Tag Archives: Local Search

How Google Pigeon Update Tracks Your Local Business

Google Pigeon marked another update to the search engine’s algorithm. Contrary to what you may think, it was coined by Search Engine Land – not Google. This change was rolled out on July 24, 2014, and specifically affects local businesses. The sites that were already well positioned with local keywords will likely benefit more than sites that aren’t yet well positioned. The idea behind the change was to make local search more accurate with an emphasis on the Knowledge Graph. What are the Effects on Local Businesses? In order to make sense of the Google Pigeon update, you must first … Continue reading

Why Microformats Are Crucial for Mobile Search

Microformats are becoming an increasingly critical part of mobile searches because of the power and control it gives you as a business owner. Applying labels to different portions of the site means that established properties will be applied when the site is displayed from any mobile device. Search engines can easily interpret microformats to properly display nearly any type of text without formatting issues. For example, labeling a phone number and product review in a microformat will tell search engines what properties to display it. This gives search engines a way to quickly process and accurately display information for people … Continue reading

The 4 Principal Components to Drive Your Digital Presence

In today’s world if you aren’t having an online presence your business isn’t likely to grow. Even worse is having an online presence but not knowing exactly how to grow it further. This can potentially drive your customers away. To keep your online presence alive in the heat of stiff competition you need to keep your focus on the right components. There are four principal components you need to consider to drive your digital presence: What do you want to say? Think about the message you want to convey to potential customers. Keep in mind that you can’t just simply … Continue reading

Why Snippets Are Very Important for Google Local Search

Snippets are becoming increasingly important in the world of local search marketing. Without a doubt, the right Google snippets often mean the difference between customers walking through your door or right on past it to the competition. Snippets are essential when planning your local search marketing strategy because they are those little pieces of information that appear under the names of webpages in search results that give users an idea of what is on the page and why it’s relevant to their inquiry. If your page is easily understood by Google, it can create detailed snippets for your business that … Continue reading