Local SEO Canterbury

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

local seo for Canterbury business

The City of Canterbury has a population of around 55000 people which makes up for 0.09% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Canterbury have on the web, make up for around 0.14% of the UK total local websites.

Thus competition online in Canterbury is VERY HIGH!

There is a fair amount of competition locally in Canterbury, but always room for someone willing to learn keyword research skills!

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

To get you started and to make sure your SEO in Canterbury 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 Canterbury Industries

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

1) Pest and vermin control
2) Glaziers
3) Taxis and mini cabs
4) Locksmiths
5) Electricians
6) Car body shops
7) Mobile phone repairs
8) Solicitors
9) Photographers wedding
10) Estate agents

These are the most competitive business types in Canterbury 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.

Canterbury 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 Canterbury, Kent. 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 Canterbury.

local influencer marketing Canterbury

@kentcricket Kent Cricket .. in Canterbury, Kent, UK
#SuperKent - Major sponsors @ShepherdNeame @SpitfireAle @GoTecNursing @Samurai_Sports @BarrettsKent @WWMartin_Ltd feedback.kent@ecb.co.uk

@TheGulbenkian Gulbenkian in Canterbury, Kent, UK
Dynamic #ArtsCentre committed to developing, inspiring & curating ideas & emerging talent, with creative empowerment of #children & young people at its core.

@RosieDuffield1 Rosie Duffield MP in Canterbury, Kent.
Labour MP Canterbury, Whitstable & Villages. @5050Parliament, UNISON, LWN, Co-op, Open Labour. rosie.duffield.mp@parliament.uk

@kabirabatu Dr Kabir Ahmed in Abuja
an alumnus of the University of Kent Canterbury

@Sasha_Sahnoon Sasha in University of Kent, Canterbury
Black Barbie ....Sc: kisshaaa IG: __sasha.s__

@CanterburyINDEX Canterbury INDEX in Canterbury
The No.1 lifestyle magazine for Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Faversham including villages on the East Kent Coast.

@EcpdCarolyn Carrie Jackson in Canterbury, Kent, UK
Director, England Centre for Practice Development @EC4PD, #QCommunity, #FAB Ambassador, #WHIS Ambassador, #IFECPD

@UKCStudent UKC Student in Canterbury, Kent
Im Rowena, a Kent (Canterbury) student. The new voice of the official UKC Student channel, I provide useful info within and around campus.

@The_Beaney The Beaney in Canterbury, Kent
#TheBeaney is a #Gallery, #Museum, #Library & #Cafe in #Canterbury.

@StudentRepublic Student Republic in Canterbury, Kent
Kent & Canterburys biggest student nights out! A Republic Events company. Tweets from @therealchawksey

@FruitworksCo Fruitworks Coworking in Canterbury, Kent
#Coworking & #hotdesking space for #freelancers, #startups & #entrepreneurs in #Canterbury

@OfficialCCFC_uk Canterbury City FC in Canterbury, Kent, UK
The OFFICIAL Canterbury City FC Twitter Account. First Team playing at the Shepherd Neame Stadium, Faversham in 18/19.

@UniKentAlumni Kent alumni in Canterbury, Kent, UK
Follow the University of Kent Alumni Office for news for and about Kent alumni worldwide. You can also stay in touch online at https://t.co/HayBqGvfec

@AntTheFarmer Anthony Ellis in Canterbury
Busy running Ellis Contract Services based near #Canterbury, #Kent. Owner op of the #MXN & also pilot the Wacker ET90 & Steelwrist combo!

@ArtistsOpenHous ArtistsOpen Houses in East Kent
East Kent Open Houses 20th /21st , 27th /28th October & 3rd/4th Nov 2018 See in Broadstairs Canterbury Deal Faversham Herne Bay Margate Ramsgate Whitstable

@darcyring1 Darcy in Kent/Canterbury
Snapchat- darcyella // Instagram- darcyellaring... CCCU..

@M0YMJ Paul in Canterbury Kent UK
Radio Amateur active on 160-70cms AM/SSB/FM/CW/JT6M/FSK441 A business consultant for EPOSas and business owner of Immpulse Media.Web design & Photography.

@Gate_Safe Gate_Safe in Canterbury, Kent
Building awareness of gate safety issues associated with automated gates, electric gates and powered gates. Make gates safe! #gatesafety

@ClubChem Club Chemistry in Canterbury, Kent, UK
The biggest nightclub in Canterbury! Tel: 01227 462520 | For events, photos and more, visit https://t.co/GV7ntS7SaJ

@7aiderB 7aider Belsha in Canterbury, Kent
Full-time procrastinator ||secretly nerd ||masters student ||pharmacist || #HalaMadrid || #GGMU || #FuckCancer || #.... || #Ta6wa ||all views are mine,obviously

Organic Social SEO Canterbury

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

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

Engage with influential people in Canterbury 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; Southend-on-Sea, Chatham, Lydd, Gillingham, Maidstone, Tenterden, New Romney, Sheerness, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Using local Canterbury 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 Canterbury Searches

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

1) Canterbury uk population
2) Mini cabs canterbury


Local SEO Audits

More coming soon!