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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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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Google Search: is there any way to set geolocation of webpages for google organic traffic? Page refereing to new locations have not organic traffic

I have created one website (www.example.com). Which shows details of registered real estate projects in India country. Every projects is located at particular geo location so page related to project ...
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Which list structure should I go with for SEO ranking on a single page? [duplicate]

SOLUTION 1 Hyundai car service Mumbai Pune Delhi Lucknow -----OR----- SOLUTION 2 Hyundai car service Hyundai car service in mumbai Hyundai car service in pune Hyundai car service in delhi ...
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Site organization when targeting several locations

This is a followup on my previous question: Site for the same service in different locations: how to avoid duplicate content? I'm building a series of sites offering, say, cab services in different ...
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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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2 sites, same owner, similar domains, different activities, wrong Local Business featured snippet

I am facing a rare situation where a client has got two websites related to two separate slightly different activities (with different phone numbers). Both activities are in the same city and domain ...
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Use a domain, sub-domain or sub-folder for adding a physical location to an existing content website?

We currently have a global photography website located at https://example.com. We will be adding a physical location, school/events space in Bologna, Italy this year. We will be targeting the services ...
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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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Angular SEO friendly product detail page URL

Hello folks currently I am searching for best SEO friendly URL for product detail page for our live site Right-on EC where currently we use the following pattern for product detail page it seems not ...
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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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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 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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