Local Search Forum Newsletter
Today's Date 11-26-2013.

Dear $username:

This weeks newsletter features the latest Local Search news, G+ Local updates, bugs, advice and strategies. But be sure to click "Recent Posts" to see all the very latest tips and comments.

ATTN: Linda's Local Search Pros - Friday we had important conference call about many of the recent Google updates that affect the algo and optimization. Also had some great tip sharing, brainstorming and training QAs. Lots of knowledge was shared by 40 Pros on this call. If you missed it, the recording is up now. It's the top thread in the "Private Pro Forum".

Announcing: Next InsideLocal Webinar is next week. Don't miss it!
Service Area Business Local SEO and Optimization Issues

Recording is now live for our last webinar - one of the best yet!
Local Ranking Factors: Expert Debate & Panel Discussion

Sincerely,
Linda Buquet & the Local Search Forum Team

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Title: Thread Starter: Thread Start Date: Replies: Views: Last Post: Username:
-- Threads posted most recently --
Optimization for Service Area Businesses - Free InsideLocal Webinar Linda Buquet 11-26-2013 0 77 09:49 AM, 11-26-2013 Linda Buquet
Directory Listings Timetable pdf? Can't remember the link? RobinOctane 11-26-2013 0 16 09:37 AM, 11-26-2013 RobinOctane
Google MapMaker Back Online – What has changed? Local Search News 11-26-2013 0 20 09:00 AM, 11-26-2013 Local Search News
Should You Hire an Industry-Specialist Local SEO? Local Search News 11-26-2013 0 42 01:40 AM, 11-26-2013 Local Search News
Massive number of fake locations? Plus tons of review spam...where do I start? Sharon 11-25-2013 3 93 06:09 PM, 11-25-2013 Colan Nielsen
Google Local Review Analytics Local Search News 11-25-2013 0 45 02:50 PM, 11-25-2013 Local Search News
Google Intros the Mother of All SMB Review Monitoring Systems Local Search News 11-25-2013 1 92 01:43 PM, 11-25-2013 Linda Buquet
Google Launches New Review Monitoring, Reputation Management Module Linda Buquet 11-25-2013 11 810 08:37 PM, 11-25-2013 Jon at Grade.us
Google Places: Review Widget Rolling Out Wordlwide Local Search News 11-25-2013 1 61 01:44 PM, 11-25-2013 Linda Buquet
How To Link to Google Maps Driving Directions to Business... Deke 11-25-2013 0 59 10:50 AM, 11-25-2013 Deke
TEN Categories in Old Dash!!?? Colan Nielsen 11-25-2013 4 100 10:23 AM, 11-26-2013 Colan Nielsen
Google Plus: Work Around for ‘No entry’ Symbol Image Bug Local Search News 11-25-2013 0 81 10:30 AM, 11-25-2013 Local Search News
Schema local business creation Robert Jackson 11-24-2013 2 157 07:30 PM, 11-24-2013 Linda Buquet
Q&A and Chat Log from the 11/21 Local Ranking Debate Webinar Linda Buquet 11-23-2013 1 138 04:27 PM, 11-23-2013 Linda Buquet
Will Google Vanity URL ruin all my old backlinks?? RossP 11-23-2013 1 115 04:22 PM, 11-23-2013 Ben Bowen
Help! Did Anyone Record the BrightLocal Thurs Webinar? Linda Buquet 11-23-2013 4 188 08:40 AM, 11-26-2013 Linda Buquet
Merge, Delete, or Sit Tight? Michael Fiske 11-22-2013 6 217 11:19 PM, 11-23-2013 Linda Buquet
WTF Has Google Done to Google+ Local Listings Now?? I Can't Find The Listings!! Travis Van Slooten 11-22-2013 7 259 02:38 PM, 11-23-2013 Phil Rozek
Complicated Google+ Local Issue - Business Address and Phone Changes Travis Van Slooten 11-22-2013 5 17 02:17 PM, 11-23-2013 Linda Buquet
New(?) "At [Location]" Box? Cori Shirk 11-22-2013 3 121 10:57 AM, 11-22-2013 Linda Buquet
Webinar Follow-up ... Local Ranking Issue SearchAppeal 11-22-2013 1 97 08:23 AM, 11-22-2013 Linda Buquet
