Download the SEO’s Local Search Cheat Sheet!

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Posted by MiriamEllis What a juggling feat your SEO agency pulls off every day! On your best days, you’re keeping: Team members and clientsAll the moving marketing parts …in constant, useful motion. On your worst days, though, mistakes happen when: Communication breaks downStandard procedures aren’t understood company-widePeople feel rushed No local SEO agency or in-house...

Third-party vs. In-house Delivery: A Guide to Informed Choice

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Posted by MiriamEllis  Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker Before all else, gratitude to every delivery person, whether in-house or third party, doing the essential work of keeping households safer and supplied in these times. I’m dedicating today’s column to the manager of a nearby Sprouts grocery store who personally drove my order to my door...

The State of Local SEO Industry Report 2020, Announced

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Posted by MiriamEllis Moz’s very warmest thanks to the 1,453 respondents who volunteered time to contribute to this second installation of our industry survey. It’s rewarding to have such a large survey group; as this report details in high relief, the work of marketing a single business location can pass through a dozen hands. Owners,...

Mapping Local Essentials: Being the Business that Grows, Sells, or Markets the Beans

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: Kenneth Leung, Michael Coghlan “Dried beans saw a more than 230% increase in demand and rice sales spiked by 166% in that same time.” – ABC How should a business operate now? Where is there work to be done? Economists are making stark predictions about the future of small businesses...

Take the COVID-19 Local Search Marketing Business Impact Survey

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Posted by MiriamEllis The poet Burns once observed that the best laid plans “gang aft agley.” At Moz, we were about to publish our State of Local SEO industry report, based on our local search marketing survey to which hundreds of you generously replied. Then the public health emergency unexpectedly arose, and we decided to...

How We Ranked a Single Page for 2.6K Keywords Driving 30K Monthly Searches [Case Study]

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Posted by KristinTynski For the last decade, I’ve touted the enormous long-term value of a dualistic approach to content marketing for SEO. By leveraging data-centered campaigns, paired with personalized outreach to top publishers, we regularly garner earned media placements for our clients. In rare cases, we create content that generates results so far beyond what...

How to Optimize Your Facebook Page for Local Searches

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  Consider Facebook for your local marketing. It’s one of the best ways to put your products and services in front of the right audience at the right time. Gone are the days when printed flyers were the only tools at your disposal to put your business or brand in front of a local audience....

6 Steps to Converting Your Brick and Mortar Store to a Direct-to-Consumer Local Delivery Business During This Crisis

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We all know why you’re here. This crisis has caused shut-downs of all non-essential workplaces, your store included. So how do you cope? Businesses typically run on very short liquid cash and there’s only so long you can last at zero. A good way to supplement in the meantime — and maybe, best case scenario,...

Operating During COVID-19: Helpful Tips for Local Businesses

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Posted by MiriamEllis Local businesses know better than any other model what it means to fully participate in community life. You are the good neighbors who are there to serve, inspire, and sustain the people and traditions that make your town a unique and enjoyable place to call home. As we explore this topic of...

Help Your Community from Six Feet Away: Non-Marketing Tips from Mozzers

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Posted by morgan.mcmurray For the last few weeks, you’ve probably experienced an influx of emails from companies detailing how COVID-19 is affecting them and thus you, their customer. It’s… a lot, isn’t it? So today, we want to take a departure from the world of “how this affects us” and focus instead on actionable things...