What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO?

tsobrado

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I am a developer who has been doing local SEO for some time.

I have wanted to do a local SEO WP plugin for some time now and am at the point where I can do it. My question for the group is what functionality would you like to see in such a plugin?

I am open to any and all ideas.

Thank you,
Todd
 

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Suggestions noted.

Thank you Joy
 

djbaxter

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

And making a phone number in the top-right corner that is click-to-call on mobile.
That is actually quite easily added to any web page, WordPress or otherwise, with basic HTML.

Click to call:

HTML:
<a href="tel:1-555-555-5555">1-555-555-5555</a>
Click to send text message:

HTML:
<a href="sms:1-555-555-5555">Send Text Message</a>
... while you're waiting... :)

But I agree, a plugin that included that feature would make it easier for a lot of people.
 

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That's true. The styling is often more complicated than the basic code. And I do agree with you that having features like that built in to a theme or plugin greatly adds value.
 

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Here is the functionality we are looking to add. Which do you think is not needed?

We are doing for a single location and also for multiple locations.


  • schema.org and hCard markups (rich snippets), including functionality to test schema
  • editable meta description
  • easy to use admin panel
  • responsive design
  • translation ready
  • you can select which information you would like to show or hide
  • business information (name, type, short description, website url, logo, etc.)
  • location details (address, geo coordinates)
  • geo coordinates calculation with 1 click
  • contact details (phone numbers, fax numbers, email)
  • click-to-call links on phone numbers to make it easy for your customers to call you, just 1 click to make a call
  • mail-to link on email to make it easy for your customers to send you an email
  • payment details (accepted payment types, accepted currencies, price range)
  • opening hours (12 or 24 hour-format)
  • special opening hours for holidays (12 or 24 hour-format)
  • social media icons and links (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and more)
  • Google Maps
  • Widget to encourage people to leave reviews
  • Exploring integration of reviews
I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Todd



 

tsobrado

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Thanks Blake. Any other functionality that should be included?
 

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Thanks Blake. Any other functionality that should be included?
If you could create a plugin that automagically removes render blocking JS & CSS and puts it inline without breaking the site I would gladly pay for a plugin like that.
 
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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Hi tsobrado

I noticed in your list of possible inclusions you mentioned Google Maps - is that the standard Google Maps (i.e just the address of the business) or obtaining and embedding the actual business' Maps listing? (which will show review stars etc). the latter is definitely more useful from a Local SEO perspective.
 

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

Thank you Linda and Priya for your feedback. We are planning for the latter. Thank you for clarifying.

Please let me know if you have any additional suggestions,

Todd
 

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Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO

I wanted to follow up on this string. We have been hard at work on the plugin and are working to have the first phase ready for beta testing in ten days to 2 weeks.

Can you guys help me by testing the plugin as I would very much value your feedback.

Please let me know if you would be able to help with this.

Thank you,
Todd
 
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