A “free resources” page might seem kind of redundant, given how much free stuff is on this site. Still, if you’re the DIY type, you probably like having lots of local-visibility tools in one toolbox.
I’m constantly creating and adding resources, but the ones below should hold you for a little while. Some of them originally appeared in my blog posts, whereas others live in other areas of my site.
My free guide —Step-by-step instructions for how to get your business visible in local Google – by yourself.
Every Local SEO Diagnostic You’ll Ever Need to Know (Plus Some) —Trying to figure out your troubles in local search? Try these 50+ troubleshooting technique s.
The Definitive List of Local Search Citations —Got all the local citations you need? Not sure? This list will tell you
The Definitive List of Local Review Sites —Know your review sites and you’ll know where to direct happy customers – and you won’t get blindsided by less-happy ones.
Comparison of Local Review Sites: Where Should You Focus Now? —A one-page comparison chart that helps you decide which review site(s) would be best for you to get reviews on. Part of one of my most-popular posts .
Business Category Lists for Major Local Search Sites —Which categories should you pick for your listings? This post will help. Oh, and here are the categories for Apple Maps .
100 Practical Ideas for Small-Business Blog Posts —Out of good ideas for blog posts? Problem solved.
My “How Long Local SEO Takes: the Short Version” printout —In October 2012 I published a giant post on how long it generally takes to see results from your local SEO campaign. Later I did another, shorter post in that distilled my findings into a single page.
My questionnaire for potential clients —This questionnaire contains the questions I ask most potential clients, so that I understand their situation and goals. They’re the questions any local-search pro should ask you. Even if you’re doing local SEO all by your lonesome, you should know the answers before getting your hands dirty. ( Here it is on Google Docs .)
My link questionnaire —A great way to brainstorm and research practical link opportunities. I use it with current clients, but anyone can benefit from it.
Looking for a specific resources you didn’t find here? Let me know