Local businesses continue to have a great SEO advantage. So what works for small business SEO and what doesn’t?

In June 2012, local SEO expert David Mihm, released his annual report on Local Search Ranking Factors. It doesn’t reflect the big change from Google Places to Google+ Local pages but, nonetheless, the findings are still extremely relevant and the data provides a great benchmark for the future.

Here’s a visual look at Local Search Factors can impact small business SEO. No surprise that social and mobile technology is becoming more important. Thanks to Ace Plumbing in Sacramento for letting us share how they do it right!


So how to get started on your local SEO strategy? First, review how your site is doing with our Local SEO Report Card. Next, sign up for your free trial of UpCity to manage your inbound marketing. Solicit and share reviews from your customers plus keep all your local information accurate and consistent across the web. You’ll be on your way to SEO success!