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7 Easy Local Link Building Tactics You Should Be Using

This post is an excerpt from a chapter that I contributed to the 2nd edition of the awesome Link Building Book by Paddy Moogan. On top of…

Local SEO, Reviews

Disappearing Google Local Listings & Reviews – NOT an April Fool’s Joke.

This morning I noticed that our a Google search for our brand name no longer displayed the Knowledge Panel.   Checking for the listing in Maps, I…

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How To Find All* The Categories on a Google My Business Listing

Update: There is a new method for finding the categories that you, or a competitor, have. You can read about it here: http://localu.org/blog/sneak-peek-experts-guide-local-seo/     ***…

Local SEO

So Long Google+ Local

Don’t panic. Local SEO isn’t dead. Google My Business, Google local packs, and Google Maps are alive and well. Local search as we know it has…

Local SEO

Dear Google, Stop Using Business Name as a Local Ranking Factor

UPDATE: based on the many thoughtful and intelligent comments below, I’m downgrading my recommendation to Google to simply stop putting so much weight on the business…

Local SEO

We’re Seeing a 23.4% Drop in Local Packs

You probably heard that Google rolled out a new local algorithm that puts more emphasis on traditional web ranking signals. You probably also heard that Mozcast…

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