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Here’s How to Rank for More than One Location on Google

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There are few things more rewarding for a business owner than expanding to one or more new locations. Expansion means that your business is growing. Sales are probably up and the possibilities are endless. The downside of expansion – particularly if you’re using one website for multiple locations – is figuring out how to make sure that your SEO is keeping up with your company. As Google’s algorithms grow increasingly sophisticated, it’s become essential for businesses to rank for local keywords to keep up with the competition. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure that your…

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Google My Business: 2016 Guide to Ranking in the 3-pack

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Watch the New LIVE Training Webinar on Ranking in Google's 3-Pack in 2016. In this over-the-shoulder walk-through Chris our CEO Shows you all the new optimization steps that our team use to consistently Rank our Clients on Page #1! Now that the old 7-pack has been cut down to the new 3-pack or Snack-pack, ranking in the top positions in Google My Business (Google Places or Google+ Local) has become increasingly difficult. Luckily our team in the Local Oxygen Labs have been hard at work testing every optimization element of our Local SEO and Ranking checklist formula to make it...
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How to Properly Optimize Your Business Website for Local SEO

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If you’re looking at building a new website for your local business or like to update your current one, this excellent infographic will show you how to make it Super Optimized for Google! For most business owners and the majority of designers, it’s a real challenge to know exactly how to lay out and properly optimize your website for Local SEO. We deal with thousands of local businesses here at Local Oxygen and one of the very first things we need to fix is the clients website to maximize all the other local marketing optimization we do! You’ll find there’s…

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Local SEO Ranking with the 3 pronged attack!

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In the past few months our local marketing Agency has been ranking incredibly well with a 91-92% average hit rate which is awesome. In this video Andy our chief teacher and co-founder of Local Oxygen will share with you the TOP 3 factors that are responsible for the consistent Google+ Local ranking results we're achieving for hundreds of our local clients. We call this the 3 Pronged attack! This is the secret to our Agencies success and creates a virtually impenetrable ranking fortress that most of your competitors will not be able to overcome. Click the button below to claim...
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How to Embed Google Reviews on your Website the Right Way

By | Google Local, Google Places, Local Marketing Blog | One Comment

Watch the following quick tutorial as I demonstrate how to Embed (Display) your Google Reviews from customers on your Website the Correct Way! This is very effective AND crucial for both social proof with customers and of course helping to improve your Google Local optimization, however you MUST do this the right way. Some methods of embedding or showing reviews on your website or clients websites can attract a negative response from Google and penalize your site so it’s wise to follow this method. Click below to watch the Tutorial on Embedding your Google Reviews the Right Way.   Like…

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Google Local Ranking Update – The power of Citations?

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There’s a lot of confusion out there now about the best strategies and tactics to get high rankings on Google + Local. So I thought it’s time to share some finding from our few thousand or so local clients. In today’s article I want to talk about Citations because it’s one element we can keep building upon to hopefully increase rankings. Assuming you have all the static elements in place such as your Google Places page signals, (Categories, Keyword in Business Title, Proximity, etc), then we want to explore the non-static ranking factors. To quote some of my very learned friends,…

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43 Ways to Build Citations and Your Google Places Rankings

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This week I demonstrated how Local Oxygen makes building and managing Citations simple and easy for your Google Places/local campaigns. Well as luck would have it, Phil Rozek published a mighty fine post on “Local Citation building best practices” which offers some excellent insights into this VITAL part of local marketing Visibility. Phil recommends as do we that you don’t go out and get a bunch of Fiverr gigs to build citations which in our experience can be a fatal mistake. Here are some of the more interesting points 2) Google may be king, but make sure you also have…

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Google Places Ranking Strategies: Maximizing Citations

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If you’re trying to get top Google places rankings for your clients, you are going to love this strategy session today! In this short tutorial I’ll show you one of the tools that is helping us dominate Google Places (local), by maximizing the citations we build for clients. Like most Local Marketers who do Google Places for clients or manage ANY accounts, you’ll no doubt appreciate how much of a PAIN it is to look after them especially if you’re doing the excel hell thing! Accounts get messed up and overwritten, not to mention trying to validate them to make…

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MOZ Releases 2013 Local Ranking Factors

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  MOZ releases their 2013 ranking factors today. With the local search algorithms getting more and more complex, business owners are getting frustrated on keeping up with all the changes.  Even we are frustrated with so many changes as we attempt to position the local businesses we work to present in the best light possible in their local listings. With the changes in how people search and a major shift towards mobile searches, the search algorithms naturally have to change to meet these new behaviors. Thanks to great companies like MOZ who have the resources available to do comparative research,…

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Google Local Reviews and Reputation Management Scams

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These guys never waste time in figuring out some sneaky ways to scam people and Google Places reviews and reputation is an Ideal target! One of our clients alerted us to companies targeting local businesses with email blasts about negative or bad reviews on their businesses. Trouble is this is becoming VERY frequent and CAN make it hard for Local Marketing agencies like ourselves and many of our Local Oxygen members who are selling services like these. Before I tell you the good news with this and positive spin on what seems a problem… let me show you an example…

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