Yelp is Giving $25 Million in Free Advertising, Making Major Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Yelp is Giving $25 Million in Free Advertising, Making Major Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak

Yelp, a near essential platform for independent operator restaurants, is giving away $25 million in free advertising for restaurants, bars, and other businesses heavily impacted by the closures of public spaces during the pandemic. While this may not be of much help to restaurants and businesses struggling during the pandemic, once it subsides this free […]
Google is Telling People How to Buy Fake Reviews on Google Maps

Google is Telling People How to Buy Fake Reviews on Google Maps

Local SEO Joe Youngblood posted a tweet showing a screenshot a featured snippet on a Google search result that appears to show Google highlighting exactly how a business can purchase fake reviews to promote their business on Google Maps. Great job tackling that review spam Google! pic.twitter.com/7rMNzVpB8r — Joe Youngblood (@YoungbloodJoe) February 24, 2020 Google […]
Google My Business is Now Recommending Placing Keywords in Your Business Description to Increase Local SEO Rankings

Google My Business is Now Recommending Placing Keywords in Your Business Description to Increase Local SEO Rankings

For about as long as Google My Business has existed Local SEO’s have tested placing keywords in the description to see if that improved rankings. The answer has always been an unfortunate no. Today however, it would appear that the search engineers in charge of Google Maps / Local rankings have had a change of […]