It’s been a few months now since Google (re)introduced the bookings feature to Google My Business. We have had some interest in the feature from some of our clients but were initially unable to answer the myriad of questions that they have about the new feature and the dozen or so scheduling partners. Since there..
This year was exciting for me because I decided to launch a training guide for Local SEO that I spend time updating every month. When I started the project I knew it would be time consuming but didn’t quite realize how much would need to be put into the guide to keep it current and..
It’s easy to grasp the fact that most e-commerce sites will have various cyclical trends throughout the year. Maybe an uptrend before Christmas, maybe a downtrend for the summer, but other kinds of businesses have trends as well that may not be so apparent. Sometimes they are not yearly events, and the business owner may..
If you manage listings in Google My Business (GMB) you have likely seen the message inside GMB letting you know that some of your businesses data has been changed. This is what the message looks like in the main area of the GMB Dashboard. Once you click on “Review Updates” you will be taken to..
If I had to pick one misconception about Google My Business that has withstood the test of time, it’s the misconception, or rather myth, that the business owner who has claimed and verified the page is now the owner of that page. This is simply not the case. Joy touched on this recently in her Moz..
As of yesterday, it appears that Google is sending out e-mails to notify Google My Business (GMB) page managers when there is a suggested edit to their listing. Here’s what the e-mail looks like: Here’s the suggested edit inside of the GMB dashboard: From the e-mail Google gives you two options. You can either..
I stumbled across something this morning while checking up on a business that has been filtered due to the Possum algorithm update. It was one of those exciting moments in the life of an SEO when I saw the business was no longer filtered. I’ve had my tracker with Bright Local scanning their local ranking..
Earlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they’d like more training on. The biggest topic I got as a result was related to tracking and reporting value to small business owners.
Creating fake reviews might seem like a great way to boost your business’s local profile, but the consequences far outweigh the benefits. After all, you’re not just violating Google’s guidelines – you’re breaking the law.
I’m very excited to announce that this month Colan Nielsen will be joining our team as the VP of Local Search at Sterling Sky Inc. Colan started in the local SEO world back 7 years ago in 2010 and is also deemed a product expert by Google as a Top Contributor on the Google My Business..