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Local Directories May Survive Google’s New Local Knowledge Pack

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Total Google Traffic New K-Pack

Last week, Google started to switch out its local Carousel results for a new set of mobilish-type pack results that appear to rely heavily on its local Knowledge Panels, so let’s call it a Knowledge Pack, or “K-Pack”, for the purposes of this post. In his seminal post Some Thoughts On The New Pak Results [...]

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Tags: Google · Google+ Local · Local Data · Local Search · Yellow Pages

Google’s “Organic” Algorithm Is A Lot Faster Than Google’s Local Algo

March 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

403 Access Denied Errors

On March 15th, the WP Total Cache plugin on this site for some reason started serving Googlebot 403 response codes (aka “Access Denied”): As you can see organic entrances to my site via the home page have tanked over the past couple of days: While traffic to other pages was down about 20% on Monday, [...]

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Tags: Google+ Local · Local Search

Is This The Future of Local Directory SEO?

September 9th, 2013 · 13 Comments

new Google local search results

UPDATE: Some of my better-read compatriots have pointed me towards Greg Sterling’s article from April about how Google is using the layout below to appease anti-competition complaints in Europe. ┬áSo take my theories below as pure entertainment, as it should be. Nick Rink of Smart Local , a UK Local SEO firm, posted a screenshot [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Google Plus · Google+ Local · Local Search

Can I Use ALL CAPS in Google Maps?

August 8th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pleasanton-Pizza-Google-Maps-3

In my SEL post 7 Things I Have Figured Out About The New Google Maps, I mentioned that businesses might want to try using ALL CAPS in their business name on their Google Places + Local (whateva) profile as I had noticed EXTREME PIZZA rocking the all-caps in the map result I was studying: A [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google+ Local

No Reviews? The New Google+ Local Reviews Pop-Up Doesn’t Pop

July 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments

East Bay Floor Covering

Based on the comments I am seeing on yesterday’s post, it appears that the new Google+ Local Reviews Pop-Up has gone global. Since it seems like this is a real thing and not a test, I started looking at it a bit more to figure out the implications. One question that popped up: @localseoguide What [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Plus · Google+ Local