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Local Search Blog Posts

  • Dean Marsden
    Why You Need To Be On Yelp Right Now!

    Yelp logoThe other week Bing announced that it’ll be using Yelp to power it’s local search results and Apple announced its new iOS6 operating system featuring updated Siri and maps applications which will be powered from local business information from Yelp.

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  • Andy Williams
    Google + Local Pages Replace Google Places

    Google LocalIf there were still people out there unconvinced as to how big a part Google + was going to play in the big Google shake up then the latest in a string of big updates (from Google) should finally give the biggest indication yet.

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  • Andrew Tonks
    Local SEO for Dentists, Doctors and the Healthcare Industry

    LocationFor most dentists, local GPs and other healthcare specialists, the rise of the internet has given them an easy means with which to grow their client bases. If you have a well optimised website focused on the keywords people are looking for relating to your business, then chances are people will be able to find you.

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  • Andy Williams
    Google's Venice Update and Local SEO

    Google LogoGoogle’s Venice update in February brought about 40 algorithm changes – a number of which have sparked a few debates.

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  • James Perrin
    Google Updates: Panda, Local Search and Links

    Google have announced a mammoth update, with 40 changes and tweaks to the way the search engines will work all over the world. The main focus of the changes revolve around the ongoing Panda update (we’re up to version 3.3 if you’re keeping track), as well as a few other key areas.

    A couple of the standout adjustments in this monthly update will impact the way that Google evaluate their links and the way they rank websites for local searches. This will no doubt raise a few eyebrows amongst anyone working within SEO, and Digital Marketing more broadly.

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  • James Perrin
    Optimising Your On-Site Content for Local SEO

    It’s staggering to see the amount of websites who look to achieve rankings for local terms, yet appear nowhere in the SERPs when these terms are searched for. The reason they don’t rank is because of one key issue; website owners or webmasters simply have not optimised the content to include these crucial local search terms. So when it comes to optimising your site for local SEO, be sure to optimise your content as well – it could make all the difference.
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  • Alec Sharratt
    SEO For Local Businesses

    SEO for local businessesSEO is often discussed with reference to large companies, corporations and businesses competing nationally or even globally. But SEO should be affordable, available, effective and useful for everyone competing online. This post will offer some SEO advice and strategies for local businesses.

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  • John Waghorn
    Google Update Product Search Feature in Time for Mega Monday

    Yesterday was Mega Monday, the biggest Internet shopping day in the calendar this year, when people all over the UK headed online to spend their money on Christmas presents and gifts in time for the 25th of December. Knowing that there was going to be a major spend for online consumers, not just in the UK but also in America, where it is known as Cyber Monday, Google updated their Product Search page to include more relevant information for those shopping and searching for the best deals.

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  • Andy Williams
    ThinkLocal with Google - London 4th October 2011

    Google LogoWith consumers now more connected through location-based, social and mobile environments, Google held ThinkLocal 2011. A mini conference aimed at reviewing local search and mobile search and how businesses need to control and promote their brands to consumers at the moment they are searching.

    This event showcased insights, inspiration and ideas on how to more closely connect businesses with their customers.

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  • Andy Williams
    Google Places Redesign Makes Gaining Reviews Easier

    Google PlacesAs I am sure you will have seen by now, the design and layout of Google Places has recently changed.

    The new design appears to hint that more weight is now being put on reviews over any other element.

    The new big red box at the top of a Google Places page invites you to leave a review when before this wasn’t something so obviously promoted.

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  • James Perrin
    Review Stealing Stopped By Google Places

    Google Places have long used reviews of local businesses from third party sites as a way of centralising all or as much information about that specific business.

    That was until last week when they announced they would no longer post reviews or parts of reviews from other sites about a specific business on their own Google Places site. The move is a result of a U.S. antitrust investigation into its business practices according to the Financial Times.
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