Sending Visitors to Your Website No Longer an Option with Google Tags

by on October 26, 2010 · Local Search

I just came across this info on Blumenthals, and verified it in my own accounts. As the title says, Google is no longer allowing businesses to direct visitors directly to ... » Continue

2010 Local SEO Ranking Factors

by on June 10, 2010 · Local Search

Since 2008 David Mihm has been polling some of the industry’s top local search experts to understand and identify the top ranking factors specific to local search. The 2010 results ... » Continue

New Social Tools for Local Businesses

by on May 13, 2010 · Local SearchSocial Media MarketingTwitter

I know, I know, another post about social media tools. Are you getting sick of hearing about these tools? If you’re a small business owner, you might want to pay ... » Continue

The Latest Happenings in Local Search

by on April 28, 2010 · Local Search

There have been a plethora of changes happening over at Google’s Local Business Center, um, I mean Google Places. All of the changes have been positive, in my opinion, and ... » Continue

Gain Local Citations with Lo-So

by on March 17, 2010 · Local SearchSocial Media MarketingUncategorized

Before we get into building citations, let’s first discuss the term “lo-so” or “lo-social”. It stands for “local social” and refers to the plethora of social media sites popping up ... » Continue

Google’s Moving in on Yelp’s Turf

by on January 28, 2010 · Local Search

Back in December TechCrunch revealed that a deal between Google and Yelp was imminent…as they were in the “final stage of negotiations”. This sent the SEO industry into a whirlwind, ... » Continue

Google Favorite Places and QR Codes

by on December 9, 2009 · Local Search

Google recently began mailing letters to the top 100,000+ businesses that have been cited as “favorites” by Google Maps users. Google has been tracking and calculating CTR on each business’s ... » Continue

Three Recent Changes Pushing Local Search Forward

by on November 26, 2009 · Local SearchSearch Engine Optimization

Google Maps is quickly becoming all the rage within the small to medium sized business (SMB) category. Well, Google Maps has been around for a few years now and the ... » Continue