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Law Firm Directory SEO: Get NOLO Free With Subscription to Martindale / Lawyers.com

Law Firm Directory SEO Strategy Last week, as we were building backlink and citation resources for one of our law firm clients, we made an interesting discovery regarding NOLO, which is one of 11 specific resources we leverage for all of our legal [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:14-05:00

Snapchat For Lawyers – How To Advertise Your Law Firm With Snapchat Geofilters

Snapchat for Lawyers Snapchat is one of the most exciting and fastest growing social networks in existence. And it can be a powerful way for lawyers to connect with the younger generation (think Millennials) directly within their local metro areas and demographic markets. Millennials [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:15-05:00

Local SEO Reporting: GMB Bulk Reporting Tool, Google My Business Insights

GMB Insights Reporting Tool for Single and Multi-Location Listings How to sign in to your GMB reporting dashboard: If you don't your GMB reporting dashboard yet, send us a request here: https://bippermedia.com/contact-us/ Bulk GMB Reporting Tool   Bulk GMB reporting is when you [...]

2020-12-10T16:04:49-05:00

Local Business SEO: Growing Your Business In Surrounding Cities

There's a fundamental problem with local business SEO! That is, the challenge of growing your business and reaching new customers in surrounding cities and in multiple metro areas. Traditional local SEO allows you to verify your Google My Business location (i.e. Google Maps listing) in [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:15-05:00

City Pages SEO – Local SEO for Multiple Surrounding Cities

City Pages SEO for Service Area Businesses City Pages SEO Strategy In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the power of City Pages SEO.  This article is an ongoing work in progress and we update the content on a [...]

2020-12-09T16:59:53-05:00

Local SEO Citations – Unlock The Power of Google Maps Rankings

SEE OUR LOCAL SEO CITATION PACKAGES Start DOMINATING Google Maps Rankings VIEW PACKAGES & PRICING What Are Google Map Citations? A Google Map citation is data about your business location that's published across the web consisting of your business [...]

2020-12-11T11:00:51-05:00

How We Increased This Law Firm’s Website Traffic from Google by 70.67% [City Pages Tutorial]

City pages can be a powerful way to connect with new clients in surrounding cities. In fact, over the last 5 months we've increased one of our law firm client's search traffic to their website by over 70% through the use of city pages. The [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:16-05:00

Should I Renew My Expiring Domain Names, And Would They Offer Any SEO Value?

Many website owners struggle with issue of expiring domain names.  The most common question is whether or not you should renew it or just let it expire.  But if you do renew it, is there anything you can do with the domain name [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:16-05:00

Domain Authority for Law Firm Websites: The “Secret Sauce” To Higher Rankings in Google

Top Rankings for Law Firm Websites Want better rankings in Google and more traffic for your law firm website? Of course you do! But one thing I hear all the time from clients is how frustrating it is for lawyers to see [...]

2018-03-05T20:08:08-05:00

How local SEO gave this criminal defense lawyer a monopoly in Google search

It’s a powerful thing when a business earns enough authority in Google local search to become the "featured business" for their most valuable keyword phrase. When a business reaches the featured spot, Google removes all other local search results, which means the featured [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:17-05:00

How to rank #1 in Google local search when located outside the center of a city?

Center (or Centroid) of metro Atlanta Rank #1 in Google local in surrounding cities One the biggest challenges in local SEO is how your business can compete in a large city if you are located outside the center of that major [...]

2018-03-21T06:39:02-04:00

Website City Pages: How Local Business Gets Found in Google Search in Surrounding Cities

Creating City Pages To Rank for City + Service Keyword Phrases #1 ranked city page for keyword phrase "ac repair in atlanta" If you own a business in the suburbs of a large metro area, you might be frustrated because you wish your website ranked in [...]

2018-01-24T10:06:50-05:00

3 Local SEO Tips For Plumbers To Get Higher Rankings in Google Maps

Implementing effective local SEO For plumbers comes with its own unique set of challenges and circumstances.  First, there's a strong sense of urgency from customer demand because, quite frankly, people do not think to call a plumber unless there's an emergency.  And second, when [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:21-05:00

Should I Focus on Organic SEO Or Local SEO For My Business?

Well, it depends... If your customer base is defined by a geographic region or metro area, then local SEO will be key to increasing phone calls, driving more foot traffic, and converting local leads into customers. If your customer base exceeds a specific [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:26-05:00

How To Get Letter A Google Maps Rankings for Small & Local Business

Getting Letter A Google Maps rankings is quickly becoming the #1 objective for local and small businesses.  And rightly so...  according to recent studies on local search behavior, nearly 60% of all searches have local business intent, and 78% of local searches resulted in [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:27-05:00

What Are Google Maps Citations for Local SEO

Google Map Citations for Local SEO Google Map Citations are instances of your business name, address, and phone number (NAP) that are published on external websites and directories.  Search engines use citations to determine the accuracy and relevance of your business information. image by: Moz [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:28-05:00

What Is Local SEO And How To Get Top Local Search Rankings?

