Rise in voice search for local businesses brings new opportunities and challenges

Rise in voice search for local businesses brings new opportunities and challenges

Voice search is growing exponentially, and when something becomes this prominent it behoves the major search engines to make changes to the ways they work to make these experiences more fluid and enjoyable for the end user. Jamie Pitman reviews consumers' current use of voice search with regard to local search and how you can optimize for future growth

Three factors to consider when building a local presence

Three factors to consider when building a local presence

Developing a local presence takes a great deal of time, effort, and consistency. But with almost half of all Google searches now being local, you can't afford not to focus on it. Pratik Dholakiya shares three factors to start your local journey.

Four ways to boost SEO in just 5 hours

Four ways to boost SEO in just 5 hours

Good SEO practice is the difference between getting your site ranked as high up the search results and possible, and reducing the chance of a click through to your site. It can be frustrating to spend a great deal of time and effort on SEO and not see the results. Pius Boachie shares some tips you can quickly implement to make a difference.

Consumers lose trust in businesses with inaccurate NAP

Consumers lose trust in businesses with inaccurate NAP

Over the years we’ve seen the importance of the humble business listing change. While citations were once considered key link sources and their accuracy a contributing ranking factor for local search, today their impact has waned somewhat.

Hyperlocal SEO: What is it, and how can you make sure you do it right?

Hyperlocal SEO: What is it, and how can you make sure you do it right?

It is likely that if you are reading this, you’ve heard of ‘local SEO’ and have an understanding of the importance for certain businesses to optimize their web presence to rank for locally specific searches. In a nutshell, ‘hyperlocal SEO’ is the same kind of optimization, but for smaller, more focused localities such as neighborhoods, towns, streets, and spots located near well-known landmarks.

6 common international SEO fails and how to avoid them

6 common international SEO fails and how to avoid them

If you already run an international website or have international expansion on your road map, there are several common SEO issues which can hold back your success. In this article we’ll look at six international SEO mistakes that you could be making without realizing it.

Experts agree: Social media is ineffective in local link building

Experts agree: Social media is ineffective in local link building

As anyone who’s tried to develop links to a local business will know, the link building game for local SEO is a very different beast to standard link building. To give an insight into industry best practices, local SEO tool provider BrightLocal asked 20 experts in local SEO which local link building tactics worked for them. Here's what they found.

30 ways to market your online business for free

30 ways to market your online business for free

For many people and businesses, the word ‘marketing’ conjures up visions of pricey marketing strategies and excessive expenditure. However, it doesn’t have to be expensive: there are plenty of free ways to market a business. In this post, we share 30 things you can do right now to market your online business for free.