Rank in Google Local Search

Gilbert Media

Here is where I let you know that to rank your website in the local search results within the engines like google, to achieve maximum exposure on your business. Below you will find a step by step guide on the way to out ranking the local competitors.

First thing you should check before starting any local SEO campaign, could be the websites on page optimisation. (Very important) This must be done before you do anything ells, because no link building or content marketing work without this being done first. For more information about on-page optimisation please click this link other wise read on.
Google Maps
Assuming your on-page optimisation is performed correctly. The first thing you should do is open a Google places account, the quicker you get this done the greater, as it takes about Four weeks to verify your listing. Google verify your bank account by sending which you 4 digit pin the post to where your business is registered to.

Rank in Google Local Search

It normally takes about 2 weeks correctly come as it is sent make up the USA, ones you've received your pin login and send it in to Google, and within 4-5 days your listing will be live. Depending on were you live in your area what happens if you automatically get a listing on the first page of Google, to your town.

Remember when filling out your Google places listing, which you fill out as much details about your business as possible, because this helps move your listing, up of the Google places directory. Make sure you link back to your website, as this ups the page authority for your website and your Google places listing.
Local Directory Submissions
Another stage is to complete around 40-45 local directory submissions (Area specific listings) out of your 30 to 40 listings submitted around 25 will likely be accepted within the first 2-3 weeks the rest will need around 4 to 6 weeks to become live.

Make sure you fill in as much information as you possibly can about you, and your business. Just use unique well written content for every directory, as you want only best content backlinking to your website. Remember to take advantage of any social media links, a directory allows you to have linking out to your additional webpages linked to your business, such as twitter, and Facebook.

When backlinking your website, make sure you use a good variety of keywords from the anchor text so you rank for a number of different high ranking searchers, in your local area. Example (Plumbers Nottingham, Plumbing Nottingham, Heating engineers Nottingham)

Precisely what is an anchor text? An anchortext is simply a link with a text before it. Example (Website design Nottingham)
Related Website Links
At this stage of the off page optimisation, we simply look at building same topic related websites, that link back to the main website we have been trying to rank in Google Yahoo & Bing ect.

Websites like these will have alot of the seo techniques that are (above) done to them to build up their authority on the net, this way when we link it to the main website they carry a lot more weight and authority. This has to be done with care, we normally have a look at buying aged websites for around £20 that are highly relevant to the niche were trying to rank for.
Paid Links (Quality Sites Only)
On-site Content
I want to begin with saying when we buy links, we do not buy them from these online link farms that sell 100 links for £5.99 as an example. Link farms and bulk purchasing of links is very damaging to SEO know wakes up overnight and has a thousand rubbish quality links. Never use automated software to obtain links.

All links must be hand submitted it requires time but that is how you have to do it, you can’t cheat Google. When we buy them from well-established websites and quality directories that charge to the upgraded listing this will cost anywhere from £5 to £50 for one listing. The reason we have been willing to pay for these links is, websites like these pass on high pr and traffic to the web site we are trying to rank on the net.
If you’re trying to rank your web site with little or no content then all of the above will not work in 2014. Google has grown to be much smarter during the past 2 years, you have to create high quality unique content for every page on the website. Googles guide lines say a minimum of 500 words being classed as worthy being crawled and index within of their search engine.

That’s not to say they won’t index way less content, but the likelihood of you showing up for competitive keywords within the search results is highly unlikely.
Local seo service Check List
On page optimisation
Google maps
Local directory submissions
Related website links
Paid links (Quality Sites Only)
Good quality unique content on each page of your website