Video Deep Dive: Upcoming Mobile Ranking Change

This is the 10th installment this year of our Deep Dive Into Local series. For the week ending Friday, March 18th, Mary Bowling and Mike Blumenthal shared their thoughts about the previous week in local. The complete video, including links and commentary on critical happenings of the previous week is posted in the Local U…

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Video Deep Dive: How the Big 4 Performed in Local in 2015

This is the final installment of our Deep Dive Into Local series for 2015. For the week ending Monday, December 18th, Mary Bowling, Aaron Weiche and Mike Blumenthal shared their thoughts about the previous week in local. The complete video, including a discussion of additional important developments in Local during the previous week, is posted…

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Video Deep Dive: Google Local Gets a Promotion

This is the thirteenth installment of our Deep Dive into Local series. For the week ending Friday, November 20th, Mary Bowling, David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal shared their thoughts about the previous week in local. The complete video is posted in the Local U forums (paywall). In the second half of that video, they take…

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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…

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