This is your go-to podcast for answers about how you can grow your local business online - easily and quickly! Brought to you by local SEO experts Magnified Media in Walnut Creek, California, in each 10 minute episode our digital marketing expert Adam Duran answers your questions on how you can get more leads for your business - fast! Remember, if you’re not taking care of this part of your business RIGHT NOW, you can bet your competitors are! Join us each week for answers to your questions on how best to harness the power of the internet to grow your business.
All About Photos and Your Google Listing
Why should you be adding photos to your Google My Business listing? How many? What kind of photos? How often should you post them? What the heck is EXIF data and why is it important? All of these questions and more are answered in today's podcast. Listen and don't forget to subscribe!
How Can I Use Google Search Console for Local SEO?
Want to know about a secret weapon you can use to bullet-proof your site and improve your local ranking? Google Search Console is it! In this episode we detail how to use GSC to improve your site's E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritativeness, & Trustworthiness) so it will grow and outrank your competition!
7 Steps Local Businesses Need When Starting Out
Are you a business owner just starting out? Not sure how to get started using the internet to bring in customers? In this podcast we detail the seven steps to a successful startup - and good job! You're doing the first one already: Educate yourself with podcasts like this one!
Should I Hide My Business Address on Google?
Is it better to show your business address or not on your Google listing? If you are a service area business then the answer is . . . listen to this week's podcast! There are some real cons to hiding your business address on Google that you should know.
How Can I Use Facebook Ads to Make
the Phone Ring?
What is one super-power Facebook provides for local businesses? The power to reach local customers - and get their email addresses! Those email addresses are the key to turning economic downturns into upturns for your business! But how do you do it? This podcast details the steps to create an effective landing page (plus thank-you page) and some keys to making sure your ads are successful in getting your phone to ring - especially during downtimes!
Check it out now!
What Should I do if I Get a Bad Google Review?
Did you get a one-star review on Google? First step = don't panic! In this episode we go through the steps you should take to address the review and what steps Google gives us to get the review removed. Don't forget, if the review pertains to a legal issue, go to "Report Content for Legal Reasons" here.
Things That Tick Me Off About Business
What are the worst mistakes to make on your business website? In this episode we detail the exact things web designers commonly do that hurt your rankings and how you can easily avoid them. Did your web designer leave their name on your site's homepage? Big no-no! Is your phone number clickable so mobile users can quickly call your business?
If it's not - someone has some 'splainin to do! Tons more tips in this week's podcast, hope you enjoy!
What is a Practitioner Listing in
Google My Business (GMB)?
Can your business have more than one Google listing? Yes! Google allows practitioner listings for individuals along with the place of business! Think doctor in a medical clinic, dentist in a dental practice, lawyer, architect, real estate agent, massage therapist, etc.
This could bring your firm double the amount of local leads and even multiple spots in the Google 3 Pack! Check out this podcast for the details!
How To Use PDFs to Improve
Your Site’s Ranking(2)?
Did you know that Google can crawl, index, and rank PDFs? This means local businesses can and should capitalize and create their own to help increase their local ranking! This is another one of those strategies that you shouldn't miss!
How Can I Get Business for Free With Facebook Groups?
In this episode, we detail the best strategies for reaching new customers through Facebook - for FREE! How? Through local Facebook groups! Remember some general guidelines while in groups: Do - respond with insightful comments. Don’t - be disrespectful or complain about others.
My Business is Credible But NOT Visible!
We meet many business owners who have heavily invested in their online reputation, getting reviews on tons of platforms, winning awards, and even paying outside firms for ratings. They have taken care of their Credibility, but overlooked the other part of the equation; their Visibility. In this podcast we detail how a business owner can easily check if their business is really visible online, and who they can turn to for answers. We introduce Google Search Console, Google Analytics & Local Viking to track your Visibility.
Remember, Visibility + Credibility = Profitability!
What Are the Top 10 Negative Ranking Factors?
In this episode we delve deep into the NEGATIVE ranking factors for your Google My Business Listing. Did you choose the incorrect category for your business? Are you using a PO Box as your address? Oh no! Take a listen for the rest of the tips! This week's episode was inspired by the recent Local Search Summit from Whitespark.
What Website Builder is Best for Local SEO
One of the questions every business must answer is what platform they should use for their website to be successful in bringing in new clients. In this episode we detail how to choose between the most common platforms: Squarespace, Wix, Wordpress, and Proprietary Web Builders like GoDaddy or other industry-specific builders. This is another must-listen for every business owner.
How to Use Google Trends for Local Ranking?
In this episode, we show how businesses can use Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/) to identify and create content in order to ride new waves of local interest in your service or products. This tool is amazingly useful and it's free!
This episode of Local SEO in 10 is brought to you by local SEO experts Magnified Media in Walnut Creek, California, in each 10-minute episode our digital marketing expert Adam Duran answers your questions on how you can get more leads for your business - fast! Remember, if you’re not taking care of this part of your business RIGHT NOW, you can bet your competitors are!
Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Isn’t in the Google 3 Pack?
Is your business not showing up in the Google 3 Pack even when you're standing IN your office? You typed in your category, pressed search, and then BAM! All your competitors show up but not you! That is a major red flag, so in this episode, we detail the three most common reasons for such a catastrophe and what you can do to fix them.
Why Should Your Business Start Issuing Press Releases?
In this episode, we discuss the benefits of Press Releases for your local business. These aren't your grandparent's press releases, these are press releases for SEO! The benefits are many; getting high quality and high authoritative natural links back to your website gives your site LINK JUICE! Link Juice helps skyrocket your site's rankings, so go get some!
What is Heading Structure & Why Does My Website Need It?
