Local SEO Checklist


Local SEO Checklist

You're a local business and you're looking for a Local SEO Checklist (scroll down to access) because you're getting crushed by your competitors.

They're on the first page of Google's search results for your market... and you're not.  

How painful is it just knowing they're hoarding all of the traffic, leads and sales and taking all of your potential customers and clients?

Don't worry, we feel your pain... we used to be there, but being an SEO agency, we knew how to get to the top of page one relatively quickly (42 days to be exact).

Search for SEO Virginia Beach and see who's there.

In fact, search for the following phrases and look at the results:

  1. digital marketing agency virginia beac
  2. online marketing companies virginia beach
  3. inbound marketing and advertising services agency virginia beach
  4. digital advertising firms virginia beach
  5. digital marketing agency virginia beach
  6. virginia beach conversion rate optimization
  7. digital marketing agency in virginia beach
  8. virginia beach seo consultant
  9. virginia inbound marketing agency
  10. virginia beach seo company

You should find us on the first page, either in the map pack or in position 1-10 (sometimes both).  

We have over 125 keyword search phrases all on the first page of Google.  

We're only telling you this because we have to prove to you we know what we're doing... we need to show credibility.

After all, our search engine optimization results are guaranteed and if we can't rank over 100 keywords for our business on the first page, how can we promise to rank your site for at least five keywords?

And not just five keywords in general...

... five money making, profitable keywords ;)

How did we rank so many keywords?  It all starts with the fundamentals.

  • Have your website structured in a way that's easy for Google to understand.
  • Have your business listed in credible online directories.
  • Have your business on the top major social media sites.

That's it.

This alone will have your business website make a significant jump in the search engine rankings.

We're not saying you'll land on the first page because of this... more than likely you won't unless your business is in a small market with little competition.

But having the fundamentals in place before you start an inbound linking campaign will have you blow past your competitors.

We did it... and we outranked websites that we here years before us in a large market with tons of competition.

We did it without hours of keyword research.

We did it without using PBN's (private blog networks).

We did it without reverse engineering our competitors.

We did it with less than 40 backlinks.

We did it without backlinking software.

We did it ethically using strictly whitehat SEO techniques only.

We dominated our competition.


The Only Local SEO Checklist You'll Ever Need

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All items on this checklist should be completed before this website is considered optimized for local search.

On-Page Optimization

  • Keywords included in your title
  • City and state included in all title and description tags
  • City and state included in heading tags (H1, H2, etc.)
  • City and state included in the content of the body
  • Add city / service pages to your website
  • NAP (name, address & phone number) listed on every page
  • Hours, directions and Google Maps added to your contact page
  • Hours and directions listed on every page
  • Google+ local categories included in meta data
  • Site has mobile or responsive layout
  • Sitemap found
  • Mobile sitemap found
  • Video sitemap found
  • Have clean friendly URL's
  • Eliminate duplicate content
  • Geo tag logo and images
  • Non-www to www
  • Setup Google search console & ensure that Google can crawl your site properly
  • Install Google Analytics
  • Ensure your navigation menu items are indexable.
  • Make sure to have a blog section
  • Pass Google's speed test
  • Pass Google's mobile test

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  • Create a Google My Business account
  • Claim your Google My Business page
  • Have correct services categories selected for Google My Business Page
  • Ensure that your business name is listed EXACTLY in Google My Business Page
  • Add Geo Tagged photos and videos to your Google My Business Page
  • Add Google My Business Badge to your site
  • Link website to your Google My Business Page with code snippet
  • Create a Google+ page
  • Link your Google+ page with your Google My Business Page
  • Add your geo tagged logo and cover photo

Citations - Local and Social Business Directories

***Name, address and phone number MUST be exactly the same for every listing.***

  • Facebook.com
  • Apple Maps
  • Google My Business
  • Bing Places for Business
  • Yahoo Local Listings
  • BBB.org
  • Yelp.com
  • Mapquest.com
  • Foursquare.com
  • Opentable.com
  • Angieslist.com
  • Here.com
  • Yellowpages.com
  • DNB.com
  • Merchantcircle.com
  • Manta.com
  • Citysearch.com
  • Yellowbook.com
  • TomTom.com
  • Whitepages.com
  • Thumbtack.com
  • Superpages.com
  • Switchboard.com
  • Kudzu.com
  • Local.botw.org
  • Yellowbot.com
  • Local.com
  • Chamberofcommerce.com
  • Dexknows.com
  • Hotfrog.com
  • Insiderpages.com
  • 2findlocal.com
  • Spoke.com
  • ibegin.com
  • elocal.com
  • Mojopages.com
  • Showmelocal.com
  • Yellowpagecity.com
  • Yellowpagesgoesgreen.org
  • Ezlocal.com
  • Citysquares.com
  • Allpages.com
  • Yasabe.com
  • Cylex-usa.com
  • Justdial.com
  • Salespider.com
  • Magicyellow.com
  • Cortera.com
  • Myhuckleberry.com
  • B2byellowpages.com
  • Corporationwiki.com
  • Opendi.us
  • Powerprofiles.com
  • Lookooh.com
  • MyLocally.com
  • Getfave.com
  • Directorycentral.com
  • Yippie.biz
  • Cmac.ws
  • Bizvotes.com
  • N49.com
  • Forlocations.com
  • Tupalo.co
  • Localstack.com
  • Tuugo.us


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10 Local SEO Facts You Need To Know

  1. Local Searches Lead 50% Of Mobile Visitors To Visit Stores Within One Day

3. Business Address/Location Is The Primary Piece Of Information Sought By Local Searchers

3. Business Address/Location Is The Primary Piece Of Information Sought By Local Searchers

4. 18% Of Local Mobile Searches Lead To A Sale Within One Day

6. There's over 140 billion local searches (mobile and desktop) per year

6. There's over 140 billion local searches (mobile and desktop) per year

8. 88% of consumers consult online reviews before they purchase local services

8. 88% of consumers consult online reviews before they purchase local services & trust them as much as personal recommendations

10. 59% of mobile users who look for local information visit the business on same day


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