Category: realtime

Google Announces Real-Time Penguin 4.0 Update

September 23rd, 2016 by

Google announces the long anticipated Penguin 4.0 update today on the Webmaster Central Blog. Penguin Now Part of the Core Algorithm Penguin joins Panda as part of the core Google algorithm. Gone are the days of site owners having to wait on Penguin refreshes to recover from penalties. It is now real-time, so sites negatively impacted by Penguin can recover much faster. As soon as Google recrawls and reindexes your […Read More]

Everything’s All About Local… Advice Local That Is!

March 7th, 2016 by

Over the past year, we’ve been evangelizing – sharing the good news about businesses taking control of online data. And we dedicated lots of resources to educating businesses and brands, teaching them how to take control of their data. We even created a music video “I’m All About That Data” to teach awareness on the importance of the issue, in a fun way. That campaign was the turning point that […Read More]

Did You Know We’re More Than Digital? We’re All About Local and Digital

March 4th, 2016 by

Have you heard yet that we’re making some changes? One of our brands, Local Site Submit, is rebranding to Advice Local. Preparations for the transition are almost complete and our new, expanded offerings will be rolling out over the coming months. Up until now, many thought of Local Site Submit solely as a directory listings management company. We are so much more than that and with a great new name, […Read More]

Local Digital Presence Management is NOW!

March 1st, 2016 by

As we discussed in yesterday’s announcement, the days of considering a business’s local presence and digital presence as separate matters are behind us. With the increased usage of mobile devices and local search moving forward at an accelerated rate, businesses need to understand how to effectively manage and monitor, both their local and digital presence. Welcome to the Now of Local Digital Presence Management Statistics show that mobile search leads […Read More]

Change is in the Air for Local Site Submit

February 29th, 2016 by

Spring is coming; a time when change is looked forward to and expected. A time when newness and growth are celebrated. As such, I have exciting news to share with you. Change Is Coming In 2011, Advice Interactive Group created Local Site Submit, a directory listing management platform to meet the needs of our agency clients and enable them to take control, of their online data. As our clients’ needs […Read More]

Got Trust? Google Ups the Ante with the Google My Business Trusted Verifier Program

February 23rd, 2016 by

Google is changing the local search game, again, this time by providing a faster, more convenient way for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to be listed in their vast index, through Google My Business. The recently launched Trusted Verifier (T.V.) program brings trusted business partners into the verification process, reducing the need for time-consuming Google My Business postcard verifications. Typical Google Verification Methods Google is always growing, changing and providing ways to […Read More]

Want a Ranking Boost? Google is Now Indexing HTTPS Websites Higher in Search

January 12th, 2016 by

Before I get into what HTTPS is and why every website needs it, I want to make sure that you understand why it is important. The simple fact is this: websites that are HTTPS are now going to be ranked higher in search results than those that are not. Google Now Indexes HTTPS Websites Higher You could have the best products and services, but if your competitor’s website has HTTPS […Read More]

The Advice Top 10 Posts for 2015

December 23rd, 2015 by

As with every year in the technology world, 2015 saw a number of changes, advances and brand new technology make their way onto the digital marketing scene. Below is 10 of Advice’s most popular posts from the year for you to relive, relearn or read for the very first time. 1. Having A Little Fun with the Topic of Bad Data Bad data is no laughing matter for businesses, but […Read More]

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are Coming to a Mobile Device Near You

December 14th, 2015 by

Earlier this year Google announced the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project aka AMP and just shared some more news on it going mainstream in February 2016. As the name suggests, these pages are formatted to load faster on mobile devices than mobile optimized pages. Is Faster Always Better? Every business wants their pages to load fast on mobile devices. The load time of a website is listed as a ranking factor, […Read More]

What Removing Reviews From Google+ Local Listings Means For Local SMBs

November 25th, 2015 by

The big question on everyone’s mind this week is “Why did Google remove reviews from Google+ Local Listings?” Google doesn’t always reveal their plan to us, but rest assured, this is just one more step toward a bigger picture they have in mind. Here is what we know so far: The Unofficial Statement From Google Elizabeth, a Google Community Manager, who was responding to questions on the Local Search Forum […Read More]