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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending April 4, 2022

By Erin Jones / April 6, 2022
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Last Week in Local, Later in the Week Edition! Today, Carrie and Mike chat about what’s new in the last week in local search, including what’s going on at Amazon, the ever-changing world of online reviews, what’s new with Google Business Profiles, and more!Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and…

Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending March 28, 2022

By Erin Jones / March 28, 2022
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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending March 21, 2022

By Erin Jones / March 21, 2022
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Carrie and Mike discuss notable news from the last week in local SEO, including what’s new with Google, review responses showing in LSAs, Home Advisor is in hot water, ADA guidance for websites, what you need to know about Google Analytics 4, and so much more! Get your LocalU Advanced Virtual Tickets Last Week in…

Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending March 14, 2022

By Erin Jones / March 14, 2022
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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending March 7, 2022

By Erin Jones / March 7, 2022
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New Recorded Video Verification for Google Business Profiles

By Yan Gilbert / March 2, 2022
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Google has recently updated its help center article on business profile verification methods. The updated method is the ‘Video recording’ method. The option had been available sporadically but it is now being offered to more people who want to verify their listing. Don’t confuse this with the older ‘Live video call’ method, which was primarily…

Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending February 28, 2022

By Erin Jones / February 28, 2022
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Mike and Carrie bring you the top news from the past week in local search, including what to do if your GMB posts keep getting rejected, what’s new with Core Web Vitals and how it might be affecting your GBP landing pages, and of course, all the latest and greatest news about Google Business Profiles…

Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending February 22, 2022

By Erin Jones / February 22, 2022
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1-Star Reviews Have Increased on Yelp for 4 Years in a Row

By Joy Hawkins / February 21, 2022
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Yelp releases data every year that shows the star rating distribution for all reviews left on their site. I recorded the numbers that were listed in their reports for the last 4 years to see what trends they show.  There are two main things that stick out: The number of people that leave 2, 3,…

Google Just Deprecated the “Follow” Button and Welcome Offer on Google Maps

By Colan Nielsen / February 18, 2022
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