Tag Archives: Local SEO

LocalU Review: Review of LocalU (Advanced), Some Notes and Random Thoughts

I’m back from beautiful Santa Monica, California, where there was the one-day intensive “Local U” Advanced. I like to fancy myself as “Advanced,” though so often I find it’s the basics that matter, especially (but not only) with Local SEO. Here are some random musings about what I learned at LocalU (in no particular order). Continue reading

The Latest in Customer from Hell: Being ‘Outrageously Famous’ as a Prankster on YouTube #LocalBusiness

For any local business, there’s the problem of what I call the ‘customer from hell.’ This is the person, the unhappy camper, who hates your business so much, they trash you on Yelp, they write a nasty review on Google, or perhaps they create a YouTube video of how much they hate you and how you’re the worst thing to hit planet earth since ‘unsliced’ bread. Continue reading

How to Check Your Rank on Google Local (Google My Business / Google Places)

Local search is more important than ever. So is local SEO. People go to Google type in keywords like ‘plumber,’ ‘probate attorney,’ or ‘wedding shops,’ and the question is whether your business shows high on the search screen, in the top results on Google’s local listings – called the ‘snack pack.’ Continue reading

How to Write a Review on Google / Google+

Reviews on Google (Google+) are worth their weight in gold, no platinum, in terms of your local marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Google – not surprisingly – favors its own reviews over those of competitors like Yelp, TripAdvisor, YP.com, etc. So, as a small business owner or marketer, it is very important to ask “happy customers” to write a review for you. I am not recommending that you fake reviews; however, you generally need to ask a happy client, to “do you a favor” and go online and write a review. Continue reading