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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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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How to use English Keywords for Non-English Content/ Website

Is there a way to use English keywords on a Non-English Website with Non-English content. keeping in view SEO practices such as Title, Headings, Meta Description, etc. It seems Google prefers to ...
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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? my:www.szhtw.com.cn And why many people on this platform want to hack our China, we are also ...
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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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What is @Id in JSON-LD schema? [duplicate]

I am working on JSON-LD schema for SEO purpose and stuck at @id. What type of value can I use? Or is there anything specific value that should I use? Or How it is works? Or How much it is useful? It ...
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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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Can I Localise Content for Different Markets on a Single Domain? [duplicate]

Is there a way to localise content for different markets on a website that only has a single domain and no geo-targeted subfolders or subdomains? For example, I have a website that is a .com TLD, is ...
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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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Is buying country specific domain and redirecting it to .com domain good for SEO? [duplicate]

I have a website with .com top level domain. I mainly target audience from my country, but the service it offers is not limited to my country. I am thinking of buying the country specific domain name ...
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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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is it possible to achieve sitelinks and featured snippets other than waiting for google to list you down? [duplicate]

I am trying to learn how to implement featured snippets and sitelinks but they sent me on this link What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? but this is pretty ...
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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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How do I manually calculate average session duration?

can anyone help me tell the exact formula of the average session duration where to get from? I'm having trouble finding a manual calculation of the average session duration For example, from the ...
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How to correctly select ccTLD domain for same speaking native language countries?

We know that South America's native-speaking language Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, etc.). My keyword targeting audience to South American users. I ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Certain page on my site shows up on the first page of 'google.com' but when I'm searching for the same phrase in google by changing the country in the Google's search settings, it doesn't show up on ...
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Should I add a language code in my HTML if I have just one language?

Should I do this? <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Instead of my current code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> If I only use just one language (meaning: ...
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Multilingual SEO and Single-page application

I have a website (Single-Page Application) in VueJS, and want to implement localized versions with URLs like these: http://example.com/en http://example.com/de http://example.com/it I'm trying to ...
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Do generic citations impact non local SEO

I periodically provide quotes for content authors that don't provide a backlink to my website. The authors simply reference my name and city, but nothing more. Most of the citation information I ...
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JSON-LD for schema.org markup - what to include and where

I'm trying to take advantage of using JSON-LD for Schema.org markup over Microdata because it seems way easier to implement and to maintain. Also, I've heard that consumers like Google and Bing now ...
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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SEO - tailoring recommendations based on accept-language header

It appears that Google strongly recommends providing a separate URL for content that's fitted to a user's locale: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-locale-aware-geo-language-pages-19780.html ...
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Has there been a change in the calculation of Google My Business statistics

My client has about 6,000 locations in their Google My Business account and monitors their visibility with the statistics download from the location overview. Within those very statistics, we have ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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