedback the best and easiest way is to expand our sitemap.xml ...
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Should user-generated-content be noindexed when it appears on localized versions of the site that don't match its language?

I am working on a site with hundreds of thousands of pages in multiple languages. Most of the content is user generated, the problem is that this creates a lot of duplicates. For instance, a German ...
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Is there a way to see "local SERP" traffic in Google Analytics?

Is there a way to see "local SERP" traffic in Google Analytics? Eg. data generated from the Google My Business (GMB) profile on the google SERP page. I'm aware that I can see some simple ...
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Can I use a single page as the canonical of many image galleries that Google has decided not to index to improve rankings?

I am a hobbyist who is building a website to showcase a wedding photographer's portfolio. On the portfolio site, e.g www.example.com/portfolio, all the individual wedding galleries are listed and ...
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GMB Business Merger - How should we handle naming conventions?

I have a client with 6 locations that is merging with another business. What is the best practice for updating the name on their Google Business Profiles in this situation? Our fear is that users will ...
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How do I indicate city level variants of content pages for SEO?

I am developing a service that deals with local city governments. For SEO, I want to have a page for each city that has some unique content for the city government (phone number, address for city hall,...
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Show pickup locations on Google Maps and SERP

Having trouble getting a clear answer to this but wondering how do places like Zipcar get their locations on google maps without having a physical location there? Is this all done organically by ...
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Can I compete with 20 domain authority in a high-paid niche?

I have found a niche in which demand is relatively high for a freelancer, but all top websites have 10-20 domain authority, and I think I can achieve more than that. Considering this niche is related ...
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Should I be more specific when naming my business in Google My Business profile?

I am creating a Google My Business (GMB) Profile and listing my language immersion school on various listings to build my Local SEO with NAP (Name, Address, and Phone number). At first glance, my name ...
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Merge or create new GMB for business merger

We have two sister companies that are merging into one new brand. One is the sales/marketing side, the other is the SaaS side. The sites will be merging into a new site so we wanted to do the same ...
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Google & Apple Maps: area instead of exact location?

Google Maps (for business) has the option to use an area instead of an exact location: https://www.brightlocal.com/learn/how-to-set-up-and-optimize-a-service-area-listing-in-google-my-business/ ...
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How to show same company's different office address in google based on the user's country?

our company has five offices in five countries , once the user search in google, I need to show the office address based on the user's country, for example if the user search from US , I need google ...
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LocalBusiness Schema - difference between @id and @url

We include the localBusiness data across all pages on our ecommerce site. What values should be set for id and url on different pages e.g. example.com/about-us example.com/shop { "@...
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For local SEO, should all target queries include our location?

It's a local restaurant and I need it to narrow down to city-only search results. So instead of targeting keywords like "best Asian restaurants" Do I need to use keyword + target city like &...
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How many areas is reasonable for areaServed schema?

I'm adding some schema to my site and was wondering about the areaServed property. Is this used for SEO in any way? If it is, is it good or bad to cram as much into it as possible? i.e. if I simply ...
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Are Chinese websites unfriendly to Google optimization? Why does my website always fail to rank on Google? [duplicate]

Are Chinese websites unfriendly to Google optimization? Why does my website always fail to rank on Google? And why many people on this platform want to hack our China, we are also a free and safe ...
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Duplicate Content Issue - Local SEO [duplicate]

I have a website where we created a unique and informational content and now we want to target same content City wise. So I don't have much to change as just changed the city name for other pages. So ...
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Google Search is displaying French version of my website even though I'm in the U.S

I have a website that has dual language toggle to serve English Canadian and French Canadian. I am based in U.S.A. and when I google my website, the version with the French translation is the one that ...
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hreflang tags implementation not reflecting in Google Search results

My website homepage has 3 versions: one for India (unitedwecare.test/in), one for Canada (unitedwecare.test/ca) and one for rest of world (unitedwecare.test/). All the rest of the pages are the same. ...
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Google's priority on Google My Business Panel vs Structured Data/Knowledge Graph

There are at least two ways for providing rich data about business to Google: Using Google My Business: comes with a convenient web UI and is officially run by Google Using Google Structured Data: ...
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Will it be a high quality backlink when we get backlinks from two subdomains of a same domain?

My question is that will I get high quality backlinks if we get baclinks from two subdomains of a same domain. For example if there are two subdomains of a same domain - https://x.example.com and ...
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Two listings on Google Maps/Business with a single website

A single person runs a business with two very distinct offerings. They would like to present these under the same domain name, but they've already created two different Google business listings. The ...
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How to make localized site discoverable on SERP

I localized my website more than a week ago in the hopes that the corresponding localized version would show up on the SERP. However, only the English version shows up, even though all pages have been ...
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Two Countries, Two Servers, Different Content, Same Domain - possible SEO issue?

So i have a woocommerce setup on AWS that currently provides fulfillment to Country A Now, i want to expand my services to Country B. The site of country A will not not have any common urls from the ...
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Getting Google to Index a new landing page instead the Home page

I have a website where the home page ranks mid page 1 for a key search term. for example "widgets london" which for example indexes www.johndoeengineering.co.uk It is a highly competitive ...
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Link exchange with your competitor

Is it smart to trade links with competitors in the same profession? In my particular case that of relationship therapists? Does it matter whether those competitors come from the same city and / or ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

I have a website which has the post of the results of some research I do on a monthly basis. It is basically survey results. My name does not appear in my site, and I want my website appear in Google ...
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Why my website is not showing up when searched for in Google Maps pack in Google Search

I have a client and we've been doing SEO for them since more than the past 6 months now. We're almost getting them on the first page for target keywords. It's a local business and, thus, we're doing ...
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Could Google penalize randomized, owner-generated content or is it good for SEO?

I'm starting my own web design company, and I've partnered with a local business directory that needs a website redesign. The directory owner has connected with a guy who does SEO, and he's created a ...
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How to make my web page geo location enabled?

I am developing a website where businesses will be adding their product and services. I was looking for META tags but found out that Google does not use geolocation Meta Tags. I was wondering whether ...
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