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Local SEO

Local Search Ranking Factors 2010 Contributor

June 11, 2010

This year, I had the unique opportunity to participate in the industry leading Local Search Ranking Factors study carried out by David Mihm. It was an enriching experience and I’m also pleased to announce that Powered by Search is now the 1st Canadian company to have more than 1 panelists take part in this survey […]

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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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I’m Now a Member of Powered by Search Inc.

March 24, 2010

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve now joined our very own Toronto SEO Expert, Dev Basu and his team at Powered by Search Inc. as an SEO Account Manager. I’m very excited about this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to being a part of a nimble and talented team. Powered by Search is a […]

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Local Search Interview With David Mihm

November 3, 2009

In light of the new changes that Google has introduced to its local platform, I thought it would be a great idea to get feedback from some of the local SEO gurus on what they think the ramifications are of these enhancements. These interviews will detail their views opinions about the local sphere and also […]

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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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Canadian Guide to Local Citations – Updated

July 20, 2009

This concept was initially started by our very own Toronto Local SEO expert, Dev Basu. David Mihm recently added to this list and I aim to contribute further and make the list of Canadian Local Citation Sources more complete. I cannot stress how important it is for SMB’s and SME’s to undertand and respond to […]

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Local Phone Numbers vs. 1-800 Numbers

June 7, 2009

Which To Choose for Higher Call Volumes There is a significant difference between call volumes when using local phone numbers in various types of advertising, compared to using 1-800/toll free numbers instead. When talking about national brands, most companies choose to have an all encompassing ‘vanity’ number such as 1-800-MORTGAGES for example. While this method […]

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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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