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Local Search and Google+ Local News Highlights – Halloween 2012

Local Search and Google+ Local News Highlights – Halloween 2012 | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

Latest local SEO and Google+ Local news from the Local Search Community.

 

Happy Halloween Edition!

 

Today might be a good day for you to take a break and get caught up on the latest local SEO and Google+ Local news. Following are just a few October posts I hand picked and think are some of the most important to read.

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POLL: Share Your Top New Year Wishes for Google Local in 2015 - VOTE!

POLL: Share Your Top New Year Wishes for Google Local in 2015 - VOTE! | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

Vote for the Google Local updates/improvements you'd most like to see next year. Fire away, because Google is listening.

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Troubleshooting Google Local Ranking Issues - InsideLocal Webinar

Troubleshooting Google Local Ranking Issues - InsideLocal Webinar | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

On December 10th, 3 leading local search experts will discuss a topic near and dear to my heart - Google local ranking troubleshooting issues. We'll unravel some of the most common causes of lost or low Google Local rankings & discuss some actionable tips & techniques in order to fix these issues.

 

Another hot speaker line-up featuring: Mary Bowling, Gyi Tsakalakis & Dev Basu

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Local Ranking Troubleshooting - All the Diagnostics You Need

Local Ranking Troubleshooting - All the Diagnostics You Need | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Having a hard time ranking? Or you WERE ranking and dropped??? Phil just did a comprehensive post about all the diagnostics you need to do to track
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Advanced Google+ Optimization Webinar - Next InsideLocal Event

Advanced Google+ Optimization Webinar - Next InsideLocal Event | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Our next all-star lineup features: Phil Rozek, Greg Gifford, Casey Meraz & Susan Hallam.
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Pigeon Crap? Who Cares! 2 Google Pigeon Slide Decks from #StateofSearch

Pigeon Crap? Who Cares! 2 Google Pigeon Slide Decks from #StateofSearch | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Still struggling to try to understand the Pigeon algo? Here are 2 slide decks from 2 really smart local experts that were featured this week at State
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Local Search Ranking Factors Webinar w/ David Mihm, Andrew Shotland, Matthew Hunt

Local Search Ranking Factors Webinar w/ David Mihm, Andrew Shotland, Matthew Hunt | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Featured Speakers: David Mihm, Andrew Shotland & Matthew Hunt.
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On November 19th, 2014 we will be joined by 3 of the brightest minds in Local Search to review and debate the most important factors that influence local search results.

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Deep Impact of the Pigeon Update: Free Webinar w/ Blumenthal, Shotland, Hawkins

Deep Impact of the Pigeon Update: Free Webinar w/ Blumenthal, Shotland, Hawkins | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Featured Speakers: Mike Blumenthal, Andrew Shotland & Joy Hawkins.
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BREAKING! Google My Business Update: Review Notifications and Lots More

BREAKING! Google My Business Update: Review Notifications and Lots More | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Lots of new treats in store for you guys! Google just launched a very cool update that I've been excited to be able to share with everyone...
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Bulletproofing Your Local Search Presence in 2015 - David Mihm #SearchLove

Bulletproofing Your Local Search Presence in 2015 - David Mihm #SearchLove | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
David Mihm did an awesome presentation @ #SearchLove yesterday and I grabbed his slide deck to share. Tons of great information all around. David
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NEW! Local Search Pros Google+ Community - Join Us!

NEW! Local Search Pros Google+ Community - Join Us! | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
If you're a Pro - you're invited! Quite a few Pros you know have already joined, so you'll see some familiar faces!
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Thriving Post-Pigeon - Tale of 2 Listings that Rank #1 in the Next City Over

Thriving Post-Pigeon - Tale of 2 Listings that Rank #1 in the Next City Over | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
If we figure out what makes these 2 rank in the Ⓐ spot even though in a different city/zip, then we might get important clues about this new algo!
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Phone Calls Now Being Tracked by Google My Business Insights

Phone Calls Now Being Tracked by Google My Business Insights | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

Broke this news yesterday but forgot to Scoop it. ;-)

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Google Recounts GMB Mistakes and 5 Lessons Google Learned About Selling to SMBs

Google Recounts GMB Mistakes and 5 Lessons Google Learned About Selling to SMBs | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

James Croom, Google's head of marketing for Google My Business and AdWords Express at Google spoke at BIA/Kelsey’s Leading in Local conference Monday.

