Local Search Marketing and Local SEO

Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Marketing Related Blog Posts on Expand2Web

A Great Day At The LocalU Event in Silicon Valley!

May 4, 2014

This last week, Local University (#LocalU) came to Silicon Valley for the first time. LocalU is an event designed to help small and local business owners figure out what to do online. I’ve been to several LocalUs and presented at some of them too, so it was exciting to have one in my home town. […]

Read the full article →

SEO Basics

February 1, 2014

For any business with an online presence, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will become a part of your regular business jargon. It’s not enough to throw up a website and hope people find you; there’s just too much competition for that to work. Optimizing your website to obtain the very best search results possible, however, is […]

Read the full article →

Webinar Recording: Local Reviews and Reputation Management

October 1, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity to be part of BrightLocal’s Inside Local webinar series. I presented along with local review experts Phil Rozek, Myles Anderson and Linda Buquet on a webinar put on by BrightLocal called Local Reviews and Reputation Management. Local Reviews and Reputation Management Webinar Recording Here’s the video recording of the […]

Read the full article →

Video: Top Local SEO Myths

September 20, 2013

Phil Rozek over at LocalVisibilitySystem.com published a great article called the Top Local SEO Myths. Phil asked a bunch of Local SEO Experts – “What are the top three myths about Local SEO, and how would you respond to them?” The result is a really insightful article with tons of great tips to help you […]

Read the full article →

5 Local SEO Tips to Beat the Competition

July 15, 2013

As the years tick by, Google increases its emphasis on local search. Staying ahead of your competition with quality search engine optimization (SEO) has never been more important to secure your slice of the market. Here are 5 steps the discerning entrepreneur can take from the comfort of her or his own office to stay […]

Read the full article →

Problems With Your Google+ Local Listing? Watch This Video

June 11, 2013

If you are having trouble getting Google to correct your business information in the Google search results or on your Google+ Local page, you should watch this video by David Mihm. In the video David describes how Google collects information about your business. One of the most important things he points out is that as […]

Read the full article →

How Online Reviews Can Help Your Business

June 7, 2013

James Martell just interviewed me on his podcast to talk about how online reviews can help small businesses. We talked about the topic in depth – including: How online reviews help you rank better and get more customers How to ask your customers for reviews What to do if you get a bad review Three […]

Read the full article →

How Small Businesses Can Use Social Media to Help Their Local SEO

May 20, 2013

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) doesn’t have to be the big scary block that many feel you need to hire a professional agency to manage. When you start up a new company you don’t even have to hire an expensive web designer to create your website and do your SEO for you. There are many templates […]

Read the full article →

Is Your Business Ready For Local And Mobile Search?

January 23, 2013

As more and more “Googlers” take to their phones or tablets to search for the products or services they need, many businesses are finding that they’re being left behind. Local and mobile search are two strategies that are absolutely necessary if businesses want to maintain a competitive edge. With almost 40 percent of Google searches […]

Read the full article →

Google Maps App for iPhone is Here – First Impressions (Video)

December 13, 2012

Earlier this year, when Apple released the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 they kicked Google Maps out as the default mapping app, and replaced it with their own called “Apple Maps”. (See: What iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Means for Small Businesses and Local Search.) But Apple Maps wasn’t up to snuff and was widely […]

Read the full article →