Tag Archives: local businesses

Law firms spamming Google My Business: Don’t trust your money or your life to them!

Many local businesses are guilty of violating Google My Business guidelines to game the system, and columnist Joy Hawkins has observed rampant problems within the law vertical.

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SEO ranking factors for 4 business verticals and what they mean for local businesses

As organic search becomes ever more targeted, SEO is evolving in ways that require more customization. Wesley Young explores a recent study on ranking factors and provides 7 practical takeaways to boost search rank.

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Google Local Panel Shows “Inside This Place”

Google seems to be rolling out a new feature for the local knowledge panel named “inside this place.” Sergey Alakov posted on Twitter about it and it shows under the local Q&A box for some local businesses…

Google Local Panel Shows “Inside This Place”

Google seems to be rolling out a new feature for the local knowledge panel named “inside this place.” Sergey Alakov posted on Twitter about it and it shows under the local Q&A box for some local businesses…

Google says we don’t need no stinking location modifiers… or do we?

Google recently stated that users are beginning to drop location qualifiers when searching for local businesses. But is it time for local SEOs to stop focusing on these terms? Columnist Andrew Shotland discusses.

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Google My Business Insights Reports Delayed

It looks like the Google My Business insights, the analytics they provide to local businesses on how well their local listings are doing…

How local businesses can turn the threat of on-demand deliveries to their own advantage

On-demand delivery services are making local businesses nervous, but columnist Brian Smith explains why this new shift in consumer behavior should be seen as an opportunity to grow.

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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.

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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.

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