Posts Tagged: google maps

SEO and Google Business Photos

Search engine optimization (SEO) is always changing. Ever-changing algorithms nudge business owners into thinking more about marketing as a whole instead of focusing only on a single keyword ranking. Here are a couple quick wins for owning more of the search engine results real estate.

Google Local Saved the Day!

Last week was one of those weeks. My husband and I spent the week working, packing, and moving into a new house while trying to keep up with social events. On Saturday, we left the piles of unpacked boxes in a rush to make it to a dear friend’s wedding. We traveled 45 miles only…

Search the New Google Maps

Google recently announced the new Google Maps. This hasn’t been universally rolled out yet, but you can request an invite here. The redesign for the desktop is highly functional (with a good internet connection), cleaner, and smarter. The Google team has designed it to have the same ‘cards’ feel as the Google Now app. Essentially,…

Google Places begins march to Google+

Yesterday Google announced the first steps towards a merger between Google Places (Maps listings), and Google+. When Google launched Google+, many people (incorrectly) assumed it was a stand-alone competitor to Facebook. Instead, Google+ is a radical shift for how Google does everything. One year ago, Larry Page (Google CEO) reorganized Google and tied all employee bonuses…

Local Search Keyword Ranking Results: One Experience

There has already been a lot of conversation in the SEO industry about how various keyword rankings have increased or lowered on Google for local results, so I won’t rehash that too much here. However, I did want to share my experience with one of my locally based business websites and one of my “national”…

SEO Google Maps – Maps is the New Phonebook

Maps listings are a huge part of local business marketing strategy. I have heard Google referred to as the “new phonebook.” I laugh about it, but at the same time, it’s completely true. When I’m looking to order lunch at work, I type in the name of the restaurant and the city into Google, and…

Is Your Business Plagued by Bad Reviews?

Have you done a search for your business only to find bad reviews? How often do potential clients google your name before doing business with you? Have you already lost business due to bad reviews? Obviously you should listen to your customers, but are all your customers speaking? These questions constantly plague business owners. The…