In this episode, we discuss Heading Structure and why it is so important to have it done correctly on your website's pages. Headings help users and Google to read, understand, and most importantly categorize text. Headings are ranked through , with the representing the most important idea on the page. We also introduce a tool that anyone can use to check the Heading Structure of their site, called HeadingsMap.
Chrome extension here:
Firefox extension here:
How Can Featured Snippets Help Your Business?
In this episode we discuss Featured Snippets and how you can use them to increase your results on Google. A featured snippet provides users with a concise, direct answer to their questions – right on the Google search results page. Formatting your site's most popular pages can result in more real estate in search results, so this is another excellent way to get in front of new business opportunities.
All About Nextdoor Business Posts
In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of Nextdoor Business Posts for your local business. Creating a post is easy as long as you already have the content, so we recommend adding either a recent "Listicle" or some images of recent amazing projects or products.
How Does Google Determine Local Rank? Part 2 (Distance)
In this episode we discuss Distance and its importance in determining your local business ranking on Google. Distance is all about proximity to a searcher, and how to signal to Google your listing is more valuable than your competitors'. We detail how you can increase your geographic relevance in Google's eyes which leads to higher rankings and even more qualified customer leads.
Another episode you don't want to miss!
How Does Google Determine Local Rank? Part 3
In this episode we discuss Prominence and its importance in determining your local business ranking on Google. Prominence is all about your brand authority, your organic ranking, link building, your Google reviews and of course your NAP. This episode goes through each and what you can do to make sure your site is beating out your competitors.
Another one you don't want to miss!
Red Flags When Hiring an Online Marketing Company
In this episode, we detail the red flags business owners should be aware of when bringing on a digital marketing agency to help grow their business.
Does the agency 'walk the walk'? Do they treat you with an individualized approach - not a cookie-cutter one? Do they make BIG promises that seem to be too good to be true?
Check out this episode for some great insight BEFORE you sign that contract!
How Does Google Determine Local Rank? Part 1
In this episode we discuss Relevance and its importance in determining your local business ranking on Google. Relevance is all about how well your listing matches what someone is looking for. There are a bunch of things on your GMB you can optimize in order to rank higher. Are you taking care of all of them?
YouTube and Local SEO; Improve Your Local Results
In this episode, we detail exactly what you need to maximize your YouTube videos to improve your local business search results on Google. Don't forget to Tag Your Location, Link Your Business In The Description - Include Your NAP (Name, Address, Phone), Add Your Google My Business CID, and Embed Your Video on Your Website.
These are the big ones, but check out the podcast for some other great tips.
Why is NAP Important in Local SEO?
In this episode, we talk about the importance of your business' NAP - Name Address and Phone Number! We promise, it's not as boring as it sounds, and getting them consistent across every platform is vital to your search ranking! We give you tips on where to list your NAP, citations to build and resources for cleaning up your online presence.
Another fun one!
What Makes a Good Business Description
In this episode we explore the exact details business owners need to include in their
Google My Business descriptions in order to rank higher in search results.
This is an often-ignored part of your profile that is extremely important, so don't miss this episode!
All About Listicles and Why Your Business
In this week's episode, we delve into the mystery that is the "Listicle"! You know the Listicle, it's one of those ubiquitous top ten lists you see everywhere! Learn why you need to be creating them now for your local business!
Why Your Business Needs a Newsletter
In this week's episode, we discuss the benefits an email newsletter can bring to your local business. Remember, keep it short, meaningful and entertaining, include GIFs, links to your website articles and links to places where you need reviews (no direct links to your Yelp page)!
Why Your Business Should Have a Podcast?
In this week's episode, we discuss the many benefits starting a podcast for your local business can have: instant authority, content creation, relationship building and tons more.
If you are under a shelter-in-place order, it's time to work ON your business!
What is a Google Website & Why Should My Business Have One?
In this week's episode, we discuss one of the great features that comes standard with every Google My Business listing - the ability to create a one-page site that automatically populates itself with content from your Google listing.
That's not all, can anyone say "link juice"?
Check out the show and let us know what you think!
Why Building Your Online Presence is Better Than Any other Advertising
In this week's episode, we discuss the benefits inherent in building your online presence over traditional advertising platforms like print, television, and radio.
Wondering how you can get more qualified customers?
This is the podcast for you!
What is Schema & Why Your Website Needs It
In this week's episode, we discuss one of the most vital parts of your website - JSON schema!
Schema is the best way of telling Google exactly what your business does, who it serves and who should see your site.
Remember, if you confuse Google, you lose!
How Does a Business Owner Get Started with a Podcast?
In this week's episode, we discuss how business owners can easily get started with their own podcast.
Of course we recommend using Anchor but we also review how steps to making your podcast increase your site's SEO!
That link juice is gold!
How to Remove Bad Yelp Reviews
In this week's episode we detail the steps you need to take when your business receives a bad Yelp review.
First step, respond publicly and be courteous!
Then respond privately - maybe they made a mistake?
Lastly, report the Review using our tips from the podcast!
When should I report a review?
Get a Second Opinion after Yelp Determination
Protect Your Category With Google's Suggest an Edit
In this week's episode we break down:
Google's Suggest an Edit feature and protect your category!
Check out our article on this subject here:
How to Use Google's ‘Suggest an Edit’ Feature!
We spoke about Local Viking as a tool for GMB listing management.
What Do I Do if My Google Business Listing is Suspended?
In this week's episode we detail the steps you should take when your Google listing gets suspended!
Here are the steps we outlined:
Call Google immediately: Talk to a specialist here.
Fill out "Google My Business local business reinstatement request."
Follow their instructions and ask for an email response so you have a record.