Local SEO Dumfries

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

local seo for Dumfries business

The Town of Dumfries has a population of around 33000 people which makes up for 0.054% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Dumfries have on the web, make up for around 0.045% of the UK total local websites.

Good News! competition online in Dumfries is Very Low!

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

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

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

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

1) Estate agents
2) Storage services
3) Computer repairs
4) Builders
5) Holidays parks
6) Insurance brokers
7) Department stores
8) Electronic equipment manufacturers
9) Internet marketing seo and ppc
10) Kitchen design and planning

These are the most competitive business types in Dumfries 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.

Dumfries 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 Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway. 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 Dumfries.

local influencer marketing Dumfries

@ITVborder ITV News Border in Carlisle, UK
ITV News Border covers news, sport and weather in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Weekdays: 1:55pm, 6pm and 10:30pm.

@JoanMcAlpine Joan McAlpine in Dumfries and Galloway
South Scotland SNP member of Scottish Parliament. Convenor of Parliaments Culture Tourism Europe & External Relations Committee. Tweets in personal capacity.

@DGWGO D&G! Whats Going on. in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway! Whats Going on. #DGWGO Award winning Media company based in South West Scotland, website https://t.co/Tv93MEQunD .

@dgcouncil D&G Council in Dumfries and Galloway
Official account of Dumfries and Galloway Council, monitored Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

@BBCSouthScot BBC South Scotland in Southern Scotland
News and analysis from Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders from BBC Scotland. Updated by Giancarlo Rinaldi, BBC online reporter.

@ArklessRichard Richard Arkless in Stranraer
Father, husband, lawyer. Former SNP MP for Dumfries and Galloway

@DGNHS NHS DG in Dumfries and Galloway
NHS DG News & Events. Medical Advice contact your GP or NHS 24 -111. General and FOI enquiries email dg.feedback@nhs.net. Account not monitored 24/7

@dgnewsSport dgnews-sport in Dumfries and Galloway
Online News and Sports website for Dumfries & Galloway get the latest news and sports stories and pictures at http://t.co/mVkyRJjx

@WestSoundNews WestSoundNews in Dumfries and Galloway
The latest news from across Dumfries and Galloway. Got a story. Email news@westsound.co.uk or get in touch with our reporter @kerridocherty .......

@SolwayTours Solway Tours in Dumfries
Bespoke,5 star guided historic & #ancestral tours #DumfriesandGalloway #Scotland #WW1BattlefieldTours #LoveDandG #DandGLife TourismChampion #ThistleAward Winner

@Knockengorroch Knockengorroch in Dumfries and Galloway
The World Ceilidh: Original roots music festival in Galloway, Scotland, since 1998. Music to the hills, people to the land. Arts regeneration in the uplands

@AnnandaleDstlry Annandale Distillery in Annan, Scotland
Fine Single Malt Scotch whisky flows again from Dumfries and Galloway

@Pulse2PulseUK #Pulse2PulseUK in Scotland & Liverpool UK
Alongside My Amazing Fiancee Janet McDonald @Scotland_Media & myself @Darkskypark We Promote #Businesses #Tourism #Astronomy in #DumfriesAndGalloway

@MostlyGhostly_ Mostly Ghostly Tours in Dumfries and Galloway
Tour creators, history enthusiasts, paranormal researchers... Passionate about promoting Dumfries & Galloway! DGLife Tourism Champions 2012/2014, Est. 2008

@sophiacol Sophia Collins in Dumfries and Galloway
Director, Parenting Science Gang https://t.co/xyo3vvtM3w Fan of genuinely two-way engagement, storytelling, walking, gardening. Charmingly abrasive.

@DandGonline Dumfries Galloway in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK.

@LadyBrainSueMcC Sue McCormick in Dumfries and Galloway
Actor, Writer, Activist. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

@barfilfarm Maggie Gordon in Dumfries and Galloway
Small scale farmer and carer. Geeky about baking my own bread and I sing in the Feral Choir.

@JCPinSWScotland JCP in South West Scotland in South West Scotland
Sharing jobs, events & essential careers advice for South, East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway8am-11pm, 7 days a week. Live & social Mon-Fri 9-5

@gmckeeverwriter Gerard McKeever in Thornhill, Scotland
British Academy Postdoc Fellow @UofGlasgow, Regional Romanticism: Dumfriesshire and Galloway, 1770-1830 https://t.co/PU8OkTQyvK Writes prose fiction.

Organic Social SEO Dumfries

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

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

Engage with influential people in Dumfries 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; Langholm, Kirkcudbright, Sanquhar, New Galloway, Moffat, Castle Douglas, Annan, Dalbeattie, Lockerbie and Lochmaben

Using local Dumfries 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 Dumfries Searches

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

1) Bbc weather dumfries and galloway
2) Pest control dumfries and galloway
3) Pest control company dumfries
4) Mortgage broker dumfries
5) Pest control dumfries
6) Pest control services dumfries
7) Dumfries pest control


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