8 LOCAL SEO MYTHS
By: Dillip Kumar Mohanty
#1 Grow your business listings on the web.
Number doesn’t matter. Maintain consistency, attend reviews and go for quality ones.
#2 Negative reviews affect your local ranking.
Not true. But attend these honestly.
#3 You need a website to be in the local pack.
Businesses without websites keep coming up in the local pack.
#4 Build as many location pages for better local ranking.
Its impact is limited. Rather it may affect negatively if not done creatively.
#5 High page speed score ensures top ranking.
Pages with average page speed score but high quality content rank better.
#6 You should optimize your website for ‘near me’ related keywords.
You can’t do much about it. Add more local signals in a natural way.
#7 Multi-location businesses should create websites for each location.
More numbers of websites require multi-fold effort. Think twice.
#8 Google Posts help improve your local ranking.
There is no correlation here. But informative posts help you to develop your brand visibility.