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Google Releases New Ad Format for Near Me Searches

Google announced a new ad format (H/T Dave Oremland/Professional Bartending School) predicated on location extensions that will now show “three or four different businesses for location-related searches like ‘nearby auto repair.'” Previously Google has shown multiple locations for the same business on an ad but this gives more businesses a shot at the critical top […]

Google Cautions Against Local SEO Scams

Update 4/23/15: Google has updated their help file with additional information about these scams: Local SEO telephone scams claiming to be Google and targeting local businesses continue unabated. The pitch, promising to help fix your listing or rank you number one, ring into small business phone lines with the regularity of Big Ben, hour after hour, year after […]