All Systems Go Marketing is urging businesses to get their ducks in a row when it comes to optimizing for local SEO.
All Systems Go Marketing has been providing SEO services to companies for a long time and through its illustrious history has helped many businesses get off the ground and to a roaring start. It has released a blog post that lists the basics that one needs to get right to ensure they have local success on the Google search engine.
The article says that there are a few considerations that are absolutely essential before proceeding to build content that is locally optimized. Unless the basics are taken care of, no matter how much the business tries, it won’t be able to benefit from Google’s search results. These things to take into consideration are the Google My Business (GMB) listing, online reviews, and on-site elements.
The Google My Business listing is a way to establish the business as an entity in the eyes of the search engine. Unless the search engine can associate keywords with the name of the business, there is no hope for the business. Creating a Google My Business listing is the only way to make sure the panel of information with all of the business’s information pops up when one enters its name in the search engine.
The GMB information panel is extremely important for two reasons. First of all, it gives the user the confidence that what they are looking for is a real business that has put some effort into establishing itself online. The information panel is an indicator of quality and trustworthiness in the eyes of the end-user. They might even base their entire judgment of a business based on whether the information panel pops up for it.
The second quality is the succinct information that the panel is able to convey in a short glance. The information panel can show the NAP (name, address, phone number), website, hours, photos, videos, offers, and services, among other information that someone looking for a service, is most likely to find useful. The article then quotes another article from WordStream to make its point that says, “Google’s algorithm for ranking business profiles does not just consider proximity and relevance but also activity and quality of information.”
The second metric that a business has to ensure works for them is the quality of the online reviews that their customers are leaving. A business with a large number of good reviews will rank consistently higher in the search results. The social proof of customers vouching for the business is very important to a search engine like Google that only wants to display the best possible results for a search query. A business should therefore encourage the clients to whom it has provided services, to be active and add reviews on their Google My Business listing. This follow-up will go a long way towards building a trustworthy and authoritative business listing that Google won’t shy away from recommending to its users. In case a business is inundated with negative reviews, they can even employ the use of reputation management companies to suppress the negative reviews.
The final but equally important part of the local SEO configuration is the presence of on-site elements that give the relevant information about a business in a clear manner to the search engine’s robots. This includes keywords, title tags, meta descriptions, internal links, header tags, and other similar settings. One idea is to add the name, address, phone number (NAP) to the footer so that it shows up on every page of the website.
All Systems Go Marketing can be contacted at any time Monday to Friday. There is also a contact form on the website to request a free quote from its SEO experts. They have been providing search engine optimization, PPC advertising, and social media marketing to HVAC contractors and other industries since 1999.