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  1. 130 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Local Search Automation Tool

    What measures are taken to ensure data consistency across all channels so engines will index listings? How are the locations pages optimized for search engine performance? Choosing a local search automation vendor can be a complicated and...

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

    Google+ Local listings don't show up in GWT. Search Engine Watch recently chatted with Chris Adams, co-founder and CTO of gShift to talk about the state of "(not provided)" data, what SEO professionals and content marketers should be looking for in...

  3. 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...

  4. 7 Ways to Make Your Google Search Result Stand Out

    By helping Google understand the link between your business listings and your website, you are more likely to have the map listing shown just below your search result. You can review the accuracy of your business listings with tools like GetListed...

  5. SEO in the Age of Apps: Diversifying Your Mobile SEO Strategy

    The Google+ Local App sources results from Google+ Local on the web so optimization carries over, assuming of course that you are indeed well-optimized; Google Places is the thing of the past and while many listings carried over to Google+ many...

  6. Reality Check: Google Isn't 'Killing' Organic Search

    Reviews, a map and local listings seem fitting for a local-intent search like "Italian food". Yes, there are two ads (which I automatically glaze over), but it's also followed by Yelp reviews as the top organic listing (a competitor to Google-owned...