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    Question What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    Hope this question has not been asked before, what do you think is the best Local Seo wordpress theme? I need a theme that is best optimized to rank locally.
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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    Don Campbell, who used to work with Microsoft and now specializes in local has the best one I know of. I've seen tons of his client sites that rank high. More info about it at the top of my "Tools Page".
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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    I'm not certain there is a "best" WordPress theme for Local SEO, especially in view of the ongoing debate as to whether it's better to have SEO built into the theme or into a plug-in.

    However, the Thesis theme, the Genesis theme. and the StudioPress theme have some excellent built-in general SEO features. If you prefer, you can disable the built-in themes for Thesis and StudioPress to use a third party SEO plug-in such as Yoast's WordPress SEO Plugin or the All In One SEO Pack (Genesis does this automatically and I believe Thesis version 2.x does as well).

    Yoast also has a well-respected Local SEO Plug-In for WordPress (see also Local SEO Plug-In Configuration Guide).

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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    Or there's the one Linda mentions above...

    I was composing mine while she posted.

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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    For awhile I was collecting links to clients of Dons that use the small biz theme that ranked in the A spot. When I was doing research for other clients, I would sometimes find them at the top of the pack. Can't find the list now, but there is a ton of info on his site.

    A local SEO theme as opposed to a general SEO theme will do a good job of local NAP schema etc. but I'm sure Yoast's plug-in also does a good job. I just don't know if he "lives" local like Don does, but I've heard good things about it.
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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    We have had great success retrofitting wordpress sites with Local Search SEO Contact plug - in. We have used it on about 8 acupuncturist sites which are now in the top three results. In full disclosure, we also optimized the rest of the sites for local, but the anecdotal evidence is that the plug in works.

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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    Hey Mark, that looks like a pretty cool option with lots of features.

    I would just caution that I've heard it's not a good idea to use both Schema and hCard on the same page. But looks like you can suppress options you don't want to use?
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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    Just my 2 cents, I wouldn't get a theme based off of Local SEO.

    We choose our themes based off of design (does it look nice) and the speed optimization (how many server requests does it have to parse before loading).

    Local SEO can be done through widgets. NAP can be in a simple text widget. Yoast is great for meta data, etc.

    Choose a theme based on how it looks and how fast it can load, because those are the two elements that are hardest (and most expensive) to change once you've decided on a theme.
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    Re: What is the BEST Local Seo wordpress theme?

    I have used Don's Smallbiz themes on a lot of my sites with great results.

    One caveat - it makes my developer curse like a trooper. Great for people who are no good with code and don't want to do anything fancy to change the look and feel.

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