Local SEO Services in Austin, Texas
Our local promotion program is incredibly effective. We properly optimize Google Places and get reviews, and since broad, corroborative entries are seen by Google and others as trust factors, we then build out an extensive list of Internet Yellow Page directories from City Search to Yelp to HotFrog.
Why Local Search Rankings Are So Important
With Google giving prime positioning to local search listings above the rest of the search results, local SEO is crucial. At the same time this change by Google means smaller and newer businesses can more easily move onto the front page of results, just so long as they have a sophisticated, well-executed local SEO program. And naturally, this shift means many more companies are focusing heavily on local listings search.
Creating Company Local Listings
Companies that depend on local customers will benefit from creating listings for their businesses in local directories, such as Google Places, Yelp and CitySearch.com. Local directories are indexed by search engines so when the type of business is searched along with the name of the locality, the chances are increased that the business listing will appear in the search results. Research indicates that about 20 percent or more of all online searches include localities.
Listing a business with local directories will raise the visibility of the business when potential customers localize their searches. Listing a business with a local directory is a simple process. The marketer or business owner just needs to know where to find the listing form to add the business to the site. Adding a business to the major local directories is free. Always make sure the address and phone number are correct and always add the link back to your business website in the listing.
Google Places, Local & Map Rankings
Google maps have the potential to deliver significant traffic increases over just a website alone. To list your business with Google Places, you need to have or create a Google account. If you have GMail or if you use any Google services, you already have a Google account. Open a browser and navigate to google.com/local/add/businessCenter. You will be prompted to log in with your Google account in order to access the page. Complete the form for listing a business. Note that to list your business in Google Places, you must have a physical address.
However, if your office is located in your home, you can instead select a service area and then choose to hide your address from public view. If your business has several locations, Google recommends that you list the additional locations in the “Description” section for your business listing. Make sure to add a backlink to your business website in the listing as this will boost your site’s SEO value, as well.
Yelp Reviews and Rankings
Yelp is a popular review site and social network that allows customers to post star ratings and reviews for local businesses. A company may place a business listing with Yelp in just a few minutes. To list with Yelp, start by creating an account on the social network and searching for the business name. Because Yelp uses a variety of public databases to list businesses, chances are good that the business will already have a listing on the review platform.
To create an account, navigate to www.yelp.com in a browser. Click the “Create Your Free Account” button on the home page. Complete the form with your name and identifying information. A confirmation will be sent to the email address you provide. Verify the email address by clicking the link in the confirmation email. Once your account is created, log into the Yelp system. Type the business name into the search box on the top of the page. Make sure the city and state are correct and then click the “Search” button.
If the business is already in the Yelp database, the business name will list in the search results. Click on the name of the business to open the record. Once the record is open, you can claim the listing by clicking on the “Edit Business Details” link just under the record. You will be asked if this business is your business. Click the radio button next to “Yes” and provide the additional information to verify your ownership. Once you verify that the business is yours, you will be able to enter additional information about the business, upload photos and edit the existing record.
If your business is not listed, click the “Add a Business” button at the bottom right corner of the search results page. You will be taken to a form to enter your business name, the address, phone number and any other pertinent information. Note that you will only be able to enter a limited amount of information until Yelp is able to verify the business. Once the business is verified, you will be able to expand your listing.
Local Business Listing Service
The optimal approach is a combination of link building and a local listing package that includes an extensive Internet Yellow Pages submission program. We can’t stress enough the success in this area is an essential component to dominating search markets.
Getting your company listed in local search results is absolutely essential. You have to be there because those results are the primary results listed and they appear above all the rest of the natural search results. (Below the ads of course.)
The point is that local business listings are crucial. You can do them yourself if you’d like, but it will likely take you a week (if you’re fast and type quickly) or you can let us do it for you. Our big list of local directories is included via the link in case you want to take the plunge your self.
We have a well-trained army of folks that go through our huge list of directories (now we have over 200 sites) and upload images, add your content including address, website, business name, phone number, videos, and so on and so on. Our people do this all the time and will make sure it gets done right.
The guys at this company are honest, hard working, and straightforward. They clearly explain their strategy and give updates very frequently. Just overall good people turning out a good service. Highly recommended.
Cameron BrownEinstein Moving
Our inbound leads have increased 1000% from 2 leads a week to over 50 per salesperson. It’s astounding what they’ve done. We’ve seen upward movement every month since starting the project. We’re blown away with the quality of the site they built for us and with how much our investment has returned.
Keith SchmidtSVP, The Eraser Company
I’ve been executing video SEO campaigns for clients for over 5 years. When our usual tactics aren’t getting the results we need, I turn to Complete Web Resources for their unique strategies that take the videos to the next level to outrank the competition.
CJ BruceChuck Joe
Our website (Crux Climbing) looks great! The design process and transition to WordPress was seamless. They are incredibly responsive and fun to work with.
Matt TwymanCrux Climbing
After changing vendors, it was night and day. Our website ranks very well in search, looks great, loads quickly, and the design they came up with looks great and converts much better than before. I highly recommend them and have referred several local businesses to them as well.
Tony SmithHorizon Services
Working with Complete SEO has been an exceptional experience. They’ve built us a comprehensive web presence, including website, marketing strategy, social promotion, and customer review system. Very smart tactics and great to work with.
Kyle RhodesAllstate Insurance
Our clients range from national brands, to hardcore e-commerce markets, to local San Antonio SEO and other local businesses across the country. Each client objective is different, and we take a creative, unique approach to produce maximum ROI for every engagement.
Local Services Company Case Study
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