Category Archives: Local Search

Nifty Study Takeaways Part 1: Citations

The SEO team at NiftyLaw.com participated in a two month long study of legal websites.  We looked at over 1200 legal websites across 100 top cities. In the coming months I will be taking a closer look at each section of our study in a multi-part blog series. Part one of this series will be...

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Ya-hoo….more like Ya-boo

Well this one takes the cake, and I don’t even like cake! Yahoo is no longer accepting calls concerning your local listings. So when there are updates that need dealt with, duplicates needing removed or just general inquires, we the customer have been left out in the cold to find our new “Yahoo Yellow-Brick Road”....

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10 Random People’s Reactions To Google Local Carousel

10 Random People’s Reactions To Google Local Carousel Carousel Results in Local is the biggest change to Google’s local SERP’s since the introduction of map listings in organic search results.  I had no idea what to think about the changes myself and how searchers would react to such a big shift from the normal map...

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Local Search Directories for Attorneys

Local Search Directories for Attorneys We put together a Spreadsheet of  local directories where lawyers can list their practice for the Avvo conference today. Here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. Be 100% consistant across all directories with your Business Name, Address, and Local Phone Number. Google creates a cluster of information...

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Exposed: Google+ local top reviewers are….Googlers?

Exposed: Google+ local top reviewers are….Googlers? Ya, it didn’t surprise me in the least.  “G+: the wave of the future” (or something), is being sandbagged in certain markets. Deep in the books of Google Lore – employees are being paid to make Google Plus successful by being hyper active in certain markets that Google has...

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The Nifty Local Search Website Grader (Infographic)

The Nifty Local Search Website Grader   You want to know what is hard? Explaining local search onsite changes to a business owner. There are a lot of terms like xml sitemap, schema, h1 tags, and NAP information that create a look in “non-indsutry folks” eyes that can only be matched with a plant that...

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