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 […]
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 […]
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