After reading over another amazing David Mihm’s Local Search Ranking Factors, i wanted to include below a few of Astral Web’s favorites.

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- NAP in hCard / Schema.org

– GeoTagged Media Associated with Business (e.g. Panoramio, Flickr, YouTube)

– City, State in Most/All H1/H2 Tags

– Quantity of MyMaps References to Business

– Matching, Public WHOIS Information

– Velocity of Check-Ins on Popular Services (e.g. Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter)

PLUS (Astral Web Added) – Number of Citations from Same City Newspapers (for example – ocregister mention, latimes mention, etc)

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