Previously, I wrote an article unveiling some of the most common myths I see in the Local SEO space. I thought I’d do a follow-up that specifically talked about the myths pertaining to citations that I commonly hear from both small business owners and SEOs alike.
Updated September 8, 2016 to include how to get the CID from MapMaker, Google Plus, and Google Maps for SAB A fellow Google My Business Top Contributor provided me with a tip today on how to find the CID number of a business listing on Google Maps. The CID number is good to know and document..
Earlier this year, I wrote an article on Moz that talked about one of the issues big brands run into with SEO. Brands with tons of locations sometimes have a hard time coming up with unique content for each of their locations and often use a template format that gets the majority of them filtered…
One of the more frustrating, common issues we have in Local Search is when you’re on the phone with a client, searching the same keyword and seeing completely different things. There are 2 things I’ve found that make the biggest influence on what search results you see.
Updated Feb 25, 2016: Updated the URL in #6 since the old one stopped working. Also added a bonus troubleshooting tip for this step. In the Local SEO world there are a few Google URLs you should know because they will make your life easier. Here is a list of the ones I commonly use..
After reading the recent article in the New York Times about locksmith spam, I decided to download Bryan Seely’s book Cyber Fraud: The Web of Lies. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Bryan, he’s the one who made headlines for putting Edward Snowden in the White House on Google Maps and creating a fake..
I was helping a user on the GMB forum and found it’s getting even harder to find duplicates now with MapMaker not having a phone-number search option any more. Currently, I search on Google for “plus.google.com” “999-999-9999” and then add &filter=0 to the end of the URL to find a list of duplicates. However, now..
I wrote an article on Search Engine Land a couple weeks ago that shows the steps a business owner should make when relocating his office. It’s always a painful process in the Local SEO world but I’ve dealt with it enough times to share some best practices. Read the article here. If you have questions,..
Tony Leary of Catography Marketing shared this story with me and it was such a good one I had to post it. He worked with a tree service company in Tampa, FL which relocated from Issaquah, WA to Tampa, FL. When they moved, they decided to update their address in the Google My Business (GMB) dashboard, only it..
I’ve heard this scenario come up quite a bit over at the Google and Your Business Forum: “My map on Google looks correct yet my customers are being routed to my old location when they get driving directions”. There is definitely different advice being given online over what to do when your business moves. The MapMaker..