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Local SEO Helps Businesses Capitalize on Google's New Quick Links

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Sep, 2017

Products and services exist to solve a problem, enhance the consumer's life and make tasks easier. This concept is why between 80 and 85% of consumers are using search to find local products and services - local search applications (Google Maps) have been designed to make our lives easier.

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Topics: Google, Local SEO

Adapting your Local SEO Strategy for Customer’s New Search Habits

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Sep, 2017

Over 80% of people now search the web to find local information, that's up 30% from just about 5 years ago. The concept of local search and the frequency by which customers use it to find and discover local businesses has exploded over the recent years, but customers are just begining to learn how effective it really is. 

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Topics: Google, Local Search

Optimize for Google Voice Search and Increase Local Search Rankings

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Sep, 2017

Together, smartphones and the internet have placed an endless amount of information literally in the hands of consumers. People have become accustomed to finding the answers to any problem at a moment's notice.

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Topics: Google

Are You Still on Page One? Google’s New Automatic Local Search Filters are Shaking Things Up

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Jul, 2017

Google continues to enhance users’ experience by becoming more intuitive with its local search results

Earlier this year, Google began releasing FILTERS which gave users the ability to sort local search results by things like “price”, “star rating” and “operating hours”. Now, Google has taken it one step further by understanding user intent and automatically applying those filters on its own. It has taken even more control of the search results to bring you the most relevant options.

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Topics: Google, Local Search

Compete Less and Convert More with Local SEO Keywords

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Jul, 2017



82% of local searchers
follow up with either a store visit, phone call, or purchase, making local search the best way to drive more customers into your store. By optimizing your website with local keywords, you help search engines to understand where your business is located and what you offer, which leads to better rankings in more relevant searchers.

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Topics: Google, Local SEO

Google Posts ARE BACK and Impacting Local Search Results

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Jun, 2017

You may remember the controversy that erupted when Google decided to walk away from Google+ for businesses. Google+ Business Listings connected company profiles not just to the Google Maps and search results, but more importantly, to their customers. But that is about to change, again...

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Topics: Google, Local Search

How to Improve Your Local SEO Ranking Right Now With Google Attributes

Posted by Rachel Larsen on Jun, 2017

Have you ever noticed Google prompting you to answer a couple of questions after visiting a local business? For example, after checking in at a restaurant, Google will want to know whether or not there was free parking and what the ambiance was like. The search engine giant is not just trying to get to know you for fun, it is mining information from customers about the places they visit to help them create attributes.

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Topics: Google, Local SEO

Is Your Reputation Ready for Google's Latest Local Search Update?

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Jun, 2017

Google’s latest update makes it clear: They know just how important reviews are in a customer’s decision making processes

A business’s reviews are one of the fastest and most reliable ways for customers to determine whether a business is good or bad. Reviews are so efficient and reliable that 91% of people now regularly or occasionally read reviews when deciding on which business they should visit.

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Topics: Google, Local Search, Reputation Management

How to Name Your Google Listings for Local SEO

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Apr, 2017

Google’s local search is your first step towards increases store traffic

When it comes to optimizing for Google local search, what is more important than accurate business listing information? Nothing! Google My Business signals such as listing name, category, and listing description account for nearly 20% of how Google ranks businesses in the local search results.

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Topics: Google, Local SEO, Local Business Listings

Google Maps latest update encourages the use of Local SEO strategies

Posted by Brandon Martinez on Mar, 2017

 

Google Maps is automatically recommending the best local businesses to consumers. Without a local SEO Strategy, consumers will be choosing your competitors every day!

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Topics: Google, Local SEO

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