We’re already seeing a wave of spam in a new form as a result of this. Businesses are putting signs up temporarily, snapping pictures and then taking them down. However, competitors seem to be very keen to report them, so this method really doesn’t work for long. … [Read more...] about Are Home Service Ads the death of home-based businesses on Google?
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Include geo tags if your business is location specific. These tags can be generated via many online tools such as http://www.geo-tag.de/generator/en.html, and is placed on every page of the website. They let the search engines know where you're based and improve your rankings for local search terms. … [Read more...] about A complete Local SEO guide for small businesses
Promoted pin advertisers will have the opportunity to create and develop customizable business pages. This will give you the chance to provide even more information about store inventory, specials you are running, or other details that are intended to drive business to your store front. These pages will, of course, feature the standard information such as business contact information, but they will also be a way for customers to do things like search store inventory. This is super convenient for users, who can avoid a wasted trip if you don’t have the item in stock. … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Take Advantage of Google Maps Ads
A system and method for updating and correcting the location of geospatial entities, the method comprising receiving at a server from a mobile device operated by a first user, a proposed location for a geospatial entity, the proposed location determined by a wireless location system, and based upon a current location of the mobile device; providing information about the proposed location for the geospatial entity to a first plurality of other users; receiving votes from the first plurality of users as to whether the proposed location is correct and responsive to the received votes, determining whether to update the location information for the geospatial entity. … [Read more...] about GPS to Correct Google Maps and Driving Directions as a Local Search Ranking Factor?