Facebook is a local search engine. Are you treating it like one?

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As soon as Facebook launched its Graph Search in 2013, it was only a matter of time before it became a big player in the search engine game. But Graph Search was limited as far as optimization was concerned. The results it returned focused on providing an answer on the relationships between people, places, and […]

Data: Local search trends from 2017-2018

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We talk a lot about local search and local search trends here at SEW and in the industry as a whole. How have consumers changed the way they interact with local businesses? How can local businesses respond? And what can we anticipate about future trends? Yext recently released some interesting findings on local search trends […]

SEO tips, tools, and how to’s: Best of 2018

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It’s that time of the year again: reflecting on the year that’s past as we prepare for 2019 lurking around the corner. In this article, we have a roundup of some of our fan favorite pieces from 2018 on SEO. From how to’s to tips to tools, these were some of our highlights from the […]

5 schema markup values to use in local SEO

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Local SEO has never been more important for marketing because of Google’s continued algorithm updates aimed at helping small businesses attract more customers. A local SEO strategy should be a proper mix of factors like: Google My Business profile Consistent NAP across Internet (name, address, and phone) Local citations Social media Local link building Google […]

Why Local Businesses Will Need Websites More than Ever in 2019

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Posted by MiriamEllis 64% of 1,411 surveyed local business marketers agree that Google is becoming the new “homepage” for local businesses. Via Moz State of Local SEO Industry Report …but please don’t come away with the wrong storyline from this statistic. As local brands and their marketers watch Google play Trojan horse, shifting from top […]

The Guide to Building Linked Unstructured Citations for Local SEO

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Posted by MiriamEllis This article was written jointly in partnership with Kameron Jenkins. You can enjoy her previous articles here. When you’ve accomplished step one in your local search marketing, how do you take step two? You already know that any local business you market has to have the table stakes of accurate structured citations […]

How to optimize your local business for voice search

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Voice search is growing, a statement appearing time and time again throughout the web. It has fundamentally changed the way people search and it’s here to stay. With a simple command, users can conduct searches for information, products, services and local businesses. It’s such a hot topic that our Head of Search and Strategy Stuart […]