local SEO

Eight quick, no-hassle content ideas for local businesses

Local businesses often have a difficult time publishing content as regularly as they should.

They know that they need content marketing to reach their customers and build their brand, but are stuck when it comes to what to create. Or perhaps they’re great at creating content, but have no idea what to measure to see if it’s working.

If this sounds familiar, this blog post is for you.

10 trends that will impact your mobile commerce strategy

Finally, mobile devices are at a stage where technology meets and occasionally exceeds the expectations of the consumer.

Although not every retailer is offering a flawless and perfectly persuasive conversion bonanza when it comes to a mobile commerce experience, but most are now beginning to at least think ‘mobile first’ when it comes to ecommerce design.  

Obviously the arguments for responsive or adaptive design can hardly be considered a trend as it’s a conversation that’s been raging for a long while.

So let’s tale a look at some other recent trends that may impact an ecommerce team’s mobile strategy.

What is off-page SEO and how can you use it?

Before we begin to understand what ‘off-page SEO’ means and the various methods that relate to it, let’s have a quick recap at what ‘on-page SEO’ means.

On-page SEO (or on-site SEO) refers to all the elements on your web page that you can control in order to make it visible to search engines. 

For instance: internal linking, using a clear navigation with a naturally flowing hierarchy, search engine friendly URLs that have relevancy to the content, fast loading pages, submitting regularly updated XML sitemaps or remembering to tag your images and videos properly. 

On-page SEO can be considered a technical job, although there’s nothing particularly complicated to learn if you want to carry out the basic techniques of good SEO. It’s about adopting a routine or having a checklist in place that ensures you remember the tasks that benefit your page’s visibility.

Off-page SEO requires a different discipline or skillset from the above, but the desired outcome remains the same.

What is local SEO and why do you need it?

Local SEO is becoming one of the essential components to every business and brand that wants long-term success across search engines.

This comes from our latest Search Engine Optimisation Best Practice Guide, an in-depth report that’s invaluable for anybody working in digital marketing, looking to appoint an SEO agency, or simply trying to secure better search engine rankings.

Recently I covered some of the basic skills that all SEO beginners need to know however I didn’t include information on ‘local SEO’.

Here I’ll be rectifying that with a brief guide to what local SEO means and how you can use it to drive online searchers to your offline business.

Local SEO: tips on improving your visibility

With the growth of mobile, and the increasing use of local factors by Google in desktop searches, ranking for searches in their locality is ever more important for businesses. 

This is something that can benefit businesses small and large, and some of the techniques for improving rankings are very simple, and cost nothing. 

For example, just creating a Google + Local listing for your business will greatly improve your search visibility, especially if your local competitors haven’t figured this out yet. 

Here, I’ve outlined why local search is so important, and asked a couple of search experts for their tips…