Tag Archives: Channel: Local

7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player

Columnist Wesley Young looks at recent improvements Facebook has made -- and functionality being tested -- that may position the social media giant to compete with Google in the area of local search. The post 7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player appeared first on Search...

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Dear Google: 4 suggestions for fixing your massive problem with fake reviews

Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins notes that unless Google My Business gets serious about addressing fake reviews, it will suffer a loss of credibility. Here are her suggestions for tackling this ongoing issue. The post Dear Google: 4 suggestions for fixing your massive problem with...

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Yext launches app directory with 26 partners for two-way data exchange

Data integrations span a range of categories and partners. The post Yext launches app directory with 26 partners for two-way data exchange appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google has officially rolled out a new tab-based local panel with quick access to reviews

Users can toggle between a local listing's overview details and their reviews in the Google search results. The post Google has officially rolled out a new tab-based local panel with quick access to reviews appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Apple Maps adds indoor mapping for malls and airports, Do Not Disturb mode

Google and Bing already offer similar indoor maps. The post Apple Maps adds indoor mapping for malls and airports, Do Not Disturb mode appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Business profile and review best practices from TripAdvisor and Yelp

Businesses that complete their profiles see 5x the customer leads each month. The post Business profile and review best practices from TripAdvisor and Yelp appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels

It's official, Google is rolling out the more graphical user interface for hotel reviews. The post Google confirms it’s rolling out new reviews format for hotels appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Bing launches bots for local businesses

Bots are created automatically from data in Bing Places and will soon work with Facebook Messenger and Cortana. The post Bing launches bots for local businesses appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Study argues Yelp drives higher conversions than Google and Facebook

92% of respondents said they made a purchase after visiting the site. The post Study argues Yelp drives higher conversions than Google and Facebook appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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5 reasons why websites still matter to local search in 2017

More and more small local businesses are using social media profile pages, rather than websites, as the main face of their operation. Columnist Wesley Young explains why this isn't the good idea that it may seem to be. The post 5 reasons why websites still matter to local search in 2017 appeared...

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