A brief history of Google’s most important local search updates

How has Google’s local search changed throughout the years? Columnist Brian Smith shares a timeline of events and their impact on brick-and-mortar businesses.

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Ignoring these 6 SEO strategies could come back to haunt you

Sure, they’re scary, but sometimes it’s worth putting on a brave front. Contributor Sherry Bonelli demystifies techniques that can yield sweet treats.

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Google now has 50M Local Guides adding content to Google Maps and Search

The number of Guides has grown by 10x in just one year.

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Google now has 50M Local Guides adding content to Google Maps and Search

The number of Guides has grown by 10x in just one year.

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Markets with home service ads: Service-area businesses are coming back to the local results

There’s good news and there’s bad news in the local service-area business space. Contributor Joy Hawkins brings us up to date.

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Google locally focused ads poised to play important holiday season role for brick-and-mortar brands

If 2016 trends are any indication, search ads aimed at driving offline traffic are likely to have a big impact this year. Contributor Andy Taylor explains how to take advantage of the opportunities.

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Local SEO: 7 Google My Business questions asked and answered

At first glance, Google’s offering for local businesses might appear fairly simple. But questions inevitably arise. Contributor Sherry Bonelli explains the nuances and offers answers.

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Are Home Service Ads the death of home-based businesses on Google?

Google is expanding their Home Service Ads across more and more cities in the US, and some home-based business owners are worried. Columnist Joy Hawkins explains how this move impacts these businesses and what they can do to combat a loss of local sear…

Google local finder rolls out website mentions matching your query

After a few weeks of testing, Google is now rolling out a feature that shows local listings can surface content available on local business websites.

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Google is making strides with Google My Business 

Though Google My Business isn’t perfect, columnist Brian Smith believes that recent updates and added features illustrate Google’s commitment to making the platform work for local business owners.

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