Updated Mar 30, 2022
The Importance Of Link Building Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon.
Just look at the most recent large volume study from Semrush showing the google ranking position vs the total number of referring domains.
Over the years similar studies have been done by Moz, aHrefs, and Backlinko. Beyond that, I have built links to specific pages and have seen those pages rise in the serps with my very own eyes. So I am a believer even if correlation doesn’t equal causation.
You Need To Be Acquiring Links To Be Successful.
The local pack algorithm is tied to the organic algorithm which makes Link Building one of the few tactics that can help you rank higher organically, and in maps. While many people focus only on citations, reviews, or content, you can get a double benefit with links pointing to your local landing page.
What’s The Best Way To Earn & Acquire Local Links?
From a ton of trials, tests, and experiments, I have come to the conclusion that you need to have a solid local content strategy to even begin worrying about links. Once your content strategy is rolling, when you develop tactics you with then be able to match your content with the type of outreach, asking, begging, and stealing it takes to get local links.