Be Wary of Google Business Profile Only Services

I have seen a lot of ads lately for services that talk about focusing only on the Google Business Profile for small business success.  I wanted to chime in on how this can be misleading for a few reasons and to generally avoid these services and focus on what truly brings you local search success.  [...]

Examining Five-Star Reviews

I may be a little too close to the review world, but each time I hear a radio ad come on that talks about how many five-star reviews they have, it makes me cringe.  For one thing, there is no mention of how many 1-star reviews they have or even 2 stars.  There is no [...]

Historic Small Business Local Search Changes in December

Google has definitely kept us on our toes this year with many adjustments to the algorithm, but they may have waited until the holidays for the one that will hit small businesses the most significantly. The big local search update that rolled out in December seems to have a significant impact on local maps listings, [...]

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