Category: Local SEO

On-Page SEO Checklist for Local Businesses
Did you know that 93% of consumers use online searches to find local businesses in their area? And of these, more than a third were conducted daily – that’s a massive opportunity you can’t afford to miss out on.  More than likely, you already know that getting your business “found” online (by the right people [...] KEEP READING
Online Reputation Management
Maintaining a good reputation has always been a foundational component of building a successful business. But nowadays, your brand’s reputation goes much further than the conversations taking place in your local community – in our digital era your online reputation can make or break your business. What is an Online Reputation? Your online reputation is [...] KEEP READING
Google’s Pigeon Update – A Look Back on it Impact
  When the Google Pigeon update launched in mid-2014, it was (and still is) one of the most significant changes to the local search algorithm. Google Pigeon significantly shifted how local businesses ranked in organic search and aimed to improve users’ overall local search experience.  Several years after the Google Pigeon algorithm update, plenty of [...] KEEP READING
Google My Business, now known as Google Business Profile, simplifies review management for the ambitious multiple business owner
Google Reviews Most business owners today don’t share the same opinion about their reviews. Some simply take reviews with a grain of salt, some don’t worry or care about reviews at all, and some treat reviews as life or death for their business. The truth is, reviews are the one true insight into how your [...] KEEP READING
Google reviews and how to remove them
Google reviews are a valuable asset for an SMB (SMB is an abbreviation for small and medium-sized businesses) in an ever-evolving online world. Reviews are a window into real-world customers’ views and opinions of services and products. They are an integral part of online shopping but also essential for local businesses. More and more users [...] KEEP READING
Why Keeping Google My Business Services During COVID-19 is Important for the Future of Your Business.
Google Business Profile Services – Important for the Future of Your Business. Due to the COVID-19 crisis businesses are closed down temporarily, offering limited services such as takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, or are pivoting quickly to offer solutions/services they may have never offered before. Some businesses are listed as essential and have no choice [...] KEEP READING
Manage your Google Business Profile for Multi-location Listings
Google has made a series of distinctions regarding what is termed as “Chain Listings” or “multi-location” Listings otherwise known as Franchises. Think big franchises like Starbucks, Taco Bells, or just about any other brand with 10 or more locations. Chain Listings are listings that have been verified together as part of one brand account and [...] KEEP READING
An SEO Guide for Service-Area Businesses
Here at V Digital Services, Local SEO is our bread and butter. It is the very foundation of what our entire agency is built on, and we’re absolutely obsessed with it. Over the years, the way people search for local products and services has changed dramatically, and Google’s locally-driven algorithms have changed right along with [...] KEEP READING
Essential SEO Components of a Search Engine-Friendly Franchise Location Page
Essential Components of a Search Engine-Friendly Franchise Location Page   Search engine optimization has its own unique issues and challenges for franchise businesses. Not only are you part of a chain competing for traffic regionally or nationally, but you are also competing locally with other franchisees. Making franchise SEO an essential part of your marketing [...] KEEP READING
Google Business Profile Tips to Improve Your Local SEO
It’s no secret that the world of digital marketing, and SEO in particular, is always changing. Keeping up with all the updates and enhancements can be a daunting task, especially when Google tends to keep things under wraps and is notorious for not disclosing updates and upgrades to its user base. And if you’re a [...] KEEP READING