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Gavin Hirst - Thursday 13th April 2017

Local Search Ranking Factors 2017 – what we can take away

The hotly anticipated Local Search Ranking Factors Survey results broke this week and they certainly threw up some interesting new revelations when it comes to the things you should be focussing on with your local SEO activity. This year the survey results and findings report were carried out by local SEO expert Darren Shaw, taking over the reins from David Mihm who has gone off to focus on a rather interesting sounding tool/service that will automatically generate newsletters by pulling in your Facebook content along with leading industry content sources – sounds pretty cool but enough of that – on to the main course!

The Top 8 local ranking factors for 2017

Below is a list of the top 8 local ranking factors for 2017 and how their importance compares with 2015. There are some interesting shifts – mainly the shift of importance from citations to links. There is also a…

Gavin Hirst - Friday 11th March 2016

Your guide to mastering Local SEO

With the recent changes to the Google search results pages, we take a look at the importance of Local SEO and whether the changes to the SERPs mean you should be dedicating more of your time to Local SEO.

Google SERP update recap

In case you missed our blog on this, Google recently made a significant change to the SERPs, removing the Ads from the right hand side of the page and adding an extra advert to the top of the page on ‘commercial’ search terms, meaning there are now potentially four adverts at the top of the page before a user sees an organic search result.

You can read more about this change here.

What does this mean for local search results?

Whether this change is the catalyst or you just need to look at your local SEO, now’s the time to do it. With more and more searches taking place on…