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8 Ways to Make Your Google My Business Listing Better

8 Ways to Make Your Google My Business Listing Better

Want your Google My Business listing to drive new business? Claiming your business on Google and setting up a Google My Business profile is a big start. But if you want to stand out from your local competitors, try these simple tips to make your Google My Business...

How Duplicate Local Listings Affect Your Business

How Duplicate Local Listings Affect Your Business

When creating local business listings in online business directories, it's easy to accidentally create duplicate listings. If you're not managing your local listings and removing duplicate local listings, it can lead to a wide range of problems. Here are some of the...

Managing Multiple Google My Business Listing Locations

Managing Multiple Google My Business Listing Locations

Having multiple Google My Business listings can be confusing for both your customers and search engines if they aren't properly organized. If you have multiple locations to manage within your Google My Business profile, you can easily get your local business listings...

A Beginner’s Guide to Google Posts

A Beginner’s Guide to Google Posts

In 2017, Google Posts were released to all businesses that were verified on Google My Business, which allowed business owners to share content with their customers who find them through Google. With Posts, you can share things like company announcements, new products,...

Why Your Business Should Be Listed in Apple Maps

Why Your Business Should Be Listed in Apple Maps

Apple's split from Yelp may not seem like a big deal, but it offers an opportunity for small business owners to get their information listed on a new (or at least improved) online local business directory! Here are six reasons why your small business should be listed...

9 Best Online Directories for Local Business Listings

9 Best Online Directories for Local Business Listings

Want to make your small business more visible to customers online? This is where setting up local business listings in online business directories can be helpful. Not only do these local citations aid in search engine optimization (SEO), but they can also put you in...

Optimizing Your Small Business Website for Local Search

Optimizing Your Small Business Website for Local Search

90% of consumers head online when searching for local products and services, which means small businesses that have local-optimized websites are more likely to connect with customers through local search results. Not sure how to optimize your business website? Here...

Google Map Pack: Understanding Google’s Local Search Results

Google Map Pack: Understanding Google’s Local Search Results

As the amount of local "near me" searches has exploded in recent years, Google has further emphasized the importance of its Map Pack. What exactly is Google Map Pack, and how can it help your small business get found in Google local search results? Learn more in our...