54 episodes

Jesse Dolan and Bob Brennan from Intrycks share the digital marketing strategies and local SEO tactics that service businesses can use to get ahead of the competition, get found in search engines, and attract more new local customers for their business. Discover how to identify your ideal customers online, get your website ranked at the top for the searches you want, generate more qualified leads, and how to convert those leads into new customers at a higher rate. For the past 20 years, Jesse and Bob have operated real brick and mortar service businesses in the Minneapolis, MN area, so they understand the real world struggles that local entrepreneurs are facing, and the limited time that is available. With that backdrop, each episode contains proven methods and actionable ideas that local business owners can quickly implement to get new customers, and grow their business.

Local SEO Tactics and Digital Marketing Strategies Local SEO Tactics: SEO Tips and Tricks For Your Website

    • Marketing
    • 5.0, 68 Ratings

Jesse Dolan and Bob Brennan from Intrycks share the digital marketing strategies and local SEO tactics that service businesses can use to get ahead of the competition, get found in search engines, and attract more new local customers for their business. Discover how to identify your ideal customers online, get your website ranked at the top for the searches you want, generate more qualified leads, and how to convert those leads into new customers at a higher rate. For the past 20 years, Jesse and Bob have operated real brick and mortar service businesses in the Minneapolis, MN area, so they understand the real world struggles that local entrepreneurs are facing, and the limited time that is available. With that backdrop, each episode contains proven methods and actionable ideas that local business owners can quickly implement to get new customers, and grow their business.

    Tips To Attract Customers Right Now While Positioning Your Brand For The Coronavirus Future 054

    Tips To Attract Customers Right Now While Positioning Your Brand For The Coronavirus Future 054

    Since we can't escape the current coronavirus pandemic, we will again embrace it in this week's episode!  Learn some of the tips and tricks that businesses are using right now to adapt to the current marketplace, and how to communicate those changes to their customers and prospects.  You can leverage your website and social media in new ways, to stay connected and give customers the information they are looking for.  Adapting to these customer expectations and providing them solutions will win you new business now while positioning your brand for operating in the future COVID-19 era, however long that may be.
    What people are doing to make sure their businesses stay open and active How to let everyone know you are open for business still How to better communicate with customers about your business and status Opportunities with social media and digital communications Position your brand to survive the coronavirus pandemic

    • 21 min
    Coronavirus Pivot - Adapt Your Business Now To Thrive Beyond The COVID-19 Pandemic - 053

    Coronavirus Pivot - Adapt Your Business Now To Thrive Beyond The COVID-19 Pandemic - 053

    Coronavirus is having a major impact on businesses large and small.  In addition to the economic impact of COVID-19, customers are changing the way they interact with businesses, and businesses are forced to pivot and offer services or products they may not have in the past, in order to survive.  Luckily there is a host of technology solutions to enable more dynamic online interactions with your customers, as face-to-face retail becomes an issue in the coming weeks or months.  In this episode, we'll focus on some popular video and communications tools, and discuss how to use them to operate your business, and also to engage with your customers in new ways.
    What You’ll Learn
    How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we interact with businesses online People are rapidly changing how they look for a business online Businesses are shifting to more online and website based communications Use tools like Zoom, Loom, and Google Hangouts to interact with customers in new ways Leverage video recordings and YouTube to enhance the content and purpose of your website

    • 19 min
    The Importance Of Optimizing Your Google My Business Description Field - 052

    The Importance Of Optimizing Your Google My Business Description Field - 052

    For local SEO, your Google My Business listing is an extremely important tool for your business.  In this episode, we will discuss the best practices and relevancy of the description field within your GMB listing.  The description field is the largest single input area for your GMB, and it's also an area that is highly relevant for inputting specific keywords and geographic references that you want to be found for.  Here are some tips and tricks to approach your GMB description with SEO in mind, to improve your local rankings!
    What You’ll Learn
    Google My Business (GMB) is very important for your local SEO The description field in your GMB is a great resource for targeting keywords and geographic areas Your GMB description will show in your business Knowledge Panel You can input up to 750 characters in your description Even if the description is not seen by users every time, Google knows what it contains Google has eluded to the fact that putting keywords in your GMB description will help you rank for those keywords Make sure your Google My Business description is optimized for SEO and readability just like any other content on your website

