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The Best of the First SEMrush Twitter Chat

Elena Terenteva

Hello, SEMrush blog readers!

Let me guess why you love our blog — because it’s a place where you can learn new things and find the answers to your questions. Well, that’s also a good reason to love the SEMrush Twitter chat! By participating, you can get answers from SEO specialists around the world in real time.

On October 2, we had our first Twitter chat about SEO tricks for small businesses with Todd Butcher and Kristopher Jones. If you missed it, here is a wrap-up of the best-of-the-best tips!

what should small business owners focus on 

Social media, mobile search, reviews — the most important thing for SMEs is to build a community.

Friendly relations with customers can bring you as much benefit as "classic" SEO optimization. Don't forget to share your passion, and create unique content even your competitors would like to share. As Todd Butcher tweeted, don't forget to "deliver a killer experience for your customers. Raving fans will promote your business FOR you." It can also be a huge help with link building.

how can small businesses use content marketing to earn backlinkswhat keyword research strategy is best for local SEO 

Keyword research for SMEs is also very specific. Be sure you use geo-targeted, "commercial" keywords — those that reveal a person's intention to make a purchase (name of product + words "buy," "order," "cheap," "delivery" and so on).

what are some SEO mistakes local companies make 

One of the most common mistakes local businesses make online? Our experts agreed: Making it difficult for consumers to find or contact you! Some takeaways:

  • Give customers the ability to contact you easily and right away
  • Mobile search is crucial for local companies, so make your website mobile-optimized
  • NAP on every page makes the process for purchase easier for consumers
  • Make sure your business appears on Google Maps


SEMrush’s next Twitter chat will take place on October 15 at 4 p.m. BST/11 a.m. EST. Leading industry expert Adam Connell and team members of the awesome content marketing tool Buzzsumo will answer your questions about how content marketing can transform your SEO.

Be sure to use #SEMrushchat to join the conversation. We'll see you next time!

Elena Terenteva

SEMrush employee.

Elena Terenteva, Product Marketing Manager at SEMrush. Elena has eight years public relations and journalism experience, working as a broadcasting journalist, PR/Content manager for IT and finance companies.
Bookworm, poker player, good swimmer.
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Tony Dimmock

An experienced member who is always happy to help.

Hey Elena, thanks for including me in your post. Really enjoyed the first chat and look forward to tomorrow's second one :)
Elena Terenteva

SEMrush employee.

Tony Dimmock
Thanks for providing our followers with great tips! See you!
Andrew Dennis

Occasionally takes part in conversations.

Thanks for featuring me in the post Elena! I look forward to the next SEMrush chat.
Elena Terenteva

SEMrush employee.

Andrew Dennis
My pleasure! Yes, we do hope you'll join us!

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