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  1. Secure Search, Rank & Finding Lost Keyword Traffic: A Conversation with gShift

    Google+ Local listings don't show up in GWT. In fact, Adams shared 10 reason why Google Webmaster Tools isn't a foolproof Plan B for secure search: With Google Hummingbird allowing the search engine to potentially find the same page from multiple...

  2. SEO for Startups & New Businesses: An 11 Step Plan

    Discrete content elements – web pages, images, PDFs, videos, social profiles and brand pages, local listings, and off-site (reviews) pages all require on-page optimization. I often tell clients that local is the "back door" into competitive search...

  3. Matt Cutts: Google Search Result Positions Aren't Weighted Differently

    Cutts said here he is only talking about search rankings, so there is a possibility that results such as local listings or news results could have a different algorithm applied to them. In that regard, it's still important for webmasters to ensure...

  4. 4 Ways to Expand PLA Success in 2014

    Since details like address, hours, and directions are shared, retailers should treat local storefronts like their other online business listings and maintain consistency and up-to-date information. Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) have become...

  5. Google's Matt Cutts: A Little Duplicate Content Won't Hurt Your Rankings

    Cutts does caution against local directory types of websites that list masses of cities but serve up empty listings with no true content about what the user might be looking for, as well as sites that create individual pages for every neighborhood...