Local Search Ranking Factors Study 2017 – Local SEO

Local Search SEO: what is important to consider when attempting to rank high in the search engines for your business? It shouldn’t be surprising to see that Google My Business and Citations are at the top of this list. Read on…there are many good tips here from the MOZ crowd.

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Local Pack/Finder Ranking Factors

  1. My Business Signals (Proximity, categories, keyword in business title, etc.) 19%
  2. Link Signals (Inbound anchor text, linking domain authority, linking domain quantity, etc.) 17%
  3. On-Page Signals (Presence of NAP, keywords in titles, domain authority, etc.) 14%
  4. Citation Signals (IYP/aggregator NAP consistency, citation volume, etc.) 13%
  5. Review Signals (Review quantity, review velocity, review diversity, etc.) 13%
  6. Behavioral Signals (Click-through rate, mobile clicks to call, check-ins, etc.) 10%
  7. Personalization  10%
  8. Social Signals (Google engagement, Facebook engagement, Twitter engagement, etc.) 4%

Localized Organic Ranking Factors

  1. Link Signals (Inbound anchor text, linking domain authority, linking domain quantity, etc.) 29%
  2. On-Page Signals (Presence of NAP, keywords in titles, domain authority, etc.) 24%
  3. Behavioral Signals (Click-through rate, mobile clicks to call, check-ins, etc.) 11%
  4. Personalization  9%
  5. Citation Signals (IYP/aggregator NAP consistency, citation volume, etc.) 8%
  6. My Business Signals (Proximity, categories, keyword in business title, etc.) 7%
  7. Review Signals (Review quantity, review velocity, review diversity, etc.) 7%
  8. Social Signals (Google engagement, Facebook engagement, Twitter engagement, etc.) 4%

Introduction

This year’s Local Search Ranking Factors marks at least one significant change: David Mihm has handed over the data collection, analysis, and publication of the survey results to me, Darren Shaw (official announcement).
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47 Experts on the Top SEO Trends That Will Matter in 2018

47 Experts on the Top SEO Trends That Will Matter in 2018
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Danny Goodwin

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Want to up your SEO game and be more successful in 2018?

Good! You’ve come to the right place.

Below, you’ll find tips from some of the top SEO professionals. They will tell you just about everything you need to know to succeed in 2018.

However, before we get to our main event, I must note that after our 2017 edition of SEO trends launched last year on Search Engine Journal, we heard a couple of complaints about how long it was.

Well, you’ll be happy to know that this year’s SEO trends post is a mere 13,014 words, down from 13,839 last year.

You’re welcome.

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Central Texas SEO

Businessmen are always anxious about getting results much quicker. When it comes to SEO, it is believed that you will get the desired results overnight. Central Texas SEO is not a secret sauce that can be used to get the results right on the spot. It takes a significant amount of time for Central Texas SEO to start working. A lot of people these days ask how long does it take for SEO to help you rank in Google and the common answer to this question is 3 to 6 months depending on the competition of your industry.Texas SEO San Antonio

However, this time period is just a rough estimate and may not be true in all cases. The results of SEO in Central Texas, especially in Kyle, Buda and San Marcos, will depend on a number of factors and if those factors are dealt with in the right manner, you can get the results much quicker than anticipated. As a general perception, SEO is believed to be all about stuffing keywords in the content of the website. However, with the change in search engine algorithms, more keywords than required can get your website blacklisted.
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