Local SEO

MAP Funded Local SEO

Did you know that Neighborly's MAP Fund will be allocating funds to pay for a basic level SEO package for ONE website within EACH of your franchise agreements? MAP Funded SEO will cover up to 2,400 USD (3,000 CAD) for each of your franchise agreements. Here are Digital Shift's MAP plan details: Keyword Analysis Four […]

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Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Franchise

Top 20 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Franchise So you want to invest in a franchise. You've done your research and looked into what type of franchise you're interested in running, and perhaps you've even connected with a franchisor in your area. Before your initial meeting, it's important to ensure you're prepared by […]

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Google My Business Management Services

Done-For-You Google My Business Management Have complete peace of mind that your Google My Business profile is active and up-to-date without spammy suggestions from online trolls (or competitors) trying to hurt your Google local rankings and get your business listing removed from Google Maps. From business listing management, Google posts, and replying to your reviews […]

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The Ultimate Multiple Location SEO Guide for Franchises

It’s a big job to create an SEO strategy, but it’s even more significant when you have more than one location or franchise. It’s up to you to create an effective local SEO strategy for your business - as well as all of those business locations that you have.   That’s where a lot of […]

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Proximity to Searcher

What is the Proximity to Searcher Factor? Simply put, proximity to searcher is the closeness of the searcher's address to the point of search. In Google, the results would appear in the Google Maps results, and the business results would be sorted by proximity to the searcher's physical location. This Searcher-to-Business Distance answers one question […]

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Local Citation for Local SEO

What is a Citation? A citation is a reference to your business on the internet. A local citation can be complete or a partial references to your name, address, phone number, and website (NAP+W) online. The most common type of (structured) citation is a business directory listing. Citations are also commonly referred to as online […]

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What Information is Required for Local SEO?

What information do I need to start Local SEO? Here's the information that you'll need to get started with Local SEO Services. Business Name - This is the full official business name that is to be used to citations, directories and local SEO Address - The address exactly as it is listed on Google or […]

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Local SEO Video Part 1
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Why Most SEO for Franchises Doesn't Work and How to Do it Right

Some people say trying to manage SEO for franchises is like trying to herd cats. It's a frustrating experience, full of  "No, don't do that!" and "Oh, come on!". The main issue with SEO for franchises is the complexity added with the more locations and personalities you add into the equation. But it can be done successfully... […]

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Guidelines for Representing Your Business on Google

Looking for Guidelines on How to Represent Your Business on Google? Service-area businesses—are defined as businesses that serve customers at their locations—should have one page for the central office OR location and designate a service area from that point. Service-area businesses can't list a "virtual" office unless that office is staffed during business hours. According to GMB support, one […]

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Digital Shift Featured on Clutch!

How can Digital Shift help grow your business? This is the first question we ask our clients. The team at Digital Shift takes the time to understand your strategic business needs, and from there, identify the appropriate solution. Our diverse experience in SEO, PPC, social media management, and other related services has allowed us to […]

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Online Business Directory

What is a Directory? In terms of digital marketing, a directory or more specifically a business directory is an online listing of businesses. The listings provide information about specific businesses such as the name, address, contact information, associations, and the services and products offered. These businesses are usually categorized, by location, activity, or size. It is […]

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