Local SEO

Googlebot Can’t Access CSS or JS Files?

Hey everybody,

Google has been sending out alerts via Webmaster Tools (aka Search Console) notifying people that Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS (javascript) files on their website. In the content of this email it states:

Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and index your content. Specifically, Googlebot cannot access your JavaScript and/or CSS files because of restrictions in your robots.txt file. These files help […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Google Analytics, Google Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO|Comments Off on Googlebot Can’t Access CSS or JS Files?

3 Local SEO Tips for Small Business Owners

First things first…get your business listed on Google!
Its imperative that you have a business listing created on Google because without it, chances are that no one will find your company in the local results when searching for keywords relative to your products and services, region, etc…

It is also important to create business local listings on Yahoo and Bing, as well as conduct listing submissions to all of the major IYP (Internet Yellow Pages) and niche/industry […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Google Maps, Google Search, Internet Marketing Services, Local Business Listings, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO, Small Business|Comments Off on 3 Local SEO Tips for Small Business Owners

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors in Review

Here is a good resource for helping you understand just how many search engine ranking factors are involved in achieving good visibility online in today’s highly complex digital marketplace.

By |February 24th, 2014|Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|Comments Off on 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors in Review

MapQuest Shutting Down Local Business Center, Promotes Yext

MapQuest has begun informing account holders that their Local Business Center is on the way out. As of January 31, 2014, users will no longer be able to access listings information through their system.

Unsurprisingly, Yext is mentioned as the only alternative left for MapQuest users who want to directly edit their business information. Recent years have seen Yext virtually dominate the IYP market through a massive campaign that includes establishing partnerships with directory sites and […]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Local Business Listings, Local SEO|Comments Off on MapQuest Shutting Down Local Business Center, Promotes Yext

New Google Panda Update – The “Kinder and Gentler” Google Algorithm

Google recently confirmed that there is a new Panda update being rolled out very shortly and that it will be a lot more “finely targeted” than the last one.

No one is really sure what to expect at the moment but its anticipated that the algorithm will continue placing value on strong, original and fresh content on organically built domains with good backlink structure.  Social signals are becoming more important, as are local search citations and […]

By |July 18th, 2013|Google Panda Updates, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|Comments Off on New Google Panda Update – The “Kinder and Gentler” Google Algorithm

Google Maps – 3 Hot Local Business Optimization Tactics

There are many ways that you can optimize the performance of your Google Local Business listing to help it come up higher in the search results for various keywords related to your products, services and target market.  Think about what people who need your services are looking for, what type of keywords do they use?  How would someone who is searching for what you have type their request into Google?  Once you find out what […]

By |May 27th, 2010|Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|Comments Off on Google Maps – 3 Hot Local Business Optimization Tactics