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Taming the local search beast in a post-Possum and Fred world

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It’s estimated that 46 percent of all searches performed on Google have a local intent, and the Map Pack appears for 93 percent of these. In September 2016 Google unveiled a new local search algorithm, dubbed Possum, and it pretty much went unnoticed in comparison to the real-time Penguin update …

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How to optimize Google My Business listings for multi-location businesses

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Being listed on Google My Business (GMB) is an essential part of any local SEO strategy. But how can businesses with multiple locations make sure they aren’t penalized in search rankings? Produced in association with SweetIQ. Google My Business Google My Business was rolled out in 2014 to make it …

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The psychology of search intent: Converting moments that matter

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Nineteen years ago, the company that is now called Alphabet Inc. launched Google Web Search, which would quickly become the most widely used internet search engine in the world. That search engine, which at first relied primarily on text data and backlinks to determine search priority ranking, has become increasingly sophisticated …

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Are you paying enough attention to reviews in your local SEO?

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Featured image by ReviewJump Sponsored content in collaboration with ReviewJump. Views expressed in this article are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect SEW’s opinions. Customer reviews are an important contributing factor to local search rankings. But Brodie Tyler, founder of ReviewJump, believes that they aren’t given enough emphasis – …

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