Local SEO Consultants

If you are a business where your primary customers visitor your location (or you do business in your local area), then you are you showing up in the Google Maps listings? The search engine is now showing only 3 local businesses for many keyword searches. If you’re not in the top 3, then you won’t be found. It’s not just about your website–you need a great local presence. Having trouble with your local listings? You need local SEO. Maybe your local business listing shows a photo that you’re not happy about? Contact us for help with your local business listings.

Google Local Guide

As a Google Local Guide and Google Street View Trusted photographer, Bill Hartzer of Hartzer Consulting understands Local SEO, and as a Google SEO Consultants, and knows what it takes to get your business to show up in Google’s search results. Whether it’s the organic or natural listings, or the Google Maps listings, my experience is top notch. Bill Hartzer is also a Google Ads Certified Individual, as well as Google My Business certified, as well.

Read one of my recent articles on Local SEO, titled 52 Local SEO Strategies for SMBs over at Search Engine Journal.

Google My Business Updates: Effect on Local SEO

Just recently, Google has updated their Google My Business services to include the option to include features like Google Posts and the creation of a Google My Business website. Read my important warnings and notes about these two new features. There are some things you need to know about Google Posts and information about the new Google My Business Websites. If you don’t have a website then Google My Business Website, as a feature, can be good. But if you already have a website then read about my warning about these websites!

Local SEO Should Not Be a Nightmare

As an SEO Expert, Bill Hartzer of Hartzer Consulting has recently helped a local business recover from a nightmare. They hired a “specialty marketing company” who apparently only does SEO and online marketing in their industry. A nationwide “company” or “agency”. We have worked with this local business in the past, and they thought that they could save some money by not working with an SEO Expert. They hired this specialty marketing company. Exactly two weeks after they hired the SEO agency, ALL of their Google services, tied to their Google account, were banned by Google. Their Gmail account was suspended for sending spam. Their Google Plus account was suspended. And, worst of all, their Google My Business account was suspended, and their two locations inside that account were suspended. Contacting the company, the specialty marketing company would NOT fix the issue, they immediately refunded the money, and stop answering emails and calls to the company.

Bill Hartzer stepped in, did the work necessary to recover the Gmail account, got the Google Plus account back for the local business. The Google My Business issues related to the suspended listings were more difficult to diagnose, but we’re back on track with the local company’s local listings and they’ve been claimed and verified. Their local reviews are still in tact, which is important.

Working Directly With an SEO Consultant

Working with a local SEO Expert, an SEO Expert, or an SEO consultant in general, you should be able to talk with them directly about your SEO and website issues. When you work with me, you can call me on my cell phone. We actually answer the phone if we’re not in a meeting or on a call. If it’s a Saturday afternoon and your website is down or all of a sudden your search engine rankings have gone dropped suddenly, you can call us. Or, worse, like that local business, your Gmail account is suspended and you cannot get into your Google My Business account, we will answer then phone and provide you with an honest answer.

Unlike many in the SEO industry, Hartzer Consulting and Bill Hartzer has been actually doing SEO for his own websites, starting with my own small business back in 1996. we won’t detail how we got involved in SEO, that’s a long story. Ask Bill Hartzer when you meet him, and he’ll be happy to give you the full story of how he went from creating his own website in a text editor, writing HTML code, to selling the domain name and part of the business assets two years later.

Bill Hartzer will tell you how he went on to do SEO in 9 different languages, in-house for a telecom software company. How he went on to start the first local Search Engine Marketing Association, an organization that is the poster-child for a lot of other local Search Engine Marketing Associations, like those in Houston, Salt Lake City, Portland, Minneapolis, and Raleigh. How Bill Hartzer worked my way up through the ranks at digital marketing agencies and SEO firms. The search engine optimization expert at a web design firm, SEO company and SEO agency, Director of SEO, Senior SEO Analyst, and Senior Vice President of one of the nation’s premier Local SEO agencies.

