For those that missed the news this morning, I couldn’t be more excited to see @SIMPartners join the @Reputation_Com family! https://t.co/c1pqdtD9uy — Adam Dorfman (@phixed) February 28, 2018 While I did not expect Reputation.com to be the suitor, it is not surprising to see it embrace SIMPartners. Reputation.com has grown from a service that took […]

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(Editor’s note: This post has received some criticism that I “gamed” the outcome by using the unusual case of a two businesses with the same address and phone number. While I agree that the majority of businesses won’t have this issue, there still is a huge swath of them that do. We deal with them every […]

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It’s Apple Maps news week here at LSG. Apple now appears to be publishing multi-location business listings taken directly from the businesses. Case in point, several electronic vehicle charging station chains have popped up on Apple Maps with a “provided by” notice on their profiles. As you can see from the screenshots in this post, […]

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Apple Maps has updated its Attributions page again with four new business listings partners, 3 US-based location data management/marketing companies and a Swiss Yellow Pages company: Location3 MomentFeed SIM Partners Swisscom Directories Previously Location3 and SIM Partners were accidentally “announced” as partners almost two years ago. At that point we had heard that these partners […]

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It’s been nice knowing you all, but SEO is officially over, dead and gone. As you very likely know $GOOG has made a bunch of changes that impact the Keyword Planner (and by default Local SEO.) First they started combining keywords and showing grouped monthly search volumes. Then they started showing ranges for keywords unless […]

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Per my previous post, Are You Doing Local Answers SEO?, we have noticed these types of results are becoming more common for queries that have local intent: Click to enlarge these sorry screenshots This is in line with the increasing presence of Knowledge Graph results over the past year. We believe that Google is starting […]

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  I am publishing part of this post that just went live on SearchEngineLand because: 1. The original title was “Why Local Rank Trackers Suck”. I get why SEL rewrote it as “Why Local Rank Trackers Fail” – it’s a family site after all – but I think you’ll agree “Suck” is much more accurate. […]

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Last week, Google started to switch out its local Carousel results for a new set of mobilish-type pack results that appear to rely heavily on its local Knowledge Panels, so let’s call it a Knowledge Pack, or “K-Pack”, for the purposes of this post. In his seminal post Some Thoughts On The New Pak Results […]

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Nyagoslav (think Cher, Michael, Brittany, etc.) gets all OCD on my recent post where I used our NAP Hunter extension to surface some bogus N.A.P. data issues. He really peels back the rotten onion: “The NPI registry is one of the most trustworthy data sources in the medical industry, so the chances that this was […]

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This post was published over three years ago. Check out our updated 2017 Moz Local Review post. A year and a half after Moz’s acquisition of GetListed, David Mihm’s local listings baby has finally burst out of the womb. Business listings management is one of the trickiest aspects of local SEO and David has long […]

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Source: British Premium Sausages (Yum) Howard Lerman, CEO of Yext, just unleashed There’s No Such Thing As A Permanent Record, one of the best posts I’ve seen in a long time about why local business listing data is so damn screwed up. “A common misperception in the local search and data industry is that publishers […]

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Source: BrightLocal Citation Building Survey 2013 Nyagoslav Zhevkov has a great overview of a survey on local citations Bright Local conducted in September.  There are a few good insights in the post, but this one stood out for me: “For the question “What is more important – quantity or quality of citations?” I would have […]

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Greg reports on AT&T Interactive finally listening to me 😉 AT&T Interactive has opened up all the content on YP.com to third party developers. That means app developers will have access to YP.com’s 17 million local listings, maps, reviews/ratings and deals for free: Great list from Greg on free local data set providers. From Perry […]

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Google, Bing & Yahoo have just announced support of a standardized set of microformats at Schema.org. Here’s the full list of supported schema types. This means that you format your templates once and “rich snippets” of your data can show up on all of the major search engines. If you haven’t already added microformats to […]

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