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Preparing for local reach in a ‘post-rank’ world: Get your data in line

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Just last October at the Street Fight Summit, many marketers ranked voice search as the most “over-hyped” marketing tactic of the year. I think this is because many of them aren’t seeing the full scope of the technology. We’re putting on our consumer brains and thinking about the current awkwardness of speaking to …

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SMX West session: The definitive guide to local search ranking factors

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SMX West 2017 kicked off with a bang, front-loading a Local SEO track with a ridiculously data-packed session from Andrew Shotland and Dan Leibson from Local SEO Guide. Last year, Shotland and Leibson decided to conduct their own study on local ranking factors, since the most-cited study on the subject …

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Why and how entities are shaping location marketing

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A year ago, I wrote in Search Engine Land about how Google is making entities smarter. Since that time, entities have become more important to Google — which means they are more important to businesses that want to be found on Google. It’s time for brands to get better acquainted with …

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National retailers: Stop ignoring local SEO

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When I worked in NBC’s Internet group, I had this idea to aggregate all of their local station websites into a single network. When I pitched it, my boss’ initial reaction was, “Why do you want to bother with the local affiliates? They are a royal PITA.” It’s been a …

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