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How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

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How the Google Venice Update Changed Local Search & SEO by @TaylorDanRW

Google published a post on the Inside Search Blog back in February 2012 citing 40 key changes they had made to their search algorithms during the last month. Among these 40 updates were projects codenamed Nesehorn (affected flight queries), rich snippets (were expanded worldwide), and another update that changed a major aspect of local search forever: […]

What Is a Local Backlink & How to Find Them by @sllewuy

Backlinks play a large role in a website’s rankings, whether it’s a local service or brick-and-mortar business. But how do you find links for these types of businesses? This article will help you figure out how to get your local link building campaign started. What Is a Local Backlink? The traditional thought process when we […]

8 Local SEO Hacks You’ll Actually Want to Use by @ab80

Want to get your business listed in Google’s local 3-pack? Unfortunately, there’s no hack for an instant 3-pack listing (wouldn’t that be nice!). That means local businesses must rely on good local SEO for greater online visibility. Local SERPs are extremely competitive. In addition, Google has made some changes that make it harder than ever […]