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Local Search Tips for the Healthcare Industry

As an online marketing consultant, specializing in the healthcare industry, I work with doctors and other healthcare professionals every day. One thing I hear more than anything else is (phrased in various ways): How can I get

Effective Local Keyword Research

Most of us are aware of the importance that keyword research plays in SEO – whether local or organic. Whilst it’s relatively easy to identify keywords that will drive traffic, the key component is identifying the right keywords that

TalkingLocal – Interview with David Bayer

In the latest edition of TalkingLocal we are joined by David Bayer of David is the CEO of, which is a very successful online directory & local services platform. With more than 30 million businesses listed, it is

TalkingLocal – Interview with Brian Anderson

In the latest edition of TalkingLocal we are joined by Brian Anderson of Media Mash. Brian started his first internet marketing business back in 1995, and has since since founded many search, social & mobile marketing businesses.

Surviving A Google Manual Penalty

In March 2014, we received a manual spam penalty from Google and immediately began the process of trying to get it lifted. We sourced knowledge & experience from those we knew in the industry, as well as reading

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