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- Local SEO Onboarding
- One-Time Local SEO Tasks
- Ongoing SEO Tasks (Investment Protection)
You may be wondering what local SEO tasks need to be completed for clients. Here’s a high-level overview of what work needs to get done and in what order. You can click on each link for more detail and step-by-step guides.
Local SEO Onboarding
Before getting started on any SEO work, you will first need to gain access to several different client accounts. Here’s a list of the main one you may need to get access to.
- WordPress or other CMS
- Website Hosting – If the client is open to changing hosting companies, read this guide. If not, you may be sorry later.
- Domain Name
- Google Analytics
- Google Search Console
- Google Tag Manager
- Google My Business [Documentation To Be Created]
- Call Tracking
- Keyword Tracking [Documentation To Be Created]
One-Time Local SEO Tasks
Google My Business
- Content Suggestions for Missing Pages [Documentation To Be Created]
- Content Pruning [Documentation To Be Created]
- Improving Content Quality [Documentation To Be Created]
Ongoing SEO Tasks (Investment Protection)
After all the one-time SEO tasks have been completed, you will still have some work to do each month moving forward. Here are some of the ongoing SEO tasks that can be performed in order to help protect you or your clients SEO investments.
- If the client has changes business names, phone numbers, physical addresses or website addresses all citations will need to be updated with this new information. Citation consistency is one of the critical relevancy factors for determining if your business is even eligible to show up in a Google’s local pack.
- Suppressing Duplicates (if using a tool like Yext or Moz Local)
Collect Online Reviews
- Send out requests to customers for feedback / reviews.
Google My Business
- Fighting Google My Business Spam [Documentation To Be Created]
- Reply to Google My Business Reviews
- Google My Business Posts
- Review GMB Updates and Suggested Edits
Create New Content
- Core Site Pages
- If the client has began to offer new services or products a new page for each one will need to be created on the site.
- Blog Posts
- Creating regular blog posts on the site can give users a reason to return back to your clients site. Also, these blog posts have a good change or ranking for keywords and gather more web traffic.
- 100 Local SEO Blog Post Ideas: http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2014/01/16/100-practical-ideas-for-small-business-blog-posts/
Repeat Audits Annually