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Analysis: Moz releases 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Since its inception in 2008, Moz’s Local Search Ranking Factors survey has been the go-to guide for digital marketers and local businesses looking to increase their rankings in Google’s local search results. Each year the survey asks various industry experts to share what they think are the most influential ranking factors in local search results … Continued

It’s Not Just News: Google Is Having Trouble with Fake Biz Listings Too

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Google has faced intense scrutiny lately amid accusations they’re helping spread falsehoods and half-truths across the web. I know what you’re thinking and no I’m not referring to “fake news,” I’m talking about a different section of Google’s search results – local business listings.  In a blog post last week, Google representatives touted the results … Continued

SMX West – Day Two Recap:

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

Mindstream Media’s Allison Eckberg, Heather Ottenhausen and Stephanie Cheek are at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West, a leading conference for search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing professionals (SEM) since 2007. Mindstream’s search pros will be providing their analysis of the day’s most interesting sessions. Their recap of Day Two is below. For more … Continued

SMX West – Day One Recap:

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

Mindstream Media’s Allison Eckberg, Heather Ottenhausen and Stephanie Cheek are at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West, a leading conference for search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing professionals (SEM) since 2007. Mindstream’s search pros will be providing their analysis of the day’s most interesting sessions. Here’s their recap of Day One. Session: The definitive guide … Continued

Dominate Google’s Search Results by Following these 3 Steps

By: Alyssa Wind, Local Specialist

Google’s search engine results page (SERP) layout routinely adapts as Google tests new features and updates ranking factors. The protean approach has given the search engine a variety of result types available for any given search. For instance, a search for “pizza” may result in a SERP consisting of a paid ad for a nearby … Continued