WP Local Plus | Local Business Directory Builder Plugin for WordPress http://www.wplocalplus.com 15+ Million Businesses Streamed To Your Blog Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:54:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 4th July Offer – Pay Half and Get Over 100 WordPress Products http://www.wplocalplus.com/4th-july-offer-pay-half-and-get-over-100-wordpress-products/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/4th-july-offer-pay-half-and-get-over-100-wordpress-products/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:05:12 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4284 Pay Half and Enjoy Full WPeka Club Benefits

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WPLocalPlus US Version 5.5 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-us-version-5-5-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-us-version-5-5-released/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:12:26 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4279 In the earlier version, listings were fetched from Citygrid with a single map displaying location and all the details.

With this release an option has been added to choose the listings from either Citygrid, Google or both. Each listing will now have a separate map.

To download the latest version, please use the same download link that you had received with your purchase.

If you face any problems, please write to us at support@wplocalplus.com

 

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WPLocalPlus International Version 6.4.4 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-4-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-4-released/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:30:45 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4270 With this release, issue with manual listing has been fixed.

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WPLocalPlus International Version 6.4.3 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-3-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-3-released/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:55:15 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4264 Critical Update : Google API changed and hence WPLocalPlus International has been modified too accordingly.
Without this update, WPLocalPlus will not display any data.

Also With this release, the look and feel of the Admin Screen and the layouts in the front-end have been enhanced to give WPLocalPlus a more modern look.

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How To Optimize Your Local Directories Using Longtail Keywords http://www.wplocalplus.com/how-to-optimize-your-local-directories-using-longtail-keywords/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/how-to-optimize-your-local-directories-using-longtail-keywords/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 06:34:59 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4257 Gone are the days when people from a locality used to roam around and find out different shops and businesses present in their location. Now people around the globe can access the business listing from any location by simply browsing through various local directories present over the World Wide Web.

Thus creating a local business directory or business listing, will help people residing in your neighborhood. You can also earn a decent income from the traffic your website would generate. But to make this venture possible and enhance your directory’s reach, you need to take care of local directories SEO and implement long tail keyword research.

So let’s dive in and find out the secrets of local business directory optimization.

Why local business directories are important?

Before we start unveiling the secrets to optimizing your local directories, first let’s find out the need of these directories.  These local directories are somewhat similar to the yellow pages but are far more advanced and are immensely helpful.

These directories consist of the exact location, contact information, reviews of all the business listed in these directories. Thus they can be fruitful in the following ways:

Providing insight & information about local businesses – Local business directories are generally categorized on the basis of location, businesses and service. They are a one stop destination to gather information and know about the different shops and businesses present in your neighborhood.

Using these information local residents can view all the services available in their locality. They can choose from the different services and select the one that suits their needs and requirements.

Increasing the reach for local business – With globalization, confining to a brick and mortar business is not the best practice. So by using local directories, businesses can advertise their products and also let the word out about their presence in the marketplace. Listing a business in directories helps increases visibility for the shop owner or business and ensures customer inflow.

Steady income – As local directories cater to the needs of many people, they attract a lot of traffic. Even directory owners get sponsorship from some business, thus ensuring a steady source of income.

How to optimize the local business directories

Now that you are well aware of the true potential of local business listings, you should strive to make it better and effective for the users. Also, you need to optimize your listing to make it search engine friendly and thus easily discoverable by the netizens.

Below mentioned are some of the basic ways to ensure local business directory optimization and implement local directories SEO.

1. Your listings and details should focus on appropriate keywords for SEO. It would make your listing easily discoverable by the search engine thus can be accessed by a lot of readers easily.
2. You should include proper description, reviews, ratings, contact information and other details to make your listing appealing and helpful. If the information is authentic and updated, people will revert back to your directory again and again.
3. Create good quality backlinks to improve page rank.
4. Integrate social media into your directory so that content and information is easily shareable over a number of different social media websites.

What are the long tail keywords and how they can help in optimizing the local business directories?

Generally long tail keywords are keywords that consist of three or four phrases. They are considered to be extremely cost-effective and high-performing for both paid and organic searches.

Standard keywords are short and are relatively generic while long tail keywords are specific to a certain topic. Thus more likely to be discovered by the search engine. Long tail keywords set the theme of your directory as well as target the specific niche and service it caters to.

Long tail keyword research using keyword research tool

Generally we invest a lot of time in researching keywords for the listing content, but often neglect to look out for potent long tail keywords. In fact, long tail keywords are the ones that are the most relevant and has the most success rate. So you need to research and put a lot of emphases while choosing the long tail keyword for local directory SEO.

There are a number of tools available for long tail keyword research. Among those
KeywordXP is one of the best tool to find the profitable long tail keywords. By using KeywordXP, you will be able to expand any keyword into over 5000 long tail expressions direct from Google, Bing, Ask, Amazon or Ebay.

It also provides a detailed analysis of the popularity, volume search and relevance of each and every long tail keyword, thus helping you choose, optimize and plan your content properly.

Which keyword research tool you use? Share your experience in the comments about using KeywordXP and long tail keywords.

 

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WPLocalPlus International Version 6.4.2 and Canada Version 6.3 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-2-and-canada-version-6-3-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-international-version-6-4-2-and-canada-version-6-3-released/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 05:26:27 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4248 With this release, issue with API has been fixed.