How to claim back our page, it still appears on our dashboard but we have no control! lrios 11-22-2013 3 195 01:24 AM, 11-25-2013 lrios
How do we get our Google+ Local page to merge with a duplicate lrios 11-22-2013 2 157 01:24 AM, 11-25-2013 lrios
Can't get my competitors illegitimate Google Places listing removed!! pls help!! RossP 11-21-2013 2 125 04:01 PM, 11-21-2013 RossP
Used to be on Google Maps, Now We Are Not BWrightTLM 11-21-2013 4 187 09:40 AM, 11-22-2013 BWrightTLM
How Important Are Geo-Modifiers When Doing Keyword Reach/On-Page Updates nfooter 11-21-2013 0 108 11:53 AM, 11-21-2013 nfooter
How Do You Market A Small Business in a Small Market? Travis Van Slooten 11-21-2013 1 112 09:37 AM, 11-21-2013 Dustybones
Google Maps Sprouts a 3 Pack and More YAY! Linda Buquet 11-21-2013 1 274 09:51 AM, 11-21-2013 Dustybones
Review Treat: Embed Google Reviews on your Website Linda Buquet 11-21-2013 0 245 08:17 AM, 11-21-2013 Linda Buquet
Pinterest Travel Maps + Pinterest Local Marketing Tips Laustin1878 11-21-2013 2 289 10:08 AM, 11-22-2013 Linda Buquet
-- Threads with the most replies --
Major Update - New Google Places Dashboard - All-in-one Local Listing Management Linda Buquet 04-02-2013 101 11930 10:14 AM, 08-08-2013 Andrew Forster
Attack of the Bad Google Local One-Boxes! Linda Buquet 08-24-2013 80 5089 03:58 AM, 11-22-2013 Jo Shaer
Business Listings Deleted by Google - Do Not Support Location Update Linda Buquet 10-09-2012 69 5985 09:22 AM, 12-07-2012 Flash
New "Business Moved" Feature for Google+ Local Listings Linda Buquet 12-18-2012 60 5163 06:31 AM, 05-02-2013 Jo Shaer
Transitioning from Google Reader djbaxter 03-13-2013 58 2820 09:46 AM, 07-02-2013 Linda Buquet
BUG Warning - Check Address to be Sure Still Hidden RossP 03-19-2013 57 2476 03:58 PM, 04-09-2013 Jeffrey Taylor
Google+ Local HUGE Layout Change EsR 03-06-2013 55 3075 06:30 PM, 03-15-2013 shondarogers
Breaking: Will Google Kill Search Location Setting? Bad News for Local SEO if So Linda Buquet 10-23-2012 52 2641 01:19 PM, 11-08-2012 Travis Van Slooten
Google Places was Suspended and suffered a large Local SERP Drop obcted 01-31-2013 51 1755 08:26 AM, 02-08-2013 Linda Buquet
Google Local SERP Update: Old Pack Algo & Doubles Colan Nielsen 10-25-2013 50 2011 10:48 AM, 11-02-2013 Stefano Romero
-- Threads with the most views --
Major Update - New Google Places Dashboard - All-in-one Local Listing Management Linda Buquet 04-02-2013 101 11930 10:14 AM, 08-08-2013 Andrew Forster
LOCAL Keyword Research Tools and Tricks Linda Buquet 10-04-2012 25 6940 04:57 AM, 04-02-2013 tarneem
Hot for Local! NEW Google Keyword Planner - KW Research by City Linda Buquet 06-12-2013 40 6427 11:48 AM, 08-15-2013 Dave
Business Listings Deleted by Google - Do Not Support Location Update Linda Buquet 10-09-2012 69 5985 09:22 AM, 12-07-2012 Flash
Why You Should Use Schema for Local SEO - Cool Free Tool Linda Buquet 08-16-2012 10 5537 12:48 PM, 12-10-2012 Jody Thomas
BREAKING! Google+ Business Merge with Google Place Pages Starts Now! Linda Buquet 08-03-2012 42 5536 08:39 AM, 05-17-2013 Linda Buquet
How the Google Local Algo Really Works - What Rules the Ranking Order Linda Buquet 07-09-2013 27 5529 11:06 PM, 10-13-2013 Linda Buquet
New Intensive ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING Linda Buquet 01-22-2013 47 5476 08:30 AM, 10-21-2013 Werner
No "write a review" option available on iPad/iPhone for Google+ Local? Chris Ratchford 10-11-2012 12 5325 08:38 AM, 08-27-2013 ARKlady ARKtechCo
New "Business Moved" Feature for Google+ Local Listings Linda Buquet 12-18-2012 60 5163 06:31 AM, 05-02-2013 Jo Shaer



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