Misconceptions, Consolidated SERP’s Shake Up

Did you know that 73% of all online activity is related to local content?

As a small business owner competing in your local  market you should be aware that Google now determines the searchers location and provides the local search results regardless of their search query. This action has pushed business listing in Google prominently front and center.

But is this a good thing or a bad thing?

The Pros and Cons of Google’s New Local SERP

With Google’s new local SERP, sites that already perform well in both organic and local search results perform even better. The new consolidated SERP helps push a page’s ranking up a notch or two. A business’s Places page should then be …

Expert Interview on Local Search with Chris Silver Smith

With all of the changes recently rolled by Google in November 2010, It is now more important than ever to pay attention to local search marketing and to have a plan for your local business. I was also thrilled to have the opportunity to …

3 Misconceptions About Google Places & SEO

But, in smaller cities and/or less competitive industries, it was always possible to show up in the 7-pack or 3-pack of local results. That has not changed in the new Google Places. If you do enough searches outside the major cities, …