Local SEO Packages

To make it easier for you, we’ve put together the following local SEO packages. We prefer to customize each package for every client, as we know that your business is unique and has unique needs and goals. This is just a high-level list to give you an idea of what could be included. Inquire about specific pricing for each package (lower priced local SEO packages listed first):

Local SEO Package 1

  • Audit and optimize website for SEO – 1st time initially, then review once per year. Up to 10 pages. We provide a mini SEO audit of the website to identify the main issues that need to be addressed on the website. Then, we have something that we can work with going forward. A specific plan and strategy going forward.
  • Monitor social media activity on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, respond as necessary). We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active.
  • Set up and optimize Google My Business listing (if not already set up). This is critical, the information on your GMB listing must be accurate. The NAP data (Name, Address, Phone Number) must be consistent on the website and on your local business listings on the web.
  • Monitor Google My Business listing, add photos, respond to reviews as needed. We set up a way to monitor the reviews on your GMB listing, and help you respond to reviews as needed. We’ll help most photos, if necessary.

Local SEO Package 2

  • Audit and optimize website for SEO – 1st time initially, then review once per year. Up to 20 pages. We provide one of our mini SEO audits of the website to identify the main issues that need to be addressed on the website. Then, we have something that we can work with going forward. A specific plan and strategy going forward.
  • Monitor social media activity on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, respond as necessary). We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active.
  • Set up and optimize Google My Business listing (if not already set up). This is critical, the information on your GMB listing must be accurate. The NAP data (Name, Address, Phone Number) must be consistent on the website and on your local business listings on the web.
  • Monitor Google My Business listing, add photos, respond to reviews as needed. We set up a way to monitor the reviews on your GMB listing, and help you respond to reviews as needed. We’ll help most photos, if necessary.

Local SEO Package 3

  • Audit and optimize website for SEO – 1st time initially, then review once per year. Up to 30 pages. We provide one of our basic technical SEO audits of the website to identify the main issues that need to be addressed on the website. Then, we have something that we can work with going forward. A specific plan and strategy going forward.
  • Create SEO and social media strategy.
  • Monitor social media activity on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, respond as necessary). We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active.
  • One press release every quarter written and distributed.
  • Set up and optimize Google My Business listing (if not already set up). The NAP data (Name, Address, Phone Number) must be consistent on the website and on your local business listings on the web.
  • Monitor Google My Business listing, add photos, respond to reviews as needed. We set up a way to monitor the reviews on your GMB listing, and help you respond to reviews as needed. We’ll help most photos, if necessary.
  • Add one post per week on the Google My Business listing (up to 5 posts per month).

Local SEO Package 4

  • Audit and optimize website for SEO – 1st time initially, then review once per year. Up to 50 pages. We provide one of our technical SEO audits of the website to identify the main issues that need to be addressed on the website. Then, we have something that we can work with going forward. A specific plan and strategy going forward.
  • Create SEO and social media strategy.
  • Create blog (setup) and write blog post – 2 times a month
  • Post blog post on social media websites.
  • Monitor social media activity on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, respond as necessary). We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active
  • Monitor search engine rankings and overall search engine visibility. Report on rankings, visibility monthly.
  • One press release every quarter written and distributed.
  • Set up and optimize Google My Business listing (if not already set up). The NAP data (Name, Address, Phone Number) must be consistent on the website and on your local business listings on the web.
  • Monitor Google My Business listing, add photos, respond to reviews as needed. We set up a way to monitor the reviews on your GMB listing, and help you respond to reviews as needed. We’ll help most photos, if necessary.
  • Add one post per week on the Google My Business listing (up to 5 posts per month).

Local SEO Package 5

  • Audit and optimize website for SEO – 1st time initially, then review every 6 months. Up to 100 pages. We provide one of our technical SEO audits of the website to identify the main issues that need to be addressed on the website. Then, we have something that we can work with going forward. A specific plan and strategy going forward.
  • Create SEO and social media strategy.
  • Create blog (setup) and write blog post – 4 times a month
  • Post blog post on social media websites.
  • Monitor social media activity on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, respond as necessary). We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active
  • Monitor search engine rankings and overall search engine visibility. Report on rankings, visibility monthly. We use tools to help us monitor activity on your social media accounts. It’s important to respond and post regularly to keep your accounts active.
  • One press release per month written and distributed.
  • Set up and optimize Google My Business listing (if not already set up).
  • Monitor Google My Business listing, add photos, respond to reviews as needed.
  • Add one post per week on the Google My Business listing (up to 5 posts per month).
  • Add local citations (listings on other websites) and links as needed.
  • Monitor YouTube channel and help post videos.

As SEO experts and local SEO consultants, we know that past history has shown that local SEO techniques and tactics change on a regular basis. As a result, these packages listed below are subject to change.