Local search—or searches by people for businesses or places close to them geographically (or “near me”)—is becoming increasingly relevant to marketing your business online.
Our Local SEO or Local Listings Optimization service focuses on optimizing your business’ presence on Google My Business (previously known as Google Places), Yahoo! Local, bing Local, and other Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), Local Search Engines, and online directories. When local people search for your business or businesses like yours or search for products or services your business offers, our Local SEO service helps them find your business and accurate and up to date info they might need such as your phone number or your hours.
Submission of Your Business Information
We’ll submit your site to dozens of prominent Authority Sites and Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs) to boost your exposure.
Local Keyword Performance Evaluation & Optimization
Researching and monitoring local keyword performance is time-consuming and tedious—so we take care of it for you.
Build Your Online Reputation
We offer coaching on the best ways to earn legitimate, positive reviews for your business listings (and how to handle negative reviews too).
Flat-Rate Monthly Optimization Costs
This means no hidden fees and no performance-based or post-success rate hikes.
One-on-One Customer Support
When you need support, talk with the technician that’s actually performing the account optimization.
What is Ideal Positions’ Local SEO?
Ideal Positions’ Local SEO involves a series of SEO efforts aimed at increasing the level of activity generated for a business via Google+ Local (previously known as Google Places), Yahoo! Local, bing Local, and other Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), Local Search Engines, and online directories.
SEO? What’s That?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a general term that refers to any action, technique, or initiative that’s intended to increase a website or webpage’s organic rankings with the major search engines. To be clear: Search Engine Optimization does not involve paid advertisements. SEO is more art than science, and the techniques utilized to achieve success are different for every website. As a result, Ideal Positions cannot guarantee first page rankings in any specific timeframe for our Local SEO service, and you should in fact be very cautious of any company that is willing to make such a guarantee.
Who Qualifies for Local SEO?
Unlike Ideal Positions’ Flat-Rate SEM service, not every business is a good candidate for Local SEO services. In order to qualify for Local SEO, your organization should:
- Be Local. This means having a physical street address that your business is located at that can be published online. No PO Boxes, rented mailboxes, shared suites, virtual offices, or similar services can be used. Businesses that serve clients at their locations (such as painters, plumbers, and locksmiths) still qualify, but need to be willing to publish a street address. Businesses that operate nationwide (or worldwide) are not eligible unless they have a unique street address for each market targeted.
- Be Available. Local SEO can be a time-consuming endeavor, both for Ideal Positions SEO experts and for the organization purchasing the service. It’s important that an authorized representative from your business is readily available to assist Ideal Positions staff in a timely manner throughout the duration of the service. This representative will need to have quick access to your businesses mailing address as well as your main phone line.
- Be Stable. Any Local SEO service is a long-term solution, not a short-term one. It can take time to see results, and that time varies from listing to listing. If you plan on changing locations, phone numbers, or web domains anytime soon it’s advisable that you hold-off on Local SEO for the time being. Additionally, organizations that have a change of address, phone number, or web domain on a regular basis would not be a good fit.