This week’s episode is another long one – but it’s packed with awesome Local SEO tips! I wanted to share my presentation from PubCon last week – one of the industry’s oldest and largest digital marketing conferences. I share lots of up to date tips to help gain more visibility in local searches and explain several of the recent COVID-related updates to Google My Business – you definitely don’t want to miss it!
In this week’s episode, we’re back to my mini-series about the signals that influence Local SEO, and we’re talking about reviews. Learn how they influence your visibility and get connected to past LST videos with even more details about reviews.
In this week’s episode, we talk about citations and their influence on Local SEO. While they’re not as important as they used to be, citations are still a foundational signal to Google’s local algorithm. Watch the video to find out why it’s important that you get them right.
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My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is Jason Brown, an expert Local SEO, and Google My Business Gold Level Product Expert. Jason has a wide breadth of SEO knowledge but what he really loves to do is fight spam.
Spam has been a major issue in SEO from the very beginning. Over the course of my thirteen-year career, Google has cleaned up many of the most common tactics but local businesses still grapple with an astonishing level of spam especially in the map pack.
Spam fighters like Jason Brown act as consumer vigilantes fighting spam on behalf of legitimate local businesses. I start our conversation by asking Jason about the different ways that spammers are attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in Google’s local algorithm.
In many cases, this activity isn’t merely a matter of bad customer experience; it’s actually fraudulent. We talk about why Google hasn’t been able to do more to fight spam and how other third-parties like the better business bureau are involved.
Jason presents at numerous industry conferences including LocalU, Local Search Summit, and Pubcon. He is a columnist for SEMrush and regularly appears in BrightLocal webinars. He is a sought after subject matter expert for national and local news pieces on local spam. If you like this interview, I highly recommend that you follow Jason on Twitter.
Grab a beer and join me for a conversation with one of the top Local spam fighters in the world. We’ll talk about why local Spam is so prevalent, how small businesses can fight back, and the time he found a lawyer who had a listing in the middle of the ocean.
In this week’s episode, I’m continuing my series on Local SEO signals and I talk all about local links. Inbound links are the most weighted element in Google’s local algorithm, so I explain how they work and share a few ideas for acquiring valuable local links. Watch and learn how to get more local links!
In this week’s episode, I’m continuing my series on Local SEO signals. I share the important elements that should be optimized on every page of your site and talk about the tactic of geo-optimization. Watch and learn how to optimize your site!
In this week’s episode, the first in a mini series about signals that influence Local SEO, I talk about local content. Most sites have boring, generic content – learn how awesome, localized content will help you stand out and attract more customers.
In this week’s episode, I answer the question “What is Local SEO?” for all of you out there who are still new to the local marketing game. I realized I’ve been talking about it, but not really explaining what it is at a basic level – so check out this week’s video to find out! I also share a quick test that’s simple to run yourself that will show you if you need Local SEO.
In this week’s episode, I share the secret to recovering all those awesome reviews that are hidden in your Yelp profile. Yelp only counts reviews from what it considers to be “regular Yelp users” – so I share a tip that will help you get those reviews to show up and count towards your score!
On this week’s episode of Local Search Tuesdays, I share what might be a shocking revelation: No one cares about your testimonials page! Customers want to read honest, unbiased reviews on third party sites, and they know that your testimonials page will only list glowing 5-star reviews. Watch the video for more info, and for why you should keep the page on your site anyway.