The devil is in the details.
You’ve probably heard that term before.
And it could not be more true when it comes to claiming and optimizing your Google+ Place page.
Chances are you’re overlooking two really simple guidelines that create confusing signals for your local rankings on Google.
1) The Second Line
If you have …
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I had a conversation with a highly regarded Local SEO the other day. It was pleasant, informative and it blew my mind.
Listening to someone talk who has been in the Local SEO game for almost a decade and has forgotten more than most of us have ever learned is a real eye opener.
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A few years ago I was tasked with helping a multi-location grocery store chain achieve rankings on Google.
They had 12 locations (4 of which were in super competitive markets) that had absolutely zero visibility in search, no website, and a brand-spanking-new url.
Needless to say there were many hurdles to overcome.
I set out …
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Update 2-19-14: Evidently there is still a way to claim your free listing. It now is done manually (via email). Read this comment. Update 1-23-14: And now Search Engine Land has confirmed that MapQuest shuttered it’s basic listing service for local businesses. Full article here.
Update 10-15-2013: As of right now you can no longer …
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This is a super simple but pretty crazy post idea for Facebook that has always worked for me.
If you are running a business page for your company try this post out and you can see what I’m talking about.
It’s really easy…
You ready for it?
Use the word “Or”.
Ok, now don’t run …
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Focusing all of your internet marketing efforts on Local SEO is a huge oversight.
Marketers who say “You have to be the first on Google Local listings if you want to survive” are full of it!
Do you know why this is horrible advice?
Because it’s not true! Not one word of it!
I think …
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