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LocalUp -The Local Search Conference of the Year

LocalU and Moz are teaming up to bring you the don't miss local search conference of the year for 2015. Think of it as a Moz Con for local search geeks or as an Advanced LocalU with Dr Pete Meyers, Rand Fishkin, Cindy Krum, Darren Shaw and Dana … [Read more...]

Upcoming LocalU’s

We just finished a very well received Advanced LocalU to an almost sold-out crowd in Philadelphia The next Advanced LocalU will be held on Tuesday, June 10th in conjunction with SMX Advanced in Seattle, Washington. Advanced events are aimed at in … [Read more...]

PubCon Las Vegas 2013 – Local Search

I'm starting to get excited about the upcoming PubCon in Las Vegas in October.  PubCon was the first industry conference I went to as an SEO  newbie  and it really got me excited about the never-ending possibilities of internet marketing. I also had … [Read more...]

2013 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey Released!

It's that time of year again, when David Mihm publishes the results of his annual compilation of  the opinions of nearly 3 dozen Local Search experts regarding Google's local algorithms. Just like Local Search itself, the survey gets more complex … [Read more...]

No One Follows Your Blog? No Need to Fret

Personally, I think it is awesome to have people follow my blog, I LOVE likes and shares and comments and follow up emails, but the reality is this: IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU DON'T HAVE BLOG FOLLOWERS. Sorry for the shouting, but it really doesn't … [Read more...]

Announcing Ignitor Digital

I'm thrilled to be starting a new venture, Ignitor Digital , with my long-time colleague, Carrie Hill. Ignitor Digital is focuses on providing high-value, custom search services to everyone, regardless of their budget. Instead of cramming … [Read more...]

Duplicate Listings in Google Places Could Prevent Verification

I recently ran across some advice and direction from Google on the importance of removing duplicate listings that appear on Google Places. I don't know how long it's been floating around out there, since Google doesn't usually date their … [Read more...]

Advanced LocalU at SMX Advanced

As part of SMX Advanced in Seattle in a few weeks, we'll be conducting an Advanced LocalU Workshop for those who just can't get enough of Local Search. In addition to a stellar program of presentations by some of the top practitioners in Local … [Read more...]

Google Warns Us About Bad SEO Companies

Google recently warned small businesses about the dangers of hiring SEO agencies that violate Google's business listing quality guidelines with Tips for a Safe Google Listing: Business owners are a busy group, and there are many third party … [Read more...]