InsideLocal Webinar: Best Practices for Local Onsite Optimization
InsideLocal Webinar: Best Practices for Local Onsite Optimization

InsideLocal Webinar: Best Practices for Local Onsite Optimization

On January 28th we are joined by 4 expert panelists to discuss the best practices for local onsite optimization. In the current InsideLocal series, we have already looked closely at the Pigeon update, local search ranking factors, Google+ Local & general troubleshooting issues - but now we turn our attention towards onsite factors, which are equally as important to get right for local search. In this upcoming webinar we are lucky enough to be joined by 4 local SEO experts who

by Ross Marchant

Best Local Search Blogs of 2014
Best Local Search Blogs of 2014

Best Local Search Blogs of 2014 – The Results

In December we launched a poll to find the most popular Local Search blogs of 2014. In an update to the 2013 vote, we wanted to come up with an essential bookmark / reading list to help stay on top of the latest industry news & updates for the year ahead. We provided a list of 38 local search blogs in total & invited readers to let us know if we had missed any important others. The shortlist included blogs

by Ross Marchant

See NAP data in your Citation reports
See NAP data in your Citation reports

See NAP data in your Citation reports

We have updated our CitationTracker reports so they find & display Name, Address & Phone Number data (NAP) for the most important citation sites. NAP Data for Top Citation Sites Our CitationTracker reports make it easy for you to see where you do & don't have citations on the most important citation sites. And now we've made these reports even more useful by adding NAP audit to them. You can see which of the top 50 citation sites you are

by Myles Anderson

SMB Internet Marketing Survey 2014
SMB Internet Marketing Survey 2014

37% of SMBs plan to spend more on internet marketing in 2015

Welcome to the results of the BrightLocal SMB Internet Marketing Survey 2014. With this research we want to gain a better understanding of the attitudes & usage of internet & mobile marketing by small & medium sized businesses (SMBs). We conducted the survey in partnership with ChamberOfCommerce.com, and we'd like to thank them and all of the participating businesses for their time & assistance. Without them this survey & insights would not have been possible. About the SMB Internet Marketing Survey 2014

by Myles Anderson

Reviewing 2014 Local Search Predictions
Reviewing 2014 Local Search Predictions

Reviewing 2014 Local Search Predictions

Every year a number of local SEOs take on the unenviable task of predicting the ins-and-outs of the local SEO industry for the next 12 months. 12 months can be a long time in local search, and predictions typically have a habit of going wrong. We're sure that you've already read more than enough predictions for 2015 in Local Search - and most of you probably have a few of your own. So we thought it would be interesting to have

by Ross Marchant

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A Year In Local Search: A Look Back At 2014

Another year has almost come to an end. It's easy to forget how quickly the local search space can change, even over such a short period of time. In this yearly review, we want to take a look back at 2014, and the impact it has had on the local search world. We'll review the biggest changes & updates that have shaken up the industry along the way. We've also posted some handy links to read more about a particular

by Ross Marchant

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Pigeon Update Rolled Out Beyond USA?

Is Google Pigeon being rolled out to Canada, UK and beyond? The Google Pigeon update first launched in July 2014 for US English results, but up until now it has yet to affect search results outside of the USA. During a number of tests over last 24hrs we have noticed significant volatility in Maps results in the UK, Canada & Australia. It appears that the maps radius has tightened for local searches - which is a key marker of the

by Ross Marchant

Tool Update - Change to way we track Google Maps results in USA
Tool Update - Change to way we track Google Maps results in USA

Tool Update – Change to way we track Google Maps results in USA

Since the release of Google Pigeon in the US, there has been a high degree of volatility in Google local / maps results. Part of this is that Old' Google Maps has not benefited from the changes bought about Pigeon and so the results ordering is different to what is displayed in 'New' Google Maps. The significance of these changes by Google required us to make a very considered change to the way we track Maps results in the USA. Tracking Maps through new local interface In

by Ross Marchant

Best Local Search Blogs of 2014
Best Local Search Blogs of 2014

Best Local Search Blogs of 2014

This time last year we ran a vote to find out the most popular local search blogs of 2013. Rather than create a popularity contest we wanted to help curate an essential bookmark / reading list, to help keep on top of the constant changes in the industry! As you can see from the results, Mike Blumenthal's popular blog came out on top with 17% of the votes, and rounding up the top 3 were Phil Rozek’s 'Localvisibilitysystem', followed by

by Ross Marchant