Fighting Review Spam: The Complete Guide for the Local Enterprise

Posted by MiriamEllis It’s 105 degrees outside my office right now, and the only thing hotter in this summer of 2017 is the local SEO industry’s discussion of review spam. It’s become increasingly clear that major review sites represent an irresistible temptation to spammers, highlighting systemic platform weaknesses and the critical need for review monitoring […]

SearchCap: Google local messaging & booking, business insights & crawl spikes

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google local messaging & booking, business insights & crawl spikes appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About […]

Google adds menu tab to restaurants’ local panel

Google is now adding more tab options to the local panel. Not only do we see an overview and reviews tab, but now a menu tab and others. The post Google adds menu tab to restaurants’ local panel appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine […]

​Moz Local Report: Who’s Winning Wealth Management?

Posted by Dr-Pete As more people look for financial advice online, brick-and-mortar wealth management firms and financial advisors are competing harder than ever for search customers. More than 70% of millennials use search engines for research, and 15% of 18–34 year-olds are turning directly to search engines for financial advice. As consumers in their 20s […]

7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player

Columnist Wesley Young looks at recent improvements Facebook has made — and functionality being tested — that may position the social media giant to compete with Google in the area of local search. The post 7 changes by Facebook that make it a real local search player appeared first on Search… Please visit Search Engine […]

SearchCap: Cortana on Android, SEO algorithm updates & Facebook local search

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Cortana on Android, SEO algorithm updates & Facebook local search appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About […]

SearchCap: Google redesign local panels, AdWords roadmap & artificial intelligence

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google redesign local panels, AdWords roadmap & artificial intelligence appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, […]

Google has officially rolled out a new tab-based local panel with quick access to reviews

Users can toggle between a local listing’s overview details and their reviews in the Google search results. The post Google has officially rolled out a new tab-based local panel with quick access to reviews appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info […]

SearchCap: Google ends ODP description, EU fines Google & local best practices

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google ends ODP description, EU fines Google & local best practices appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info […]

What You Need to Know About Duplicate GMB Listings [Excerpt from the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO]

Posted by JoyHawkins Recently, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to deal with duplicate listings in Google My Business now that MapMaker is dead. Having written detailed instructions outlining different scenarios for the advanced local SEO training manual I started selling over at LocalU, I thought it’d be great to give Moz […]