In today’s article I’m gonna walk you through how to quickly rank your local business in Google, and also Bing as well. This is gonna be a quick tutorial, so make sure you stay tuned.
Like always, guys, I’m gonna leave all the links and the resources down in the description. These tips will basically increase your likelihood of showing up on Google’s Search and local search for your local business. Let’s get straight into it, number one, and this is something that you should go do immediately, you should go sign up for a Google Search Console, it was previously was called Google Webmaster. This right here gives you different techniques in Google, it basically gives you a little insight into the search engine, and how you’re ranking, any problems you may have.
And also too, go sign up for Google Analytics right now. All this is free, I’m gonna give you links down in the description to where to sign up for these, but these should be your first action when you’re actually starting to actually rank your local business.
Number two, how many people just don’t do this part right here, they just don’t take the time to do this, but choose the keywords that you actually want to rank for. So if you’re a plumber and you’re gonna rank for “plumber, plumbing,” or do you wanna rank from, “someone to fix your sink,” or anything you basically want to rank for, you need to choose those keywords and then obviously choose two or three of them and just try to rank for those in your desired areas.
Number three, sign up for local directories. And these directories could be Bing Places, Google Places, which are gonna be the main two right there, I would say to mainly focus on. If you’re not gonna do any others, then just do those two. And then you wanna sign up for Facebook and your Facebook page, now you can put in your location and get you a little SEO boost as well on top of that. And then you go into Foursquare, and then you go onto Super Pages as well, Yellow Pages, Yelp. And if you just get a profile, just having a profile in there will just super dramatically increase your odds of ranking in the first top three results when someone searches for your actual local business. So that’s something I would say is a must do, it’s very simple, many people just don’t do it. But just on those profiles go set up an account, you don’t have to be too active on those.
And put your first name and put your full name of the business on there, put the actual address of the business. If you have multiple businesses, Bing Places and Google Places actually allows you to upload all of those. If you have a franchise and you’re doing multiple different business, you wanna rank all of those. I think it’s a lot better when you try to rank multiple businesses as well. But on Yelp and all these other places, you can do it and build a profile which will link back to you actually getting pushed up in Google and Bing search.
Number four, join other industry directories. Depending on what industry you’re in, there’s a directory. A majority, there’s probably hundreds of them. I’m only leaving links down to a basic site that I found that showed a lot of different niche directories that you can sign up for. But sign up for those, put your website on there. Also go in there and put your web address.
And this is a good thing, because these places are just smaller directories, they’re not as big as Yelp and Foursquare, but they still have good PR rankings of four or above, that gives you that link juice that you need to push you up in the rankings. And if you can find a good 10 of those and then use the resources we said before, those seven out there before, you should be ranking up there in a matter of no time, in a matter of weeks or so. Especially if your competitions aren’t doing those, because a lot of people in competition aren’t, but just from the ranking portion, if you go through and you add all your information to the local directories and also to your industry-specific directories, you won’t have a problem with ranking.
Number five, and this is right here where if you follow all the other ones, you can be able to rank. But if you actually want to be able to really blossom and be number one, then you need to ask your current happy customers to go review you on these sites. I would start off with getting customers to go review you on Google, and getting customers to review you on Bing, and then go to Yelp and Foursquare and Facebook and all those other places so you can actually show up in their search engines that they have as well.
But also Google takes information off of there, and Bing takes information off of those sources as well. But really try to get more good reviews. Because if you look on the actual search site, you’ll see that there’s a lot of smaller dots, and there are a lot of big dots. And the thing that really differentiates these right here are the amount of reviews they have, and how well those reviews are. Because Google is in the… Like I said before in a different article, Google is in the experience business, Google’s trying to give the best experience to their users. So if you have the best reviews, have very good reviews in Google’s eyes, Google will push you further up in the searches.
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