Local SEO Durham

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

local seo for Durham business

The City of Durham has a population of around 48000 people which makes up for 0.078% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Durham have on the web, make up for around 0.3% of the UK total local websites.

Could be tough! competition online in Durham is EXTREMELY HIGH with 4 times the average competition!

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

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

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

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

1) Shopping centres
2) Business centres
3) Estate agents
4) Plumbers
5) Mobile phone shops
6) Shoe shops
7) Tile shops
8) Clothing wholesalers
9) Hairdressers
10) Driving instructors

These are the most competitive business types in Durham 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.

Durham 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 Durham, County Durham. 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 Durham.

local influencer marketing Durham

@Jilliemary Jillian Peeling in County Durham
Not very good at house work, but I keep trying. I am a middle aged woman still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.Vice President of @2OCT2014

@BBCTees BBC Tees in Teesside, UK
News for Teesside, County Durham & North Yorkshire. tees@bbc.co.uk or call 08000 85 95 95. Listen to us on 95FM, DAB, Freeview 722 & https://t.co/HbkTeBPe9H.

@JordLaidler Jordan Laidler in County Durham
Father | Foodie | @BrambleCottage_ Founder | Foraging | the outdoors | Gardening | contact me via email jordan@jordanlaidler.net

@grahamemorris Grahame Morris in Easington County Durham UK
Labour MP Easington, CoDurham NHS..Unite..Unions.. Animal Welfare .. Social Justice .. Solidarity...Marra ..LfPME....Labour dog .. RTs are NOT nec ends

@whatsonne Whats On NE in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Whats On news, info and listings for Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and County Durham from @ChronicleLives entertainment team.

@whatsonnorth whatsonnortheast.com in North East England
Find out whats on in arts and culture across the North East region - covering venues in County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyneside.

@KingsofMunster Jason Savin in County Durham, UK
Writer & actor. Currently writing a book about the Kings of Munster. If you like #GameOfThrones, #ASOIAF & #LordOfTheRings then this book is for you. #IrishMyth

@TheBowesMuseum The Bowes Museum in County Durham
The Norths Museum of art, fashion and design. All in a magnificent French chteau at the border of Yorkshire and County Durham @CafBowes & Shop

@SpennymoorTown Spennymoor Town FC in Spennymoor, County Durham
The Official Twitter account of Spennymoor Town Football Club | Proud members of the Vanarama National League North | F.A.Vase Winners 2013 | #Moors

@ExtremeConsoles Extreme Consoles .. in County Durham - UK
Specializing in airbrushing and hand painted visual designs on controllers and consoles. Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo and Retro - custom orders please check our site

@CraftersCompUK Crafters Companion in County Durham
Going purple in the face for all things CRAFT!

@SeahamHallHotel Seaham Hall in Seaham, County Durham
Seaham Hall is a luxury boutique hotel with award winning Serenity Spa. Located in County Durham, North East England... just a stones throw away from the beach.

@_BusinessDurham Business Durham in County Durham, UK
Business Durham is here to help businesses invest, grow and expand in County Durham. Call 03000 261 261

@DurhamFA Durham County FA .. in County Durham
This is the official Twitter account for the Durham County FA. Supporting Grassroots Football. #Grassroots..#Football ........

@ConsettAFC Consett AFC in Consett, County Durham DH87BF
Official ac of Consett AFC, Mirror football club of the year 2017, Co Cup Champions 2018. For bookings/enquiries contact us at consettafc@live.co.uk 01207588886

@DurhamPCC Ron Hogg PCVC in County Durham & Darlington
Updates provided by the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner

@tracynemodel Morgan 10k .. in County Durham
Daily sport babe, Published Model, alternative model, Grid Girl.

@VCDBusiness Visit County Durham in Durham, UK
We aim to ensure tourism creates jobs & brings money into the countys economy. If you are looking to visit Durham, follow @thisisdurham

@DurhamRPUSC Durham Police RPU SC in County Durham & Darlington
The @DurhamPoliceSC Officers of the CDSOU Roads Policing Unit (@DurhamRPU). Call 101 or in emergency 999. #CDSOU #oneteam #Durham

@Ramside_Hall Ramside Hall in Durham, England
Ramside Hall is proud to be the largest privately-owned luxury hotel in Durham, County Durham and the North East.

Organic Social SEO Durham

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

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

Engage with influential people in Durham 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; Hexham, Blyth, Bedlington, Redcar, Barnard Castle, Middlesbrough, Ponteland, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and Darlington

Using local Durham 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 Durham Searches

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

1) Flooring superstore durham
2) County durham and darlington fire and rescue
3) Love marriage specialist durham
4) Durham key options
5) Luxury student halls in university of durham
6) Bespoke software county durham
7) Diy durham
8) Durham city fc
9) Durham county fa
10) Woodpile durham
11) Talking changes durham

Local SEO Audits

More coming soon!