Local Search News

Local Search Case Study: Local Search Directory Referral Traffic

Posted by on 04/10/2012 at 9:59 pm

From GrowMap.com Every Web site owner needs to clearly understand the importance of local search engine traffic – and for those who do business in a specific geographic location – especially Local Search traffic. Seventeen months of data for Texas Gazebo Manufacturer Golden Rule Gazebo was captured to illustrate clearly that Google has a monopoly [...]

Shop Local: The SinglePlatform Story

Posted by on 04/06/2012 at 10:13 pm

WITH 40 PEOPLE crammed into SinglePlatform’s 3,000-square-foot headquarters in Manhattan’s Financial District, temperatures routinely climb to 85 degrees. Employees take turns working from home, while new hires train in classrooms at a nearby community college. “When we move, people get to brag about starting out in this s–thole,” says founder and CEO Wiley Cerilli. Shop [...]

Social Search Revolution: 8 Social SEO Strategies

Posted by on 04/01/2012 at 12:24 pm

by Jordan Kasteler Google’s searchbots have long relied on humans to endorse relevant and useful links. Recently, however, Google upped the human ante by introducing Google Social Search. Google recognizes that one personal endorsement from someone we know easily outranks endorsements from 10,000 strangers. The same applies for a trusted authority: a blogging link shared by [...]

Going Viral on Pinterest: Driving Big Traffic and Making Pinterest a Real Marketing Solution

Posted by on 03/31/2012 at 12:45 pm

by Colby Almond When I was first introduced to Digg in 2007 I didn’t leave the computer until I absorbed every piece of information that Kevin Rose made available to me. When I switched over to Reddit in 2008, I found the content even more enthralling and gave out upvotes until my fingers bled on nearly [...]

Local SEO News: Google Venice Update

Posted by on 03/30/2012 at 11:49 am

Local SEO is Here to Stay by David Whitehouse I did my usual check of a few different search terms today, to see what is going on, when I noticed something odd. I was using Google Chrome Incognito which prevents the use of cookies and should give me a fresh set of results each time [...]

Understand and Rock the Google Venice Update

Posted by on 03/28/2012 at 12:01 pm

I am slightly shocked and simply amused that the recent Google Venice Update has largely flown under the radar. The Inside Search Blog published a list of 40 some-odd changes to the algorithm for February, and it seems that Panda 3.3 and the mysterious one liner about link valuation captivated most of the SEO and [...]

Google Places Optimization – Your Google Places Address

Posted by on 03/26/2012 at 9:29 pm

Google Places News From SEOMoz.com Why You May Need To Hide Your Google Places Address ASAP Last month, the inglorious septic system at my little old home in the country backed up and my washing machine erupted, drowning my laundry room and kitchen in two inches of water. I waded right into the flood at [...]