Video: Last Week in Local November 5, 2018

Every week we bring you a brief 15 minute video and the links of the best articles in Local Search. OK. It's not always 15 minutes but we are never off by more than 10 minutes or so.;

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Google My Business Shakes up Service-Area Businesses: What Has Changed and What to Do | LocalVisibilitySystem.com

Source: www.localvisibilitysystem.com

I'm so confused about all of this, but Phil has some advice.


Huge Change for Service Area Businesses in Google My Business | Local Search Forum

Source: www.localsearchforum.com

Hi - Here's a new "surprise" from Google that I just noticed this morning: For some (but not all) of my SAB locations, the info panel appears to no longer...


When Can Service-Based Businesses Have Multiple Google My Business Listings? - Sterling Sky Inc

Source: www.sterlingsky.ca

There are not many scenarios where it's okay. Learn what they are from Joy Hawkins.


Google Search Console snapshot arrives in search results - Search Engine Land

Source: searchengineland.com

I'm anxious for my clients to see this in the SERPs! How about you?


The Ultimate Local SEO Checklist [Infographic + Free PDF]

Source: www.semrush.com

Struggling with getting more local traffic? Check out our free guide and conquer local SEO step by step!


Cleaning company provides free services to women going through cancer treatment

Source: www.wdsu.com

"I just think, 'Wow, how amazing. There are people who want to help people.' Just fantastic."


Google asks SMBs if they'll accept calls from Google Assistant - Search Engine Land

Source: searchengineland.com

This is an interesting development. Joel speculated during the podcast that it might be due to laws that required bots to announce themselves. Something to keep an eye on for sure.


Yelp vs Google: How they deal with fake reviews - Search Engine Land

Source: searchengineland.com

Good comparison of how fake reviews are handled in Yelp vs. Google. Yelp is pretty aggressive and hands down penalties, Google doesn't. Plus a few different nuances.


Optimizing your Google Home Page for Lead Generation | Energy Circle, LLC

Source: www.energycircle.com

How do I know if my Google page needs work? If there are problems, what are my options? So for this week’s webinar we’re going to focus ONLY on your Google brand search page and your Google My


Online Reviews Study: Restaurants & Reviews - GatherUp

Source: gatherup.com

Great case study on reviews - people want to leave a reviews, but you need to ask!


Google Maps lead women to fake abortion clinics 

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British women seeking an abortion are being directed by Google to centres that try and persuade them not to have a termination, a Sunday Telegraph investigation has found.


PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News

Source: www.pressreader.com

Connecting People through News. All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines. Vast selection of top stories in full-content format available for free.


Apple’s New Map

Source: www.justinobeirne.com

Has Apple closed the gap with Google’s map?

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