Tag Archives: google

November 2018 LPM Roundup

The winter months are the golden quarter for most businesses. But with your focus firmly on holiday sales and advertising, it’s easy to neglect your local listings—even though Google hasn’t stopped (or even slowed down!) its local search updates at this busy time of year. So don’t be too distracted as you put the finishing […]

5 Huge Changes Coming to Local Search—and How to Get Ahead

The specifics of local search have changed mightily since we sat down to write last year’s LPM predictions. In November 2017, most marketers were taking a desktop-first approach and worrying about citations. They didn’t yet have a full sense of the importance of reviews—and they weren’t really paying much attention to voice search at all. […]

Want to Rank in Local Search? Shift Your Focus

The latter part of 2018 has been bustling for local SEO. Google released a Google My Business App, changed how service-area businesses function in maps and are now allowing users to follow Google My Business profiles as social becomes further ingrained into local search. To cap off a wild year in local search, the 2018 […]

Google is Stealing Your Website Traffic, but Don’t Panic

If you are seeing a drop in traffic to your website in 2018 I can assure you, you are not alone. With SERPs looking a lot more like the below and Knowledge Panels housing vast amounts of information, the reality of local search right now is a user can get a ton of information without […]

The Effect of Online Visibility on Customer Engagement

Many marketers struggle with showing the exact value of proper local listing management. Everyone knows that having your business information correct on search engines, directories, voice assistants, etc… is key to a successful local search program. What isn’t always clear is condensing proper citation management down to a single value statement. With this in mind, […]

Google Rolls out Three Positive Changes for Marketers

2017 has seen a plethora of changes to the digital landscape that have given marketers hoping to interact with customers at the local level more ways to connect. The importance of getting the right message to the right person at the right time is truer today than ever before — and this includes the ability […]

Video Reviews for Google Maps: The Next Generation of Content and Feedback

Google recently launched video reviews for Maps, where Local Guides can post 30-second clips or record 10 seconds of footage directly from the Google Maps app to share the atmosphere, details or personal reviews of a local business. This marks a very large step forward in local search. Users interacting with maps or local search […]

Listing Management for Your Business: What’s Next?

As we reach the last quarter of 2017 — more than 10 years after the introduction of Google Maps — the need for businesses to effectively manage their listings online is, for most marketers, a no-brainer. Listing management — ensuring core location information, such as business name, address, phone number and website, are easily and […]

How to Master Local Search in a Mobile-First World

The digital landscape has changed. We now live in a mobile-first world. Mobile traffic will drive 75% of global Internet usage in 2017, and this will grow to 80% by 2018 (Zenith 2016). It’s not just videos and social media, either: 60% of all search queries now take place on mobile devices. But: mobile doesn’t […]