Local Search

August Updates to The Expert’s Guide to SEO are Here!

By September 5, 2018 No Comments

The Expert’s Guide to Local SEO September Update has been sent to subscribers!

** What’s New in the August 2018 update?

  • Google My Business now has a direct phone number (different than the one for AdWords that stopped working).
  • Updated the Local Services Ads section:
  • Clarified what businesses are eligible to appear in the free section.
  • Removed section on signing up for the Google Assistant since this is now automatic.
  • Updated the section on reviews to clarify how LSA reviews are different than GMB reviews.
  • Added a section that shows how much leads cost with LSAs
  • Added a section on the August 1 algorithm update and what major things we saw.
  • Added a tip to see the email address of a manager on your Google My Business listing.
  • Updated the timeline of updates to include everything that’s happened so far in August.
  • There have been 18 Google My Business categories added since April 2018 and 4 removed. Updated the timeline of changes.
  • Added Jason Brown’s hack for getting more reviews on Yelp.
  • Updated the link to a complete list of Google MyBusiness Categories

If you don’t have it already, get your copy today!

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