SEO Kiddie Table

A year or so ago, the guy in charge of local search for a fairly big brand wanted to see if we were interested in a project to research if the vendor running their Adwords campaign was “stealing” their local organic traffic by spending millions each month running PPC ads on all of their branded local queries (e.g. “[BRAND] [CITY]”, […]

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Rosie The Linkbuilder

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a great day and tried to pass on the positive vibes with Lucky To Be In Local SEO! Today I am sure many of our U.S.-based readers have their heads way out the door in anticipation of the three-day Labor Day weekend so I thought I’d try […]

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Blink Network Apple Maps Profile Page

It’s Apple Maps news week here at LSG. Apple now appears to be publishing multi-location business listings taken directly from the businesses. Case in point, several electronic vehicle charging station chains have popped up on Apple Maps with a “provided by” notice on their profiles. As you can see from the screenshots in this post, […]

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Location3 Media Logo

Apple Maps has updated its Attributions page again with four new business listings partners, 3 US-based location data management/marketing companies and a Swiss Yellow Pages company: Location3 MomentFeed SIM Partners Swisscom Directories Previously Location3 and SIM Partners were accidentally “announced” as partners almost two years ago. At that point we had heard that these partners […]

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If Mike

Over the last few days this query has been making it’s rounds as something of a hot mystery: https://www.google.com/search?q=** If you haven’t gotten to see/play around with it yet, go ahead and do it. I will still be here when you get back. Honestly, my interest in the query has been slim. Until I was […]

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SEO Nukes

An ecommerce site went partially https without telling us or the in-house SEO. See if you can guess when that happened: A start-up 410’d a lot of pages it decided it didn’t need without telling us. See if you can guess when that happened: I know you guys are all “moving fast” but when we say […]

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Make My Website Rank Again

I was intrigued when these showed up on Twitter this weekend: 1: So a little quick research: Trump digital director Brad Parscale owns a small web design firm in Texas. Seems successful. But def … — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 21, 2016 Paid Parscales company $8m+. Seems like that’s self dealing but very standard way […]

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citation stack

I often get questions, and pitches, related to our “citation stack” so I figured it made sense to explain the thought process in a post. Our stack consists of 3 things: Yext Moz Local Manual citation audit/cleanup/building The reason for this is pretty simple. Yext & Moz Local are both pretty affordable tools for making […]

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Smiley

I was talking to a young Local SEO type, a kid in his mid-30s, who was lamenting that his new gig at some dysfunctional digital marketing company sucked and he didn’t want to stick around but he, and most notably, his wife, were scared at the prospect of leaving a job so soon and what […]

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It’s been nice knowing you all, but SEO is officially over, dead and gone. As you very likely know $GOOG has made a bunch of changes that impact the Keyword Planner (and by default Local SEO.) First they started combining keywords and showing grouped monthly search volumes. Then they started showing ranges for keywords unless […]

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Make America Great Again Hat

When we relaunched LocalSEOGuide.com at the end of June, we decided it was time to start publishing content on a more regular basis. As long-time readers know, I have been a sporadic blogger at best since my early glory days of daily blogging. Now that we have more hands & brains on deck, hopefully we […]

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Sleep At Night SEO

If you have been doing SEO for the past few years, particularly for start-ups, chances are you have had to figure out how deal with SEO for Progressive Web Apps. Progressive Web Apps can be great for users but they are not always the most reliable for SEO. Google has not exactly been consistent in its […]

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1st LSG Post

Q: Why Did We Update The Site? A: Because The Old Site Sucked, Right? Well, that’s not completely the case, although I had received my fair share of requests (mostly from Pakistan for some reason) to redesign the old site over the years. Here’s the ready-for-Medium explanation for the ten of you who care: I […]

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LOCAL SEO GUIDE LOGO

  PLEASANTON, CA – On June 20th, 2016, Local SEO Guide, one of the world’s premiere providers of Local SEO Services (a high volume keyword according to Google Keyword Planner), after months of procrastination, several false starts and stops, awkward discussions about putting up or shutting up and endless debates about which font “really expresses who […]

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madison_wi_apartments_-_Google_Search

Check out the “342 matches” snippet attached to the MadisonApartmentLiving.com result for “madison wi apartments“: That “342 matches” is only visible on the MadisonApartmentLiving home page when javascript is turned on: So not only is Google seeing content in JS, it considers a number + “matches” relevant enough to put it in the SERP snippet. […]

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Thoughtful-Jon-Snow-Local-SEO

  I am publishing part of this post that just went live on SearchEngineLand because: 1. The original title was “Why Local Rank Trackers Suck”. I get why SEL rewrote it as “Why Local Rank Trackers Fail” – it’s a family site after all – but I think you’ll agree “Suck” is much more accurate. […]

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Google Set My Location

Google’s “Set My Location” option in the Search Tools section appears to have pulled a Google Plus Local… First spotted by the ever-diligent @LennyPham. From @DarrenShaw: “Fortunately, &near=city_name is still working for getting localized results outside of your city.”

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Corporate SEO Inertia

If your monthly SEO reports look like this, you may want to stop trying to roll the organic SEO bolder up the hill and see if a local SEO strategy can work for your brand. I just posted some thoughts on this topic on Search Engine Land, Even If a Brand Can’t Do SEO, It […]

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Crawl Stats SEO

From the #Duh! department: In case you are still arguing with your developers about how much time they should be spending fixing site performance issues, I thought I’d pass on the following screenshots: Click to enlarge

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Moz Local

A year and a half after Moz’s acquisition of GetListed, David Mihm’s local listings baby has finally burst out of the womb. Business listings management is one of the trickiest aspects of local SEO and David has long been focused on trying to simplify the process for SMBs. So let’s see what Moz Local can […]

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UPDATE 11.25.12: Since I wrote this two years ago, a lot has changed.  Yext has pivoted its business away from pay-per-call to business listings management to help you manage your yellow pages listings from a single dashboard.  The service is called Yext PowerListings. Yext Powerlistings can automatically update your business’ information across 50+ of the […]

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