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Google Updates: Say Hello to Local 3-Packs

by Chuck Swanson ~ October 19th, 2015

Chuck Swanson Have you heard? Google made another sweeping change to offer an improved way of listing local businesses in search results. Say "bye bye" to local 5 or 7-packs and "hello" to the new and improved 3-pack layout as Google moves toward offering more mobile-friendly search options.  

Local SEO – 5 strategies to get started

by Jason Nuss ~ May 21st, 2013

Jason Nuss We’ve recently had the opportunity and privilege to work with several local companies here in the Portland Metro area to help improve their local SEO results. In our 3+ years of business, the opportunity to work with truly local companies has only presented itself a handful of times. Local SEO has similarities to the ‘general’ SEO play but also has some very distinct differences.  Here are 5 strategies we’re implementing for each of our clients right out of the gate.  

Is Google Places the Place to Be?

by Jason Nuss ~ April 1st, 2010

Jason Nuss Google just announced the launch of Google Places – which seems at first glance to be a renaming of their Local Business Center with some added features and benefits. That’s fine with me – simplification is always a good thing when involving some ancillary benefits, and I personally like the additional benefits Google is claiming.  

CONTENT MARKETING


Today, content and content marketing are playing a central role in online brand visibility. Without a steady flow of fresh, relevant, well-written content your site will not be maximizing its search engine presence.

Content can come in many forms, all of which – if optimized – can set your site apart from competitors, giving you better online brand visibility, but perhaps even more important – a voice. A seat at the table, as they say, brings thought-leadership which goes miles toward shrinking sales cycles and converting new business.

  • Blogs – establish a blog and let prospects see your passion for what you do, how you do it, and who makes it happen
  • Video – create video content and differentiate yourself. YouTube and Vimeo are great places, beyond your site, to create a presence
  • Articles – write smart articles and syndicate them at article sites as well as distribute them to bloggers and publishers
  • Press Releases – set up shot at PRWeb.com and PRLog.org and publish your press releases. Create a media center or integrate them into your blog for more robust, searchable content
  • Enewsletters – interact with prospects, customers and partners and archive them on your site

These content ideas and more are what it takes these days. Explore our site to learn more or give us a call today to walk through countless content marketing ideas that will have you standing out from the crowd.