One of the more frustrating, common issues we have in Local Search is when you’re on the phone with a client, searching the same keyword and seeing completely different things. There are 2 things I’ve found that make the biggest influence on what
Article updated May 2, 2016 to include the second way. Huge thanks to Dino Basaldella at SEO West for the tip.
I've often heard business owners concerned about their address being listed on Google and Google likes to claim that it's private whe
I noticed today that Google started displaying the neighborhood a business is in beside their primary category on Google in the knowledge panel.
There is no field for this in Google My Business and Google is pulling this data from MapMaker's local
I regularly hear things in the Local SEO world that many people believe, but which are completely false. I wanted to put some of these myths to rest by listing out the top 9 Local SEO myths that I run into most frequently.
Has your business listing in Google been suspended? Not sure what happened? I see threads over at the Google My Business forum all the time from panicked business owners or SEOs who have logged into Google My Business to see a big red “Suspended”
I used to think that locksmithing was the industry with the highest percentage of fake local listings on Google. I’m starting to think I was wrong.
It all started a few weeks ago, when I was talking to Dev Basu at Powered By Search. He was askin
Update: Google re-added these guidelines a couple weeks later (April 1, 2016)
Local SEOs rejoiced the day Google came up with the rule for solo-practitioners that indicated locations with only one public-facing professional could combine the list
I’ve heard many complaints in the last couple years from business owners who have issues with their listings showing up as “Permanently Closed” in the search results on Google.
Usually, it happens to businesses who have relocated, and their
Updated Feb 25, 2016: Updated the URL in #6 since the old one stopped working. Also added a bonus troubleshooting tip for this step.
In the Local SEO world there are a few Google URLs you should know because they will make your life easier. Here i
Google has just recently launched a page in the help center that lists all the product updates for Google My Business (GMB) arranged by month and year. It's a great way to keep track of what is currently going on and what new features you might have