Using questions we didn’t quite get around to in last week’s Local Search Clinic with Greg Gifford, we invited the local search community, including some of the industry’s most knowledgeable figures, to solve your frequently asked questions surrounding local SEO.
In just one hour, local SEOs united to solve each other’s queries, ranging from how to gain prominence as a service-area business to tackling shared locations on GMB, as well as first steps for agencies, mobile page speed, and motivating engagement through GMB.
If you missed out on the excitement, you can catch some of the top questions and answers below, along with some useful resources:
Q1. Do service areas on GMB profiles have any effect on local SEO and visibility in those areas? – Adam
A1: A businesses defined service area business will certainly affect local positions within reason.#LocalSEOChat
— Tim Capper (@GuideTwit) February 18, 2020
I’ve seen an effect when those service areas are also mentioned on the landing page and on other 3rd party pages that mention the brand. More of a co-occurrence strategy, but yes, I have seen it work and do recommend testing adding them.
— Steve Wiideman (@seosteve) February 18, 2020
A1. Interestingly enough, it is possible for SABs to rank…