Video: Last Week in Local Oct. 9, 2017
Mike Blumenthal

Last week in local 10/9/2017

Join Local U for the latest public episode of Last Week in Local, a weekly conversation about the articles that attracted our attention during the past week ending Oct. 2nd, 2017. This week features Mary Bowling & Joel Headley.

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HSAs seem to be killing SABs that are home-based.

Are Home Service Ads the death of home-based businesses on Google?

SABs: in depth look at some of the issues they experience and also how to leverage Moz Local.

GMB community Go-to guides: great resource for newbies, but also to understand how Google sees the mostly commonly faced problems by agencies too.

Facebook, if so desired, could become a major player, knocking off review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor first.

What Happens If Facebook Gets Serious About Local?

Mary Bowling <> wrote:
We got a peak at it at LocalU Advanced in Seattle last Feb and now Whitespark and Tidings have released the latest Local Search Ecosystem graphic.

Local Search Ecosystem

Nyagosalv’s commentary on it:

No More First Click Free – reasoning on Google Webmasters blog
Another take on it:

Free 2 day shipping at Walmart for the Holidays

Walmart Takes a Swing at Amazon, Says a $99 Membership Shouldn’t be Required to Get Free Shipping

Part 2 of the GMB Top Contributors webinar at Bright Local: Strategies and Ranking Factors

Webinar Recap: Google My Business Strategies and Ranking Factors Q&A

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