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..
In the last few weeks, we’ve been seeing these ads show up consistently now for businesses we were testing it on, but only on mobile. We have yet to see them show up on computers but assume that is coming soon. The ad shows up as the first listing in the 3-pack making the total..
After several months of writing and re-writing (as Google changed things), I’m happy to announce that my Local SEO training is finally available for purchase. Google has changed a ton of things in the last few months for Local SEOs so this guide could not have come out at a better time. As MapMaker was..
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..