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..
This month Google launched a brand new newsletter that got emailed out to all active, recent members of the Google Advertiser Community (forum). This includes the AdWords forum, the Google My Business forum, the Google Analytics forum and the Google partners forum. In the newsletter it featured: A helpful article written by one of the..
Google has been cranking out the updates this year for Local Search, and the latest thing to hit the SMB market is Google Posts. This new feature allows you to publish your events, products and services directly to Google Search (in the Knowledge Panel) and Maps.
June 27, 2017 Update: They called me again today from 440-209-5739 and have changed their messaging a bit. They now claim they work “with Google” and are saying the listing was “flagged” or “red flagged”. They couldn’t tell me who or what flagged my listing (probably because no such thing exists). They are also now..
Hey Google, If you’re reading this, you already know that fake reviews on Google have been a hot topic lately — and it appears the problem is getting a lot worse, resulting in a huge headache for small business owners. Rather than outlining all the issues and turning this post into a huge rant, I..
Google has been quietly rolling out new features and updates to Google My Business over the last several months, and I have compiled a list of these underreported changes.
Recently, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to deal with duplicate listings in Google My Business now that MapMaker is dead. Having written detailed instructions outlining different scenarios for the advanced local SEO training manual I started selling over at LocalU, I thought it’d be great to give Moz readers a sample..
If you’re a small business owner who actively gets reviews, it’s likely that you’ve ran into a case where some of your reviews on your Google My Business listing randomly vanished. Google has an active algorithmic filter in place to remove reviews that violate their policies. Before you get all excited thinking this filter is..