The Voice Search Readiness Prep List: Helping Local Businesses Get Found

2018 is drawing to a close, and I think we can all safely say that the last quarter of the year has  been highly focused on the ever-evolving concept of voice search readiness! There is so much to be said about voice search; it’s an innovation that is making its mark in every industry. Here are some of the ways that we are getting our clients and ourselves ready at […Read More]

Five Local SEO Myths That Are Causing Harm to Local Businesses

When it comes to local SEO, there are many myths and half-truths that people like to repeat – or things that were true once upon a time – before Google made a change for the gazillionth time. Outdated information in blog posts, slide decks and guides has left local businesses with a lot of misinformation. Local SEO Myths That Must Be Dispelled Immediately While some of these strategies may have been true or […Read More]

It’s All About the Perfect Gift – And It Starts With Listing Management

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for that special someone – by “that special someone” we mean your clients, of course. While receiving a voice assistant might be neat, nothing will be more appreciated than listing management services. People are accustomed to seeing the holiday season as the time of the year when they spend the most money. But what if your […Read More]

The 411 on Using Google My Business Insights to Increase Local Search Traffic

Google My Business is one of the more important ways to ensure that a local business gets found online. Today, we are going to look at how to navigate and understand Google My Business Insights. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial full of secrets to learning about GMB Insights. Google My Business – Is it Easier Said Than Understood? For us marketers, it’s moderately simple to navigate the Google My Business (GMB) […Read More]

Getting the Gist of Plus Codes on Google Maps

What’s a Plus Code? I’m not referring to Google+, which has died on the vine. If you haven’t heard of Plus Codes, don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’m going to break it down for you today. You’ll learn what a Plus Code is, why it can be important, and how to find a Plus Code. Plus Codes– a technology silently rolled out earlier this year by Google Maps – is […Read More]

The 2018 Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Directories

Directories can exist online or offline. For example, the Yellow Pages is a printed directory you would use to find the phone number for the pizza place. Think of online directories as the online version of the Yellow Pages – which also has an online directory! – but with a ton of useful additional information about a business. Today, we are going to explore online directories, what makes a directory […Read More]

The Latest in Local Listing Management – Citation Services Compared

When you’re shopping around for goods or services online, it’s only natural to compare. And when it comes to finding the right local listing management company, it’s the same. You’ll have pertinent questions: Are you getting the best value for your money? What about quality? Sure, local listing management companies and citation services might not be a pair of shoes, but when looking at the competition, these questions are just as […Read More]

The Voice Search Generation Is Changing Local Search Optimization

Voice search is now a reality – it’s pretty much taking over without a care in the world. I’ve been hinting at this for several years now, but did anyone hear? Perhaps it required a bit too much reading between the lines back then. Businesses and brands have had plenty of time to prepare. But who took action? Unfortunately, very few. People don’t like change because it requires changing up […Read More]

Franchises Need Local Listing Management, Too – Here’s Why

Franchises, more than many other kinds of businesses, need to be on top of their local presence online. Between managing dozens or even hundreds of different listings, responding to reviews, and touching base with their respective communities, franchise companies have their work cut out for them. That’s why they need local listing management partners to help bear the load. Let’s talk about why. Franchises Need Local Listing Management, Too – […Read More]

What Happens When Online Impacts Life Offline: The Big Takeaways From the 2018 Internet Trends Report

It’s that time of year again! The Advice Local Team and the #QueenofLocalSEO have reviewed the 2018 Internet Trends Report to find the most impressive and significant highlights. And, today, we’re bringing you the 2018 Internet Trends Report Infographic. (Definitely snag it and share with your clients and friends. We love when you embed and share our infographics.) But Wait… There’s More Every year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins (formerly […Read More]