Local SEO

Suds & Search 26 | Niki Mosier, Head of SEO at Two Octobers

My guest today is Niki Mosier, Head of SEO at Two Octobers. She’s a well known local SEO, a must-follow on Twitter, and a popular presenter. She has presented at SMX West, WordCamp, Optimisey and she’ll be speaking at Brighton later this year.

A few years ago, Local SEO legend Mike Blumenthal coined the phrase, “Google as your new home page.” The idea is that Google is showing so much information in knowledge panels and other special features that searchers no longer need to go to your website to find out everything. In fact, Google probably has some better information than a small business website.


How to respond to bad reviews from people who weren’t customers

In this week’s video, I talk about responding to reviews from people who weren’t customers – whether it’s a misplaced review that should have gone to another business, a bad review from someone who clearly wasn’t a customer, or even a bad review from a disgruntled ex-employee, I share examples of how to respond to these “bogus” bad reviews that we all hate.


Keywords in Google reviews will help you rank

In this week’s episode, I share a useful tip for your review strategy – if a customer leaves a review that includes a keyword you’re trying to rank for, you’re more likely to show up in searches for that keyword! You can’t tell customers what to write, so I share a little Jedi mind trick that you can use to guide customers in the right direction.


Suds and Search 16 | Duane Forrester VP of Industry Insights with Yext

My guest today is Duane Forester, V.P. of Industry Insights at Yext. Duane is a legend in the SEO community.

He’s among the top keynote speakers in the industry. Emphasis on keynote. He has presented the last day keynote at State of Search for as long as that conference has taken place. I first heard him present way back in 2011 at SMX West (as a keynoter) and I’ve remained a fan ever since. At that time, Duane was the Head of the Bing Webmaster Program.


Is your department GMB showing up instead of your main GMB? Here’s how to fix it

In this week’s video, I’m sharing a quick tip that will help all the dealerships out there who have their department listings showing up in Google searches for the dealership name. There’s a bug in Google that causes the wrong Google My Business listing to show up, which is obviously bad for business… And I’m sharing the quick solution to help you fix the problem yourself!