Google Is Running Ads for Fake Reviews

Google Is Running Ads for Fake Reviews

Fake reviews are bad news. They’re not only bad news; they’re also illegal. Given this fact, some wonder why Google is, or was, running ads for fake review services. Brad, an SEO expert, spotted these ads and Tweeted about them. SEOExpertBrad writes, “Is Google serious about cracking down on fake reviews? Accepting ads selling fake […]
Google My Business Adds Branded Search Insights

Google My Business Adds Branded Search Insights

There are three ways customers find your website: Direct, Discovery, and Branded searches. A Branded search happens when searchers find your information after searching for a brand related to your business. Google My Business has made a welcome addition to Insights reporting when it comes to Branded searches. The Google Advertiser Community covers this latest […]
Yelp Might Be Dying

Yelp Might Be Dying

We often stress about the need to attract positive reviews from your customers and clients. After all, reviews affect your Local SEO rankings in search engines. One particular local reviews service—Yelp—is facing a gloomy future due to a lack of advertising revenue. Jezebel examines the current dilemma Yelp is facing. Yelp’s Stock Earnings Call Earnings […]
Extreme Example of Spam on Google My Business

Extreme Example of Spam on Google My Business

Spammers—such as unethical companies—try to get around Google’s filters with the goal of great visibility in search results. One such example of this is Bristol County Garage Doors Inc., based in Taunton, MA. Tim Coleman, an SEO, shared a Tweet sarcastically describing how the company might be the “2018 Winner” at Google My Business listings. […]
What Businesses Are Eligible for Reserve with Google?

What Businesses Are Eligible for Reserve with Google?

Businesses should optimize all avenues with the goal of reaching potential customers. That includes getting set up on Reserve with Google, if possible. We recently covered the importance of this new service and how customers will be using it to book appointments. Now, we’ve learned more about the types of businesses that are eligible to […]
Google Ranked a Fake Business Website With Filler Text #1 for a Local Medical Query in an SEO Competition

Google Ranked a Fake Business Website With Filler Text #1 for a Local Medical Query in an SEO Competition

Google claims to rank the most relevant and authoritative websites the highest; however, a recent SEO competition indicates that isn’t always the case. Facebook Group SEO Signals Lab held the contest to see whose website would rank the highest in Google search results. The search term used to determine the winner was “Rhinoplasty Plano”. Here’s […]
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 […]

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