Google Local (G+ Places) SEO
Citations aren’t just for writing academic papers. When it comes to customers finding you on the web, a “citation,” sometimes called a “web reference,” is any mention of the name and address of your business which appears on another website (and does not necessarily have to contain a backlink). These citations are important for the ranking of your Google Places (now sometimes called Google Plus Local) listing.
This is the listing that appears for some localized search results, typically in spots 3-8 on Google’s results page. Local profiles also show on mobile and mapped search results. The more citations you can rack up, the better for the health of your Google Local profile. Citations show that other individuals and companies are aware of you, and that your information is correct — they demonstrate to search engine algorithms that real human beings verified that you exist. The trick is knowing where to obtain these citations and the time involved with the sheer volume of citations that are necessary.
Google Local Optimization
At Majux, we have the expertise to monitor and tailor your citations to reap maximum benefits for your business. Some of our citation optimization services include:
- Onsite Optimization
- Google+ Local Listing Optimization
- Citation Analysis
Local Citation Creation
Experts agree that up to 25% of how your business ranks locally is citation-based. The more relevant, high-quality citations your business can score, the better it’s going to be for your SEO rankings — period. At Majux, we know how to manage, build, and create citations to spread awareness of your brand to both human customers and search engine algorithms. We work to make sure that:
- your citations appear on relevant, trusted websites
- your citations aren’t being duplicated
- your citations are all an exact match
Local Citation Clean-Up
When it comes to citation clean-up, consistency is key. Has your business ever moved? Has a phone number or email address ever changed? It could even be something more minor, like listing “St.” in one location and “Street” in another. Majux works to ensure that your citations are neat, clean, and consistent. With a set of strong, polished citations supporting you, your site and your business will be able to climb higher in the ranks than ever before. If you are interested in learning more about our local citation services, don’t hesitate to give us a call toll-free at (800) 856-5761, or contact us online. Whether your business is big or small, brand-new or firmly-established, Majux can boost the profile of your Google Local Profile — and your bottom line.