The Yoast Local SEO WordPress plugin is a game-changer for businesses looking to enhance their online presence and stop losing customers to local competitors. In an era where people frequently search for nearby stores or businesses, the plugin becomes a crucial asset by ensuring your business appears at the top of local search results. The fear of losing customers to competitors in your area becomes obsolete as the Local SEO plugin takes charge of optimizing your online visibility.
By providing essential information to Google, such as business name, type, physical location, and opening hours in Schema.org format, the plugin not only enhances your contact page but also ensures that this data is visible on every page. It handles technical aspects like KML file generation, automatic addition to XML sitemaps, and submission to Google, streamlining the process and eliminating any confusion around specialized local SEO efforts.
Core Features of Yoast Local SEO Plugin
- Optimization for top positions in local search results
- Enhancement of contact page for improved online visitor engagement
- Configuration of local SEO for one or more locations
- Easy addition of a store finder for user convenience
- Google-friendly presentation of business information
- Schema.org format for crucial business details
- KML file generation for technical optimization
- Automatic addition of KML files to XML sitemaps (essential for Google)
- Display of opening hours with Schema.org output
- Instant showing of Google Maps on the website, including a route planner
- Seamless submission of technical data to Google for enhanced visibility
- Simplified handling of specialized local SEO technicalities for user ease.
What’s New (Changelog) in Yoast Local SEO v15.3
February 6, 2024
Adds contact phone number and email to the organization schema settings.
Fixes a bug where primary location data would be used in the schema when the location status was not publish.
Sets the minimum required Yoast SEO version to 22.0.
Sales Page and Live Demo of Yoast Local SEO Plugin