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  1. Facebook Graph Search: Local Search Ranking Factors

    Facebook Graph Search could be an important driver of new customers for local businesses as it continue to roll out. This post covers a number of local ranking factors for Graph Search, and includes key takeaways for local business owners.

  2. Is Google Places Search Permanently Closed?

    Google has removed the link to Places search. The link, which had been located in Google's "More" drop-down menu option, is no longer there, meaning local businesses can only be found via search (paid or organic), Google+ Local, or Google Maps.

  3. International SEO Core Considerations

    When expanding into a new market, it's critical to pick the right strategies to maximize your odds of success in the shortest period of time. Here are some core factors that have a significant impact on a site's ability to rank internationally.

  4. Google+ Local Bible for SMBs

    A well-optimized Google+ Local page can help you outrank your competitors in local search, build authority through +1's and user reviews, and drive traffic/business to your site. Unlock the full potential of Google+ Local using these six steps.

  5. Google Authorship Presents Branding Opportunity for SMBs

    Google authorship has made it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get their brands in front of prospective customers, because they can now have their brand represented alongside their content within Google’s search results.