Local SEO

Local SEO – With Google now only showing 3 businesses in their local search the chances for getting found on Google are getting harder by the day. A major change in Google’s local search happened on Thursday, August 6th — a new way of listing local businesses in search results was rolled out, changing the previous “Google local 7-pack”, where seven local businesses were featured, to a trimmed “google local 3-pack” which was the same view as was seen on mobile devices.

So how can your business break into the Google 3 Pack ?

There are a number of things to look at here is what we suggest the you do first with your google business page –

  • Create a unique description (make it catchy) that’s formatted correctly and includes links.
  • Choose categories that matter most for your business needs. (we need to be found for “local seo” so we optimise content around that phrase)
  • Upload a high-resolution profile image and upload quality images that bring people to the site.
  • Add a local phone number to your listing – make sure that the details are exactly the same.
  • Ensure that all business address are consistent with the address on your website and local directories and citation websites.
  • Submit your company info to the 30 plus Irish Citation websites – I will pop 10 below with direct links

Yelp   Facebook   Online Pages  Dmoz    2find local  Irish Abroad 

Online Directories  Dublin24  Your Local  Ireland Look Up   Whats What


Local Ranking Factor Breakdown by SEO MOZ

As you can see Citations & Reviews take up to 50% of deciding which websites make it into the top 3 spots on Google 3 pack, this is where we can help.

We will look at the companies that are in the 3 pack and find out what they are doing to get there, we will then put together a plan to get your website into the top 3 spots, find out more by speaking to one of our local SEO consultants today.

We Can Get you into the Top 3 Spots on Google