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Local SEO Fail

May 18, 2010

I was doing some niche local SEO research when I came across an example of how an unoptimized local listing contributes to inaccurate search results. Searching for “Toronto Lawyer” brings up the local 7-pack with Timothy’s World Coffee ranking towards the end at #5. To make matters worse, when you go on their place page, […]

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Google’s Recent Changes to its Local Algorithm

September 29, 2009

Google has recently rolled out a series of changes to its local algorithm which have the local SEO community on their toes and have caused many business owners to voice their concerns through frustrated and angry threads on the Google Maps Help Forum. These recent algorithmic updates include: Category customization & spamming penalties Google One […]

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Google Finally Introduces New Enhancements to the Local Business Centre

June 7, 2009

The future of local search seems more promising than ever. With the various recent changes to the local algorithm, Google is slowly moving towards catering to the increased local searches and providing businesses with all what they need to learn and improve their efforts in marketing their business locally. Previously as you may know it, […]

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Local SEO Simplified. A Basic Guide for New Users

June 7, 2009

2 months ago, I was asked to write a guest blog post on the topic of local search by Ethan Bloch and Dan Martell of Flowtown, a small business consulting company based in San Francisco. I had initially met Dan Martell at Twestival Toronto and we got talking about the rising importance of Local SEO […]

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