Just two years ago, it was mission critical for brands to have a rock-solid organic SEO strategy in place if they wanted to also succeed at the local level. At that time, the Local Search Association held a webinar with special guest Joy Hawkins, owner of local SEO agency Sterling Sky and the Local Search Forum, in which she demonstrated the effect organic positioning had on local rankings. The takeaway was that higher organic rankings directly increased your probability of appearing in the Local Pack. What’s more, we determined at the time that a well-optimized Locator was key for improving local visibility. But with the myriad changes Google has made to its algorithms, does this best practice still hold true?