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If You’re Not on Page 1 of Google, 91% of Shoppers Don’t Know You Exist.
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Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate Local SEO

Why You Shouldn’t Underestimate Local SEO | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Staying on top of SEO is one thing, but are you also keeping a lid on your local SEO? Well, you should, because it’s one of the easiest ways to dominate search engines in your neighborhood and immediate area.
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Google+ Local: Competing for Visibility

Dave Cosper of EZlocal, Inc. covering the important ranking factors affecting your Google+ Local Page. A practical Local SEO guide for SMB marketers.
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10 Things You Need to Know About Google+ Local Reviews | Social Media Today

10 Things You Need to Know About Google+ Local Reviews | Social Media Today | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it

More major changes to Google Local.....

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Google+ Local update makes it easier to post reviews

Google+ Local update makes it easier to post reviews | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
New rating system will contribute to scores for venues on Google+ Local searches. Plus, the reviews are social. Read this article by Casey Newton on CNET News.
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Google + Local Information Now Common in Search Results

Google + Local Information Now Common in Search Results | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it

Notice how the two bottom reviews do not show the new 30-point Zagat score. This is because the old Google 3-point reviewing system does not transition over unless someone manually re-publishes their old review.

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I'll believe it when I see it....

I'll believe it when I see it.... | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
BloomReach announced a new software product named Dynamic Duplication Reduction (DDR), that aims to eliminate duplicate content issues on web sites.
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6 Tips to Rank High in Google's Search Engine | Jeffbullas's Blog

6 Tips to Rank High in Google's Search Engine | Jeffbullas's Blog | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Search engines such as Google are seen as black boxes that hand out page one search rankings for websites and blogs based upon secret and mysterious calculations. In essence that is true.
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Local Citation Building Study Part 2: What the Pros Think | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS

Local Citation Building Study Part 2: What the Pros Think | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Local Citation Building Study Part 2: What the Pros Think...
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Bing and Yelp Team Up to Take on Google Places - 'Net Features - Website Magazine

Bing and Yelp Team Up to Take on Google Places - 'Net Features - Website Magazine | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Last week, Microsoft’s Bing search engine announced a huge partnership with user review and recommendations site Yelp that could help position both companies to overthrow their common nemesis, Google, and its Google Places service, in particular...

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Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse)

Asking for Reviews (Post Google Apocalypse) | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Since Google starting clamping down on review solicitation, particularly in the dental and auto dealer worlds, many businesses have expressed fear, dismay and...

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GooglePlus Helper: Understanding Google+ visually

GooglePlus Helper: Understanding Google+ visually | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it

Always good stuff from Jaana Nyström

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Updated: Local Search Study: 24% of Google Mobile & Desktop Search Queries Are Local | Business 2 Community

Updated: Local Search Study: 24% of Google Mobile & Desktop Search Queries Are Local | Business 2 Community | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
A new study says that when combining both desktop and mobile search metrics, about 24% of Google queries have local intent, according to a recent report.
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10 Things You Need to Know About Google+ Local Reviews | Social Media Today

10 Things You Need to Know About Google+ Local Reviews | Social Media Today | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it

#8 It’s Important to Respond to Positive and Negative Reviews!

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Google+ Local Reviews Now Showing Descriptive and Not Numerical Scores

Google+ Local Reviews Now Showing Descriptive and Not Numerical Scores | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Last week at Getlisted Local U Advanced in NYC, Googler Joel Headley noted that descriptive terms (poor, good, very good excellent) are going to be integrated...
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6 Essential Steps to Creating a Local SEO Campaign

6 Essential Steps to Creating a Local SEO Campaign | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
While SEO for a local business might sound easy (simply target their local area, instead of broad keywords), there can be a lot of work involved in getting a campaign up and running properly.
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Google Maps adds even more high-res images

Google Maps adds even more high-res images | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Google has announced it has added even more high resolution aerial and satellite images in Google Maps and Google Earth, along with new 45 degree images in over 50 cities around the world...
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Cadbury Launch New Flavour live via Google+

Cadbury Launch New Flavour live via Google+ | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Little Black Book, The chocolate brand invites fans to be the first to taste the new, mystery flavour live on air...
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Is Twitter telling Google and Bing it wants to be indexed more? - The Sociable

Is Twitter telling Google and Bing it wants to be indexed more? - The Sociable | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
A small changes to Twitter's Robots.txt file might mean that we're going to see more tweets in Google and Bing search results...
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Google Maps Fills Whitespace With Big Mobile Ad

Google Maps Fills Whitespace With Big Mobile Ad | Local Search Engine for Contractors | Scoop.it
Having lost visibility in Apple’s iOS 6, Google Maps is using a big, new ad that touts Google Maps mobile capabilities and invites existing users to “take your map anywhere.” Here’s what it looks like on a desktop Google Maps search that I did late...

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