Tag: local search

Google Local Search Algorithm Update “Pigeon” Affects 7-Pack, SERPs and SEO Strategy

  • 29th July 2014
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Last week Google rolled out its latest algorithm update that is targeted toward local search, with a core focus on local businesses ranking in the “7-Pack” SERPs, and searches that are targeted toward geo-based searches or searches with local intent. While Google has not officially named this update, almost immediately labeled it as “Pigeon”… Read more

Local presence: One-time or monthly treatment?

  • 29th March 2013
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When a business needs to show up in local (maps) search results, and on mobile devices and GPS units, it’s important to start out by assessing that business’ local presence before deciding on a quick once-and-done makeover or a more intensive monthly treatment. Local presence is how visible a specific store or office location is… Read more

24% of all Google Searches Have Local Intent

  • 5th October 2012
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In a recent study released by Chikita, data collected between September 21st and September 27th by the ad network showed that 24% of all searches done on Google either on desktop or mobile devices had local intent. Chikita established this percentage based “against its extensive database of local keywords and

Google’s Latest Update for Places Profiles in Search Results Reinforces Importance of Optimized Listings

  • 3rd November 2011
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By: Ryan Miller Earlier this week, Google announced and rolled out two major updates in how they provide Places Profile data for businesses directly from the search result pages. One is targeted for search results for a specific business while the other is targeted for non-branded geo-targeted business searches, and both reinforce just how important… Read more

What Citation Removal from Google Places Means for Local SEO Services

  • 5th August 2011
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By: Ryan Miller In late July Google gave their Places Profiles a major facelift, including cleaning up how the profile data is presented, removing the 3rd party reviews of the location and most importantly removing the citations for the business, or to define it another way, where else on the web the business was being… Read more