It is always difficult to identify where to start for exact marketing among most online marketers because when we initiate in online marketing we have to take decision on choosing targeted audience from global or local. However from the past it’s easy to make measurement that targeting local audience is great way for small and mid level companies because they don’t need to face target from multi country and have higher chance to convert a visitors into customers/buyer’s with local optimization strategy. This is why we are here to give you the most comprehensive local search audit checklist to avoid missing important aspects that are related to it. How will you know if your website is not set up properly on Google and many people or Google users will not find you when they do a simple search on Google, yahoo or any other search engines. The following points which are given below provide you a checklist to audit your website and help to generate a good plan to fix most of the problems.
NAP Accuracy, Consistency and Local competitors: In Local business NAP (Name, Address and Phone number) is one of most important thing that should be accurate and consistent to your Geo business. It will be a good idea if you put address in footer of your website in every pages. No doubt it’s very common but still have lot of issue can be found with local map results and other kind of search results. Place your site on various local businesses listing including major search engines such as Google, yahoo, Bing. The above search engine provides ease steps to make local search engine submission and can send higher traffic to your website.
Local Search Keywords: Any Company which is embarking on a local search engine should find the right keywords that are used by customers to find products, services and business. Local search marketing is important for any business that serves people who are living within a specific geographical region. Understanding the local language and custom keywords of a particular target market is important. You can also find out that how many times Google searchers (both local and global) used specific keywords by using the Google Ad word keyword tool and use them accurately with help of Meta data or things at schema.org
Customer Reviews: Reviews are very important for any kind of business that wants to online long term success. So, it is our advice that encourages your customers to leave reviews for your services. Because every good review will count as a vote and search engines will considered you as good source for specific terms or business and especially there will be higher chance to have better rank on Google.
Embed a Right Map: You must embed a map with major search engine and most of popular local business directory sites for your business location. There is one more thing that you can take advantage from Google map by after putting all required information, Google map may generate an HTML code, that one can put it on his website for displaying map through website and It will also generate hidden trust among your buyers.
Local Directories and Local Review Sites: Local Directory Listings are the best ways to promote your business popularity on local search engines optimization. So, not only need to go with major search engine but also some of local directories like yellow pages, yelp etc are helpful to gain more local visits. Make sure that every directory, on which you are listed, displaying your Name, Address and contact number in the exact same format as your website.
Business Name – You are lucky, if you have one of the top keywords in your domain name. Search engines like it when a domain name tells what a website is all about. There is extra advantage, if your site is valuable for your customers and you do not come under exact match domain penalty by Google. If you performing right methods for links building after Google panda and penguin updates then it also give positive effect on your local search.