Local SEO Galashiels

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

local seo for Galashiels business

The Town of Galashiels has a population of around 15000 people which makes up for 0.024% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Galashiels have on the web, make up for around 0.013% of the UK total local websites.

Good News! competition online in Galashiels is Very Low!

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

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

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

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

1) Hypnotherapists
2) Booksellers and bookshops
3) Counselling and advice
4) Driving instructors
5) Computer manufacturers
6) Supermarkets
7) Knitting machines and supplies
8) Tyre dealers
9) Web site design

These are the most competitive business types in Galashiels 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.

Galashiels 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 Galashiels, Scottish Borders. 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 Galashiels.

local influencer marketing Galashiels

@JoeMcFLove525 Hayley Douglas in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Love Joe McFadden, SCD 2017 champ ............ 525 ..

@bordertelegraph Border Telegraph in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Latest #ScottishBorders news, sport, travel & weather from the Border Telegraph newsroom in Galashiels #TrustedNews since 1896 Part of Newsquest Media Group

@Gala_Rugby Gala Rugby in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Gala Rugby is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Scotland, founded in 1875. Gala Rugby is a registered SCIO, SC048031 https://t.co/62M4fsScVN

@craigcpaterson Cr.ig P.terson in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
. & iOS advocate. Love taking photos. Joint owner of two Border Collies. All views are my own. @ccp on pnut.io

@Gala_Cricket Gala Cricket Club in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Est in 1853. With 3 Senior teams, 1st XI in ESCA Championship & Dev team in Division 7. We also run junior sections at u12 & u15 as well as All Stars Cricket!

@paterson_kenny Kenny Paterson in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Journalist, comms officer, music fan, Scotland fitba supporter, Gala CC secretary and retired amateur footballer who had a wand of a left foot.

@macartscentre Mac Arts in Bridge Street Galashiels
A rehearsal and performance venue for the creative arts in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. contact : info@macarts.scot

@hcampbell_x Hannah Campbell in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

@marktimmins Mark Timmins in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Educationalist, trend hunter, influencer, creative and social media consultant, photographer, chief operating officer of Works+ employability charity.

@td1radiogala td1radio in Galashiels, Scotland
TD1 Radio is a Scottish Radio Station based in Galashiels and we broadcast on 106.5FM and online at https://t.co/Rrg6f90p6J to Gala and The Central Borders.

@ZanderLaw Zander Law in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Mobile Phone Technician ,Radio Presenter & Audio Producer, Internet & Social Media Junkie, Numismatist! LOVE THE CHASE & DOI, Reality TV, Soaps, Music & Films!

@AutoValet AutoValet in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
AutoValet (Galashiels) Ltd The Borders Premier Hand Car Wash, Valeting Centre & Bodyshop

@JohnRose_94 John Rose in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

@VoteJardine Cllr Euan Jardine in Galashiels
Scottish Conservative Councillor for Galashiels And District and Executive member for Culture and Sport at Scottish Borders Council

@MojosSoftPlay Mojos Soft Play in Galashiels, Scottish Borders
We are an indoor childrens activity centre, caf and party venue. Suitable for children from birth to 11 years old. Tel: 01896 752981

Organic Social SEO Galashiels

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

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

Engage with influential people in Galashiels 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; Cockenzie and Port Seton, Prestonpans, Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington, Loanhead, Penicuik, Bonnyrigg, Coldstream and Dalkeith

Using local Galashiels 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 Galashiels Searches

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

1) Population of galashiels
2) Galashiels population
3) Locksmith galashiels
4) Mac arts galashiels
5) Pest control galashiels
6) Mac arts centre galashiels


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