It’s the last episode of Local Search Tuesdays of the year, so that means it’s time to share the most popular episodes of 2023. If you’d like links to any of the videos I mention, check out the full transcript below:
In this week’s video, I collected tips from some of the experts and speakers at Barbados SEO. It’s a pretty stellar list of tips, and since I shot the videos from the rooftop bar on the beach, the views are amazing…
In this week’s episode, I share some amazing tips from the speakers and experts at Brighton SEO San Diego. It’s an incredible list of tips this time around, check it out:
In this week’s video, I’m sharing my slides from the recent Ignition Automotive Conference in Dallas, where I shared the findings of our massive 2 year research project on Google Business Profiles. Find out what car dealers are doing with their GBPs – what’s working, and what’s not working – so you can do better SEO for your dealership.
In this week’s episode, I share my entire presentation from the recent NECANN conference in Maine. Cannabis dispensaries are in a unique position – since recreational cannabis is still illegal at the federal level, PPC ads aren’t allowed. Search engine optimization is the only – and most important – marketing channel available for dispensaries. In the presentation, I walk through the factors that influence visibility in local searches, explaining exactly how to optimize each of the areas. Learn about website content, site optimization, building inbound links, customer reviews, and Google Business Profiles.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky to be invited to speak at YoastCon in the Netherlands – it’s an amazing conference held by Yoast, the company responsible for the badass SEO plugin for WordPress sites. I gave a presentation about Local SEO and advanced strategies, and as always, I wanted to share the entire presentation with you all – so here it is!
Customer reviews are incredibly important – they’re a major factor in the local algorithm, according to the LSRF, but more importantly, they’re a trust signal to humans. If you have more reviews and a better score than your local competitors, it’s likely that you’re going to get more customers.
Think about what you do when you shop on Amazon or check out other businesses. You start by glancing at the reviews as you click the filter or sort button, and then you look at either the best reviews or the worst reviews. That default sort is the kicker though – if you’re looking at a local business and one of those top reviews is a bad one, you’re definitely going to read it.
Customer reviews are obviously important when potential customers are deciding if they want to do business with you or not… But most people don’t realize that they’re heavily weighted in Google’s local algorithm as well.
BrightLocal just released a really cool report on consumer reviews, and it’s got some pretty cool stuff in it. If you do any sort of marketing at all, you should check the report out – but if you do Local SEO, it should be required reading.
This week’s episode of Local Search Tuesdays is a fun one, ‘cause we’re sharing Greg’s slides from the NADA conference this last weekend.
He wasn’t picked to speak at this year’s NADA conference… We’re guessing it’s because last year, he talked about how the manufacturer-approved vendor system is hopelessly broken and doesn’t actually benefit any car dealers.