Facebook’s News Feed will soon prioritize stories that are trustworthy, informative, or local

Facebook today announced that its News Feed will soon give priority to trustworthy news outlets. The gauge for what Facebook considers high-quality news will come in part from a survey of Facebook users to determine which news outlets they find most trustworthy. Local news and news outlets that Facebook users deem informative will also be given […]

Free Local SEO Tools That Belong in Your Kit

Posted by MiriamEllis What a lot can change in just a few years! When I wrote the original version of this post in January 2014, the local SEO industry didn’t have quite the wealth of paid tools that now exists, and many of the freebies on my previous list have been sunsetted. Definitely time for […]

Google My Business videos not showing up on your local listing? It’s a Google bug

No, you probably did not upload your videos incorrectly to Google My Business. Google confirmed a bug with the videos now showing and is working on fixing the issue. The post Google My Business videos not showing up on your local listing? It’s a Google bug appeared first on Search Engine… Please visit Search Engine […]

Facebook is testing a city-specific section of its app to elevate local news and events

 In an effort to up its signal to noise ratio, Facebook may go local. The company is testing a new area of its app called “Today In,” a mix of city-specific events, announcements and local news. For its new local hub, Facebook is starting with a small batch of test markets. Those initial cities are […]

Troubleshooting Local Ranking Failures [Updated for 2018]

Posted by MiriamEllis I love a mystery… especially a local search ranking mystery I can solve for someone. Now, the truth is, some ranking puzzles are so complex, they can only be solved by a formal competitive audit. But there are many others that can be cleared up by spending 15 minutes or less going […]

SearchCap: Privacy & local search

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Privacy & local search appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & […]

How much will privacy regulation disrupt the local search market in 2018?

Columnist Wesley Young covers a growing storm of events that are likely to culminate in substantial regulatory change and analyzes the impact that can have on the local search industry. The post How much will privacy regulation disrupt the local search market in 2018? appeared first on Search… Please visit Search Engine Land for the […]

Google again showing third-party reviews in local results

Program has been in place since 2016 and involves direct, opt-in integration. The post Google again showing third-party reviews in local results appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Mind your business: Our top local search columns of 2017

Search Engine Land’s most widely read local search columns from 2017 covered a wide range of topics, from algorithm updates and new Google My Business features to Facebook’s local search capabilities. The post Mind your business: Our top local search columns of 2017 appeared first on Search Engine… Please visit Search Engine Land for the […]

Search Engine Land’s Community Corner: Local SEO survey results, a new book on influencer marketing & SEO Christmas jumpers

As we head into the slow holiday stretch, the news likewise takes a breather. Of course Google did surprise the search community this week by confirming some algo updates, starting a new webmaster video series, and moving Eric Schmidt into a non-Executive Chairman of the Board position. Elsewhere… Please visit Search Engine Land for the […]