?Ignoring Local SEO is like discarding delicious fruit simply because it’s easy to reach.
SEO is popular again, you can’t toss a turtle ? without hitting someone who’s claiming they can GET YOU NUMBER ONE RANKING ON GOOGLE.
Of course you want to show up in search results, and there’s no shortage of “experts” that will take your money and hasten your journey. ?
Shiny things are tempting, but let’s avoid that lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold. ?
RANK #1 ON GOOGLE
Here’s the harsh reality, how many number one spots do you think GOOGLE has for your niche?
Sorry, trick question, Yes, there’s just one.
How many businesses do you think want that spot, hundreds of thousands, millions?
Guess what, unless you’re willing to spend more money than everyone else competing for that placement, you won’t get it.
Even if you’re willing to dump truckloads of cash, a number one rank may still elude you.
STILL NOT RANKING
There are countless rules and jillions of traps for those who’d try to trick Google’s search algorithms. Get snared and your website will languish in a dark corner of the internet forever.
We could discuss doomed SEO strategy all day, but this article is about shortcuts, so let’s take one.
You have a much better chance of dominating your local market.
There are many actions you can take to improve your placement in Google’s local search. It’s far more effective than spending gobs of money chasing the #1 rank dream.
The first step is a give-me.
Add your free listing to Google my business.
GOOGLE MY BUSINESS
Follow this easy guide from Google
Set up Google My Business
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