Local SEO: Does Where You Host Your Website Really Matter?

While it’s still open to debate on any given day, up to a third of Google searches are for local businesses. The search engine provider has also stated that local searches on mobile devices are growing fifty-percent faster than other types of queries.

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If you own a local small or medium size business, you could be losing hundreds, even thousands of potential customers if your web hosting isn’t up-to-par. Considering we’re in the middle of yet another online boom period (ie., local search), you need to make sure your SEO plan is leaving nothing to chance.

What’s up-to-par mean when considering hosting providers?

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How to Rank Your Business Website on Google

It’s true, being visible online is the bread n’ butter for any small business owner in the digital age. Although most of us know this, we often find it difficult to allocate time to it.

At No Yelling, we have made point of incorporating SEO strategies into our daily operations, making it easier for us to tackle new locations and grow the business. We rely heavily on SEO to generate leads and have developed some neat little tricks over the years.

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For any small business serving customers at a physical address or at the customer’s location, Local search optimisation is essential.…

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Building Brand Recognition: The Nuts and Bolts of Local Business Marketing

Branding is something we normally associate with large international businesses like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. But, on a local level, small businesses can benefit from introducing branding to their marketing efforts too, as it will help to boost their page rank and profile.

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The mistake that’s most commonly made by local businesses is trying to compete with national brands on their level. Trying to keep up with these brands when it comes to prices or selections will put a local business at an immediate disadvantage. Instead, as a local business, you should be playing to your strengths, which are trustworthiness, personalized services and the quality of your product / services.…

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3 Ways User Reviews Can Impact a Small Business’ Local SEO

Some 88% of online users read reviews to determine the quality of a local business. If your businesses’ customer reviews are not visible on Google and the other various online platforms relevant to marketing your business, that one glaring fact alone should be all the inspiration you need to get started – PRONTO!

User reviews impacts local SEO

If you’re still not convinced, or don’t know where to get started with an SEO Company, keep reading to learn more about how reviews impact your business’ local search rankings, and some tips about how to get more honest-to-goodness reviews posted about you, your employees, and your products.…

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Streamline Your Local SEO Efforts

SEO is one of those tasks that can quickly feel as if it’s never done, or the work is endless. Especially in some areas where there are relatively few benchmarks or easy ways to organize your SEO efforts. It’s also unfortunate but true that working mostly from a computer can lead to several distracting habits, like obsessively checking email or social media updates.

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So where local SEO is concerned, how can you optimize your own habits and organization so that you’re conducting a streamlined and efficient SEO project? We’ve gathered several tips to get you working smarter, not harder, on your local SEO.…

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5 Local SEO Tips for Cash-strapped SMB CEOs

Are you a small business CEO working on a shoestring budget? Are you looking to make your mark on the local SEO scene? Then here are some tips to help you cruise along the online route smoothly without stretching your budget.

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Related: Local Onpage SEO: My 11 Point Checklist

1. Create Local Places Pages

If you want to build a local SEO presence, then ensuring that you have a local business page for all three major search engines i.e. Bing, Yahoo and Google, is imperative. True, you will have more to take care of in terms of three different listings and dashboards but it is well worth the effort in the long run.…

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