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How To Improve Local SEO & 3 Pack CTR

The “3 pack” is the most coveted real estate of local SEO. When someone searches for a location-related keyword, (e.g. dog groomer Portland), it’s the 3 first listings that show in local search results: And in 93% of searches with [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Local Search|Comments Off on How To Improve Local SEO & 3 Pack CTR

How to Get Around Google’s New Local Business Review Guidelines

On August 29th, 2016, Google significantly updated their requirements for adding review rich snippets to local business schema markup. The updated guidelines make it much more difficult for local businesses to use review rich snippets since all reviews must be [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Local Search, SEO|Comments Off on How to Get Around Google’s New Local Business Review Guidelines

5 Local SEO Pitfalls That Can Cost You

If you would have asked a small business owner 10-20 years ago, “What’s your greatest challenge to getting found by new customers?” She may have said something about how her location could be better or he may have replied that [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Local Search, SEO|Comments Off on 5 Local SEO Pitfalls That Can Cost You

If Google Is So Smart, Do I Still Need Local SEO?

Many are the articles that dare to speculate whether SEO and Local SEO in particular have already become obsolete or inadequate to the ever-changing Google search environment. Titles like: “Is SEO Dead?” “Is Technical SEO Only Makeup?” “Do I Still [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Local Search, SEO|Comments Off on If Google Is So Smart, Do I Still Need Local SEO?