Local SEO Folkestone

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

local seo for Folkestone business

The Town of Folkestone has a population of around 51000 people which makes up for 0.083% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Folkestone have on the web, make up for around 0.095% of the UK total local websites.

Making online competition in Folkestone HIGH!

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

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

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

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

1) Business and management consultants
2) Educational services
3) Marketing consultants and services
4) Web site design
5) Health and safety products
6) Electricians
7) Security services
8) Care homes
9) Chimney sweeps
10) Religious furnishings

These are the most competitive business types in Folkestone 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.

Folkestone 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 Folkestone, 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 Folkestone.

local influencer marketing Folkestone

@KENTindieFILM KENTindependentFILM in Kent, England
UK production company based in Folkestone Kent creating original horror and WW2 content, currently in production of @NoGloryMovie

@bigjigstoys Bigjigs Toys in Folkestone, Kent
Bigjigs Toys is one of the leading wooden toy designers, importers and distributors in the UK. Creating Perfect Playrooms since 1985. Now including Tidlo.

@Quarterhouse_UK Folkestone QH in Folkestone, Kent
Quarterhouse is an arts centre based in the heart of Folkestones Creative Quarter. Music // Theatre // Comedy // Festivals @WOWFolkestone @BrainFestUK

@FIFC Folkestone Invicta in Folkestone, Kent
Official Twitter Account of Folkestone Invicta Football Club. Isthmian Division One South Champions 2015/16. RTs are not endorsements.

@CQ_folkestone Creative Quarter in Folkestone, Kent, UK
Folkestones Creative Quarter, a fantastic collection of independent shops, galleries, businesses and artists in the Old High Street & Tontine Street!

@fstonehythedc Folkestone & Hythe District Council in Folkestone, Kent
Official twitter account of Folkestone & Hythe District Council in Kent. The district includes Romney Marsh, Hythe, Folkestone and villages in the North Downs.

@SleepingGiantM Sleeping Giant Media in Folkestone, Kent
Fast growing and award winning Kent based search and social marketing agency. Contact us on 01303 240715

@StealTheMGaming BeardedIgor Blogs in Folkestone, Kent
Hello and welcome. My name is Jay otherwise known as The BeardedIgor. any business emails send to: jaycator@hotmail.co.uk

@StoneFederation Stone Federation in Folkestone, Kent
Stone Federation is the official trade association for the natural stone industry. Our resident tweeter is Matt

@FFXToolSupplies FFX Tools in Folkestone, Kent
FFX - suppliers of high quality tools, fixings and building supplies at market leading prices

@tickers24 simon tickner in Folkestone kent
A Red till i die, through the hard times, and enjoying the good times. YNWA

@EmmaSanter Emma Santer . in England, United Kingdom
Running..Boxing..Last manager of Folkestone Racecourse ....NFL..Motocross ..Cricket ..Commercial Director Kent Cricket. Views my own. emma.santer.kent@ecb.co.uk

@FfsKaryma Cunt in London/Folkestone Kent
.... live with compassion and you will die one of the happiest beings ....

@timprater Tim Prater in Folkestone, Kent
Sandgate Parish Councillor. Shepway Lib Dem. Web site developer. Everton fan. Coffee drinker - milk, no sugar ta. Legal dullness: see website for Imprint.

@SKIESbanduk SKIES in Folkestone, Kent, UK
X - Our new EP out now! .. Spotify: https://t.co/ptqvCtBasZ Apple: https://t.co/MCYnk2BgWo Physical: https://t.co/iHJWReeZcB

@BNIFolkestone BNI Folkestone in Folkestone Kent
BNI networking event bringing local businesses together every Friday morning with the aim to generate more business opportunities for each other.

@CheritonWeather CheritonWeather CT19 in Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent UK
PWS based in Cheriton nr Folkestone. 30min snapshot updates for info only, see website for more including 3 WeatherCams on site. Also various rambles & moans.

@Nanny_cool_ Karens World in Folkestone, Kent
Struggling writer & poet who loves champagne, but can only afford wine! Read about my world as a writer & blogger @nanny_cool_or https://t.co/AtkbP3vTrB

@Jonnyreynolds2 Jonny...... in Folkestone, kent

@DocWillis Doc Willis in Folkestone, Kent
open minded guy, just here for fun xx

Organic Social SEO Folkestone

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

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

Engage with influential people in Folkestone 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; Margate, Broadstairs, Rye, Tenterden, Ramsgate, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Sandwich and Lydd

Using local Folkestone 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 Folkestone Searches

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

1) Folkestone population
2) Web marketing folkestone
3) Population of folkestone kent
4) Marketing agency folkestone
5) Ffx folkestone
6) Locksmith folkestone
7) Folkestone invicta
8) Pest control folkestone


Local SEO Audits

More coming soon!