Video: Last Week in Local Jan 21, 2019
Mike Blumenthal

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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Deep Dive: Personalization in the Age of the Mobile Knowledge Graph with Cindy Krum


Carrie: Check out this great Deep Dive into personalization and the Mobile Knowledge Graph – and how it affects local with Cindy Krum, Mike Blumenthal and Carrie Hill

Local U Advanced Santa Monica – Online Marketing Conference


Carrie: Time is running out and tickets are limited – we’re at about 10 spots left for “The best local SEO conference in the world” according to people who know things!

When Should You Do Your Own Local SEO? |


Mary: Phil Rosek gives pracctical advice on DIY SEO.  While there are plenty of SMBS capable of this, few of them understand the time commitment required to do a good job of it.

Busting the biggest GMB bulk management myths – Rio SEO


Mary: Krystal Taing examines some of the biggest myths surrounding bulk GMB management! Save yourself some grief and listen to Krystal.

SEO & PPC: An Integrated Approach to Law Firm Marketing » Juris Digital


Mary: Casey Meraz’s agency explains whether SEO or PPC is best for law firms and clearly explains the benefits of each channel and how they can work together for better results!

How Someone can ruin your GMB Local SEO Traffic


Mary: Craig Campbell shows how you can have your GMB listing wiped out at the click of a button, and not even be notified.

Demystifying Google’s guide to clicks, impressions and position in Google Search Console – Search Engine Land


Carrie: Glenn Gabe wrote a really helpful piece at SEL about how to figure out what all the metrics in Search Console really mean. Kinda sad that google has made metrics so confusing in there that we need a “translation”

Photos in Google Local Services Ads: What You Need to Know – BrightLocal


Carrie: Tom Waddington goes over what we need to know about adding photos to local services ads. Right now only showing for photographers and event planners, and only on desktop – but it is could expand to other categories – maybe not plumbers and locksmiths – but as more categories are allowed, more opportunities are created. Could this show up on mobile? What does it mean for already limited real estate?

Data: Local search trends from 2017-2018 – Search Engine Watch Search Engine Watch


Carrie: SEW and Yext published this report of local search trends over about 300,000 customer business locations. Nothing earth shattering here, but some things to note. Reviews, as we’ve been saying, are a big deal. Actions within search results or on location landing pages were up significantly as well – so giving your potential customers something to DO is a big piece of reeling them in.

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