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WPLocalPlus US Version 5.4 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-us-version-5-4-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-us-version-5-4-released/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:08:43 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4236 With this release, we have added a new feature where Admin can pull the listings by using his/her own publisher key with city grid media.

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5 Ways to Dramatically Increase Traffic to Your Online Local Business Directory http://www.wplocalplus.com/5-ways-to-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-online-local-business-directory/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/5-ways-to-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-online-local-business-directory/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:48:41 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4217                                                    ????????????????????????????????????

Local business directories are really popular. People are always looking up for places like stores, restaurant or doctors around them. They simply search using Google and if your directory ranks in the top ranks in search results, you can expect a whole lot of organic traffic.

But if your directory is fairly new or if you feel that the current traffic numbers aren’t great, you can do a couple of things to bump up your numbers.

Here are 5 proven tips attract more traffic to your online local business directory:

Build a Niche Directory

People looking for things online have a specific requirement. So they are more interested in sites that fulfill their requirement specifically. If you build a niche directory, SEO wise, chances of your directory ranking higher is more.

Besides, your visitors will also be more confident about going with your recommendation as they will think that you’re running a resource that is dedicated to their needs.

A niche site will have thousands of businesses from the same industry. And a generalized directory will only have a few businesses from thousand different industries.

If you already own a generalized directory, make sure to add proper categories and subcategories. Make navigation easy and simple for users.

Promote Your Web Directory

Promoting your website directory will make it reach thousands of people. Businesses often like to get listed in  directories that are very popular and have a good Alexa ranking. Because that’s where their users go.

Promote your directory on popular social media networks. Some directories start a blog and share their articles and build backlinks. You can also promote your directory using online advertising.

By promoting your directory on social media networks, Google can see your website. And your website’s chances of ranking higher will increase.

Your directory’s success depends mainly upon the traffic that you can attract and getting more visibility is the best way to get more traffic.

Allow Rating, Reviews, Comments and Feedback

People usually make purchasing decisions based on what they hear from other people. So they rely on ratings, reviews and comments about particular business listings.

Businesses also prefer those directories which allow their customers to rate, review, comment and let them give feedback.

This not only helps them improve their product/ service and business, but also gets more exposure for them when appearing on Google places – businesses with higher ratings or positive reviews have a better chance to rank higher. And thus end up getting more customers.

Allow Indexing of the Submitted Links

Most businesses intend to improve their traffic and customer-base through submitting to online directories. But some of them do not allow indexing of the links that these business websites submit to them. If search engines cannot index these links, their purpose is somewhat failed as they don’t get any backlink advantage.

For this reason businesses prefer to add their listings to only those directories who allow indexing of their links. Make sure that you directory allows indexing. This will not only help the businesses but also improve your web directories traffic.

Keep the Contact and Product/service Info Updated of Your List

Accept and list only quality links that are submitted to your directory. Thoroughly review the listings and accept only those businesses that provide quality service/product to your users.

Many businesses change their address or phone no, so make sure they are all updated for a better user experience.

This is necessary to build your reputation as a reliable source. If you can get people to trust you, you can be sure to develop a loyal readership.

Conclusion

The competition in the online directory niche is very steep. Anyone can easily launch a website directory these days, but it takes a lot of consistent efforts and planning to build a loyal audience.

So make sure that you put in the time and effort and continue to pursue your project and don’t just abandon it. Make sure that your site stands out. Be different. Apply new and impressive ways to promote your site. Put in extra efforts to get quality links and enhance user experience.

Do you know any other ways to increase traffic? Would be great if you could share them by commenting below.

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WP Local Plus is a completely automated, turn-key WordPress plugin that will allow you
automatically create content packed, dynamic local business directories complete with dynamic
business reviews, business listings, coupon offers and Google Maps integration, and much more,
right from within your WordPress blog. No other WordPress plugin does what WP Local plus does.

Dynamic Local Business Content For Your Blog. Create an auto-blog instantly

  • Wp Local Plus gives you access to rich, local business listings to enhance your existing user
    experience on your blogs or gives you the ability to create new local web directory sites.
  • It’s simple to use, yet powerful components will allow you to add a powerful local business search
    functionality to your current blogs and add other “high value” content such as business reviews and
    deals.
  • This plugin will allow your visitors to get detailed information about business listings including location, website, reviews, maps and more right within the blog.
  • Easy display profiles of businesses using information from WP Local Plus’s dynamic self updating system, which contain more than 18 million business listings.
  • Full Google Maps Integration. Show business search results as places on a map, with full Google
    maps functionality and the ability for the visitor to expand the search or access full details of a
    given place.
  • High Powered Search Tool. Wp Local Plus’s local business and offer search lets you show your users
    the most relevant local results possible.
  • Enhanced Content. Enhance your blog or local directory with more than just business listing by also
    including local deals and discounts offered by the business owners themselves. All of this
    information is streamed automatically to you blog for you visitors to enjoy.
  • Built In Contextual Text Ad System. Turn any keyword you choose into a “hot word” that shows a
    contextual in text ad, whenever the visitor hovers their mouse over the selected word.

If you have any questions , please send a mail to support[at]wplocalplus.com

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WPLocalPlus Canada Version 6.2 Released http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-canada-version-6-2-released/ http://www.wplocalplus.com/wplocalplus-canada-version-6-2-released/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:30:58 +0000 http://www.wplocalplus.com/?p=4124 Cities that show up using the [allcity] shortcode can now be completely controlled by the admin settings. You are no longer restricted to the default options built into the plugin.

 

 

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