8 Different Ways to Build Local SEO Rank Without Blogging

Build Local SEO

By Prebuilt Sites Team

April 4, 2021

If you want to win at local search engine optimization (SEO), but you don’t want to depend on blogging, you can do that! There are other techniques you can use to succeed. 

Try these strategies to attain high local rankings in local searches:

  1. Build a community. Perhaps you’re good at bringing people together. You could create a forum or build your social media presence devoted to the needs of your prospective customers. As this community grows you can then send your audience towards your offers.  If you want to add an online forum to your website, let us know. We can help with that!
  2. Use a brandable domain. If you go back a few years, everyone was trying to build their websites on domain names that exactly matched their keywords (eg. bestwebsites.com). This worked for a while, and you could rank these websites near the top of the search engines with very little effort. 
    • This is no longer true. Nowadays, things have changed and brandable domains are the way to go. When you create a brand, you create a unique presence for your business, essential when attempting to rank locally.
  3. Have an intuitive, responsive website. There are plenty of local businesses with poor websites that look even worse on mobile devices.  Did you know that if a website does not meet Google’s mobile friendly standards, will continue drop in Google’s search rankings? Sometimes it’s best to pay for an expert to create a professional website – especially if you want to outrank these poorer websites.  This is where our Prebuilt Website solutions come into play. Get a website that is ready to go, mobile responsive, and just waiting for you to drop in your text and images.
    • A responsive website is essential to ensure that the website works on all devices. These days, most web traffic comes from mobile devices, so you must have a mobile-friendly website.
  4. Use on-page SEO. To rank highly, it’s important to optimize your website. Ensure that each page on your website is optimized with a title, heading tags, and properly labeled images. Choose keywords that are appropriate for your website.  With the right tools built into your website this is quick and easy. Only a few minutes per page.  We here at Prebuilt Sites makes this easy with a best-in-class on-page SEO tool included in every site we build along with video tutorials to show you how to use it!
  5. Speed up your website loading time. Website loading time is a ranking factor that many website owners fail to address. If your website is slow to load, users will click off it quickly. This high bounce rate will have a negative impact on your SEO efforts. We take care of this for you.  We speed optimize all of our sites for you with built in website tools, and best-in-class website hosting. 
  6. Verify your business with Google My Business. This is critical for any local business.  If you need local customers, you need a Google My Business page. If you want your business to appear on Google Maps, you’ll need to verify it with Google My Business.
    • Once you’ve done this, your business will have a greatly improved chance of appearing on the map on the first-page search results, especially for people in your area searching for what you are selling.
  7. Build local citations. Citations are when your business name, address, and phone number are listed on the web. These citations help to boost your visibility on Google Maps and the local search results. The more of these your website has the better your website should perform. 
    • Be consistent with the wording across all your listings. If you are not consistent, it may harm your overall visibility.
  8. Earn reviews from customers. Encourage your customers to publish reviews of your products or services. These reviews help to build trust in the search engines, plus you will be building trust in the general public too. 
    • Facebook and Yelp reviews are good. Google My Business reviews are best.  We can integrate Google My Business reviews into our websites for you easily. If interested, let us know

The 8 items listed above will help you with local search engine optimization and help you attract customers to your local business. 

Prebuilt Sites Team

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