A Look at the Changes from Google Places to Google+ Local

If you have a local business (or do online marketing for one) then you have likely heard about the big change with Google Places. Now, Google Places is a part of Google+ in Google+ Local. So just how big is the change and how does it help or hurt your local business? In today’s post, […]

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A New Type of Places Listing?

Has anyone seen this type of search listing before? it’s new to me but isn’t it a cracker! For a company search, I get a map, it’s precise location, a selection of their products, opening hours and the nearest subway. How cool is this? I can think of loads of benefits from an SEO and CRO perspective. […]

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Increase your Google Local Business reviews – Link to your reviews page

Here’s an idea for discussion. Is linking to your Google Local Business listing asking for feedback OK? Are other sites already doing this? I’d like to hear your thoughts… According to David Mihm’s excellent Local Search Ranking Factors, “The number of reviews is a critical factor for both ranking and conversion.” I realise there are […]

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