I recognize that not all of us have time to keep a pulse on SEO or more specifically local search, so I am happy to put this little summary together. I am sure there are a few things I miss each month, but this is just what popped up on my radar, and seemed noteworthy.
OH, before I forget, I’ve got a new mini newsletter that I’ve put together. It’s a short, weekly…brain dump. Marketing, business…sometimes more personal stuff that I hope is relatable. I think you will like it. If that sounds like your sort of thing, sign up here.
Now back to SEO.
December’s BEST Local Search Reads
Insights for Photos and Edit Attributes For Your Business
An update for Google My Business includes newly-accessible insights on how your photos perform compared to other businesses in your area. Another update last month includes the ability to list amenities for your customers, including Wi-Fi, handicap accessibility and more. More about this update, here.
Google Pack Can Now Filter Results
Google has added the ability to filter Google Pack results by business ratings and hours. This will help users if they are looking for highly-rated businesses, and want to see only the results that are currently open for business. Read more about this.
You Can Manage Yelp Listing Via MozLocal
Business owners and Local SEO’s can now manage their Yelp listing using the MozLocal dashboard. This is the first third-party to be granted this feature. Learn about this partnership.
SEO Must Reads
How to Improve Your Site’s Performance When Using GIFs
7 Easy Local Link Building Tactics You Should Be Using
Creating a Local SEO Welcome for New Neighbors and Travelers
Consumer citations are the future of local SEO
What Happens When You Sign Up for Yext?
Can SEOs make local search great again in 2017?
If ever anyone has any questions about SEO or local SEO, I hope you will let me know. Always looking for tricky questions to include on my Youtube Show.