Content Marketing, Local Search, Search Marketing

Attention Shoppers: Retail Earns More Reviews than Restaurants on Yelp

You hear TripAdvisor, you think hotels. You hear Healthgrades, you think doctors. You hear Yelp, and chances are good that you think restaurants. That’s exactly why it comes as a surprise to many local business owners and marketers to read Yelp’s own statistic which states that, of the 115 million consumer reviews Yelpers have left since launch, 22% relate to shopping vs. 18% relating to restaurants. Retail reputation, then, makes up the dominant portion of Yelp’s content, signaling to brick-and-mortar enterprises that maintaining an active Yelp presence is a local search marketing requirement. Random real-world example: check out Yelp’s top

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Search Marketing

4 Mistakes Businesses Are Making that Hurt Local SEO

Major changes are underway in local search, including Google’s placement of 3 ads up top pushing down their local packs and the announcement that local packs may soon include a paid entry. Additionally, narrowed mobile displays, the proliferation of apps, and voice search are all contributing to increased competition for visibility, pointing to a local search future in which a combination of diversification and marketing brilliance will be bare necessities. And yet, many businesses will be held back at the most basic level by not getting the fundamentals of local SEO right. Here are 4 extremely common mistakes SEOs are

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