The power of location has never been more prevalent than it is today. According to new data from Google, growth in ‘near me’ location searches […]
SMX Advanced is buzzing about local. On Tuesday, hints were dropped that Google’s Local Pack may be changing from the current 3 pack into a […]
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.
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.
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.
By now you’ve noticed that Google has removed ads from its “right rail” on desktop search. Months in the rollout, this change to Google’s Search Engine Results Page (SERP) has significant implications, in that now more than ever, ranking in the local pack is critical for businesses.
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.
Successful Local SEO always presupposes a great mobile SEO strategy. The much discussed "Mobilegeddon" which hit Google's Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) in April of this year, has been quite a wake up call for webmasters and savvy SEOs alike.
With all of the recent changes in Local, 2016 looks to be a tumultuous year for Local SEO. In 2015, Google removed Google Plus from the Local mix as well as the ability to set your city and look at SERPs in different areas — both moves that impacted Local SEOs.