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Google’s New Local Results Layout of Restaurants

If you have not seen it already, do a quick search for your favorite genres of food in your area. Google has been introducing a new layout for restaurant and food related search results. Here is an example of how the new layout looks: As you can in the image, the new layout still includes […]

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Local Search Optimization in 2013

2012 was an Interesting Year for Local Search In 2012 we saw the introduction of Google+ local and its slow but interesting development. Hopefully we will continue to see the development and integration of places and plus. As of right now there is still many elements that could be improved in an effort to make […]

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Who’s on page two of local results?

Update: April 25, 2012 This issue was a glitch and was corrected. Google users can now see the additional pages of “Places”results. _________________________________________________________________ More changes have occurred within the Google’s local search.Last week we saw the start of users no longer being able to see beyond the first page of “Place” results. In the past […]

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Images and Logo not displaying on Google Listing?

If you are managing your own Google listing do not be alarmed if your logo and photos are not currently displaying on your listing. There is a bug in Google Places that is causing a lot of the recently created and verified listings to not display the logos and photos uploaded in the listings control […]

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New Local Search Formats for Results on Google

For some time now Google’s local search results have stuck with a standard format of display results either in a 7-pack, 3-pack or 1-pack. The number of results displaying was determined by Google’s algorithm. However, if you have not noticed already several weeks ago this standard of formatting changed and we noticed and so have […]

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Google’s Personalized Search Notification

If you have not noticed it before when you are searching for something on Google be sure to check the top left corner under the Google logo to see if Google is personalizing your search. If you have a Gmail and are logged in while doing a search on Google chances are Google is tailoring […]

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A new look to Local Results on Google.

On Tuesday, the Google Places blog announced they had updated the way they display their local search results. The new format utilizes Grey pin results. The new formatting either displays or makes the Place page content readily available for users without leaving the initial search results page. This new update has shown Google’s devotion to […]

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Google Can Change your Places Page Automatically

Be sure to watch you email. Google recently said they are going to start automatically updating information on your businesses place page if they find more recent information from user edits and 3rd party data site that Google is constantly searching. When making the changes you will be notified via an email but regardless to […]

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New Mobile Search Features for Google’s Local Search

This week is another push forward in the importance for local businesses to invest in local seo not just for desktop users but mobile search users. With the smartphone taking more and more of the mobile phone market people are now able to look for the information they need that instant versus having to wait […]

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Google Listings said to Feature Products in near Future

Google is currently researching and developing the means for businesses to incorporate local availability of their products to be displayed on the business’s listing. Google’s Blog announced they are already working with major retailers to test the feature. Smaller business can request to be part of the beta trails through the blog. The new feature […]

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