    • 24 min
    Quick SEO Wins With Free Online Audit Tools For Your Website - 051

    Quick SEO Wins With Free Online Audit Tools For Your Website - 051

    Doing SEO on your website is very important, but how do you know if you're doing it right?  In this episode of Local SEO Tactics, we cover three of our favorite 100% free online testing tools, to help grade and gauge your website and SEO.  The three primary areas are page speed, schema implementation, and overall SEO - which contains keyword optimization, page structure, images, and other on-page website elements.  There are many tools online, and there are many more free tools that we are not talking about today.  A simple Google search will show many popular testing options, in addition to the ones mentioned in this episode.  Enjoy!
    What You’ll Learn
    There are dozens of reputable tools you can find online to help optimize your website Use our free SEO audit to check your web page for optimization on specific keywords Make sure any SEO audit tool you choose looks at domain issues, keyword optimization, and image analysis Use the Google Structured Data Testing Tool to check your web page schema markup Check the speed of your web pages for loading times and find what elements may be slowing it down

    • 19 min
    Using The Same Background Image On Every Page Of Your Website - 50

    Using The Same Background Image On Every Page Of Your Website - 50

    Here we are at episode 50!  A small but significant milestone for the Local SEO Tactics shows so we want to first thank you for the support and feedback on this journey!  In today's episode, we feature our first call-in question.  Evelyn, asks if it is okay to use the same background image on all pages of your website?  We cover this, and some related scenarios, to talk about the SEO impact as well as the user experience for choosing to do this!
    YOU’LL LEARN
    Does it hurt SEO to use the same background image Make sure the background image does not slow your page load times It is better to use original photos over stock photos You can use a slider instead of a background image if it makes sense on your page Sometimes a background image does not reformat to a responsive page properly Use a slider with image effects like Ken Burns effect to create movement and animation Find show notes and episode information at https://www.localseotactics.com/using-the-same-background-image-on-every-page-of-your-website-50/

    • 16 min
    Review Clout - Leverage Your Online Reviews To Expand Into New Revenue Streams - 049

    Review Clout - Leverage Your Online Reviews To Expand Into New Revenue Streams - 049

    By now we all know online reviews are a necessity for a local business.  Your reputation and public ratings are an instant edification of your business and show potential customers what they can expect if they patronize you.  If you are getting good reviews and have a sizable amount of reviews, you can leverage what we call “review clout” and expand your business into new revenue streams.  In this episode, we talk about how to find the related niches for your business, where your review clout can quickly get you new business and dominate the competition!
    YOU’LL LEARN Getting reviews is always very important for your business Ask customers face to face for reviews to get as many as possible Use automation like ReviewLead to capture even more reviews for your business Once you have high review count and high review rating you can leverage it for new revenue streams Find niches that you can serve that have low competition Look for competitors in the map pack that have low review scores Add keywords and optimizations to your GMB and website for the niche to gain visibility View show notes and all links on the show page at https://www.localseotactics.com/review-clout-leverage-your-online-reviews-to-expand-into-new-revenue-streams-049/

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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68 Ratings

E. McC ,

Interesting but no fluff

Very impressed, interesting yet very good! Am a local business and learned much even just started listening! Thanks will be checking out their website.

skipinco ,

Useful Information In Every Episode

Really appreciate the straightforward nature of the content in this show. As an agency owner (Delegal Digital) I find actionable insights every time I listen. Glad you guys are back. Thank you!

Shmamex ,

Theys guys know their SEO

I have listened to TONS of SEO podcasts, and Local SEO Tactics is one of best. Each episode contains something practical and actionable to immediately apply. They do a good job of going from basic to quite in depth, so there's something here for everyone. Frankly if you're a business owner, and not following the advice laid out in these pithy podcasts, you're just leaving money on the table. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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