Topic: Local Search

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews, Among Other Bad SEO Practices

Google Partners Presentation Suggests Asking for Positive Google+ Reviews

Published June 2, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Two weeks ago, I attended a local Google Partners Connect gathering and watched three Google product-themed presentations. Overall, it was clear that this was Google providing a service to agencies in an attempt to get more small and medium businesses interested in using their’s tools and services – namely AdWords. Fred Vallaeys, Co-Founder of Optmyzr […]

Graph Search Optimization

Graph Search Optimization

Published August 7, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Earlier today, Facebook officially rolled out graph search for everyone in US English. The news was widely circulated amongst social media and marketing circles, but it seems to have been brushed off by regular folks, and chalked up as just another minor Facebook update. Just another Facebook update? Social search is something that inherently makes […]

Yelp: Beyond the Listing

Yelp: Beyond the Listing

Published July 26, 2013 by Brad Knutson

At this point, everyone is familiar with Yelp. It’s a great platform for small businesses to reach an audience that they otherwise might not have a chance to connect with. Its great for consumers also, as they can find products and services that meet their needs more efficiently. Search Engine Land, reported that in 2012, […]

How To Claim Your Facebook Place Page

Claim Your Facebook Place Page

Published June 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

For small businesses, setting up local profiles is an essential marketing activity, and can lead to some great returns. When considering local search listings, you’ll first want to consider where your users spend most of their time, and where they will be most likely to look for your product. Facebook should always be at the […]

Getting First Page Exposure Without First Page Authority

First Page Exposure

Published June 9, 2013 by Brad Knutson

More often than not, start-ups and new small businesses don’t have the domain authority to appear on the first page for their target keywords. This can be extremely frustrating for a business owner who is just starting out. Money is tight, and generating revenue is the top priority. Offline marketing campaigns always help, such as […]

Startup SEO Checklist

Startup SEO Checklist

Published March 25, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Small businesses and startups often look to the web as a source of quick growth. Anyone who has started a business from scratch knows the challenges and difficulties that go along with this, and growing a following and customer base online may be more challenging than it sounds. If you would prefer a PDF to […]

How to Add Your Business on Yelp

Yelp bor Business

Published February 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Yelp is a website and mobile app that lets customers find local businesses and shops, read reviews, interact with management, and purchase promotional deals. If your business is not on Yelp you could be leaving opportunities and potential customers on the table. Here is how to create your business on Yelp. Step 1 – Search […]

How to Add Your Business on FourSquare


Published February 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you have a small business and welcome customers through your door, and you’re not on FourSquare, you need to pull your head out of the sand. FourSquare has a proven track record for improving foot traffic in stores. There really is no downside to adding your business on FourSquare, even if you don’t have […]

Increasing Local Visibility

Local SEO

Published February 13, 2013 by Brad Knutson

For small businesses, especially B2C (Business to Consumer), increasing your local visibility should be tops on the priority lists. For small local businesses, driving large amounts of traffic to a website is only useful if it’s the right kind of traffic. If thousands of people in Austin, TX make their way to a website for […]

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