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2018’s Local SEO Checklist

There’s plenty to remember when it comes to implementing local SEO strategies.

This will help keep everything straight, so you can focus on the necessary to reap the benefit of local SEO.

 Audit competitors who are in the Google’s top 3 map pack. Choose the same categories. Note local directories. 
 Determine your NAP (Name, Address, Phone) and use the exact same info for citation directories
 Claim your business on Google Maps
 Create a Google My Business listing. Verify and fill it 100%. Geo-target photos and upload them.
 Create additional listings in local citation directories to get placement in the top 3 map pack.
 Perform keyword research including geo-targeted keywords
 Analyze keywords
 Create keywords
 Create title tags including some with your location
 Create meta descriptions
 Optimize images including geo-targeted keywords in the alt-text and as the file name
Optimize anchor text of every photo in your media library  and include some local area keywords
 Create headings and sub-headings and include some local keywords
 Optimize your URL structure
 Implement Schema markup codes including local business Schema
Obtain positive reviews on Google My Business as well as other review sites
 Create social media profiles and inter-link them
 Place a Google map in your footer and include your name and address information

 

Top US Local SEO Citation Directories

 

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/
100
Google My Business
http://www.google.com/+/business/
100
Hot Frog
http://www.hotfrog.com/
100
Yahoo Directory
https://business.yahoo.com/
100
Yahoo Local
https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings
100
AOL Yellow Pages
http://yellowpages.aol.com/
99
BizJournals
http://businessdirectory.bizjournals.com/
97
DMOZ
http://www.dmoz.org/
97
Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/
96
MapQuest
http://www.mapquest.com/
96
Yelp
http://www.yelp.com/
95
Booking
http://www.booking.com/
95
Trip Advisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com
95
Foursquare
http://foursquare.com/add_venue
93
Yellow Pages
http://www.yellowpages.com/
93
Angieslist
http://www.angieslist.com/
92
CitySearch
http://www.citysearch.com/
91
SuperPages
http://www.superpages.com/
91
Yellowbook
http://www.yellowbook.com/
91
OpenTable
http://www.opentable.com/
91
MerchantCircle
http://www.merchantcircle.com/
90
Manta
http://www.manta.com/
89
Price Line
http://www.priceline.com/
89
UrbanSpoon
http://www.urbanspoon.com/
89
White Pages
http://www.whitepages.com/
89
Yello Wikis Wikia
http://yellowikis.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
89
Virtual Tourist
http://www.virtualtourist.com/
88
Yell
http://www.yell.com/
88
Frommers
http://www.frommers.com/
87
Insider Pages
http://www.insiderpages.com/
87
Patch
http://www.patch.com/
87
Switchboard
http://www.switchboard.com/
87
Thumb Tack
http://www.thumbtack.com/
87
Anywho
http://www.anywho.com/whitepages
86
Mojopages
http://www.mojopages.com/
86
HomeAdvisor
http://www.homeadvisor.com/
86
Avvo
http://www.avvo.com/
85
DexKnows
http://www.dexknows.com/
85
WhoWhere
http://yellowpages.whowhere.com/
85
Business
http://www.business.com/directory/
84
Kudzu
http://www.kudzu.com/
84
Gazette
https://gazette.partners.local.com/
83
Local Yodle
http://www.local.com/
83
Best of the Web Local
http://local.botw.org/
82
HopStop
https://www.hopstop.com/
81
Yellowbot
http://www.yellowbot.com/
81
True Local
http://www.truelocal.com.au/
79
US City
http://uscity.net/
79
Zoom Info
http://www.zoominfo.com/
79
Metromix
http://www.metromix.com/
78
Yext
http://www.yext.com/
78
ChamberofCommerce
http://www.chamberofcommerce.com/
76
Decidio
http://www.decidio.com/
75
Judy’s Book
http://www.judysbook.com/
75
Project Wedding
http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/reviews
75
411.com
http://www.411.com/
74
iBegin
http://www.ibegin.com/
74
Caring
http://www.caring.com/
73
Demandforce
http://www.demandforce.com/
73
InfoUSA
http://www.infousa.com/
73
Jayde.com
http://jayde.com/
72
RadarFrog.GateHouseMedia.com
http://radarfrog.gatehousemedia.com/
72
Addresses
http://www.addresses.com/
71
AmericanTowns
http://www.americantowns.com/
71
Jigsaw
http://www.jigsaw.com/
71
Local Yodle
http://local.yodle.com/
71
Pegasus Directory
http://pegasusdirectory.com/
71
Vitals
http://www.vitals.com/
71
Dealer Rater
http://www.dealerrater.com/
70
DiscoverOurTown
http://www.discoverourtown.com/
70
AreaConnect
http://www.areaconnect.com/
69
Find The Best
http://www.findthebest.com/
69
Mac Raes Blue Book
http://www.macraesbluebook.com/
68
Wellness
http://www.wellness.com/
68
Brownbook
http://www.brownbook.net/
67
Magic Yellow
http://www.magicyellow.com/
67
Party Pop
http://www.partypop.com/list-your-business
67
Sales Spider
http://www.salespider.com/
67
Super Media
http://www.supermedia.com/
67
Tupalo
http://tupalo.com/
67
Get Fave
https://www.getfave.com/
66
Yellow
http://www.yellow.com/
66
Joe Ant
http://www.joeant.com/
65
Factual
http://www.factual.com/
64
2 Find Local
http://www.2findlocal.com/
63
CityVoter
http://cityvoter.com/
63
Gathering Guide
http://www.gatheringguide.com/
63
Zip Local
http://www.ziplocal.com/
63
All Pages
http://www.allpages.com/
62
City Squares
http://citysquares.com/
62
Check Book
http://www.checkbook.org/
61
Express Update Usa
http://www.expressupdateusa.com/
61
Power Profiles
http://www.powerprofiles.com/
61
Real Yellow Pages
http://www.realpageslive.com/
61