If you are a business owner, and you don’t know about Yelp, then read my blog post on Yelp business pages to get yourself up to speed. If you do have Yelp page, then you know that they are strict on what reviews they consider legitimate. Yelp will not disclose any details of their review filter guidelines, so what I’m about to tell you is all theory, but my assumptions have been correct way more often than not.
Local Citations Archive
This list was updated on September 8, 2016. A few weeks ago, I listed 25 local directories along with links to their signup pages. I provide digital marketing services to small businesses in Atlanta, and local SEO is one of those services. Setting up business listings with consistent information is extremely important for local search engine rankings. I promised that I would give you more local directories to add your business to and here they… continue reading »
In my last blog post, I presented a list of 25 local directory websites where you can set up a business profile. Many of these websites that I listed allow for clients to leave reviews. I’ll be coming up with more local directory websites to set up profiles on shortly, but I wanted to talk about the importance of online reviews first.
Local citation or local directory websites are places where you can set up a profile that has your business name, address, and contact information at the very least. Customers or clients of your business can leave you a review on these websites as well. If you have ever done a search on Google, Yahoo, or Bing, often times, you’ll see local businesses
It’s important that your business’ contact information is the same across all of the local business directories if you want to show up on the first page of Google in the local results for keywords in your business’ industry. Consistency is one of the ranking factors for Local SEO. Local Search has become more relevant with the rise of smartphones. With your approval, Google and other search engines can track your location which allows them… continue reading »
Angie’s List is an online advertising website for service providers if you didn’t know. Customers can leave reviews for providers like they would on Yelp or Kudzu. Unlike these two websites, members have to pay to search Angie’s List. Paying to search the list eliminates anonymous reviews. Businesses can sign up for free Angie’s List. To appear in the search results for your business’ category, you need to have at least two positive member reviews…. continue reading »