Tag Archives: Channel: Local

The future of local discovery

Columnist Brian Smith discusses some of the recent developments and technology that will impact local search, both in the short term and the long term. The post The future of local discovery appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Local search update: ‘Best’ filter invading the local pack

We all know good ratings and reviews are important for local businesses, and it seems they're becoming even more so. Contributor Conrad Saam explains a new search results display that appears when queries include words like 'best' and 'great.' The post Local search update: ‘Best’...

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4 ways brands are losing store traffic — and how to use location marketing strategies to reverse course

Many national franchise stores are failing to appear in Google Maps search results. Columnist Wesley Young's observations may help these brands improve their visibility. The post 4 ways brands are losing store traffic — and how to use location marketing strategies to reverse course appeared...

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Be a mad scientist to be more successful in local SEO

The debate rages on over the authoritative set of local ranking factors, but columnist Greg Gifford believes that local SEOs on both sides of the fence may be missing the point. The post Be a mad scientist to be more successful in local SEO appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world, Part 2: Create content for local research

Columnist Megan Hannay takes a look at why big brands need to create in-depth local content to boost local reach, even in a world of "instant answers." The post Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world, Part 2: Create content for local research appeared first on Search Engine...

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New Google Earth delivers guided tours, 3D images & an ‘I’m feeling lucky’ feature

It's currently only available on Chrome and Android, but Google says its latest version of Google Earth will soon roll out on iOS and other browsers. The post New Google Earth delivers guided tours, 3D images & an ‘I’m feeling lucky’ feature appeared first on Search Engine...

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Google Maps Timeline finally comes to iOS

Feature available on Android and desktop since 2015 hits iOS; Google's main iOS search app also gets a small update. The post Google Maps Timeline finally comes to iOS appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Local search ranking factors: What’s working in 2017 [Podcast]

In our new episode, we chat with Darren Shaw about the just-released Local Search Ranking Factors survey and discuss what marketers need to know about local SEO in 2017. The post Local search ranking factors: What’s working in 2017 [Podcast] appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Just released: 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey results

After taking a year off, latest version of survey again features educated opinions from almost 40 local search experts. The post Just released: 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey results appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

A recent study released by Google claims that fewer than 0.5% of local searches lead to fake listings. But is this number misleading? Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins takes a deep dive. The post Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps? appeared first on Search Engine...

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