I've been sitting on a bunch of new local search tools I use for local rank troubleshooting, penalty discovery and to reverse engineer the local algo.
Been too busy working on my new "Advanced Google My Business Training" to share. But was working on this section for training and decided to share in the public forum. It turned into a feature comparison with all the pros and cons of each tool, plus I show a side-by-side comparison.
In this issue, hot citation and schema tips, how NOT to suck at Local SEO, easy mobile review workaround, how to boost traffic and get creative with Business View + great tip filled Hangout with Mike Blumenthal.
Organic search dominates again, driving the greatest amount of traffic to local websites. Respondents also attributed the greatest volume of “calls” to organic, so it’s no surprise that it showed the best ROI of all channels.
Google Places/+Local came in second, driving 3x more traffic than Bing Local or Yahoo Local, therefore justifying the focus and effort that is lavished on it.
Here are some dynamic ways to build traffic with Google Business View. Live interactive examples inside...
Linda Buquet :: Catalyst eMarketing's insight:
Now that there is a call to action to "Add a Virtual Tour" front and center at the top of the Google My Business dashboard, you'll have more clients asking about it.
Many SMBs lack imagination and just think of doing plain old photos of their store/office. They don't realize with a little creativity Business View could be turned into a viral marketing campaign that could bring in new business, increase click through and stick rate as well as attract natural links and citations for months to come. And as for local word of mouth... done right, it's a no-brainer.
BREAKING: Google "My Business" Launching Now! Say Goodbye to Google+ Local - This Changes Everything!
Complete rebranding, new unified dashboard and TONs of new upgrades! (Screen shots inside)
When I had my 1st demo 2 months ago I absolutely could not wait to share with everyone. This is a cumulation of some of the half steps and changes we've had over the past year! You are going to LOVE this update, which streamlines everything and gets rid of all the confusion. Google listened AND they delivered!
See complete announcement with screenshots, new feature list and all the new Google My Business resources inside.Goodbye Google+ Local! Hang onto your seats for the biggest, most exciting Google Local update so far!