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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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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