James shared lots of lessons the Google team learned trying to sell into the SMB market. I thought the lessons Google has learned trying to sell to SMBs would be helpful to share with local search consultants.

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Video is LIVE: "Troubleshooting Google Local Ranking Issues" InsideLocal Webinar

Video is LIVE: "Troubleshooting Google Local Ranking Issues" InsideLocal Webinar | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
All star speaker line-up features: Mary Bowling, Gyi Tsakalakis & Dev Basu
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Advanced Google+ Local Optimization Webinar - Next InsideLocal Event

Advanced Google+ Local Optimization Webinar - Next InsideLocal Event | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Our next all-star lineup features: Phil Rozek, Greg Gifford, Casey Meraz & Susan Hallam.
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Comprehensive Free Local SEO Audit Template

Comprehensive Free Local SEO Audit Template | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

Dan over at Local SEO Guide posted a great Local SEO Audit Template that you can copy, edit, enhance and use as your own.

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Clicks Drive Rank? Citations Not as Important? Local Search Track: #stateofsearch

Clicks Drive Rank? Citations Not as Important? Local Search Track: #stateofsearch | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
3 Prezos: I Got 99 Local Search Problems But Citations Aren't One, User Behavior and Local Search, Going Local with Social
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Google Update: Local Carousel is Going Away, New Display - Confirmed by Google

Google Update: Local Carousel is Going Away, New Display - Confirmed by Google | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

Google has been testing different alternatives to the carousel display for a few months now.

Yesterday Greg Sterling announced the new display is rolling out and told Mike Blumenthal via email that this is not a test. Google confirmed the update is rolling out.

The new display only shows a 3 pack of results, in a different style than the current pack.

 

Here's the coverage so far.

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Red Hat Local Search Optimization

Red Hat Local Search Optimization | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

In 2011 I coined the term “Red Hat” Local Optimization, which equals: Smart, Bright, Bold Optimization!

“Red Hat” local search optimization. It’s not black hat, not gray, but not boring vanilla white either. It’s RED – so it makes YOUR client stand out from the pack and hopefully rank higher too!

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Blockbuster Local Search Line-Up! InsideLocal Webinars - Upcoming Free Events

Blockbuster Local Search Line-Up! InsideLocal Webinars - Upcoming Free Events | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
We are proud to announce the 2nd InsideLocal webinar series which brings together some of the brightest minds in Local Search to explore and debate the most important, topical & exciting areas of local search marketing.
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Locksmith Sues Google for Millions for Spam/Fake Local Listings

Locksmith Sues Google for Millions for Spam/Fake Local Listings | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it

We get reports about fake locksmith spam in the Google Business forum all the time. There are fake locksmith rings and fraud and...

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Local Search Buzz: Google Local News Digest

Local Search Buzz: Google Local News Digest | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Important Google Local info in this roundup of Local Search & Google My Business news, as well as PRO advice from the Local Search Forum and around the web.
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In this issue of the "Buzz"

 

- NEW! Local Search Pros G+ Community - You're Invited!


- 1000+ Niche Citation Sites for 41 Local Business Categories

 

- Thriving Post-Pigeon - 2 Listings that Rank #1 in the Next City Over

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 - Just Released

Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 - Just Released | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
David Mihm's Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 was just published at MOZ. In this time of chaotic Google Local changes, you will want to be sure to
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David Mihm's Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 was just published at MOZ. In this time of chaotic Google Local changes, you will want to be sure to read every word and bookmark it for future reference.

I was honored to be selected as a contributor again this year, along with a distinguished group of local marketing experts from around the world to share insights and opinions about the most important Google local ranking factors.

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New Powerhouse Group Trying to Kill Google Local 7 Pack

New Powerhouse Group Trying to Kill Google Local 7 Pack | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
Powerhouse companies Yelp & TripAdvisor team up in new initiative to kill Google Local as we know it!
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Local Search Buzz - Google Local Search News Digest

Local Search Buzz - Google Local Search News Digest | Google+ Local & Local SEO News | Scoop.it
There is a ton of important new Google Local info, as well as great advice from Pros at the Local Search Forum and news from around the web
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