Tag Archives: Local Search Column

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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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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The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity

Columnist Brian Smith explains the impact of proximity on local searches and provides advice for how marketers can make it work for them. The post The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google Maps ad traffic steadily growing

Columnist Andy Taylor of Merkle shares data on the growth of ad traffic from Google Maps, including conversion rate and CPC data by device. The post Google Maps ad traffic steadily growing appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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SMX West session: Harnessing the power of online reviews

Columnist Greg Gifford recaps a session by Thomas Ballantyne about the value of online reviews, showing why businesses need to start thinking about them if they aren't already. The post SMX West session: Harnessing the power of online reviews appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world: Get your data in line

How might voice search impact local businesses? Columnist Megan Hannay shares her predictions and provides some advice on how SMBs can prepare for a future without rankings. The post Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world: Get your data in line appeared first on Search Engine...

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Top 10 insights on local marketing at LSA17

Wesley Young shares expert insights about location marketing and local search from the Local Search Association's 2017 Annual Conference. The post Top 10 insights on local marketing at LSA17 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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