The Importance Of Optimizing Your Google My Business Description Field – 052

Improve Your Local SEO By Optimizing The Description Within Your GMB For local SEO, your Google My Business listing is an extremely important tool for your business.  In this episode, we will discuss the best practices and relevancy of the description field within your GMB listing.  The description field is the largest single input area for your GMB, and it's also an area that is highly relevant for inputting specific keywords and geographic references that you want to be found for.  Here are some tips and tricks to approach your GMB description with SEO in mind, to improve your local rankings! YOU'LL LEARN Google My Business (GMB) is very important for your local SEO The description field in your GMB is a great resource for targeting keywords and geographic areas Your GMB description will show in your business Knowledge Panel You can input up to 750 characters in your description Even if the description is not seen by users every time, Google knows what it contains Google has eluded to the fact that putting keywords in your GMB description will help you rank for [...]

The Importance Of Optimizing Your Google My Business Description Field – 0522020-12-04T10:50:42-06:00

Quick SEO Wins With Free Online Audit Tools For Your Website – 051

Leverage These Free Online Audit Tools To Improve Your Website SEO Doing SEO on your website is very important, but how do you know if you're doing it right?  In this episode of Local SEO Tactics, we cover three of our favorite 100% free online testing tools, to help grade and gauge your website and SEO.  The three primary areas are page speed, schema implementation, and overall SEO - which contains keyword optimization, page structure, images, and other on-page website elements.  There are many tools online, and there are many more free tools that we are not talking about today.  A simple Google search will show many popular testing options, in addition to the ones mentioned in this episode.  Enjoy! YOU'LL LEARN There are dozens of reputable tools you can find online to help optimize your website Use our free SEO audit to check your web page for optimization on specific keywords Make sure any SEO audit tool you choose looks at domain issues, keyword optimization, and image analysis Use the Google Structured Data Testing Tool to check your web page schema markup Check [...]

Quick SEO Wins With Free Online Audit Tools For Your Website – 0512020-12-04T10:53:40-06:00

Using The Same Background Image On Every Page Of Your Website – 50

Is It Okay To Use The Exact Same Background Image On All Of Your Web Pages? Here we are at episode 50!  A small but significant milestone for the Local SEO Tactics shows so we want to first thank you for the support and feedback on this journey!  In today's episode, we feature our first call-in question.  Evelyn, asks if it is okay to use the same background image on all pages of your website?  We cover this, and some related scenarios, to talk about the SEO impact as well as the user experience for choosing to do this! YOU'LL LEARN Does it hurt SEO to use the same background image Make sure the background image does not slow your page load times It is better to use original photos over stock photos You can use a slider instead of a background image if it makes sense on your page Sometimes a background image does not reformat to a responsive page properly Use a slider with image effects like Ken Burns effect to create movement and animation Here is the transcription [...]

Using The Same Background Image On Every Page Of Your Website – 502020-03-27T05:10:39-05:00
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