SEO Insights About Getting NAP Right

SEO Insights About Getting NAP Right

In this post let’s gain an insight into NAP and why it is an essential part of local SEO. It can help you get NAP right when you list business on different online directories.

NAP is the information related to business name and contact details that is displayed on different listing websites and directories. It is essential to rank organically high on local searches. Therefore, NAP data across social media profiles, your website, 3rd party blogs, and business listings need to be consistent.

Website URL is not included in structured citation listing but you need to ensure that wherever it is mentioned like on social media or guest blogs, it needs to be consistent. So, concentrate on NAPU [name, address, phone number, & URL].

Search engines have gone smart and concentrate on small things like having the same basic details with accurate spelling and format across the web. If there is a single inconsistent business detail, they are unable to determine which location to index. It also creates a feeling of mistrust and they will favor your competitor with accurate and consistent NAP in local searches. Thus your local ranking is damaged and even there is a loss of sales opportunities.

Example of right NAP listing

  • Janice Croft’s Baking Store
  • Office 4, Unit 3
  • Martinbridge Industrial Estate, Enfield EN2 UK
  • 45 10 4679 2323

https://www.janicecroftsbakingstore.com Examples of how NAP goes wrong

Wrong name

  • Janice Croft’s Baking
  • Office 4, Unit 3
  • Martinbridge Street, Enfield EN2 UK
  • 45 10 4679 2323
  • https://www.janicecroftsbakingstore.com/

Wrong address

o Janice Croft’s Baking Store

o Office 4, Unit 3

o Martinbridge St., Enfield EN2 UK

o 45 10 4679 2323

https://www.janicecroftsbakingstore.com/

Wrong phone number

o Janice Croft’s Baking Store

o Office 4, Unit 3

o Martinbridge Industrial Estate, Enfield EN2 UK

o 45-10-4679-2323

https://www.janicecroftsbakingstore.com/

Wrong URL

o Janice Croft’s Baking Store

o Office 4, Unit 3

o Martinbridge Industrial Estate, Enfield EN2 UK

o 45 10 4679 2323

o janicecroftsbakingstore.com

These NAP variations circulate the internet, so people and search engines get confused in determining which is correct. Google says that consistent and accurate NAP is crucial for local SEO.

So, partner with Bleen or any other free online directory like Google My Business to enjoy quality backlinks and top ranking. However, understand the different types of listings and directories.

Directories and listings

NAP citations get on three directories type

  • Local – These directories are connected to the region or city you conduct business. The directories list pertinent local businesses only. It reaffirms to the search bots that your business is authenticated in this specific area.
  • National – These directories work on a national level. They are ideal to gain more citations than the local directories. However, customers are not as targeted as local directories, so are a little less valuable in comparison.
  • Industry – These directories offer niche-based listings. Finding one is hard because it depends on your niche.

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