What to Do with Practice/Practitioner Listings on Google Local

Practice/Practitioner Listings When dealing with listings on Google Local, or Google Places for Business, sometimes there is a situation where we have practice and practitioner listings–for example, a dentist office with 10 different dentists in it.  You might have a main clinic, and in the same location are more dentists, which individually are their own […]

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Are Virtual Offices Okay to Claim on Google Local?

Many know that in order to claim a business on Google Places for Business, it would be ideal to have a real business office at a real physical location. But in some businesses customers don’t ever go to the business; the business comes to them. For instance, a plumber doesn’t have an office where customers can […]

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2014 Google+ Local Tips

Google has changed quite a bit for local businesses over the past couple years. Whether your Google business listing is still on the old Google Places page or has been updated to the new Google+ Business page, these Google+ Local tips can help you optimize your listing and boost your local rankings. Be Personal and […]

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Google Places for Business Now Allows a Descriptor

Google has made an update to its Google Places quality guidelines. The change specifically occurs in the “Business Name” section of the guidelines and speaks about a business descriptor, which we can now add in conjunction with our business title. It includes the following three guidelines about descriptors: In addition to your business’s real-world title, […]

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The Number 1 Local Search Ranking Factor

Ever since David Mihm’s The 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors, the whole Local SEO world has striven to make adjustments to their local search tactics in order to get their business ranking higher in the local listings of Google. As many “local” geeks know, the #1 local search ranking factor is “Proper Category Association.” Proper […]

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