Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Family

What is local SEO?

See also

A lot of business owners who are trying to improve their website’s view rate have asked what is local seo? While most business owners know they need to attract local clients with their websites, few of them know how to do this. The question of what is local SEO is essential for anyone who owns a business that caters to local customers.

So what is local SEO? In short, this is a way to seed your website with keywords that search engines such as google will associate with a local area. When local customers use a search engine to look for local places that offer your business’ particular goods or services, having your website optimized for local SEO will make sure that your business is one of the first websites that come up on the search results page.

In order to optimize your website to attract local customers, it’s first necessary to understand how search engines work. While their exact formulas are not known, most websites use the terms entered by web users as keywords. Websites are then searched for these keywords, and the websites that match the keywords and/or use the keywords frequently are displayed first on the results page.
There are several ways to get a website configured for local seo. To start, make sure that your homepage prominently features the location of your business. Make sure you name the city and state of your business throughout your website. Next, make sure that you are using commonly-used terms to describe what your business does or sells.



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos