What NAP Listings Mean for Your Business

April 28, 2017 by BizTraffic Team


If you want to drive traffic to your business, you need to give your customers good directions. This is what NAP (name, address, and phone number) information is all about.

Your customers need accurate contact information about your business in order to find you, and the NAP info provided in listing directories is where search engines get that information.

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing pull information about your business from directories. Your business’s NAP information needs to be correct in these directories before the search engines can get it right.

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Filed Under: Business listings, local listings, SEO, NAP, Directory Listings

How Local SEO Can Be Like Changing Your Legal Name

July 21, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

I recently got married, and by recently I mean almost a year and a half ago. After some discussion with my husband and some personal contemplation, I decided to change my last name to be the same as my husband's.

Now, over a year later, I am still finding my maiden name in places it simply shouldn't be. 

And this experience is often very similar to dealing with your business's local SEO presence. You submit your data to the top directories, and you still continue to find mistakes or areas that need improvement weeks, months, and possibly even years later. 

This lead me to consider all the ways that changing your legal name and implementing local SEO are similar. And here's what I've come up with:

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Filed Under: local listings, SEO, local search

7 Steps for Building Powerful Local Search for Your Business

June 13, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Local search is a powerful piece of your digital marketing strategy for your local business. More and more consumers are beginning their search for local products or services by searching online. And the stats show exactly why this is a smart move: 

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Filed Under: local listings, local search, local business

Dealing With Duplicates: Google and Bing Local Listings

May 26, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Duplicate listings are a common issue for small, local businesses. Data sources will occasionally have incorrect, outdated, or misleading information for a specific business which can and will be scraped by a data aggregator and transmitted throughout the local search ecosystem.

This data corruption is tedious to repair and can result in lost traffic for your business. Mismatched information or mutliple listings are both consider negative ranking factors when it comes to search engine results, so it is imperative that companies correct the data as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

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Filed Under: Business listings, local listings, Google, local search, local business, Bing

How to Begin the Local Optimization Process for Multi-Family Housing

March 07, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Local optimization is an extremely important, but often overwhelming, aspect of search engine optimization. For multi-location businesses, keeping all data accurate and up-to-date can feel like a never ending process. 

So how do you ensure that your data is accurate without spending your entire life scouring the internet for listings and updating them constantly? We've put together a few of the most important first steps for getting the ball rolling when it comes to your multi-family local optimization process. 

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Filed Under: search engine rankings, organic search, local listings, local search, search engine optimization strategies, local business, multi-family industry

Google Trusted Verifiers: The Local Listing Solution

February 22, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

The process of getting a local business on the map through online listings can be an intimidating task, so many local businesses simply ignore it all together. However, this important SEO step cannot be ignored if local business want to drive customers to their location. With the implementation of Google’s new Trusted Verifier program, the time and effort this process takes is cut into less than half the time!

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Filed Under: local listings, Google, local search, local business

Preserving Local SEO During the Acquisition of Multi-Family Properties

February 08, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Acquiring new multi-family properties is an exciting time for your business. Whether it is simply one new location, or several, your company's growth requires careful negotiation and planning in order to gain the best return on your investment.

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Filed Under: search engine rankings, organic search, local listings, SEO, local search, search engine optimization strategies, local business, multi-family industry

Do Call Tracking Numbers Hurt Local Search Rankings?

January 06, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

If you know anything about local listings, you know that the most important information your listings include is name, address, and phone number, otherwise known as NAP. In fact, mismatched NAP is considered as the 3rd largest negative search engine ranking factor for Google. 

This means that complete accuracy when it comes to your business's name, address, and phone number is of the utmost importance when creating and maintaining local listings that will actually get found. 

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Filed Under: local listings, local search, local business, call tracking, inbound phone calls

Google My Business Update: Boost Your Business with Better Photos

October 05, 2015 by BizTraffic Team

A pictures worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. Visual content has long been a powerful factor in any digital marketing strategy. The right images have the potential to catch the eye of your customers, and really elevate your marketing to the next level.

And with Google My Business's recent update, highlighting images that set your business apart just got a little easier. But before you can add pictures to your Google listing, you must first create one. 

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Filed Under: visual marketing, images, local listings, Google, local search, visual social media

Google At It Again: Local Map Pack Changes

August 10, 2015 by BizTraffic Team

As we all know, the search engine landscape is constantly shifting and adapting, particularly in the world of Google. Panda, Penguin, Pigeon…what’s next? While things might get confusing fast, we’re here to help. This week the highlight of things you need to know is relating to Local SEO.

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Filed Under: local listings, SEO