Local SEO Belfast

One of the first places to start in carrying out local SEO in Belfast, Belfast, is with competitor research, so I surveyed 70,000 UK local websites!

local seo for Belfast business

The City of Belfast has a population of around 280000 people which makes up for 0.457% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Belfast have on the web, make up for around 0.338% of the UK total local websites.

Good News! competition online in Belfast is Very Low!

There is still room for new websites and improvements from local businesses as Belfast is lagging behind nationally with search engine optimisation. Not many are doing keyword research in Belfast.

Small business Local Search Engine Optimisation in Belfast could be a much simpler process than you may have been told.

To get you started and to make sure your SEO in Belfast is on the right path, I wrote an article for beginners with the most important top local seo tips, please take a look.

Please take a look around and make sure you read my home page as it contains a lot of information on SEO to help you.

Competitive Belfast Industries

I also discovered the most active online industries in Belfast and have built a short list below, starting at the hardest inustry to compete against locally.

1) Web site design
2) Supermarkets
3) Accountants
4) Printing services and supplies
5) Business centres
6) Health and safety products
7) Photographers wedding
8) Recruitment agencies
9) Financial services
10) Plumbers

These are the most competitive business types in Belfast and indicate how much SEO work is needed to rank in these industries.

However just because an industry is very competitive does not mean their SEO is effective.

Belfast Influencers

A great way to improve your SEO is to create local connections, so i have compiled a list most influential people in and around Belfast, Belfast. This list does change and so its worth checking it out once in a while. Use this list to help build your local business in Belfast.

local influencer marketing Belfast

@markcousinsfilm mark cousins in edinburgh
Story of Film The First Movie Here be Dragons Life May Be A Story of Children and Film 6 Desires What is this Film Called Love. Atomic I am Belfast

@RealCFrampton Carl Frampton MBE in Belfast
Father & Fighter. Husband to @XtineDorrian Insta: TheFrampton | Sponsored by @JDOfficial | @32red | @MSCNutritionCo | Enquiries - Ben@benchmarksport.com

@BBCNewsNI BBC News NI in Belfast
Latest and breaking news from the @BBCNewsNI newsroom.

@mai_wilson mai in Belfast // Liverpool

@love_belfast Love Belfast .. in Belfast, N.Ireland
Inga Norvilyte.... #Belfast #NorthernIreland @UKBlogAwards ..#DigitalDNA ..#UTVBusinessEye..#EastsideAwards..#BelfastGiants.. https://t.co/KADFtaJQJD

@utv UTV in Belfast
The latest Northern Irish News (@UTVNews), Sport (@UTVSport) and Entertainment. *RTs are not endorsements*

@BelTel Belfast Telegraph in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland news, sport, debate, competitions and more.

@UTVNews UTV Live News in Belfast
UTV Live: The latest news and reaction in Northern Ireland from UTV.

@I_W_M Imperial War Museums in London, Duxford, Manchester
Telling the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict, from 1914 to now. #IWMLondon, @IWMNorth, @IWMDuxford, #ChurchillWarRooms and #HMSBelfast

@StephenFerris6 Stephen Ferris in Belfast
Official Twitter page for former Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby player. Insta- @stephenferris6 For any bookings please contact my management @Esportif

@coolfm Cool FM in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Cool FM - Northern Irelands BIGGEST local radio station! Snapchat: officialcoolfm

@belfastcc Belfast City Council in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Official Twitter account of NIs largest council bringing you the latest news, events & jobs. Tel: 02890 320202 Follow us on Facebook https://t.co/uMaCVfhDGx

@ToryFibs Tory Fibs in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Grassroots Rebuttal Account. Socialist. NHS. Tweets by Eoin

@VisitBelfast Visit Belfast in Belfast
Your official guide to #Belfast! Ask a question, share your pics of the city or visit us at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre. #VisitBelfast #FindYourBelfast

@NorthernIreland Northern Ireland in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The official page of the NORTHERN IRELAND national teams. Follow us for breaking news and behind the scenes footage of our UEFA Nations League Campaign

@barrabest Barra Best in Belfast, Ireland
BBC Weather Presenter. Also, presenter of TV series Coast Lives, Walk the Line, Weather Watchers, & BBC NI Children in Need host. barra.best@bbc.co.uk

@irish_news The Irish News in Belfast, Northern Ireland
News, sport, comment and more from The Irish News. Sign up for our free daily newsletters: https://t.co/Lzby4FA3ab

@carlymoore_ CARLY MOORE in belfast
speaker of shite

@Pyrao Paul in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Web developer, likes to run, sit still and drink coffee. Mainly known for my YouTube videos in the past.

@NITouristBoard Tourism NI in Belfast & Dublin
The latest news, insights and intelligence from Tourism Northern Ireland. Follow @DiscoverNI for event information and short breaks

Organic Social SEO Belfast

I monitor all Twitter users in Belfast and have created the above section to allow you to find the best people in Belfast and Belfast to follow and interact with.

Use this list to find Top Social Media Influencers to boost your organic SEO in Belfast. Connect with people in your community and build your Belfast business.

Engage with influential people in Belfast rather than your target market as a whole. Identify the people that have influence over potential clients then orientate your marketing activities toward these influencers. More articles coming soon!

Checkout the social influencers in places nearby such as; Ballymena, Banbridge, Craigavon, Downpatrick, Larne, Antrim, Bangor, Carrickfergus, Newtownards and Lisburn

Using local Belfast Social Networks is a great way to leave your business card wherever you go and it does not take long, just a few minutes a day will do.

Top Belfast Searches

I am currently building a database of Belfast SEO keywords people actually search for. Here are some I have found so far...

1) Small business marketing belfast
2) Sightseeing in belfast
3) Belfast beneath between
4) Niavac belfast
5) Locksmith belfast
6) Belfast beneath
7) T vital belfast
8) Belfast locksmith

Local SEO Audits

More coming soon!