Location Data + Reviews: The 1–2 Punch of Local SEO (Updated for 2020)

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Posted by MiriamEllis Get found. Get chosen. It’s the local SEO two-step at the heart of every campaign. It’s the 1-2 punch combo that hinges on a balance of visible, accurate contact data, and a volunteer salesforce of consumer reviewers who are supporting your rise to local prominence. But here’s the thing: while managed location...

The State of Local SEO: Experts Weigh in on Industry-Specific Tactics

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Posted by MiriamEllis The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way we engage with local businesses. We’re ordering more food for delivery, spending more money in online shops, and checking for safety measures on the web listings of businesses of all kinds. But what do these new trends mean for the ways businesses market themselves online?...

New Moz Local Plans Unveiled — With Reputation Management & Social Posting!

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Posted by BarryYim With listing and reputation management so essential for local businesses — especially in 2020 — we’re introducing new Moz Local plans that give you more options for review monitoring, review management, and social posting, depending on your needs. While it’s always been important for local businesses to have accurate and complete online...

Proximity Third: A Deeper Dive into a Local Ranking Factors Surprise

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Posted by MiriamEllis Image credit: J.B. Hill What’s the good of a survey if it doesn’t result in at least a few surprises? I know my own eyebrows leapt skyward when the data first came in from the Moz State of the Local SEO Industry 2020 Survey and I saw that, in a break with...

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...