We are a small but fast growing chain that sells high end (human grade) pet food. What is the best SEO strategy for us to appear at the top of the search results for each of our local markets. In some densely populated areas we will have several stores a la Starbucks. When I say "best" I mean, highest return for effort. If we have to write 4,000 word articles for each of the local stores we would rather spend that money on paid acquisition.