Tag Archives: local businesses

Three ways local businesses can survive the on-demand threat

How worried should brick-and-mortar businesses be about companies like Amazon? Columnist Adam Dorfman weighs in with some thoughts on how local players can stay competitive. The post Three ways local businesses can survive the on-demand threat appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google Tests Rate & Review Call To Action In Local Panel

Google is testing a new call to action within the Google local panels to encourage searchers to rate and review local businesses. Sergey Alakov spotted this one, of course, and posted it on Twitter...

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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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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How to Be a Local Content Machine & Build a Successful Business by @bhartzer

Why local businesses should become a local content machine – and how to do it.

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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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Google launches location extension display ads for local businesses

Some other display ads may be converted automatically to the new format when users are nearby. The post Google launches location extension display ads for local businesses appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Driving local marketing change with Uber, Lyft and self-driving cars

Columnist Brian Smith explains how ride-sharing services and self-driving cars will open up a host of new opportunities for local businesses. The post Driving local marketing change with Uber, Lyft and self-driving cars appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5 tips to stay on top

As mobile continues to grow, consumers are conducting more searches with hyperlocal intent -- and Google is refining its results in response to this trend. Columnist Jim Yu explains how local businesses can optimize for this hyperlocal reality. The post Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5...

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Safari for iOS Adds Click-to-Call Button in Search Suggestions by @MattGSouthern

It has been discovered that Safari for iOS is now returning click-to-call buttons in some of its search suggestions for local businesses.

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