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    Local Business contact info?

    That's actually more a matter of where you're mining, not the tool you're using. If that's for prospection, getting the contact of the right person will be pretty hard. Be it the decision maker or someone close enough to him in the decision chain or who cares enough about your offer to the...
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    Looking for a tool to scrape local results

    I'd hire a professional (sort of) scraper for that. He could get you something up in running pretty quickly and perfectly integrated with your workflows. There's the easy but slower way through Selenium (Python, Java, Ruby and C#) or there's the http GET requests way which is much faster but...
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    Popular SEO Beliefs That Make No Sense At All

    Well I'm no specialist and I don't want to spread wrong information here. There's more qualified people out there I guess. But I remember is that the GPUs were considered as powerful enough only by the late 2000's. I mean to perform billions of calculations in real time or near real time. The...
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    Popular SEO Beliefs That Make No Sense At All

    Yes. They were smart enough to utilize their edge over the competition during the early 2000's to push the concept of "if it's free you're the product". Perfect bait (a decent search engine) at the right time and I maybe they realized the true goldmine was data which would lead to a virtuous...
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    Popular SEO Beliefs That Make No Sense At All

    We've just reached the point where searchers have access to enough computing ressources to apply concepts of the 80's or 90's. All the hype about AI is just about being eventually able to use these rather basic (proportionally I mean) algorithms. Now from what I've heard from searchers working...
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    Testing the algorithm

    The geolocation button method is indeed useless. It places the centroid on the coordinates, but you don't have any control over the zoom level. So the difference I talked about between both methods is normal. And by extrapolation it actually means that Google maps search is pretty basic when it...
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    Testing the algorithm

    Here's an example at the 10 km scale for the #1 position. 1 color = 1 business
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    Testing the algorithm

    I didn't pay attention to the auto formating of links here sorry. The input data is a point grid evenly spaced at various intervals (100 m, 1000 m, 10,000 m so far) depending on the scale and projected on the map in the appropriate projection. As for understanding the algorithm, it is pretty...
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    Testing the algorithm

    Hi there! I just began a set of experiments to study a bit more closely how Google handles local queries in various configurations. Coming from the general SEO there's some points I haven't covered in depth yet and I'd like to take advantage of this great community and its experience. The...
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    Popular SEO Beliefs That Make No Sense At All

    Well advertising accounted for 86% of their revenue in 2017. Edit : also note that there's no conspiracy involved here. No tinfoil hat either. Just a good old fashioned de facto monopoly. Like the ones
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    Popular SEO Beliefs That Make No Sense At All

    Exactly. We shouldn't forget that Google is actually an advertising company living mostly off ads purchased by businesses willing to increase their visibility online. The search engine and all their free tools are the hook, theirs users the bait and all the real business lies in advertising...
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    Google: What to do about spammy backlinks to your site

    Hi, Backlinks from spammy domains aren't an issue. A low quality backlink simply doesn't pass any juice, that's it. Disavowing is useless in most of cases and in the case you're trying to get rid of blasts purchased years ago (or bought on Fiverr recently by someone new to SEO), you're...
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