2013 Local SEO Ranking Factors Released

Aug 8, 2013 • 8:29 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

David Mihm and the folks at Moz released their 2013 local search ranking factors last night. They polled dozens of local SEO experts on 104 different ranking factors and asked hundreds of questions to come up with this report.

You can read the details at moz.com/local-search-ranking-factors but here is just an overview chart:

2013 Local SEO Ranking Factors Overview

Chuck Finley at Cre8asite Forums said, "For those of you that are interested in tapping into Local, this is the Bible. It's all in there!"

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

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Texas Oil

08/08/2013 05:49 pm

Great share, companies like 411 local that use fake addresses and fake reviews to rank clients, how do they fit in the ranking factors?

Nyagoslav Zhekov

08/09/2013 11:37 am

As you could see from the contributors list - they don't.


08/30/2013 03:20 pm

Great post. I think having a blog and rich snippets can also help too.


01/08/2014 08:10 pm

yes the rich snippets must help us

Spook SEO

01/26/2014 03:15 pm

Hi Barry! I have been reading your articles lately and this post of yours is such an interesting post. It is really so nice to know that David Mihm and others at Moz released their 2013 local search ranking factors. I have checked the link you have posted here and I learned a lot from the comments of the experts. This post of yours is worth sharing. Thank you!


07/18/2014 09:27 am

It was definitely a good report. It would be interesting for them to do an update now, about 1 year later, to highlight what is the same and what has changed.

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