411 Locals Newsletter June 15-21 2013

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Google Local Carousel Display Showing More Frequently, In More Categories

Image courtesy of Greg Gifford.<p>Greg Giford of Autorevo and Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz are both reporting increased visibility of the Local Carousel …

Google Officially Launches Knowledge Graph Carousel For Local Search

After reporting yesterday that the Google Knowledge Graph Carousel was showing up more frequently and for a wider variety of searches, a Google+ post …

Google’s ‘Local Carousel’ Comes to PC with Mixed Results

It has been on tablets for six months. But now the “local carousel” has come to PC search results. According to the official announcement, “When you …

10 Random People's Reactions To Google Local Carousel

<b>10 Random People’s Reactions To Google Local Carousel</b><p>Carousel Results in Local is the biggest change to Google’s local SERP’s since the introduction …

How Many Results Are Required for the New Local Carousel to Display? At least 5

It would appear that the new Local Carousel will show up to 20 listings if there that many in any given market. But how few will it show? It seems …

Why the Local Carousel Make Local Branded AdWords More Important

The new Google Local Carousel provides a striking design at the top of the SERPS that not only provides significant eye candy and for some users a …

New Places for Business Dashboard Has 25 Listing Limit

As the new Google Places for Business Dashboard is being adopted more widely, we are starting to gain insights into its strengths and limits. One of …

The Power of Yelp Shows On Local Search and Mobile -Click Test

If you want the <b>perfect local search ecosystem</b>, look no further than Yelp. Well-structured data, accurate information, SEO friendly pages, validated …

Local Link Building: An Easy Win

Local link building is too often overlooked within link building campaigns. I’ve had great experiences involving local link building throughout …

Is Google Debranding Local?

Local, like many developments at Google, has always been many things; a brand (G+Local, Places), a product (Places Search, the +Local App) and an …

Google Authorship Beyond Webpages

Janet Driscoll Miller examines how Google infers authorship in a variety of filetypes, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Google Docs.

New Google Places for Business Dashboard Upgraded to Handle 100 Entries

Last Thursday at the Advanced Local U, Dan Pritchett, the engineer heading up the Places for Business Dashboard effort and Joel Headley, joined us …

Why the New Google Maps Isn’t a Big Deal for Local Search

Like my post? Please share!<p>You, new Google Maps, aren’t about to set the local-search world afire.<p>That’s right, I’m talking to <i>you</i> – with your deep …

How Good is Google Places for Business Phone Support? Very Good

Google first rolled out phone support for businesses using the Places Dashboard in early January of this year to deal with verification issues and …

Yahoo Launches Listing Management Tool for Small Business

Maps & Metros: Surviving And Thriving In Local Search

Last week I attended the SMX Advanced session, "Maps & Metros: Surviving And Thriving In Local Search," moderated by Matt McGee with speakers Mike …

DuckDuckGo Passes 3 Million Searches, Just 8 Days After Hitting 2 Million

Another week, another traffic record in the alternative search engine space. DuckDuckGo (DDG) tweeted this morning about its latest milestone: more …

Study: Google+ Will Overtake Facebook's Social Sharing By 2016

Google+ is turning 2 years old this month and has seen both solid growth and criticism during these first years. However, all that talk of Google+ …

No. 1 Position in Google Gets 33% of Search Traffic [Study]

New findings from online ad network Chitika confirm it’s anything but lonely at the top. According to the study, the top listing in Google’s organic …

Mobile Site Configuration & The Vary HTTP Header

Yesterday, Google announced more changes to the Google mobile search algorithm, which we can expect to roll out shortly. This update is intended to …

PR: The Big SEO Trend for 2013?

A lot of search engine optimization professionals are incorporating PR tactics into their optimization strategies these days, and there’s a very good …

Link Data Research - Majestic SEO (Fresh Index), Moz Linkscape and Ahrefs compared | AUTHORITAS

Initial Research Study of backlink data for 100 sites<p>Back in 2008, in the very early days of Analytics SEO we built our own web crawler and set about …

Verify your site in Webmaster Tools using Google Tag Manager

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

Google Changes Ranking Advice, Says Build Quality Sites Not Links

Google has quietly updated the rankings article within the Google Webmaster Help documentation. The change is to keep Google consistent with their …

Google's Matt Cutts: Stock Images Do Not Impact Search Engine Rankings

Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, said in a recent video that using stock images from a stock image website has no impact on rankings. The …

Homepage Sliders: Bad For SEO, Bad For Usability

One of the most prevalent design flaws in B2B websites is the usage of carousels. or sliders, on the homepage. Carousels are an ineffective way to …

SMX Advanced 2013 Recap: 32 Takeaways

After a successful three-day run, SMX Advanced 2013 has come to an end and, after saying goodbye to the Bell Harbor International Conference Center …

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