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This article is the second in our series of Team Hallam Top Tips.

Today we will focus on the best blogs, the greatest guides and some tools to help you with your Local SEO.

Ranking well for location based searches is the key to success for businesses who want to get found by customers searching for services by city or place name.

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Background Reading

Local Ranking Factors by David Mihm – not only does this survey by Local SEO experts look beautiful but it is jam packed with tips.

How To Rank For Keyword And Cityname In Multiple Geographies – Essentially just a long blog post by Rand Fishkin but one that is full to the rafters with actionable tips.

Google Place Optimization Guide – A quick no nonsense guide for getting to grips with your Google Places account.

Blogs

Blumenthals Blog is great for information on all things local, here you can see what is happening in America and prepare for when it heads over to old blighty.

For more advanced Local SEO you may want to subscribe to these blogs:

Local Search Optimisation

David Mihm’s Local Search Blog

Tools

Local Search Toolkit – see our review of this great local SEO tool here

Whitespark Local Citation Finder – does exactly what is says on the tin! This great little tool takes the legwork out of finding all those citations that you need to help you rank for location specific search terms.

Video:  Susan Hallam Discusses Local SEO

Team Hallams Best Blog Posts

If you fancy a dig around in some of the best posts from the past can we point you in the direction of these:

Google Updates Local Search

Five Link Building Tips Anyone Can Use

Search Engine Optimisation and Bounce Rates

What Do Visitors See When They Come To Your Website?

7 responses to “Team Hallam Top Tips: Local SEO”

  1. Katie Saxon says:

    Google’s been pushing heavily towards local search – even AdWords is going local http://bit.ly/fjItbs Smart businesses really need to pull their socks up and make sure that their local SEO is up to scratch or they might be left behind.

  2. Cracking tips and some really good resources. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work…

  3. Susan Hallam Susan Hallam says:

    You, Wayne, are a Local SEO Guru!

    I found this article you wrote really interesting:
    http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/optimising-your-google-places.html

    Shame you didn’t put it on our site!

  4. Wayne Barker says:

    Cheers Katie,
    I couldn’t agree more – as Google places (no pun intended) more emphasis on local searches and serving up local results businesss may get left behind if they don’t start thinking about their Local SEO and how it fits in with their bigger SEO strategy

  5. Wayne Barker says:

    Hi there Matt,
    Thanks for dropping by, I hope you found the Local SEO resources useful – it can be tough keeping up with all the changes that Google makes so you may see further resources added as local optimisation changes even more over the coming year.

  6. Wayne Barker says:

    Thank you for your kind words Susan! Maybe I am saving an even more informative Local SEO post for our site…

  7. Freud says:

    A short while ago you posted an article on google products could you repost the link please?
    Thanks
    Freud

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