Local SEO Exeter

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

local seo for Exeter business

The City of Exeter has a population of around 114000 people which makes up for 0.186% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Exeter have on the web, make up for around 0.304% of the UK total local websites.

Thus competition online in Exeter is VERY HIGH!

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

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

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

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

1) Estate agents
2) Dentists
3) Web site design
4) Accountants
5) Recruitment agencies
6) Kitchen design and planning
7) Plumbers
8) Mot test centres
9) Electricians
10) Skip hire

These are the most competitive business types in Exeter 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.

Exeter 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 Exeter, Devon. 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 Exeter.

local influencer marketing Exeter

@UniofExeter University of Exeter in Exeter, Devon, UK
Exeter is a leading UK university and member of the Russell Group, which combines world leading research with high levels of student satisfaction.

@4golfonline Mark Crossfield in Exeter Devon UK
Reviews based on facts and performance. coaching based on facts and performance (not plane....) Twitter based on rants and poor marketing.

@metofficestorms Met Office Storms in Exeter, Devon, UK.
Official @metoffice information on tropical storms, hurricanes & typhoons. For UK storms and weather enquiries follow @metoffice. Updated UK daytime hours.

@ExpressandEcho Express & Echo in Exeter, England
Providing Exeter, East & Mid Devon with news in print and online

@CoachLockey Coach Lockey in Exeter, Devon
Matt Lockey PGA Professional Lesson Enquiries - coachlockey@gmail.com #TeamCallaway

@DevonWildlife Devon Wildlife Trust in Exeter, Devon, England
DWT is the leading conservation charity in the county protecting Devons wildlife for the future.

@ExeterRaces Exeter Racecourse in Exeter, Devon
Exeter Racecourse, home to quality jump racing, superb hospitality, great opportunities & top drawer conference & events, its the place to be in the South-West!

@TheGroCompany The Gro Company in Exeter, Devon
Home of the original Grobag baby sleep bag! We create innovative and gorgeous sleep solutions for babies and young children that parents love too!

@RAMMuseum Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter in Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX, UK
Exeters museum & art gallery: Free Entry, open Tues-Sun 10:00-5:00. RAMM is an @ExeterCouncil service.

@Jaki_Bent Jaki-Grandma in Tech in Near Exeter, Devon, UK
Founder of If Everyone Cares, Ododow & The Community Pledge. #SocEnt #Community https://t.co/ADYX8GFTBO

@exeterdevon Exeter Devon in Exeter Devon England UK
Twitter news, views, and opinions relating mostly to #Exeter #Devon in South West England, UK @exeterdevon (Note - RTs are not endorsements)

@CalendarClubUK Calendar Club UK in Exeter, Devon, UK
We have over 4500 titles which are available online and in our high street stores, @chrishughes_22 @LittleMix @taylorswift13 Our Blog: https://t.co/ShXt7mwcAX

@radioexe Radio Exe in Exeter, Devon
The most music and Devons news across Devons best bits. Listen on 107.3 FM, DAB digital radio, UK Radio Player, TuneIn Radio and the Radio Exe app.

@Exeter_Hour #ExeterHour in Exeter, UK
A virtual networking space for you to promote Exeter in conjunction with @devon_exeter. Join us Thursdays 8-9pm for #ExeterHour mid week tweets #ExeterLive

@thebestofExeter thebestof Exeter in Exeter, Devon UK
Part of @swbconnections Advertising online, offline & face to face. All a business needs to connect with 1000s of local people each week & @swbusinessexpo

@CrealyResort Crealy Resort in Exeter, Devon
The South Wests number 1 family day out | Award-winning Theme Park near Exeter, Devon | Devon Holidays | Tag @CrealyResort or use #MyCrealyWow to get featured!

@MsSarahFlower Sarah Flower in Exeter, Devon, UK
Author & Nutritionist #LCHF Bridwell Retreats - Low Carb & Sugarfree Retreats, Corporate & Cookery Days. Daily Mail Healthista TopSante FB:EverydaySugarfree

@JoeReevy Joe Reevy in Exeter, Devon
The guy to talk to for sustainable superior ROI in web-based mktg https://t.co/yUx9RpigF2 https://t.co/TUPwK2KUGz

@ExeterCollege Exeter College in Exeter, Devon, UK
Your First Choice Ofsted Outstanding College. Caring. Nearby. Exceptional. Graded Ofsted Outstanding 2014.

@NpasExeter NPAS Exeter in Exeter, Devon
Updates from one of @NPAShq #PoliceHelicopters.Call 999 emergency / 101 non-emergency. Do not report crime here.Image use must be attributed.Not monitored 24/7

Organic Social SEO Exeter

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

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

Engage with influential people in Exeter 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; South Molton, Axminster, Wellington, Totnes, Okehampton, Buckfastleigh, Paignton, Seaton, Ashburton and Torquay

Using local Exeter 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 Exeter Searches

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

1) Digital agency exeter
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