Google Changes How Local Search Results Are Generated

Google confirmed an update affecting local search results has now fully rolled out, a process which began in early November. In early November, we began making use of neural matching…

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Over 50% of Local Business Websites Receive Less Than 500 Visits Per Month

A study of Google Analytics for local businesses finds that their websites attract an average of 414 monthly users, with 50% of traffic coming from organic search. BrightLocal analyzed Google…

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Google Lets Businesses Add a Custom List of Services to GMB Listings

An update to Google My Business will allow service-based businesses to specify the types of services they offer to customers. Google My Business will provide a selection of suggested types…

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Google Maps is Adding Local Recommendations in ‘For You’ Tab

Google Maps is piloting a new feature which sees its Local Guides providing recommendations to users. Users in select cities will see local recommendations will appear in the ‘For You’…

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How to Use Relevant, Targeted Directories for Link Building

Do you remember the phone book? I know… it’s practically an ancient artifact. But it was useful, in its time. Not only could you close your eyes, open to a random…

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Google Reveals Small Business Search Trends for 2019

Google has released a new report with fresh data on how people are searching for small businesses in the United States. Local business search is experiencing “tremendous” momentum, Google says,…

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Google My Business Lets Restaurants Opt-Out of Online Ordering

Google My Business is letting restaurant listings remove links to online ordering. The ability to opt out of online ordering was spotted by Joy Hawkins who shared the information in…

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How to Completely Optimize Your Google My Business Listing

To achieve digital marketing success by leveraging a location-based strategy, most seasoned SEO professionals start at the same place: creating a Google My Business listing. And for good reason. Google My…

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