Category: Local SEO

Google My Business Changes: 11 Factors That Every Small Business Needs To Be Aware Of

Google My Business or GMB, earlier known as Google Places for business, offers the best opportunity to local businesses for appearing in the search results. There are several new features brought forth by the search engine-giant to GMB that make it easier for businesses to increase their local search visibility. Simple, easy and cost-effective, here are the latest changes to Google My Business, which are significant for lawyers along with some key takeaways: Removal of Permanently Closed Listings from Local Finder Over the past few months, there has been a visible lack of Permanently Closed listings in Google’s Local Finder due to their redundancy. This lead to an adverse effect on the law practitioners’ business. In essence, this means that while the professionals continue their practice, customers will not be able to locate them.   The problem escalates further, when rival businesses mark the competitors as “permanently closed.” Google provides no notification for this action and hence, when this happens, you’re perpetually going to be in the dark! Actionable tip: Conduct a manual search for practitioners on Google. Use Name + City to ensure that it isn’t listed. Also, make it a habit to visit Google My Business dashboard daily and using a ranking tracker tool. The latter will send you alerts whenever there’s a change in your listing. Source Removal of Access to the Classic Version of Google...

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How To Create a Post on a Google Business Profile

undefined[/et_pb_section] Learn How To Create a Post on a Google Business Profile Google has now enabled Google Posts for all business owners that have a Google business page, this is part of the Google My Business program, which has been an initiative to get more business owners to claim their listings on Google and a lead in to get more small and medium size businesses to start with the Adwords Express program. So far there is not a way to automate posting and links disappear after 11 days. We still haven’t seen if Google Business Posts will have an...

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4 Tips To Stand Out Locally On Google Search

Let’s start with the basics of Google Listings on Google, for those of you who don’t know, there are several primary listing areas on the Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Paid Listings: these are the results at the very top of the search results page as well as the very bottom. The paid search engine listings on Google are listed with a green flag that says “Ad”. Local Business Listings: these are the listings that have a map preview. The local business listings are partly controlled by the information you fill out in on your Google My Business...

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