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PowerListings Now Includes Google

Local Listings in Google Are Now Easier to Maintain Our PowerListings subscription service for local businesses has been expanded to include Google My Business, Google+ and Google Reviews. You can now make changes to your listings in PowerListings th...

New! Google Tells How to Improve Your Local Ranking

Local Ranking Advice From the Horse’s Mouth Google recently published some advice for local businesses on how to be more visible when people do a local search for what you do. Proper SEO for your website is essential of course, but there are so...

Top Local Ranking Factors for Small Businesses

Are You in the Local Stack? There have been a number of changes in how Google represents local search results. Sometimes referred to as the Local Stack, when people search for a business or service  within a particular local area, Google shows the t...

New – Top Local Ranking Factors for Small Businesses

Are You in the Local Stack? There have been a number of changes in how Google represents local search results. Sometimes referred to as the Local Stack, when people search for a business or service  within a particular local area, Google shows the t...

Prevent Google.com from redirecting you to its local Home Page

So you have been redirected to Google’s local home page like google.co.uk even though you typed in Google.com right? Well, that is because you live outside its home country. Each time a visitor types in...This post was first found...
by Tech Prezz on Sep 12, 2015

Google se cansa de Google+ y le pone la eutanasia

Creo que a nadie le sorprende la medida tomada por Google, tras muchos intentos de “salvar” su red social, y después de un tiempo de reflexión, empieza a desconectar uno a uno los cables que mantenían con vida a su red social. Todos recordamos...
by remacomputing on Jul 31, 2015

How To Use SEO For Your Business

Using SEO is an optimum way for businesses to gain more customers via their website. Whether your site sells goods or is just a point of contact, getting people to view it is key. The more people who view your site, the more likely it is they’ll ma...

Google Pushes Local Results Below The Fold

In a rather surprising move Google seems to have pushed down the placement of local results in local intent search queries below the fold – causing you to have to scroll through a series of ads before you can view the local listings or local ma...
by Rapid Purple on Mar 26, 2015

What Google’s My Maps Means for Local Search

What’s old is new again at Google. The search engine giant is reintroducing My Maps, a personalized version of its popular mapping site, which was eliminated the last time maps was updated. My Maps has been tweaked and isn’t exactly the s...
by SiteProNews on Oct 9, 2014

Google Pigeon Algorithm : Local Search Algorithm Gets First Update

Posted by by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable It seems like Google has updated the local search results since the latest Google Pigeon update that was pushed out originally on on July 24th. A WebmasterWorld thread has some business...

Google Places Changes Name to Google My Business - See New Blog, Too!

 Google My Business is a really good name. And the new dashboard that Google is offering with the new branding is better by a lot than their earlier offerings. So, I have decided that it makes no sense to continue to use this blog to advise you...

Google Places Local Citations List

This is one of three critical elements in citations. Do not overlook the value of what slowly said here. You MUST always use exactly the same Name Address Phone number information on every citation. Make sure that you do not have two businesses using...

5 Online Marketing Strategies For Small Business Success

I sincerely hope my small business succeed in online marketing. But, what kind of strategies should I use to achieve success in it? Perhaps, such questions often echoed in your head as a business owner, especially for small business owners. To achiev...
by Computer and Technology Blog on May 5, 2014

Google Places Changes the Game with One Descriptor Word in Name or Title ALLOWED!

What does this really mean to millions of small businesses on Google Places?!?I have been largely missing from my own blog for the last six months or more.  That is basically because Google has been in so much flux with Google Place, Maps, Plus,...

За хаоса с дублираните Google+ бизнес страници и какво решение да вземете като мениджър?

by Boris Domain on Feb 19, 2014

Top 10 Ranking Factors That Influence Local Search Results

Search engines are probably one of the best inventions ever, as they are able to find the information you need in a matter of seconds. Search engines use a complex algorithm in order to carry out a users search. The set of techniques which optimize a...

Advantages of Google Local Business Listings

Advantages of Google Local Business Listings  Google Local Business Listings are a new way in which people are using to connect with local businesses online. This has been brought about by the advent of technology that has led to decline…Read...

6 Ways to Use Social Media to Find Local Customers

How would you like to target potential customers for your small business-but only in your local area? Targeting local traffic is an important website marketing strategy for small businesses. According to a variety of studies that have been done regar...

Why Local-Mobile Marketing Is Exploding

Location-based mobile marketing promises the sky: high conversion rates, surgical targeting, and rich consumer profiles. But does it deliver? According to many accounts, it does. Not surprisingly, retailers, brands, and agencies are scrambling to hon...
by Superscope Report on Jun 10, 2013

9 Quick Ways to Get Supended from Google Places, Maps, and Local

 Nine Black Hat Tricks that Google Knows All AboutYou Did What?!?The phone rings.  I don't recognize the number.  Maybe a new potential client."Hi.  Is this Randy Kirk?"  (Of course it is.  I answer the phone)"Sure is.&n...


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