It’s been a while since I did the old “Local SEO Predictions” thing, but 2016 is indeed a year of oddities. For some lengthier thoughts check out my latest column on SEL: Can SEOs Make Local Search Great Again in 2017? Or just check out this tweet by Max which pretty much says all that […]
Today at State of Search Yext’s Christian Ward mentioned this result from “the world’s largest correlation engine”. Kind of says it all: BTW super-impressed with this year’s State of Search. It always was a great conference but it has grown up big time. Kudos to DFWSEM.
My SEL post, When Going HTTPS Don’t Forget About Local Citations, spurred a minor tempest in a tweetstorm, when a reader asked Googler’s John Mueller and Gary Ilyes for their thoughts. As you can see below John emphasized that “you don’t lose PR with 301s”: John was likely referencing this section of my post:
The newest version of NAP Hunter Lite is now in the Chrome store. Chrome extensions should automatically update to the newest version, but in case you want to check it out you can here. In this version we added the following queries as defaults (you can unselect them, and any query, in the options menu […]
Update: As usual Professor Maps found this one a while ago…#doh! Looks like we’ve got another candidate for Mike’s Summary of Recent Local Pack Tests: a set of three local “swipe-shows” of businesses in categories related to a searched brand appearing at the bottom of the SERP (Dan is calling them the “3-Headed Snake of […]
Is your store locator a crazed bastard stepchild? Some more evidence that Possum|Platypus|Patagonia|Loren Baker was the “near me” update. We just discovered that the store locator page on one of our clients’ sites was deindexed by Google about two weeks ago. There was nothing “technical” that would have caused Google to do this (i.e. no noindex […]
Then you might want to try adding some Lean Startup/Agile methodologies to your process. It works wonders for us, and is so tasty too! If you are interested in learning more, check out my post over at Moz.
NAP consistency is something that is often researched, however generally it’s at a small scale and often the results are anecdotal. We wanted see what citation cleanup looked like at scale, and measure the results as best we could, so we partnered with Yext for one of a kind study on what happens when you enforce […]
Anybody that works with Local SEO at scale, and even those that don’t, has experienced the pain of having to wrangle True pieces of NAP information for dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of locations. Clients usually hate checking this, and trust me, I get it. It’s really hard to be able to break data discrepancies […]
Over the last few days this query has been making it’s rounds as something of a hot mystery: https://www.google.com/search?q=** If you haven’t gotten to see/play around with it yet, go ahead and do it. I will still be here when you get back. Honestly, my interest in the query has been slim. Until I was […]