With local search becoming a critical factor in the SEO landscape, in particular for multi-site retailers and small businesses, I’ve collected a few of the more helpful articles here:
- David Mihm’s Local Search Ranking Factors Survey. In-depth review based on feedback by many prominent SEOs. David’s discussion. New edition from June 2012.
Getting your listings right
The search engines pull data from a number of other sources and providers, here are the important services for each main market:
Building your rankings (tools and tips)
- Whitespark’s Local Citation Finder. Review by SEOBook.
- Local link building tips from Whitespark’s blog
Blogs of interest
- N.A.P.O – Name, Address, Phone number, and Opening Hours