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Google’s New Local Guides Program and Its Effect on Your Local SEO

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2015 7:34:35 AM

Last week, Google announced they will be replacing their former City Experts Program with a new program called Local Guides that will go into effect on February 16, 2015. The former program, City Experts was used to encourage Google+ users to become more active in writing local business reviews. Users who have written at least 50 high quality reviews and then maintain at least 5 reviews/month are invited into a Google+ community of other reviewers. In addition, they also receive local discounts, free Google merchandise, and invitations to special local events (Google Plus Daily).

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Topics: Google, Elite Squad, Local SEO, Local Guides, Local SEO, Online Reviews, Reviews, Yelp

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