There are few things that can contribute to your rankings if you run a local business including profiles on major local networks such as Google+ Local, Yelp and UrbanSpoon (if you're a local food vendor). This post is designed to help you sort confusion caused by recent actions from Google and improve using new Google+ Local profile.
Given the right size of city, you may have to be very specific in your SEO and target your neighbourhood specifically.
For the modern SEO, it all boils down to understanding the small business and their needs and then giving them the options to help them decide what strategy will work out best for them long term.
Statistics prove that a blog is one of the tops social media tools to generate traffic and boost sales for your local business.
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 [...]
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.
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