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8 Small Business SEO Essentials You Need to Understand

How You Can Compete With the Big Boys Large companies and national franchises have an obvious edge in search visibility over your small business. They have thousands of inbound links giving them authority or importance on the web. They have a budget...

PowerListings Now Includes Google

Local Listings in Google Are Now Easier to Maintain Our PowerListings subscription service for local businesses has been expanded to include Google My Business, Google+ and Google Reviews. You can now make changes to your listings in PowerListings th...

New! Google Tells How to Improve Your Local Ranking

Local Ranking Advice From the Horse’s Mouth Google recently published some advice for local businesses on how to be more visible when people do a local search for what you do. Proper SEO for your website is essential of course, but there are so...

Local Intent Very High in Mobile Search

Smartphone Search Surges It’s been coming for years, and Google’s Amit Singhal reports that last summer, the number of Google searches from smartphones exceeded the number of searches from desktop computers and tablets combined. Part of t...

Are Duplicate Listings Hurting Your Small Business?

The Problem: Duplicate Listings Duplicate listings are one of the biggest negative ranking factors in Local SEO. If your business has more than one listing for a single location in an online directory, those are duplicates. You may think duplicates i...

Top Local Ranking Factors for Small Businesses

Are You in the Local Stack? There have been a number of changes in how Google represents local search results. Sometimes referred to as the Local Stack, when people search for a business or service  within a particular local area, Google shows the t...

New – Top Local Ranking Factors for Small Businesses

Are You in the Local Stack? There have been a number of changes in how Google represents local search results. Sometimes referred to as the Local Stack, when people search for a business or service  within a particular local area, Google shows the t...

How to Handle Bad Online Reviews

Ouch! Bad online reviews online may have the power to cost you new customers. And if you’ve ever received a bad review, you’re painfully aware of how that stings — especially for a small business. Do you have any bad reviews? The first...

Daleeli – Saudi’s Local Business Directory

Al Wahda Express Saudi LLC is a subsidiary of Al Wahda Express Group of companies. Al Wahda Express has a dynamic, enthusiastic team of more than 700 people in 5 countries, who work in an environment that encourages responsiveness, learning, innovati...

International SEO: Hreflang Tag for Location Targeting

It can get difficult to rank your website on Google now a few years ago, especially if you run multiple versions of your site to accomodate the needs to multi-language, multi-country users. It makes sense for the search engine to get more “pick...

12 Ways Reviews Affect Your Sales

Online reviews are increasingly being consulted by consumers before making buying decisions. Here are a dozen reason they can affect your sales. Local sites featuring reviews are more prominent in search than in the past. Two thirds of local director...

PowerListings – Local Visibility on Steroids

Local Listings Drive Business Local listings are vital to all businesses that deal with customers on a face-to-face basis – nearly everyone consults them before choosing a local business. But they’re almost impossibly time-consuming to manage acr...

Ten Essential Google Search Operators and Punctuation

Google has become so fundamentally bound up with the evolution of the internet as we know it that it’s hard to imagine a web without it. So synonymous with practice of web search has Google become that it has even been accepted as a verb, entering...

Local Listings are Essential for Local Businesses

Pigeon The newest Google algorithm update, Pigeon, has put a larger emphasis on local SEO and search. Well-known local listing sites like Yelp, CitySearch and SuperPages are seeing a boost in rankings, which means having listings on these sites is no...

Google to Rank Mobile-Friendly Websites Higher in Search Results

According to a recent Google blog post, on April 21 Google will start using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal for websites to make it easier for users to get relevant, high quality search results optimized for their mobile devices. If you don&#...

What Google’s My Maps Means for Local Search

What’s old is new again at Google. The search engine giant is reintroducing My Maps, a personalized version of its popular mapping site, which was eliminated the last time maps was updated. My Maps has been tweaked and isn’t exactly the s...
by SiteProNews on Oct 9, 2014

Promotional Offer For “Local Marketing Made Easy” PLR

The line between online and local marketing gets more blurry, thanks to business strategies that are cleverly adapted every which way. So, just give it a thought: If you could apply local marketing to sell your online product or service, how much MOR...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on Sep 2, 2014

Google Pigeon Algorithm : Local Search Algorithm Gets First Update

Posted by by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable It seems like Google has updated the local search results since the latest Google Pigeon update that was pushed out originally on on July 24th. A WebmasterWorld thread has some business...

Local lead plan – Local lead generation training course

The first complete local lead generation training course...
by theClutchNetwork on Jun 26, 2014

Google Places Local Citations List

This is one of three critical elements in citations. Do not overlook the value of what slowly said here. You MUST always use exactly the same Name Address Phone number information on every citation. Make sure that you do not have two businesses using...


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