Tag Archives: Google

Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ Invigorates Data Transparency Debate

Tech giants have to tread a fine line between protecting user privacy and offering up enough user data to entice advertisers. Although people have become increasingly wary of how their data is harvested, they’re rarely willing to pay for ad-free website access. Advertisers, for their part, still require access to user data to justify their […]

June 2019 LPM Roundup

June was an eventful month in the world of local listings. Although Google’s core algorithm update took all the headlines, other changes have taken place that affect not only how listings are ranked but also some fundamental functionality. So let’s take a closer a look at how the local landscape has continued to evolve over […]

3 Ways Responding to Restaurant Reviews Can Boost Your SEO

In the restaurant industry, reviews can have a significant impact on a business’s success. With major websites like Yelp and Zomato dedicated to providing a place for customers to rate and review places to eat, it’s crucial that restaurant owners embrace every opportunity to manage and respond to online reviews. While some restaurants only reply […]

April 2019 LPM Roundup

Google has made major updates to the Local Three Pack, Google My Business (GMB), and Google Posts this month. These changes can’t be ignored as they are fundamental to how Google will function going forward. Whether you’re a restaurant, dry-cleaner, nightclub, or any other type of business, these changes will affect you and your business […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways Penguin 4.0 Impacts SEO

Google Penguin 4.0 is now officially rolled out – and while it’s just one of many factors that can affect organic search, it’s a significant one. Here are the top 5 implication for brands and how to make it work for your company’s website. SEO is less set-and-forget than ever  With the latest Penguin update to […]

How to Avoid Striking Out – 3 Common SEO Whiffs

Understanding SEO can seem intimidating but it doesn’t need to be. With the baseball season underway, let’s use the familiar strike out analogy to observe three common mistakes that can affect the success of a Search Engine Optimisation strategy. The Players Google is the umpire – they are responsible for calling the strike zone and have […]