Google My Business

  • Google shifts 400,000 .site domains

    … Google has given away what is believed to be roughly 400,000 subdomains in Radix’s .site gTLD as part of a small business web site service. Since its launch a couple of months ago, the Google My Business web site builder offering has been offering small businesses a free one-page site with a free third-level domain under business.site. Google…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 16 readers -
  • When Breaking Google’s Guidelines Is Almost Necessary with GMB

    … When Breaking Google’s Guidelines Is Almost Necessary with GMB April 24, 2017 by Joy Hawkins Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary A couple of months ago I was helping a physical therapy business on the Google My Business Forum that was filtered out of the local results on Google because of the Possum algorithm update in 2016. When I saw…

    Street Fightin Google- 23 readers -
  • Could Chipotle Have Saved Millions of Dollars By Taking Online Reviews More Seriously?

    …. on platforms such as Yelp, Foursquare and Google My Business. These all shared similarities: Eating at Chipotle was a disappointment for the same two reasons that executives found out through their survey. Customers were describing their sub-par dining experiences in brutal terms, writing that service staff were “inexperienced,” the waiting time…

    Street Fight- 34 readers -
  • 4 things to note when optimizing for local SEO in 2017

    … should be given to optimizing on-site and off-site strategies for local SEO. Below are a few things to note when optimizing for local SEO in 2017. #1: Title tags and meta descriptions still work Title tags and meta descriptions are on-site HTML elements which reflect the content of your page, and are shown in SERPs and browser tabs as text…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 25 readers -
  • Video Deep Dive: Local Ranking Factors, Making Sense of it all

    … through a response at the Google My Business forums where someone said: "I just verified my business. I don't rank for a keyword plus city, why? And what is the point of verifying if I don't get that benefit?" And the first answer to that is, "how do you know you're not showing on mobile search results for people within one, two or three miles…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local Universityin SEO- 24 readers -
  • What are the Top SEO Ranking Factors in 2017?

    … We are working with several very large companies on improving their organic search visibility right now and are genuinely surprised at how much their previous search engine optimization is costing them, not gaining them. They were literally paying firms that were hurting their optimization. One company built a farm of domains then popped up…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin SEO- 28 readers -
  • Hotel SEO: Five steps to optimizing hotel deals and listings

    … click-through rate. On top of this, a study by Searchmetrics in 2014 found that just 0.3% of websites use Schema.org markup, making it a great way to get one over the competition. #5. List Hotels on Business Listings Finally, just like online travel agencies, business listings such as Google My Business, Trip Advisor, Yelp, and other business…

    Search Engine Watchin Paid Search SEO- 24 readers -
  • Local SEO A-Z #6: What not to do

    … SEO. Now that we have discussed what local SEO is and how to improve your local SEO, it is time to look at some of the pitfalls and how you can avoid them. Don’t just claim your location It is easy to just claim your business through Google My Business (GMB). Simply input your businesses details and your office will appear in maps with your…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Local SEO A-Z #5: Local SEO metrics that matter

    … or Google My Business. To monitor progress generated by your efforts here are the KPIs for both. KPIs for local specific landing page strategy Impressions, average positions, CTR and clicks: Now that you have created these location landing pages, it is important that they are generating impressions on the search pages at promising average positions…

    Tamar SEO and Social Blogin SEO- 24 readers -
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