Many facets go into a marketing strategy, and that’s what makes it so interesting. Marketers need to think about who their clients are and what their online search and shopping habits are. They also have to keep a keen eye on the competition, create similar angles that are better than the competition or break out of the box and do something completely different.
The introduction and development of mobile search have led to many changes to SEO, but the biggest effect is the rise of local SEO. As of now, regardless of the size of a business, everyone is driving their efforts in improving their local SEO and implementing steps that can help them in achieving greater visibility on the local area based search results.
Google wants to make everyone happy. It’s at its most profitable when everyone is happy; when people get what they’re searching for, they’re more inclined to use the search engine, which makes its ads more valuable. When businesses get more visibility on the search engine, they’re more inclined to use it (and eventually pay for that advertising, which is rapidly approaching $100 billion a year).
Is your eCommerce site’s SEO optimized for local searches? If you have answered no, then there is a figure to share – 47% consumers look for local information on their phones and 50% study and review a product before making a purchase. If you are unaware of using local SEO, get in touch with a digital marketing agency to guide and work for you. But before you do that, have a look at these local SEO tips for 2018.
Local SEO is competitive and fierce. With more and more local businesses vying for the Google local three-pack — and ads and online directories occupying a large percentage of the remaining SERP real estate — your local SEO strategy has to be aggressive.
Dan Leibson has published his 2017 local SEO ranking factors study the other day. Dan said “the data suggests that Google, while attempting to shift to more engagement-based and locally relevant factors for its Local algorithm, is still susceptible to the traditional organic SEO tactics.”