Google+ Local is the former Google Place page with a new look and feel. Currently, it has the same functionality as before except that you can no longer upload videos or share an update.

With the recent refresh to Google's Penguin update and the continued subsequent refreshes from last year's Panda update many small businesses may wonder what impact these changes have on local search, but unlike the animals these updates are named after, the answer isn't so black and white.  Internet Marketing After The Google Panda Update How [...]

9 Easy Ways to Improve Local Search Rankings

by TabitaGreen June 5th, 2012

If you are a business that has a physical location (e.g. hotel, restaurant, dentist, real estate agent, plumber, etc), you can benefit from local search marketing. In fact, one of the first things we ask new clients is what they have done to improve local search rankings.

The Local Search Plus Box

by Nyagoslav Zhekov May 25th, 2012

A look at how Google decides when to display the local Plus Box

It serves local business owners well to remember that it's better to have a compass to guide the way rather than have a map that's set in stone

There was an enormous amount of thought, planning and effort put into this redesign. Kudos to the Google+ team and all involved. As I'm going through the new design I keep finding some cool elements.

On Page Optimization Tips for Local Businesses

by Leo Dimilo April 19th, 2012

The good news is that ranking locally is infinitely easier than ranking regionally or nationally.

It all starts with understanding how to optimize your website….aka on page optimization.

Is Your Local Business On MySpace? Should It Be?

by Chris Marentis April 12th, 2012

Is MySpace at all useful for a local business, or is it a platform that should be avoided altogether?

5 Things You Should Not Do on Google Places

by Nyagoslav Zhekov April 5th, 2012

Follow these tips to stay on the safe side of Google Places' quality guidelines

Did you know Google applies localized search to YouTube as well?