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 […]
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 […]
Google is Removing Anonymous Reviews

Google is Removing Anonymous Reviews

Reviews can make or break a business. Negative reviews will influence people to avoid the business. On the other hand, positive reviews will encourage people to become customers or clients. In the past, you used to be able to leave reviews anonymously as an “A Google User”. That has recently ended. As a matter of […]
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