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21 Local SEO Resources

14th Jul 2011 SEO, Local Search, SEO, SEO Resources 1 minute to read

Local SEO ResourcesLocal Search is more important than ever before. Giving your online business the best local presence possible will help bring customers to your site as well as through the doors.

If you are looking to target a local area or even a number of regional areas, then finding good quality local seo information is very important to help you carry out the work needed.

Here are 21 great Local SEO resources that will help you find out more.

Local SEO Keyword Research
Getting the keyword research right is important to any SEO campaign. These articles give a good overview:

Keyword Research for Local SEO
Local SEO Keyword Generating Ideas
Getting to Know Local SEO

Ranking Factors
Understanding the factors behind gaining better rankings for local search will help you plan your campaign.

Local Search Ranking Factors by David Mihm
Local SEO Ranking Factors by Andrew Shortland

Places To Find Local Search Citations
Creating citations are just as powerful as physial links when it comes to local SEO.
These two links provide a wide range of places to gain them.

20 Authority Citation Places
75 Local Citation Sources

(added 15/07/11)
Whitespark Local Citation Finder for Local SEO

Social Media
Social media profiles are an important element of Local SEO as is claiming them. The following tool will scan to see if you have claimed the profiles you have live.

http://getlisted.org

Blogs
Following specialist blogs is an excellent way of gaining up to date information, tips and guides.
Here are three specialising in Local Search.

Understanding Google Maps & Local Search
David Mihm

Local SEO Guide

(Added 15/07/11)
Google Places Optimisation News and Tips

Twitter
10 Local SEO specialists you should follow for regular information:

@localseoguide
@davidmihm
@mblumenthal
@edmontonseo
@localhound
@GooglePlaces
@katndmouse
@localoptimizer
@si1very
@localsearchinfo

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Andy Williams will be giving you useful insights into local search and the overall SEO landscape. Andy has over 10 years experience in the SEO industry including 2 years as the in-house SEO consultant with a leading Web Design company.

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