Google+ Needs Tight Local Networks To Succeed

SearchEngineLand just published Google Plus Connections Are The New Link, some thoughts of mine on how local search co’s and SMBs may try to leverage Google Search Plus Your World to improve local SEO. After rereading it, it seems clear that as more and more organic results are deemed to have “local intent”, the only [...]

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How To Get A Link From A Blogger

  From: Peter Gregory Subject: From one SEO to another – ya got some broken links Message Body: Hey Andrew, It’s been awhile, but a little over a year ago I contacted you about a blog post and press release we wrote that included a quote from you in reference to local SEO. You had [...]

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Happy Local SEO Holidays

to all you Misers out there. Read more

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How to Choose the Best Local SEO Keywords

Without links and keywords the internet stands still. So, for our local seo clients we are always digging into keywords and their ideal use.  In a nutshell, keywords and keyword phrases are the driving force behind raising search engine ranking and drawing site traffic. Sounds easy doesn’t it? However, successful SEO marketing encompasses a great… [...]

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2010 Local SEO Predictions Revisited

Inspired by John Battele’s scoring of his 2010 predictions I figured I’d see how I did with my 2010 Local SEO Predictions: The Open Source Yellow Pages Will Emerge Let’s see – Citysearch turned into CityGrid and is now supplying yellow pages data/ads to anyone who wants it.  YPG launched its Yellow API strategy.  A [...]

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My Top Local SEO Posts of 2010

I thought it would be nice to end the year highlighting the blog’s top 10 most popular posts for the year. Thanks to all my readers, commenters, linkers, lurkers, clients and of course Google for making it a great year. Lifestyle Lift – Fake Reviews Will Cost You Real $ A 2009 post, but in [...]

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Google Places Reviews Need Some Reviewing

Mike Blumenthal’s When Will Google Places Fix Reviews? hit a nerve, as I imagine it would for any business that relies on Google Places as an important part of its presence on the Web.  I spend a lot of time sending emails to Mike and other Local SEO’s that go something like this “Have you noticed [...]

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Free Google Place Search Clinic At Kelsey ILM 2010

Well perhaps “clinic” is overstating it a bit. I am going to be at the BIA Kelsey Group’s ILM 2010 in Santa Clara next Tuesday and Wednesday (12/7 -8). If you want to learn more about how Google’s new Place Search has affected local search & local SEO, let me know. I’ll [...]

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Local SEO Guide Named #8 Most Popular SEO Blog by Wikio

Like Ann Smarty I was contacted by Wikio to see if I was interested in publishing their top 10 SEO Blogs list. Before I hit the delete button I noticed I was ranked #8 so in the interest of rewarding flattering linkbait, herenow the top 20 SEO Blogs in the world for 2010:
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SEOmoz Daily [...]

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How To Hire a Local SEO Consultant

My latest post on 13 Questions To Ask Before You Hire a Local SEO Consultant is now live on Search Engine Land. It’s pretty good if I do say so myself, so I may have to copy it here:
Can you tell me exactly how you do what you do?
Local SEO is not magic. There [...]

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