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Earlier this month, Google modified the map results to render three local business results rather than the seven that have graced desktop local search for the past several years. The ‘map pack’ terminology used by the search community has been degraded to ‘stack pack,’ ‘snack pack’ for restaurants or for those more upset at the design, ‘crap pack.’   continue reading
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  As costs continue to rise in the increasingly competitive paid search market and Google pushes companies to improve quality and mobile-friendliness to improve user experience, marketers are left wondering where the most impactful optimizations today truly lie. continue reading
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On April 21, Google rolled out a mobile-friendly update designed to boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search engine results pages (SERPs). This update affected search results for individual pages only (not entire websites), globally and in all languages on mobile devices.   According to Google, the main goal of this update was to adjust the algorithm to accommodate mobile usage patterns, as more people use smartphones and other mobile devices to access the Internet. Google aims to offer searchers the most relevant, timely mobile results and in keeping with that, this update rewards mobile-friendly websites and relevant app content in search results.   continue reading
go local   Brands know that local search leads to action. In their ‘Understanding Consumers’ Local Search Behavior’ research, Google discovered that 50% of consumers who conducted a local search on their smartphone visited a store within a day, while 34% of desktop and tablet searchers did the same. continue reading
Going Local with Google at Rio SEO’s Local Search Summit 2015 Last week in sunny San Diego, Community Manager for Google My Business Jade Wang opened Rio SEO’s Local Search Summit conference with an information-packed keynote for local and multi-location marketers. continue reading
Ever since Google rolled out its Pigeon algorithm for local search last year, local businesses have scrambled to keep up with ever-evolving search criteria to claim those coveted top spots on mobile.
Pigeon was a game changer for local search, as the update altered local results and changed the way that the search engine interpreted location tools. Pigeon also changed search results within Google Maps, which can be either a bust or boon to local businesses, since maps results show up first in Google mobile searches. With so many changes, and so little space on a mobile screen, local businesses must be more focused than ever on optimizing for local search. Here are some top tips to optimize mobile for best results with Pigeon. continue reading

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Local SEO has evolved at rapid-fire pace over the last three years, a trend that will continue into 2015. Smart marketers have their eyes on upcoming trends in local and are getting in position to reap maximum benefit.   continue reading
apple-maps-google-maps   In our last blog post for Local Search Insider, we shared creative ways to win the holiday shopping season with top rankings in paid, organic and maps listings. The accuracy and rankings of map listings are critical to connect and convert consumers with immediate needs, as they search for information from within the proximity of a business.   continue reading

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