Entries Tagged as 'Google My Business'

Big Brands Beware

November 12th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Google Changing Location Pages in SERPs

There has been lots of discussion about why big brands seem to be performing worse in pack results post-pigeon. Originally it looked like this was a byproduct of how Google was processing brand queries combined with an abundance of local spam. However after seeing what has happened to some large, multi-location brands after they transitioned [...]

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Tags: Google My Business

Slow Google+ Upgrades + Pigeon = Bad Big Local Brand Rankings

November 5th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Last week I posted some theories on why Google’s Pigeon update may have hurt the local rankings for some big local brands. While we have seen a lot of positive rankings improvements for our local clients, we have also heard of some large multi-location brands that got hit with 5-10% traffic losses. My take was [...]

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Tags: Google · Google My Business · Google Pigeon Poop

Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 TL:DR

October 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ray Charles Sings The 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors!

David Mihm released the results of the¬†2014 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey today and per tradition, we will summarize the big headlines and then send you over to David’s post for the data. “THE USER IS THE NEW CENTROID” I think this quote from David says it all, but if you want something to cut [...]

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Tags: Google My Business · Local Search

Google My Business Insights Bug?

September 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Google My Business Reporting Bug

There is apparently a new bug that is impacting the reporting of listing/profile views in the GMB Insights dash. According to GMB, this client’s views flatlined for 9/19 & 9/20: If I were a business owner this GMB Insights graph would freak me out.¬†However, thanks to campaign tagging we can see that Google Analytics is [...]

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Tags: Google Insight · Google My Business

New Google My Business Hours Requirement?

July 28th, 2014 · 13 Comments

Hours of operation

The other day I was doing the local SEO thing and called Google My Business support to get a client’s duplicate listing removed. After a pretty standard conversation about merging this dupe removed we hung up. A few minutes later I got a call, and it was the Google rep I just spoke with letting [...]

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Tags: Google My Business