Busy week? Today might be a good day for you to take a break and catch up on the latest local SEO and Google+ Local news you may have missed. Following are just a few October posts I hand picked for you.

Head's Up!

Featuring exciting forum upgrades, new member perks and new Top Contributor Program

(Can you guess who our 1st Top Contributor will be???)

Recent news and great discussion topics, in no particular order:

Google Business Forum VIDEO Wrapup - October 19 2012
Jade's latest video. Hot off press from Saturday

Google+ Local Review Q&A + Great Tips

Local SEO Warning: City in Title Tag - Former Google Spam Team Member Speaks Out

New Google LOCAL Algo Changes - Here's the Scoop

LOCAL Keyword Research Tools and Tricks

Local SEO Ranking Expert Survey - How Long Does It Take to Rank?

Yelp Fake Review Sting OUTS SMBs, Warns Consumers

Tackling Local Citations - Where To Start?

Can We Trust the Major Aggregators? Whats the Best Way to Propagate NAP Data to IYPs?

Yay! PERMANENTLY CLOSED - Moved Business - Google Update

Business Listings Deleted by Google - Do Not Support Location Update

You Thought Google MapMaker BOTs Were Bad? See Image, New Patent! LOL!

Local Exact Match Domains Still Rank - Google Algo Update

New Google Local Site Preview Highlights Competition

There are too many new posts to list so, click "Recent Posts" at top of forum to read the rest.