Google: Google My Business

  • Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?

    … a copy of the business website and put a booking/ordering link on it, then charge the business owner for all orders placed via their system. They then take ownership of the listing via Google My Business, and the business owner is stuck paying for transactions from any customer finding their local listing on Google. To make matters worse, they refuse…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity

    …, the further a potential customer is from a store, the less likely it is that the customer will visit the location. Since most people find businesses through local search and digital maps, proximity needs to be a major aspect of every marketing strategy. If you get everything else right but fail to optimize for proximity, you’ll have a hard time…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • National retailers: Stop ignoring local SEO

    … companies, specifically retailers, pay short shrift to the needs of their locations, particularly when it comes to SEO. And while no doubt the locals are still a royal PITA, under-investing in their SEO ignores the reality of where Google has been heading for quite some time. In my experience, national retailers’ digital divisions think…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 24 readers -
  • Need to get with Google My Business support? Use Twitter!

    … Business (yes, I’m not linking to the post on purpose). Depending on your particular keyword phrase when you search, that post usually ranks anywhere from #2 to #5 for any variation of “Google My Business support” — and it’s always the highest-ranking non-Google result. The problem is, while phone support supposedly still exists, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to get…

    Greg Gifford/ Search Engine Landin Social SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Hyperlocal marketing will soar in 2017: 5 tips to stay on top

    … The conversation about local search is not a new one; marketers have been discussing the importance of targeting customers by location for the past decade. Recently, it has been pushed back into the industry forefront with the rise of hyperlocal search and its relationship to mobile. Google Trends clearly show a dramatic increase in “near me…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 33 readers -
  • Local SEO in 2017: 5 simple ways to dominate local search

    … not on top of your rankings, you can bet your competitors will be. Here are five solid local SEO tactics you can use this year to help your business rank higher for local search terms. 1. Title and meta description tags still matter Title and meta description tags are HTML elements that you can customize to reflect the content of your web page. The text…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • Google My Business adds new photos insights

    … Google My Business added a new metric to the insights section of the Google My Business dashboard. The new metric is photos, you can see how often people view your photos and compare that to your competitors. The features page documented that “insights are now available for photos.” You can now “see how your photos perform compared to photos…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • Results from the Local SEO Ranking Factors Study presented at SMX East

    …; it does not definitively say these characteristics are ranking factors. The study assembled data from over 100 different ranking factors, 30,000 businesses and 3,000 local searches. Factors analyzed in the study included Google My Business listings, on-site website factors, off-site local factors (including citations) and links. Industry standard…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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