What To Do If You Get A Bad Online Review

by Don Campbell July 9th, 2013

Do you know what one of biggest fears that small business owners have? Getting a negative online review. I think that's because business owners know how important word-of-mouth referrals are to their business. Ask any business owner what their best source of new customer is, and they will tell you it is from "word-of-mouth referrals." [...]

Making Sense of Your Google Business Listings

by Alicia Thomas June 25th, 2013

Google Places, Google Maps, Google+, Google Local… chances are you have your business listed somewhere across these Google products, but how do you know what they are used for and how to make changes to them? Here's a handy guide for figuring out what is going on with your Google listings and how to make [...]

Running a restaurant can be difficult enough; from dealing with suppliers to organizing menus, satisfying customers and managing employees, it's a wonder that anybody gets a moment to breathe. When you add in online marketing the complexity reaches another level. Luckily, despite the shroud of mystery hovering around it, SEO for local businesses is not [...]

How Do Small Businesses Grow Local Inbound Links?

by Amy Balliett June 7th, 2013

One of my first in-house SEO management positions was for a company called Sesame Communications in Seattle. Sesame is a leader in dental and orthodontic patient communications. They create an online presence for their clientele (dentists and orthodontists) as well as supply in-house tools to maintain patient loyalty. When I started at the company, my [...]

Let's say you are a small business owner who wants to make their brick-and-mortar store popular online. Or, let's say you are a local SEO consultant who is helping the said owner with Internet promotion. What marketing tools can you use to perform the task faster and easier? Well, as there are quite a few [...]

The Formula For Local SEO Success

by Chris Marentis May 8th, 2013

Local marketing experts will tell you that the world of local search marketing is highly competitive and oftentimes intimidating. However, with the inclusion of the "7-pack" on the first page of Google's SERPs, there is at least a target that businesses can shoot for to achieve local SEO success. The overall formula for winning at [...]

You Cannot Afford to Ignore Local Business Listings

by Chris Marentis April 17th, 2013

Search engine marketing and search engine optimization are constantly evolving, and they have already moved through several stages. While many of the SEO strategies of the past still maintain some of their relevance, new strategies are consistently coming to the forefront and making antiquated search engine marketing approaches obsolete. Seven years ago, the idea of [...]

Spinning Negative Reviews into Positive Local Rankings

by Jason Streatch April 16th, 2013

It's coming; another new Google search algorithm to contend with. This time the 'Google Merchant Quality Algorithm', announced by Google's head of search spam Matt Cutts at this year's SXSW festival, aims to penalize low and poor quality merchants in local search results.  With Google's increased focus on local search and its own Google + [...]

Easily Solve 3 Common Google+ Local Profile Problems

by Martha Vasquez April 4th, 2013

Google+ Local offers the opportunity for clients to have high visibility in search engines when users search for products or services within a geographical area. If a Google+ Local profile is optimized to its full potential businesses can see significant growth in their search engine rankings and conversions. But even though business owners go through [...]

Local marketing specialists know exactly what needs to be done to help your website rank well for local search terms in your area. These experts also know that you cannot simply build a website, upload it to the internet, and expect people to find and flock to it in droves. Simply put The internet is [...]