I've been working on a business doing organic SEO primarily, but also some local search. After 4-5 months, I have literally nothing to show for it. The details are as follows and I'd REALLY appreciate feedback:
- About 260 citations built (using Yext/WS): 7182606022 for proof
- NAP matches across all IYP/local dirs
- Brooklyn House Cleaning Services | Maid Service | Check Maid (NAP @ bottom)
- Google local business was setup properly as a service area business originally with proper categories
The competition doesn't really exist in this industry as you'll see if you take a glance, e.g. 'home cleaning brooklyn', 'cleaning service brooklyn'; the top listings have a couple reviews, no citations, and some of them don't have websites or citations or anything else. In fact some aren't verified or even claimed as far as G+ goes.
If it just takes forever for new businesses to show up... fine. But if I'm missing something obvious it must be something pretty big that others can quickly note. The business has expanded to 14 other cities and I'm not even bothering until I see results from the Brooklyn location, which is a huge shame as local results are crushing the top of the page for a lot of great keywords :/
Thanks so much everyone.
p.s. great forum, I'll be giving back around these parts where I can.