president & founder AT RicketyRoo IncBlake Denman is the President & Founder of RicketyRoo Inc, a local SEO agency based in Bend, Oregon, and the proprietor at https://verygoodlocalseo.com. Blake has more than 13 years of local SEO and paid search marketing experience working with industries ranging from addiction treatment centers, law firms, dentists, multi-location companies, and professional services.
Blake is a contributor to the Local Search Ranking Factors Survey and speaks at digital marketing conferences around the US about local search.
Every small-to-medium-sized business, or the agency working on behalf of a small business, has one central goal with local business SEO: to get more leads. Ranking in Google Maps and local organic search is an important part of getting those leads. In this guide, I’m going to walk you through the most important success factors for both Google Maps (the local map pack) and local organic search.
You can spend a little bit of time doing local keyword research and get some top-level information rather quickly, or you can go deep and get just about everything you can think of for a full-fledged strategy. In this post, I‘ll help you develop a local SEO keyword research guide to set you up for future success.