Kudzu is Shutting Down

Kudzu is Shutting Down

Online reviews are important to potential customers and search engines. Reviews can be found in many places such as Google, Yelp, and Facebook, Sometimes, smaller local business directories shut down. That’s the case with Kudzu, which is scheduled to close its digital doors in the coming days. On their Facebook page, Kudzu writes “After careful […]
Adding Keyword Spam to a Business Name on Google My Business Leads to An Average Ranking Increase of More than 9 Positions on Google Maps According To A New Study

Adding Keyword Spam to a Business Name on Google My Business Leads to An Average Ranking Increase of More than 9 Positions on Google Maps According To A New Study

Content and keywords matter when it comes to ranking highly in Local search results. Now, a new study has proven just how much keywords matter even if the business is using unethical means. Joe Youngblood, a Dallas-based Local SEO expert, conducted the empirical study and reported the results on his website. Discovering Results with Local […]
What Direct, Branded, and Discovery Really Mean in Google My Business Insights

What Direct, Branded, and Discovery Really Mean in Google My Business Insights

May 2019 Update: Google My Business isn’t showing data from voice searches. Click this link to learn more. Summary Platform: Google My Business Feature: Insights What: Definition of metrics used (Direct, Branded, Discovery) A thread on the Local Search Forum, a place where local SEOs gather to share information, discussed an aggravating lack of definition […]
Teenagers are fleeing Facebook for Instagram and Snapchat According to a New Survey

Teenagers are fleeing Facebook for Instagram and Snapchat According to a New Survey

If the youth are the future, Facebook’s future seems uncertain. That’s because teens are leaving Facebook in favor of other social media platforms. Will Facebook go the way of Myspace? As you’ll read in this article: It’s complicated. The demise of Myspace was quick; however, Facebook is more resourceful and fluid than Myspace ever was. […]
Google is Displaying Local Business Listings in Search Results Differently Across Mobile Browsers

Google is Displaying Local Business Listings in Search Results Differently Across Mobile Browsers

What’s Up with the Local Search Results…. Who the f knows?   There appears to be no rhyme or reason with how Google displays local search results in different mobile environments. Mike Blumenthal of blumenthals.com describes it: “I was sitting on my office, doing “research” and did the same local search (Custom Jewelry Design Williamsville) on […]
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