Archive for the ‘Google+ Local’ Category

  • I’m the map! I’m the map! I’m the map!

    More and more I see myself relying on Google Maps to get me to different places.  It is concerning just because I used to be so good at finding places and remembering how to get there just by using landmarks and my own “intuition” but as I have started to depend on Google that skill [...]

  • Changes to Local Search

    There are times when many SEO’s get frustrated and struggle for changes that Google has made to their algorithm and there is nothing that we can really do about these changes.  We tip toe down the line, slowly waiting for our turn as we place an order for delicious rankings that are unlike any others [...]

  • Understanding Local: New Google Business Guidelines Update

    Earlier this month, Google updated their “My Business” guidelines. Local business owners see these and have a tendency to start to panic. Our advice to you is STOP, take a breath, and continue reading. 2 Most Important Highlights From the Update: Descriptors In Your Business Name Are No Longer Allowed Back in February, Google released [...]

  • +Local News You Cannot Miss – September 2012

    How fast are citations indexed into Google’s +Local algorithm? How long it takes citations to hit Google’s local algorithm has been a subject of mystery and debate for as long as the A,B,C rankings have dominated Local SERPs. Obviously it’s not possible to give exact speeds without the proper insider knowledge, but the research Mike [...]

  • 3 Ways to Identify and Fix Local Business Citations

    ­In May 2012, Google merged their Places for Business with Google+ Local, throwing the entire Local scene into chaos with Local marketers trying to make certain their Local optimization tactics didn’t result in a dip in client positioning. Now that the dust has somewhat settled, a factor that remains important is having inconsistencies in your [...]