If you’ve looked up any business in Google Places today, you’d have noticed two BIG changes to the layout. One change screams at users to write a review through their Google account—and not through a third-party site like Yelp or InsiderPages. … [Continue reading] about Google Places Review Change: Test or Takeover?
I spend a lot of time talking about what you should do to rank well in Google Places. One way I do this is by focusing on patterns: I try to show you what qualities are most common among businesses that have top rankings in their local … [Continue reading] about The 1st Annual Google Places Freak Show
Are you a gritty, gutsy gambler? Do you like taking business risks, especially when there’s the possibility of making more money than you do today? If so, that may be bad news for your business’s local visibility in Google Places. Sure, you can … [Continue reading] about 5 Easy Experiments for Your Google Places Listing
You may know that customer reviews are a big factor in how your business ranks in the Google Places local search results. And I’m sure you know reviews are crucial for winning more customers—who often make buying decisions based largely on which … [Continue reading] about The Numbers and Facts on Google Places Reviews
The goal is simple: have your business appear more visibly in Google Places when local customers search for what you offer. But there are all kinds of ins and outs and moving parts, big and small. They can be tough to remember. You and I and … [Continue reading] about The ABC’s of Local Search Visibility