Local search has become the single most popular form of online marketing for small and mid-size businesses in the U.S. But ask many of those business owners how their local search efforts are going, and they’ll have no real idea. Although 75% of SMBs polled in a recent surveyby the digital agency RevLocal said they
Unannounced desktop feature enables users to find highest rated businesses in their area on Facebook. Early in November, Facebook prompted me with a carousel to review locations I had visited around this time last year. This early move by Facebook to create more relevant community feedback content for businesses seems especially relevant now that we’ve seen
A battle is being waged online, as independent merchants struggle for top billing in local search results. According to Street Fight’s Local Merchant Survey, one-quarter (25%) of SMBs say search engine optimization is the area of marketing where they need the most help. Part of the challenge for Main Street merchants has to do with
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.
Hot on the heels of the latest Penguin update, marketers are scrambling to measure its effects. Penguin 3.0, the first update since October 4th, 2013, completed its rollout early Monday, October 20th. That's right, those who were hit by the last Penguin update waited over a year without an update or refresh to see if