Local SEO is the process of enhancing your Google business page for higher rankings in local search results.  Nearly 60% of all searches have local intent, and recent studies show that 78% of local searches resulted in off line purchases. This data underscores the relevance of [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:28-05:00

2016 Local SEO Power Tips To Dominate Google Local Search

I'm a firm believer in the 80/20 rule!  This is especially true when it comes to local SEO for dominating Google local search.  The 80/20 rule implies a small segment of activities can deliver the overwhelming majority of results.  This is also sometimes referred to [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:28-05:00

Content Marketing For Small Business Local SEO Success

Content Marketing For Small Business Content marketing has a colorful history.  I love the infographic from the Content Marketing Institute that illustrates how back in 4200 b.c., we find perhaps the first sign of content marketing in writing on cave walls.  These writings [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:29-05:00

Local SEO For Restaurants – How To Win In Local Search & Social Media

Local SEO For Restaurants - How To Dominate the Search Results in Google & Facebook Local SEO is the act of building brand authority and relevance for your restaurant on the web.  Local SEO for restaurants is about getting your business found in the top [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:29-05:00

How News Article Marketing Grew Website Traffic by 226.5% from Social Media

One of our clients is a personal injury law firm that specializes in brain injury cases.  I mention this particular client because they operate in a very niche market, and it helps to illustrate the news article marketing strategy discussed below. We just completed another full month [...]

2020-05-28T17:06:48-04:00

Why Local SEO Is The #1 Focus For Most Small Businesses

When it comes to online marketing, there's a myriad of options for the small business to chose from.  You have pay per click marketing which includes the likes of Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter ads, and now even Instagram and Pinterest ads.  And then [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:30-05:00

3 Easy Steps To Rank For Multiple Local Search Terms

If you are like most local businesses, you probably only have one physical address.  This is the most common local business structure after removing the big box brands from the equation.  But one of the most common questions I get asked is "how [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:30-05:00

3 Local SEO Secrets To Top Rankings in Google Maps in 2015

There's been a lot of changes in 2015 that have impacted the Google Maps search results and the way local businesses get displayed on desktop and mobile search results.  I'll save the details of those changes for a later post.  But today, I want [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:30-05:00

Are The Top 3 Local Search Results in Google the New #1?

If you are a local business and rely on Google traffic from your local metro area, then I'm sure you've noticed some changes lately in the local search results which might dramatically impact your overall local SEO strategy. Back in August, Google updated their local search [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:31-05:00

3 Steps To Higher Rankings in Google Local Maps Search Results (Local SEO)

The local search results in Google are becoming increasingly more valuable for locally oriented businesses.  From local retailers to lawyers, dentists, and doctors, to the local carpet cleaner and house painters, being found in the top local search results in Google can mean the [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:33-05:00

How A Local Business Started Getting Calls Immediately With Facebook Mobile Ads

Almost immediately after launching our client's Facebook mobile ad campaign, along with a simple mobile web app featuring a "tap to call" button, they started getting calls from new customers looking for a quote... Facebook mobile ads have been the most effective form [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:40-05:00

vLab UGA – How To Access, Use vLab At The University of Georgia

The New vLab at UGA The University of Georgia has an amazing new technology in place for students this year called vLab.   vLab allows students to access computer resources and software installed on desktop computers at the Miller Learning Center from any location, and [...]

2017-12-15T21:27:18-05:00

How This One Simple Keyword Strategy Can Help Your Local Business Stand Out In Google… (and NO! It’s not spam)

When it comes to Google, every business - whether local, regional, global, or even e-commerce (100% online) - wishes they had more exposure in Google's natural search results. Yes, Google makes billions of dollars per year from Adwords which is their pay per [...]

2018-01-17T11:52:52-05:00

3 Ways Your Local Business Can Increase Visibility In Google

Does your local business come up in Google when someone in your city searches for your products or services? If not, keep reading to learn how your local business can increase visibility in Google search results. For locally owned businesses, the marketing [...]

2018-01-24T10:09:27-05:00

5 Google Places Tips For Higher Ranking & More Customers

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know how passionate I am about preaching the importance of Google Places for local businesses - or any business that's located in a particular local / metro area.  So [...]

2018-04-26T12:56:12-04:00

How Your Website Will Increase Your Google Places Page Rankings in Google

You'd be surprised actually at how many local business owners still aren't aware of Google Places.  I've talked with several business owners in the past about Google Places who not only knew what Google Places was, but they were equally surprised to [...]

2018-01-24T10:09:34-05:00