31
Aug

New Free Google Title Tag SERP Preview Tool for 2016 by SmartSearch Marketing

By: Jason Decker
In May of 2016 Google updated the SERP’s (Search Engine Results Pages). Since 2014 Google has been using a pixel-based Title Tag limit – instead of character length. The most recent update has expanded the Title and Description tags from 512 pixels to 600 pixels. In my opinion this is a big win for SEO’s. ...
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19
Nov

Google My Business Update: Special Hours Now Available

By: Jason Decker
Google announced on November 2nd that special holiday hours will be available for Google My Business listings. This feature is available for small business owners as well as those with Google My Business List accounts (a.ka Google Bulk accounts). The new “Special Hours” or “Holiday Hours” comes out just in time for the holiday season.
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13
Jul

Is Google Disabling Inactive Google Plus Pages ?!?!

By: Jason Decker
Recent statements from a Google Moderator claim they will shut down Google Plus accounts with no activity for a significant amount of time.  Here are my thoughts on this announcement and its potential impact to business owners…
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22
Apr

Google Doorway Page Update: The Death of Service Area Local Landing Pages?

By: Jason Decker
Recently the Google Search Quality Team made an update to their view of “Doorway Pages”. This change could have a significant impact on businesses that provide webpages with local content for multiple locations such as service area businesses. Read on to find out if your local web content will be viewed as undesirable doorway pages...
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13
Jun

“Google My Business” ~ What Multi-Location Businesses Need To Know

By: Jason Decker
On June 11th, The Google local search team released the biggest Google Local update, ever! This was a global rollout with an estimated 99.5% of locations affected by this roll out. The update really streamlined multiple Google products into one dashboard. Google My Business has fully integrated all types of Google Local / Map Listings...
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11
Apr

Local Search Directory War Explained

By: Jason Decker
There are many factors that directly influence local search. Your visibility and the major local directory engines, backlink profile and a well optimized local website/ webpage are a few. This image created by Phil Rozek of LocalVisibilitySystems.com helps explain the local search directory game. What should I take from this?
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28
Feb

5 Quick Local Search Tips

By: Jason Decker
If you are a local business, you need to be using Google Local. Google Local is important for local businesses to dominate the SERPS, be found on Google Maps and drive foot traffic to your location. Use these 5 quick tips to dominate your competition.
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