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We All Need Local Power

There are different ways a potential client can find your business. They can ask a neighbor or coworker for a reference. They can see you in local ads, if you place them. They can see you pop up on pay-per-click ads when they’re researching a procedure your business specializes in and paid to advertise with …

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Now’s the Time to Button Up Your Information for Local Ranking

Today, search is predominantly local. After all, what’s the value of responding to a search query for “Zoom Teeth Whitening” made by someone in Poughkeepsie with the website of a dentist located in Tucson? When you want a local business (versus a product that you’re having shipped to you), Google tries to show you relevant …

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Ways To Improve Your Local Ranking on Google

Search these days is, first and foremost, local. Google looks at your location and returns results that are in the vicinity. The algorithm assumes if you’re searching for “Dental Implants” that you’re not out to expand your knowledge of dental procedures, but looking to find a way to replace that missing tooth with a dentist …

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Making Sense of Some Google Local Search Symbols

When you’re searching for something that Google assumes is of local interest versus general information, it returns local results. When you type in “Dental Implants,” for instance, you’ll see what is called the Map Pack of local dentists near you offering to replace a tooth with a dental implant. It’s assumed you want options for …

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Let’s Improve Your Local Ranking

As search has evolved, it has become more local. Google is getting smarter and smarter at knowing when a searcher is seeking a wide-focused, knowledge-based result or is simply looking for a local business to solve his or her problem. Take two searches for someone in Minneapolis: “What causes an ice dam?” “How do you …

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Changes to Local Search with Google’s Latest Update

Google is always changing its famed algorithms. Sometimes the Goliath of Search announces the changes; other times it just makes them. Usually, since Google didn’t announce a change, someone stumbles upon something that feels different and then tests it before writing about what they think is going on. A host of SEO marketing experts then …

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Put Your Best Photo Forward in Local Search

Photos are engaging. Whether they beef up engagement with a Facebook post, boost click-through rates in an ad, or grab the attention of a potential patient, everyone likes photos. Even search engines are coming around. Although Google and Bing generally return text-based results, that practice is changing as the search engine monsters have decided to …

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More Changes for Google Local Ads

Google is always changing its search and related advertising functions. Most of the time users don’t even notice the changes. For instance, most of you probably didn’t notice when Google lessened the prominence of organic search results and started throwing paid search results above them. And you probably didn’t notice that instead of seven results …

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Improving Your Local Ranking on Google

When people search for things such as Italian restaurants or hardware stores, Google assumes they are seeking local options so it returns local results. For instance, if you search for Italian restaurant and you’re in Omaha, a famous New York City trattoria won’t show up. What comes up, complete with star ratings, addresses, and hours, …

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