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Improving Your Business’ Local Ranking on Google

As a result of Google removing ads from the "right rail," we recently wrote about why businesses need to focus on appearing in local pack results. Google appears to agree with our approach, because this past Friday they updated their Google My Business (GMB) help page with a new post, "Improving your local ranking on Google." Find out what 5 steps businesses need to take to ensure a high ranking in Google's local search results.

Apr 7, 2016
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Yext Webinar: Optimizing for Google’s New Local Search Layout

Google recently removed ads from the right rail of its search engine results page, sending shockwaves through the Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization worlds. Now, the only search results users see above the fold for local queries are ads and the local pack (including the map), which makes appearing in that local pack more critical than ever before. Join us for our webinar Tuesday, March 29th, at 1pm ET, with Local SEO Guide's Andrew Shotland and Yext’s Raj Nijjer, to learn why Google made this change, how it impacts desktop and mobile, and how to optimize for this new local search layout.

Mar 24, 2016
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Goodbye Right Rail: What Google Paid Search Changes Mean for Local Marketers

Google recently removed the right rail, paid search ads on desktops. As is the case for any big Google change, this development will cause a massive ripple effect impacting millions of advertisers, agencies, experts, and SEOs alike. Yext's new whitepaper, "Goodbye Right Rail: What Google Paid Search Changes Mean for Local Marketers," compiles insights from industry experts to break down exactly what this means for the digital marketing community, and what you can do today to optimize for this new format.

Mar 22, 2016
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2016 Predictions: No.13 – Vertical Directories & Beacons

2016 will be a year of change and a year of new technology adoption. Let's start with the changes. Over the past few years Google has made many changes that have tied organic and local rankings closer together and relying more on their traditional algorithm. This will have several implications for those trying to gain popularity in local search.

Dec 22, 2015