Local Search Results

  • How Google is Hindering the Organic Growth of Local Startups

    … about 33 percent of the traffic. Traffic drops dramatically after that, with the second result only receiving 18 percent of traffic and the third spot receiving just between 12 and 13 percent. Unfortunately, ranking in the top spots is difficult for local startups, as they are competing for those spots with large, national and international chains…

    Blogtrepreneur- 9 readers -
  • Video: How Does News Impact Local Rankings?

    … place actually popped up as the number one result in Google Maps. And to me, this is part of a broader theme that we've seen. Mike's other example was the dentist in Minnesota who killed Cecil the lion in Africa. His office shows up when you search for Cecil the lion, or lion killer, or anything like that in Google Maps, as the number one result…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local University- 5 readers -
  • Google ‘More Reviews’ Links Removed From Knowledge Panel

    … Google has confirmed that the link to reviews from around the web, labeled "More Reviews," has been removed from the Knowledge Panel in local search results. The feature was present in one form or another for many years and included links to most review sites. "Reviews from around the web" continue to show in the Google My Business Dashboard…

    Mike Blumenthal/ Local Universityin Google- 21 readers -
  • Is Your Local Business Ready For Google’s Neighborhood Algorithm?

    Google has long understood super well-known dense neighborhoods like SoHo, NY. But there's a good reason why neighborhoods, particularly smaller city neighborhoods, have not been used as default locations in Google: it's pretty tricky to define a neighborhood's boundaries. In the local search-data world, neighborhoods are known as "informal space," meaning there are no standard boundaries.

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Land- 30 readers -
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