Insightful Corner


While business listing citations are relatively easy to obtain, the more difficult ones come from local or niche websites or local newspapers. You’ve got to have something newsworthy for them to talk about and you have to get their attention in the first place. The process of creating local citations can be time-consuming and tedious and you ideally need to have an overall marketing strategy in order to get the attention of journalists However, if you’re a local business that would hugely benefit from a local listing in the Google Local Pack then it’s something worth spending time on it. You also have the option of either automating the work with the tools discussed earlier, or outsourcing it entirely, if you have the budget. Local SEO helps build authority in your local area, improves your website’s authority, sends trust signals and can also improve rankings