Google: Google My Business

  • The definitive SEO audit part 3 of 3: Off-site

    Disclaimer: Every situation is unique. This outline of the elements of an off-site SEO audit discusses the common first points I look at with unpenalized sites when I’m looking to enhance their profiles. If you have a penalty or other serious issues, these points are not exhaustive and will not cover all the areas you will need to research or methods to employ.

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Land- 10 readers -
  • Bridging the gaps in the Google My Business API

    … Last month, Google released version 3.0 of its Google My Business API, which for those of us managing locations at scale felt like Christmas came early. Included in the update were a variety of new features, the most important of which were the addition of attributes for locations, the ability to indicate a preferred photo and the ability…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 11 readers -
  • Google confirms ads coming to Local Pack

    … Yesterday at the SMX Advanced Local Workshop Google confirmed that ads are coming to the Local Pack. The timing and precise appearance/placement are to be determined. During the Local Workshop Google’s global product lead for Local Ads, Ali Turhan, discussed some of the new AdWords features as they pertain to local. Among them, he showed…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 15 readers -
  • 2 strategic opportunities for local service area businesses

    … many complementary and unrelated services. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to rank for all of your services, simply because the algorithm is stacked against your success. You can add many different categories in Google My Business, but that won’t always translate into results online. Google doesn’t realize that an auto repair/mechanic can…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • Got spam? Google My Business doesn’t care.

    … is a Local SEO expert who is a part of Google's Top Contributor program & MapMaker Regional Leads program. She regularly contributes to many online communities in the Local SEO world, including the Google My Business forum (Top Contributor), the Local Search Forum (Top Contributor), and the Local University Forum (Moderator). She also a contributor…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 11 readers -
  • Google updates the Google My Business API to version 3.0

    … Google has released version 3.0 of the Google My Business API. This has not yet been announced by Google but you can see version 3.0 marked as new in the changelog and the new features page, it documents the new API. The original Google My Business API was released in December of last year bringing the ability for businesses to automate…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 8 readers -
  • Google local results get additional search filters on mobile

    … Now, when your search query has local intent, and it brings up the “3-pack” or “local pack” in the Google search results, Google may offer you additional search filters for that query. For example, when I search for [la bella], Google offers me additional filters to show results “within 5 miles,” or “open now,” or “top rated,” or even more…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 7 readers -
  • Dear SEOs: Please stop spamming Google Maps!

    … SEO.” After all, there are tons of great, well-known SEO companies in Toronto (including his and the one I work for), and shouldn’t these have priority over ones that aren’t even in the same city that was searched? Why were the results all businesses outside Toronto? When I started to investigate, I found that Google was pulling listings from…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 10 readers -
  • Google Posts are going to kill (at) local SEO

    … When Google+ launched many moons ago, the implied deal (regardless of Google’s protestations to the contrary) was that if you were active and added a ton of content to the service, you were going to show up better in Google’s main search results. Things didn’t really play out that way, particularly for local businesses, most of which didn’t…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 27 readers -
  • Prioritizing Local Search Profile Listings: 2 Methods

    … Authority Based on this information, I would prioritize building my local listing in Google My Business and Yelp before I would explore opportunities with Superpages and Best Of The Web. Of course, the above is a high-level overview of sites that all have relatively high Domain Authority, and honestly, I would likely prioritize all or most of these…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
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