Local SEO Manchester

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

local seo for Manchester business

The City of Manchester has a population of around 511000 people which makes up for 0.834% of the total UK population. The local business websites that Manchester have on the web, make up for around 2.452% of the UK total local websites.

Could be tough! competition online in Manchester is EXTREMELY HIGH with 3 times the average competition!

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

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

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

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

1) Entertainment agencies
2) Cleaners domestic
3) Web site design
4) Removals and storage
5) Business centres
6) Shopping centres
7) Solicitors
8) Legal and law services
9) Marketing consultants and services
10) Educational services

These are the most competitive business types in Manchester 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.

Manchester 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 Manchester, Greater Manchester. 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 Manchester.

local influencer marketing Manchester

@gmpolice G M Police in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Polices feed is monitored Mon-Fri but is not for reporting crimes. Emergency: call 999. Non-Emergency: call 101.

@AndyBurnhamGM Andy Burnham in Leigh, Greater Manchester
Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester

@CityLifeManc CityLife Manchester in Manchester, UK
Your definitive guide to whats on in Greater Manchester. Instagram: citylifemanchester

@BBCRadioManc BBC Radio Manchester in Greater Manchester / Cheshire
Proud of Greater Manchester. 95.1FM, Digital, Freeview 719. News, @BBCRMsport, traffic, weather. All things Greater Manchester. RTs are not an endorsement.

@Lovinmanc LovinManchester in Manchester
Discovering Greater Manchesters vibrant brilliance one burrito bar at a time #lovinmanchester Contact: rebecca@lovin.com (we dont bite promise.)

@misssarahjessic Miss Sarah Jessica. .. 30th Birthday 21st MAY!! .. in Greater Manchester
Dominatrix ~ Fetish Performer & Producer at @FemDomDreamHous MissSarahJessicaMail@gmail.com Buy My clips ~ https://t.co/Aib230uMHz

@thejimf Jim Ferguson in Greater Manchester
Online entrepreneur, ecommerce retailer & blogger https://t.co/YJoYFw0IZh

@SalfordUni University of Salford in Salford, Greater Manchester
Official Twitter for University of Salford, giving you all the insider info Online 9:30-5:30 Mon-Fri FB: https://t.co/jWnElUiPeK IG: salforduni SC: salforduni

@OfficialTfGM TfGM in Greater Manchester
The voice of Transport for Greater Manchester. This account is monitored 7am-8pm Mon-Fri & 8am-8pm Sat-Sun. Follow @MCRMetrolink for Metrolink services updates.

@MayorofGM Mayor Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester
Official account of the Mayor of Greater Manchester, not managed personally by Andy but you can follow his personal account @andyburnhamGM

@Stephen_Woods Stephen Carlton-Woods in Greater Manchester
Conservative Candidate for Brooklands Manchester, Political Commentator, Actor, Writer & Company/Film Director, also a Rotarian. My tweets are my own views etc.

@hitsmcrnews Hits Manchester News in Manchester
First for news and sport across Greater Manchester.

@AboutMcr AboutManchester in Manchester
Everything About Greater Manchester. News, Sport, Lifestyle, Science, Business, Nostalgia,Reviews, Arts, Cinema, Music, Drama, Interviews and much more

@gmchamber GM Chamber in Greater Manchester
The largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with the best business advice, opinion, news & expertise in Greater Manchester and beyond. https://t.co/zabUa1bQQY

@FirstManchester First Manchester in Greater Manchester
We run bus services in Greater Manchester, including our award winning Vantage service. Tweets answered 7am-7pm Mon-Fri excl. Bank Hols and 9am-5pm Sat-Sun.

@RLA_News RLA Landlord News in HQ Greater Manchester
The RLA (Residential Landlords Association) is the leading landlord association, owned and trusted by over 30,000 members. #FutureRentingNorth

@UNITYRADIOFM Unity Radio in Greater Manchester
The Real Sound Of The City. Broadcasting across Manchester on 92.8FM, DAB and online via the web and smart phones #music #djs #urban #dance #rnb #hiphop #house

@4EVERManchester Forever Manchester in Manchester, England
Forever Manchester is a #charity that raises money to fund and support #community activity across Greater Manchester. Join the Movement. #FMHappyDays

@RochdaleCouncil Rochdale Council in Greater Manchester, UK
Borough-wide news, events & emergency info. Monitored weekdays, 9am-5pm. How we use Twitter: https://t.co/WFbZUMBW0A

@NoorulChoudhury Noorul Choudhury in Greater Manchester
Actor | The Apprentice Series 5 | Business Speaker | SLT @TheMaccAcademy | Governor | HeadshipNow! including NPQH Cohort 16 Enquiries: guy@wgmtalent.co.uk

Organic Social SEO Manchester

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

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

Engage with influential people in Manchester 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; Brighouse, Huyton-With-Roby, Nelson, Sandbach, Bamber Bridge, Brierfield, Leyland, Frodsham, Prescot and Halifax

Using local Manchester 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 Manchester Searches

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

1) Small business websites manchester
2) Luxury student accommodation at university of manchester
3) Best things to do in manchester
4) Manchester sightseeing
5) Luxury student flats at university of manchester
6) Iphone repair manchester
7) The deaf institute manchester
8) Luxury student halls in manchester metropolitan university
9) Short stay parking at manchester airport
10) The manchester college jobs
11) Albert hall manchester
12) University of manchester business school
13) Best hotel at manchester airport
14) Hotels in oldham manchester
15) How much is long stay parking at manchester airport
16) Hotels in manchester central
17) James martin manchester
18) Selfridges parking manchester
19) University of manchester
20) Student accommodation at manchester metropolitan university
21) Florist in mossley manchester
22) Tobacconists manchester
23) Manchester to hindley
24) Influencer marketing manchester
25) Social media consultant manchester
26) Manchester industries
27) Manchester based influencers
28) Dominatrix manchester
29) Manchester mistress
30) Clear conversions manchester


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