A while ago David Mihm asked if I could provide guidance on how to optimize a business with multiple locations in the same geographic area. Well Dave, here at Local SEO Guide we aim to please, eventually:
Entries Tagged as 'Local Data'
February 18th, 2008 · 27 Comments
February 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments
With Google’s recent introduction of 10 yellow pages-like listings in Web search results for local queries, it is going to be harder for local search sites which depend on “category in city” search queries (e.g. “Plumbing Supplies in Pleasanton, CA”) for a lot of referral traffic from Google to get that traffic. If I were [...]
October 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments
How many times have you found out of date information about your business on the Web? At Insider Pages we averaged several inquiries per day from disgruntled businesses because we were displaying an incorrect phone number, address or name.
October 19th, 2007 · 147 Comments
Making sure your business’ location and services data is up to date across the Web is perhaps the most important thing you can do to help potential customers find you. And the Local SEO Guide is here to help. The sites listed below are some of the most important in the local search world. On [...]
October 18th, 2007 · 27 Comments
You know you’ve got a problem with blogging when you’re high on nitrous oxide smelling the burning fragments of an old filling that’s being drilled and all you can think about is how this would make a great post about local search.
October 14th, 2007 · 33 Comments
If you’re not a provider of local search services you may want to skip this one as it’s very inside baseball. When I see someone blogging about geotargeting it usually refers to making sure that a site provides relevant information for the user’s physical location. However, some sites use a technique called “geotargeting location by [...]
October 11th, 2007 · 8 Comments
Here’s a way to get your fair share of traffic from Google and then some. You may have noticed that Google serves up 3 local listings in its Web search results (results you get from searching via the Google.com home page among others) if G thinks you are searching for a yellow pages-like search. For [...]
October 10th, 2007 · 12 Comments
Gib Olander of Localeze, a business information provider to local search services, presented a concept at the SMX Local conference last week that I thought might be helpful for businesses who are trying to wrap their heads around how they can use search engines to drive qualified traffic to their sites.
October 2nd, 2007 · 3 Comments
Ian White’s Urban Mapping provides neighborhood data to local search companies meaning when you search for “Starbucks in Soho”, chances are the search engine you’re using uses Urban Mapping’s data to figure out where “Soho” is. Neighborhoods are weird things, most of them do not have defined boundaries of where they start and stop. I [...]
October 1st, 2007 · 7 Comments
Vanessa Fox, formerly of Google and now of Zillow, made an interesting comment on the SMX Local SEO panel today. While encouraging businesses to upload as much data as possible, including photos, to Google Local Business Center, she said “If your data matches 3rd party data that is important – you’re seen as more accurate.”