What is the number one problem with Local SEO. For business it is inconsistent citations. SEO Leads Houston will fix your local citation get your business ranking!
A local citation is an online reference to your business's name, address, and phone number. Typically called a (NAP). Search engines like Google use them when evaluating the online authority of your business. Unlike links though, citations don't need to link to your company's website for you to receive credit.
Citations are defined as mentions of your business name and address on web pages. They do not need to link to your website. For example, a good local citation would be your Google for companies listing or your yellow pages listing. SEO Leads Houston typically links to your local chamber of commerce pages and 42 other local business association pages.
Citations are a vital component of the Google and Bing ranking algorithms. In fact, if all factors were equal, business with a greater number of local citations will rank higher in local search than the firm without local citations.
Established and deep indexed sites like superpages.com and yellowpages.com are important in that they help increase the degree of certainty and the validity of your business contact information.
Local citations are critical in less competitive niches like construction services, automotive repair business where many service providers do not have websites. Search engines can only read data that they can find.
Houston local citations are important because they validate that your business is part of the local community. Being part of the local community brings credibility to your brand and your business. For example, it is hard to fake a yellowpages.com listing or chamber of commerce listing. Validity leads to dramatic improvement in your local search engine rankings.
- Your business moves and you get a new address.
- Your business phone number changes.
- There are variations in your business name.
- Incorrect information has been used in the past and never been updated and leads to inconsistent Name Address and Phone number.
Irregular NAP (Name, Address, and Phone) information will result in Google passing over your business for local recommendations. Inconsistent information needs to be fixed. SEO Leads Houston is here to help.
Fixing these issues is time-consuming and technical. Every citation source has different requirements. SEO Leads Houston local citation service is here to help.
- We will do the following for your business.
- Complete citation audit
- locate all the incorrect information
- manually contact each local citation source
- repair all your business local citation issues
- deliver a detailed report that is easy to read and understand
Step 1: Complete a Full Local Citation Audit
Step 3: Create Rich Media Local Citations
Step 2: Start Building your Local Citations
Step 4: Create Social Media Citation
There are five primary aggregators of location data that send information to U.S. local search engines. They are companies like Acxiom, Neustar Localeze, Infogroup, Factual and Foursquare.
Most citations are repaired within 30 days. But some do take time. Superpages, for example, can take over 30 days to be repaired. SEO Leads does not control these sites. It is rare, but there are times when a citation is not accepted.
Each NAP will be invoiced separately. There is no possible way to have a local citation for multiple locations.
If you have photography and video, please provide it to us so we can evaluate it and optimize it. If you have a photo and video social media accounts we will need the login information for those accounts to optimize that information. If we do not have access, it is tough to create a legitimate citation.
We wish it were that easy! There is no real way around manual submissions. There needs to be a manual phone call and postcard confirmations. There are also email confirmations. Validation is for the protection of your business. You would not want someone creating a citation with your name and miss representing your hard work and services.