I’ve been a web designer in Harrogate for over 10 years and in that time I’ve helped alot of local businesses get to the top of the search engines for local searches. Google are constantly changing their algorithms so some of the strategies I use have had to be tweaked but most of them continue to be successful. Here are some of the strategies I use for local businesses: User friendly websites built in WordPress (Google loves WordPress) Custom built design Responsive website/ mobile friendly Good content that’s optimised for local searches Optimised video content Regular website content such as blog posts Regular content for social media Fully optimised Google My Business page Directory listings that are all consistant High quality backlinks  I often find that it’s better to focus on the website user and provide content that’s tailored for them, instead of trying to please Google too much. read more