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A Results Driven Seo Company in halifax

Social Spike Marketing Group has worked with 100’s business owners over the last 8 years to help them increase their sales, leads and profits through local SEO. If you have found this page, there is a good chance your business provides services or goods to local towns, cities and neighboorhoods. If this sounds like you, then your website and presence online should be optimized properly to give you a competitive edge. This is where Social Spike is here to help!

Let me ask you this: Do you hardly see your website on Google when you search for a service or product you provide? Do you see your competitors names and websites everywhere you wish your small business was? If this is all hitting home for you, then you need to think about how much a new client is worth to you and your local business. Maybe $100? $1000? Or more? Have a look at these stats according to Hubspot:

46% of all Google searches are looking for local information
72% of consumers that did a local search visited a store within five miles
97% of people learn more about a local company online than anywhere else
88% of searches for a local business on a mobile device call or visit the business within 24 hours.
92% of searchers will pick businesses on the first page of local search results


609-569 Washmill Lake Dr, Halifax NS B3S0E3
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What is Local SEO?

Local SEO refers to the optimization strategies that helps your business be more visible in local search results on Google. To keep this really simple, if you are based in Dartmouth, Halifax, a better local ranking will mean that your business features more predominantly in search results centered in Dartmouth, than search results centered in somewhere like Sackville or Cape Breton. Any business that has a physical location or serves a geographic area
can benefit from local SEO.

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How Do You Do Local SEO?

We focus on the main pillars in which we have analyzed to be the most important factors when trying to rank a business in a local market. We want to make sure the website is technically sound and optimized based on Google’s standards. We then want to begin the content creation phase which will allow us establish your website as a higher authoritative figure locally. Google wants to see content and they want to see that it is being done consistently. The days of do it and leave it are long gone!

Our Local SEO Services Include


Name, Address & Phone Clean Up (NAP)


Local On-Page Optimization


Keyword Research & Analysis


Google My Business Optimization


Content Development (Secret Sauce)


Link & Citation Building

NAP Clean-Up

One of the most important signals to Google in local rankings comes from the consistency of your name, address and phone number (NAP) across all the websites you’ve registered your site on. For instance, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Facebook, etc. Each one of those properties needs to have the same NAP for your business to help your local rankings. We make sure to scour the entire web to find any inconsistencies and make the proper corrrections to keep things perfect.

Local On-Page Optimization

It starts with your business website. You might really love your site, but there could be thousands of SEO issues absolutely hindering you from ranking on the search engines. It needs to be optimized for your local keywords. That includes your content, headers, title tags, schema data and meta data. Everything will revolve around making sure Google understands that you are the authority in that particular region. Then cleaning up all of the other potential issues or warnings that might have sprung up.

Keyword Research

This is multi-prong attack. We have to research the local market to get an idea of the main keywords that companies are ranking for locally, but also the search intent keywords that customers are using to find solutions to their problems and inquiries. At Social Spike, we dive deep into the your competitors, determine the strategies they are utilizing, and take this information to help us develop our own plan to push you a head of the line!

Google My Business

Google Maps, also known as, Google Places or Google My Business, is the best place to market your business online. Making sure this listing is optimized is the most important thing you can do for your local, small or national businesses. From our experience, GMB is where the vast majority of our clients get their phone calls and inquiries from. Yet only about 40% of businesses even have their listing claimed! We make sure your profile is perfect and ready to drive leads!

Content, Content, Content!

So many SEO agencies leave this part out when working with local businesses. They focus on link building, some optimization but aren’t really working to give your website the content that Google craves! Without this element, your site will not position itself as the go to source for local inquiries. The future is here and it is quality and relevant content! At Social Spike, all of our package include content development (Blogs/Articles/Google Posts/FAQS).

Link & Citation Building

Citations are basically just online references of your business on sites like Yellow Pages, Yelp, Foursquare, etc. They don’t hold a lot of link value but are still a factor in determining local rankings. We’ll do an audit on your existing citations and make sure you have all the major citations in place. Then, we will work on generating high quality links from websites in the same niche, this comes in the form of guest posts. This provides very high quality authority back to your site.

We Get SEO Results

Traffic / Leads / More money in your pocket. Let us help you drive more dream clients to your business!

We Crush Google Maps SEO

Shameless Plug! We thought we'd share our Map Rankings for SEO Company in Halifax.
Google my Business SEO Halifax Ranking in Maps

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We are client-focused with your goals and objectives being the most important things to us!
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Questions to review before hiring a Local SEO Company

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and to keep this simple, it's the process of improving your website's visibility and online presence across all major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Local SEO Focused on evaluating your current market and implementing the proper Search engine optimization strategies to gain a competitive advantage in your local market and surrounding towns.
Surprise! We actually do. We truly believe in delivering winning results for our clients. Here is what we guarantee. If we can't improve the visibility of your website, keyword rankings, and impressions within 90 days, we work for free until we do. We must first evaluate your website and domain and ensure there are no current penalties or issues in place with Google. Lots of companies we work with have had issues in the past that can greatly hinder your results. We always work to try and overcome these issues but they can take longer to achieve corrections and positive growth. *Please note the guarantee is only offered with our Tier2 and Tier3 SEO Packages*
Oh if I had a nickel for every time I've heard this question. Look, simply put, it can vary from case to case. There are countless factors that have to be assessed to give us a general idea. How old is your domain? Have you done previous SEO work? How big is the competitive landscape of your market? Luckily, we tend to achieve results in a decent time frame. Typically we start seeing great results within a short 90-day period. The vast majority of our local SEO clients invest no less than 6 months into these initiatives to start seeing the full potential.
Social Spike Marketing Group uses techniques and tools that are unique within Nova Scotia. This gives us an advantage in helping all sorts of small businesses succeed and dominate their local competition!
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