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Local Directories Just Got Doorwayed

May 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Google Doorway Update 5.23.15

May 23rd is a day that shall live in Local SEO infamy… (Click to enlarge) Seeing this across several U.S.-based local directory sites. Not across the board, but more than a few. See Did Local Directories Get Hit By Google’s Doorway Page Algo? to see how directory rankings may have taken a hit a few [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search

Why Is This Closed Listing Not Like Other Closed Listings?

May 18th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Close in knoweldge graph

Because the listing isn’t closed… Okay, so that makes no sense right? Let me start from the beginning. We have a client that has a Ford dealership. When doing searches for Ford + geo, we were seeing the above “permanently closed” business showing up in the Knowledge Graph panel. So we had a team member [...]

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Tags: Google My Business · Local Data · Local Search

Did Local Directories Get Hit By Google’s Doorway Page Algo?

May 15th, 2015 · 19 Comments

YellowPages.com SEO

If SEMRush data is directionally correct, this may be a reason why Yelp is looking to sell. Should rebrand as Yikes! pic.twitter.com/UqplA4ZLSq — Andrew Shotland (@localseoguide) May 11, 2015 Perhaps SEMRush is still updating but if its organic search traffic graphs are even close to accurate it looks like May is the month that Google [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Foursquare · Google · Local Search · Superpages · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com

Why Google’s Mobile Friendly Ranking Signal Most Likely WILL Affect Local Pack Listings

April 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Release the Kraken!

Update 4/11/15: According to a little birdie who spoke with Gary Iyles at the BrightonSEO conference, Gary “guaranteed” pack rankings won’t be affected. Guess we shall see… Google’s pending Mobile-Friendly algo update has become the Apple Watch of SEO – I can’t look at my Twitter feed without a blur of “How to get ready for [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search · Mobile Search

15 Local SEO Predictions for 2015

January 5th, 2015 · 11 Comments

PreCog Minority Report

  And you won’t believe what happens next… Google will lose market share in Local (trying not to repeat myself here so check out the link to Streetfight for more thoughts on GOOG, Facebook, Apple, etc.) Google will significantly change the layout of its local pack results at least twice, causing me to break out the [...]

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Tags: Local Search