Local SEO that keeps your cities surrounded


You can’t focus on a single aspect of local search and hope to do well. Instead, you need a complete local strategy that covers all aspects of your local online marketing. We have spent years perfecting what works and what doesn’t so that you can get sound services and sound advice. There are no miracles, no instant rankings, just hard and focused work that is built to last.


It starts with local content strategy

The local optimization cycle that never stops

We think everything is content. Pictures, words, links, local listings, videos, and even your physical location. It all tells a story and leads people to your business. Our services center around improving and promoting your content in all of its various forms. The cycle above is the process we follow to do so month after month. It never stops working.

What local services will help you?

Local Audit & Strategy

We take a comprehensive look across your entire local ecosystem to determine where you are, where your competitors are, and what you can do to see better results.

Local Websites & Optimization

We understand the importance of website architecture and the unique challenges of building a website to accommodate local search needs. From navigation and schema markup, to page layout and directions we can optimize and build websites that bring you business.

Local Content Creation

You need localized content. We have a vast background in creating sharable local content specific to cities, developing local landing pages at scale, and have a deep understanding of what local content ideas will best suite you.

Google Local Optimization

We have successfully optimized 1000’s of Google listings. We know the guidelines, common issues, and have successfully navigated all the in’s and out’s that will come up. We understand how to optimize a profile for better performance.  Simply put, we rank in map packs.

Local Link Building

Link building can help your organic and map rankings. More importantly, local links bring local people to your website. The right type of content combined with skillful outreach can bring great link building opportunities in your community and help you become an authority.

Review Process & Monitoring

We have the tools and know-how to monitor reviews across multiple websites. More importantly, we understand processes that can help you make reviews part of your customer experience and help you improve your business.

Citation Audits & Optimization

Local directory listings (or citations) are the life blood of a local business. Your core data (name, address, phone number) must be accurate so customers can find you easily. Also, Google uses the data in their ranking algorithm. We can fix, create, and manage your citations.

Local & Social PPC

Paid local advertising can be extremely effective if managed properly. Our PPC team has managed 1000’s of locations with diverse needs, and has the understanding and tracking abilities to ensure accuracy and accountability. We can audit, consult, build, and manage programs for any size of local business.

Wondering what others think of our local skills?

Top Rated Speaker

mozcon | smx advanced | pubcon | localu | slcsem |
smx east | mnSearch | searchfest | mozcon local | smx west

Long Time Contributor

David Mihm’s Local Search Ranking Factors Study
Moz’s Search Engine Ranking Factors Study



“Nifty Marketing is great to work with and knows how to get a company recognized online. In a short amount of time, we have shot up the charts and are starting to produce consistent online sales. They even worked with our individual managers in educating them how to maximize their online production.”

-Lenny Gray


“Nifty Marketing is a talented group of creative professionals. Not only have we received excellent customer service from our account managers they are also extremely helpful and answer our many questions as we continue to grow our business. We are so pleased with the optimization strategies they have applied to our website. We love seeing Rosenthal & Wadas at the top of the list time and time again.”

-Heidi Stark


“I highly recommend the folks at Nifty Marketing. Having been through many different SEO firms over the last decade, it is refreshing to deal with a group that is both responsive and does what they say they’re going to do. Additionally, they lay out an action plan that spells out the work that they accomplish each month. I recommend their services to anyone that wants quality SEO work.”

-Greg Baumgartner

Ready to do local seo the right way?

Local SEO FAQs


How much does your local seo services cost?

Our pricing is based on project size. We work with small businesses to big brands with 1000’s of locations and find that packages don’t work well. Generally, for continual work we have a minimum budget of $1500 per month.

What type of clients do you work with?

We work with lawyers, medical professionals, insurance companies, storage units, plumbers, electricians, and other very random industries. We are always up for a challenge and many principles are universal in local search. We like to work with good people. That is our major determining factor.

How long does it take to rank?

Rankings do not equal return on investment. While we track rankings, the main things we focus on are website traffic, phone calls, form fill,  and sales. Generally speaking, when we start working on a website overall rankings begin to improve within 1-3 months. As more content is built, you have more phrases that bring people to your website. We rarely worry about a single keyword but look at the data and impression reach all the time to ensure it is improving. With maps specifically, ranking can be based on location, search terms, mobile vs desktop, and other factors.

What’s your reporting like?

We build custom reports monthly that cover everything we have done, analysis on what worked and what didn’t, the plan for the following month, and the key performance indicators that are decided on (e.g. calls, form fills, organic traffic, etc)

Do you offer consulting?

Yes. Generally, this is for big brands that are looking for a premium service.

Do you do á la carte work?

Yes. Link building, content creation, and citation work are all areas where we can provide focused project work. We do like to know your bases are covered in other areas as focusing on one thing will never win the prize when compared to a strategic approach to local search marketing.

Who do we work with at nifty?

We work in team groups. You would be assigned 3 people who would oversee your project. Teams allow us to stack different talents and strengths to ensure you receive the best service possible.

Fill Out The Form. You Know You Want To.

When you submit the form you will hear from Chad Henkel for a free 30 minute strategy call to help you determine if we are a good fit for each other.  Then comes the proposal, then you hire us, then we get to work and give each other high 5’s.

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