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    How to improve ranking in Local SEO

    Hello Friends,

    I want to increase the website traffic by improving the Local SEO ranking. But I am not aware of how to optimize the website to improve Local SEO ranking.

    Experts please help me with some suggestions.

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    What's your website address?

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    You may need to go into HTML optimization with meta tags and stuff like that. Here's a link on ranking factors for this year.. Its a good read
    https://www.textun.com/important-ran...tors-for-2016/

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    For local websites what matters the most is to be able to present all the valuable information fast - local results are usually sought on mobile devices. And if your business is about customers making calls or going to your location (which is what local SEO is all about) - then make sure your website display the address, phone number, map location, etc. first. Then, submit your website to local directories - those that are main information sources for people in the given neighborhood, city, etc. But hey - there's enough information available about how to do proper local SEO and I am sure you are smart enough to read around and improve your website.

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    First , make a record in the Google My Business and try to use the name of your business the most relevant keyword. Place on the bottom or only on the contact page of your website a data marking following the Schema standards with all of your business address information . Also I recommend putting a Google My Business link in any fixed location of your site. Work with keywords that use the name of the city or place that acts in your site's content.

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    Interesting! I have also an idea of creating a website and presenting my services, but I am not really into marketing.. Thanks for sharing your knowledege

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    Quote Originally Posted by serverhenry View Post
    Hello Friends,

    I want to increase the website traffic by improving the Local SEO ranking. But I am not aware of how to optimize the website to improve Local SEO ranking.

    Experts please help me with some suggestions.
    Five Ways to Improve your Site’s Ranking (SEO)
    1. Publish Relevant Content

    2.Update Your Content Regularly


    3.Have a link-worthy site


    4.Use alt tags

    5.Metadata

    Title Metadata
    Description Metadata
    Keyword Metadata

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep Chougule View Post
    Five Ways to Improve your Site’s Ranking (SEO)
    1. Publish Relevant Content

    2.Update Your Content Regularly


    3.Have a link-worthy site


    4.Use alt tags

    5.Metadata

    Title Metadata
    Description Metadata
    Keyword Metadata
    Keyword meta tag will get you penalised by google. They do not use it and it's seen as spam the rest of the tags you mentioned is correct, note the title and description MUST contain the same keywords otherwise penalty.

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    It is very difficult to give advise without a website as it's a per case basis the following is a general guideline:

    1. Try not to repeat content.
    2. Try to get linked from other, relevant and high quality websites.
    3. Try to make sure your outgoing links are relevant to the content of your site (rel="nofollow" for ones that aren't, such as ads).
    4. Give each page a relevant (and unique) title.
    5. Add in a meta description to each page describing the contents or purpose. Keep in mind that meta descriptions are not used as much today.
    6. Mark up your site using schema.org, if applicable, to display rich snippets.
    7. Build a sitemap for your website and submit it using the Google Webmaster Tools.
    8. Keep content unique and relevant to your website.
    9. Use HTML correctly (<hn> tags, titles and alt attributes on images).
    10. Try to use relevant keywords in the URL.
    11. Ensure a fast load time.
    12. Use HTTPS for everything.
    13. Make sure that your site is mobile friendly and use the mobile friendly test.


    Generally, if you follow these rules, your domain will naturally rank better with Google over time. If you try to speed this process up, using things like keyword spamming on your website, this is likely to be picked up and blacklisted by Google so avoid this wherever possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumWealth.co.za View Post
    Keyword meta tag will get you penalised by google.
    Wait, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverNodashi View Post
    Wait, what?
    The keywords meta tag is deprecated and Google actually now looks at it to flag websites as its been exploited.

    It's better to leave it out entirely than risk being penalized by their algorithm.
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