One of the easiest ways to escalate your local online presence is to increase the amount of local SEO citation, or mentions, your business has. The more your business is mentioned in online directories, review sites, or local business of chamber websites the more local ranking algorithms are able to determine you are who you say you are and that you are part of the community you say you are a part of.
Citations are an important ingredient to the ranking algorithm recipe; the more you are mentioned, the higher you will be ranked in major search engines. Local searches are becoming more and more social making online directories and review sites a valuable instrument in ranking high in listings.
Yelp and a large handful of other companies are partnering with Apple and will be used as the main search engines with the little helper named Siri in the new versions of the iPhone. Google, recently ally-turned-rival has the target pin-pointed directly on them. Yelp, a company centered on consumer content, also has Google as its main rival. The relationship that will stem between these two may bring the next key tool deemed “casual search” where you can quickly find specific information like a restaurants address. So,
Looks like Microsoft has “one-upped” Google this time by bridging search and the most used social network. Bing may not be the most used search engine, but with the need for better and more relevant search results you may find yourself clicking on that little red “x” on Google. Only 3 weeks ago Google announced that Zagat reviews and Google+ results would show with search results, enough time for Bing to get the idea and steal the spotlight.
Zagat, newly purchased by Google, has finally made a presence after the acquisition. The
beginning of the blend between Local and Social, reviews given by Zagat users will now be added to the Maps feature, general search and Google + itself. Not only will the extra opinions appear with your search, but Google+ friends’ picks will show, and they even added a Local tab to Google+ that will show just recommendations to local places.
I would like to discuss the modern as well as the improved off page solution for your SEO requirement. You may still be not aware of the most up-to-date version of Google Panda 3.3 and of course the very latest 3.4 update!
Each year, Google changes its search algorithms innumerable times. While most of these changes are minor, every month or two Google rules out a ‘major’ algorithmic update that affects search results in significant ways.
In your daily scrounge about for info on Google, you’re almost bound to see videos on page one relating to your search phrases. So if you’re a budding business, since most of you are, you’ll hope for people to see your commercial as soon as they hit the enter button. What might be better than that? Keeping the video on page one and the link is not to YouTube, but directly to your site. First questions obviously will likely be, beginning your practice, what to do for the videos, how many times to create videos, etc. Going “viral” on Youtube is just as complicated a process as ranking on page one of Google, so naturally it’s gonna be quite challenging. Using Arizona SEO we could consider the huge jumbled up process and transform it into a few simple measures.
Yahoo’s fourth Chief Executive Officer,Scott Thompson, took the 1st steps today to turn around his plagued company in hopes of becoming known inside the mobile computing market. This action marks the sixth lay-off during the past 4 years whilst moving through 3 different CEOs. The employees being released will be notified Wednesday and may shear off about 14% from the current workers Yahoo employs. By causing these cuts Thompson hopes the company can hire the required specialists in mobile technology and make the remainder of the company in a faster and much better equipped entity ready for the coming consumer course. To include in the mass lay-off, Yahoo has hinted at selling one of its services, Right Media, which will allow them to shed more workers.
Not too long ago Google began a rivalry in opposition to Facebook and issued an aggressive note with the creation of Google+, but now, Facebook may be leveling the playing field.
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Facebook Begins the Trek into Search Engine History
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SEO Local is involved with helping a number of clients develop their Local search standings, and one of the benefits of getting involved with a number of clients is that we get to see a number of things clients are doing right, and also a number of things they’re doing wrong. That’s why we thought it’d be a great idea to have a recurring feature documenting some of the things we’re seeing ‘out in the field’, so to speak, so that everyone can learn together about what to do and what not to do in Local SEO.
Do you have your business’s Google Places page filled out yet? You should! It’s a free web marketing service that you can use to describe your products and services as wellas list your hours of operation, business address, phone number, email address, and add a link to your website. You can even add photos and videos to your Places page,you’re your customers can leave you glowing reviews.
Google Places are also frequently affecting how Google search results are ranked. A properly maintained Google Places listing is much more likely to be ranked more highly by Google than a poorly filled out page. That’s why you need these 10 tips for how to properly fill out, maintain and improve your Google Places listing:
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Top 7 tips for getting a Better Ranking Google Places page
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