411Locals Newsletter May 24 - June 6 2014

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New: Connect Your Google+ Business Page To Your Google Maps Listing

Google has now enabled those with Google+ business pages to connect their page to their local business listing on Google Maps. On the help page …

Google Adds Ability to Upgrade G+ Brand Pages to G+ Local Pages

Google has announced today in the forums the ability to upgrade Branded G+ Pages to Local G+ Pages. Read all of the details at the LocalU Blog: …

Online Sources of Clicks & Calls for Local Businesses

<b>5 Key Insights From This Research</b><p>SEOs put most effort into Local SEO, Google Places & traditional SEO<br>• Organic Search delivers the best ROI & quality …

Interview with David Mihm - TalkingLocal Series

This is the first interview in the TalkingLocal series, where we will be chatting to some key figures from the local search industry. We hope to find …

New Listing Services Will Help Local Data Go Digital

Somewhat unexpectedly, 2014 has seen a profusion of companies entering the listing management arena, many of them veterans of related disciplines. …

New Way to Identify Penalties/Problems?

Top Contributor & Local Search Pro+<p>Member SinceAug 2012LocationEdmonton, AB, CanadaPosts277Thanks52Thanked 127 Times<p>Hey everyone. I noticed something …

Local Citation Services Compared

<b>Post last updated: November 2016</b><p>We see a lot of questions in forums and blog comments asking ‘which citation service is best?’ So we thought we’d …

The Google Local Carousel Is Still Spinning Out Of Control

The carousel is dominating Google's local results, but site owners still have very little control over what shows. Here's how to handle it.

This Black-hat Tactic Could Make You Lose Your Good, Hard-Earned Links

Search engine optimization can be a funny business; tactics that were considered best practices only a short while ago can become ineffective, and …

WordPress.com To Start Serving Pages Over SSL As Anti-Surveillance Measure

Automattic, the company that created and owns the WordPress publishing platform, is joining the battle against government surveillance. The company …

Directing smartphone users to the page they actually wanted

Search engine (and SEO) blog with tips and announcements to connect your website or app with Google Searchers and Search Console (Webmaster Tools).

Google To Warn Searchers When A Mobile URL Redirects To The Homepage

Don't annoy mobile searchers. That's the message behind a new warning that Google is showing in mobile search results on smartphones. On the …

New Google Direct Answer Type: YouTube Video?

Brian Alaway of Brian Alaway Consulting has spotted what appears to be a new YouTube Video Knowledge Graph direct answer type inserted at the top of …

Discover Who's Eating Your SEO Lunch... And How To Beat Them

The combination of web analytics and a thoughtful SEO strategy is a winner. Here's one of my favourite strategies to ensure you're beating your …

Theme Week: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Lost

<i>We welcome Rand Fishkin to the ProBlogger Theme Week today to talk us through all things SEO. While this week we’re exploring all the things you can</i> …

Google's Matt Cutts On Assessing Quality Of A Page Without Links

In the latest video by Google's Matt Cutts, he talks about how Google may determine the quality of a page of content without there being many links. …

AJAX Hash Bang URLs No Longer Work In Fetch As Google Tool

This week, Google introduced the new fetch as Google tool that now supports rendering the page as well. The tool is actually very sweet in many ways, …

Breaking the SEO Rules: When Not to Follow Best Practices - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy Moz fans. Welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. I'm Cyrus Shepard. Today we're going to be talking about one of my favorite subjects …

5 "Panda Proof" Internal Linking Strategies

Last week Panda 4.0 rolled out and along with it a lot of new analysis as to what can trigger it. I started to write up my own analysis today, but …

Did Google Panda 4.0 Go After Press Release Sites?

Nine days ago when Google released Panda 4.0 -- which aims to filter out "thin" content from top rankings -- we focused our attention on the big …

The Illustrated SEO Competitive Analysis Workflow

One of the most important activities for any SEO process is the initial competitive analysis. This process should correctly identify your SEO targets …

Why Your Content-Based SEO Strategy Will Eventually Fail

Content-Based SEO strategies struggles in standing out. Learn how building great brand experiences is a more effective SEO strategy with these 3 …

SEO In 2016: The Big Fat Guide

SEO can be a confusing topic, with many conflicting opinions and a number of areas which are (to say the least) more than a little grey.<p>Well, grey is …

Google's Matt Cutts: One Page With Two Links To Same Page; We Counted The First Link

Google's head of search spam Matt Cutts posted a video today answering how does Google handle one page that has two links pointing to the same page. …

SEO Guide to Google Webmaster Recommendations for Pagination

I am the SEO director of Vitals, a comprehensive health care and doctor information and review site. There are over one million health professionals …

Google Hits eBay With Manual Penalty In Search Results

What really happened to eBay dropping in Google’s search results this week? A source familiar with the situation tells Search Engine Land that Google …

Fetch As Google Is Getting Better, Now Renders Pages As Googlebot Sees Them

Google announced on their Webmaster Central blog today that they have recently updated their Fetch As Google tool, which now gives users the ability …

Rendering pages with Fetch as Google

article<p>Use Fetch as Google to see the results of Googlebot attempting to fetch your page. Use Fetch and Render to see how Googlebot would be able to …

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An Inside Look at Rendering with Fetch as Google

On Tuesday, Google released an update to its Fetch as Google feature within Webmaster Tools. This valuable tool, which has been around for years, …