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Top Local Search Ranking Factors 2013

August 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments

David Mihm has published 2013′s Local Search Ranking Factors Survey over at Moz. As is tradition, I will summarize it here and encourage you to head over to David’s post to soak in the data: “By and large, the primary factors seem to have stayed largely the same for the past couple of years: Proper [...]

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Trust: The #1 SEO Ranking Factor

September 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

There’s a great discussion on Quora in response to “What is the single best piece of SEO advice?”.  I think Matt McGee nails it: Read Quote of Matt McGee’s answer to What is the single best piece of SEO advice? on Quora Happy Labor Day!

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Will Small Business SEO Get Even More Cut-Throat?

July 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Chris Silver Smith brings up a great point in today’s Local’s Only column about Google’s new local SERP design they are testing: …you might think that the newer, larger listing treatment might be beneficial for the visibility of these businesses. But, think again—for any of them which have been doing significant search marketing activities, this [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Local Search · Search Engine Ranking Factors · Small Business Marketing

Robots.txt File Disallowing Entire Site = SEO Death

July 23rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Part 4 in the SEO Death series. If you look at your robots.txt file, you usually don’t want to see this: User agent: * Disallow: / Because if you see this, then you usually see this: Do not disallow all. Here endeth the lesson. or perhaps here

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2009

May 26th, 2009 · 18 Comments

David Mihm’s 2nd annual survey of my esteemed colleagues in the local seo world is now up. It’s a fantastic report and probably will do as much for the economy as the Stimulus and perhaps even more than TARP.  For those of you with ADD, here’s a summary of the top 20 factors on a [...]

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