Entries Tagged as 'Google Plus'

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.  So 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

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

Google+ Local Reviews Now Showing as SERP Pop-Ups – Goodbye Google+ Local Pages?

July 30th, 2013 · 30 Comments

Google Plus Local SERP

Not sure if I am seeing a test or if this is rolling out everywhere but now when I click on the “[#] Google reviews” link for a business from the SERPs, I am seeing a lightbox type of pop up display instead of being sent to the Google Plus Page for the business. Check [...]

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

Welcome To The Google Plus Knowledge Graph for Brands?

August 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments

TechCrunch Google Plus

Google Plus links have been showing up here and there in Google Knowledge Graph results, but I think the big G just pushed into overdrive. This morning I noticed Google Plus profiles showing up where Google Knowledge graph data has been displayed on SERPs that target brand queries, along with some new formats. Some of [...]

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Tags: Google Plus · Google Social Search

How To Merge Your Google+ Business Page With Your Google+ Local Listing

August 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments

Jade Wang of Google just announced that your old Google+ Business Page can now be merged with your new Google+ Local page which used to be your Google Places Page. As usual Mike Blumenthal has got the goods to help you make sense of the whole thing. Here’s Jade’s post:  For those of you that [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Plus

@MattCutts Goes For His Google+ Bonus…

July 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Matt Cutts Google Plus

Matt Cutts’ most recent G+ post: and his latest Tweet: Thing is, the whole “Hobbit-Meets-Google-Maps” thing would probably have a better chance of exposing new users to Google Plus v. the links thing.

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Tags: Google Plus · Twitter

Why Google+ Still Has A Ways To Go…

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Google Plus · Uncategorized

Don’t Get Cute With Rel=Author Tags

March 29th, 2012 · 16 Comments

I finally got around to implementing rel=”author” tags on my blog.  It’s pretty easy to do by linking your Google + profile to your site – Instructions here - and the benefit, at least for me, was pretty immediate.   Just by attaching my mug to my URLs in Google’s SERPs, my organic traffic increased 15% [...]

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Tags: Google Plus

How To Get +1s For Your Local Business

January 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

And while I’m on the subject, Stever has a great post up on some tips for Encouraging Google +1 Votes for Local Business Websites. Key point for unsuspecting SMBs to take note of: “Forget the new schemes popping up to buy hundreds of plus 1 votes. Those will be meaningless to a local business as [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Plus · Google Social Search

Google+ Needs Tight Local Networks To Succeed

January 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

SearchEngineLand just published Google Plus Connections Are The New Link, some thoughts of mine on how local search co’s and SMBs may try to leverage Google Search Plus Your World to improve local SEO. After rereading it, it seems clear that as more and more organic results are deemed to have “local intent”, the only [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Search · Google Plus · Google Social Search