411 Locals Newsletter May 29 April - 3 2013

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Google Local Bug: Review/Plus Pages Not Loading For SAB Pages

Laura Behny of Attaboy Plumbing and at least one poster in the forums have noted what appears to be a new bug when clicking on the the “Google …

Places Link Removed From Google More Menu

<b>Update</b> from Darren Shaw of Whitespark: You can still access Places through a URL parameter: “tbm=plcs”. Not sure how long that will last though. For …

16 Ways to Create Unique “Local” Content for Cities Where You Want to Rank

Like my post? Please share!<p>Are you creating pages on your site that target specific cities where you want to rank well in the organic search results …

Google Showing Sitelinks to Nearest Locations on Brand Searches

Last week Bill Slawski wrote about Google’s categorization of web pages for use in local search. The patent he writes about is one in a long line of …

Google Closes European Places Support Forums

Today, Google announce the closing of foreign language forums for Google Places as of May 13th. It is not clear if language specific support will be …

Google Rewards App Developers Using Google+ Sign-In With Better Visibility On Google Search

What are the most popular activities done or content consumed by apps? Google's now bringing that information to its search results, assuming the app …

Google: Stop Repeating The Same Keyword Over & Over Again

A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster asking why Google isn't ranking his seven year old web site.<p>Google's John Mueller said that he is …

When Google Gets It Wrong By Changing The Titles Of Web Pages

Google doesn't always use the HTML title tag of a web page, choosing instead to make its own title for a page, if it thinks it can do a better job. …

The Mysterious Case of @DannySullivan, Dana Point Jet Ski & Google+ Local

Danny Sullivan just tweeted that Google is screwing up royally when it comes to searches for “dana point jet ski”:<p>Good job, Google. You ignore HTML …

How Site Security Factors into SEO

AP Twitter Hack Calls to Mind Site Security<p>The Dow plummeted 143 points in the aftermath of this tweet issued from The Associated Press after being …

Watch Out For Google Rich Snippet Hacking

There are two reports in the Google Webmaster Help of webmasters noticing that the schema aka rich snippet details show third-party data and links in …

You May Never Recover From Google's Penguin

Seriously. No recovery. Ever. There has been some discussion lately inside and outside the WebmasterWorld of the eventual possibility that no one …

How Google+ Interactive Posts Push CTAs & Deep Linking Directly Within A Post

Two months ago, Google rolled out an interesting new twist to Google+ posts, the addition of interactivity. Rather than just text, images or links, …

Brand Search As A Ranking Signal - A Study

I was having a look at one of my client’s rankings in the Home & Garden sector recently, and I found that although their rankings hadn’t changed …

5 Interesting Facebook Tricks You Might Not Know

<b>This article was updated in 11/2016 to reflect changes on Facebook.</b><p>At this point, you are all probably pretty familiar with Facebook and how to use …

5 Rules to Effectively Use Press Releases for Links

Press release marketing has come under a lot more scrutiny for the kind of links that can look “unnatural” in a link profile. The issues that can …

Google Kills Meebo Bar to Focus on Google+ Sign-In

Top-Level Domain Names Will Change Search

Search engine optimization (SEO) will change dramatically within the next few years as a result of the Internet transitioning from 23 top-level …

Suddenly, Google Plus Is Outpacing Twitter To Become The World's Second Largest Social Network

When Google launched its social networking service, Google Plus, during the summer of 2011, tens of millions of people clamoured to sign up for an account.<p>But within months, critics had panned the new service, pointing to user pages bereft of meaningful content and exchanges. They said the new …

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Award-winning partners share tips for SMB success

We’re always looking for ways to share helpful tips with our readers, so we asked a few of the recent winners of our 2012 Premier SMB Partne...

New Learn with Google Webinars to Help you Become a Smarter Digital Marketer

article<p>en_US<p>https://smallbusiness.googleblog.com/2013/05/new-learn-with-google-webinars-to-help.html<p>Google Small …