Google Places Optimization and Google+ Local SEO
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Do you have a small business, chiropractic practice or dental practice that serves a local geo market?
Are you near the top in Google where new customers (or patients) can find you?
If not, we can help! We've been helping companies leverage the power of the Internet since 2000.
Specializing in Advanced Google Places TRAINING and Consulting for Marketing Companies
Do you need Google Places HELP? Is that new "merged" Google Places algo giving you grief???
Are the constantly changing Google local search layouts, rankings and bugs driving you crazy???
Do the ever-changing Google Places guidelines
and new features make you dizzy? We can help!
.:. 97% of consumers use online media to research products and services in their local area
.:. 83% of local searchers will follow up with a phone call
or visit to the listing that stands out best
.:. 90% of searchers won’t look past page one of the
results page (According to Google)
Why Catalyst? Why Linda?
Linda was selected as a Google Top Contributor and works directly with upper management at Google Places to help users in the Google Places Forum as well as testing and critiquing new Google Places features, improvements and updates.
She was also honored to be selected as a Local Search Ranking Factors contributor, along with a distinguished group of leading local search experts. LSRF is considered THE local search “industry bible”.
I have over 11 years of Internet marketing and SEO experience. I have done major long term Internet marketing campaigns for companies as large as Google Affiliate Network, Microsoft and National Geographic.Google Places Optimization Services Offered
.:. Google Places Optimization and Google+ Local SEO (US Only)
.:. Google Places DIY Training (Learn to optimize and manage your own Google+ Local page)
.:. Google Places Consulting (Troubleshooting for problem listings, mainly for SEOs, agencies)
.:. Advanced Google Places TRAINING (EXPERIENCED Google Places consultants, SEOs, Agencies only)
.:. Services Coming Soon (Local Pros Group with private forum, on-going coaching, mastermind calls + more)
.:. Google Places Referral Network (We have a network of leading Google Places consultants, Local SEOs, Google Places software and tools we can refer you to, if you need help we don't personally offer.)
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE + WHITE HAT OPTIMIZATION ONLY!
Some Google Places and Google+ Local SEO companies will use black or gray hat techiques that MAY work for awhile, but eventually can get you banned or penalized. Google LOVES the way we optimize because we stay within their guidelines - so you'll get long term results that stand the test of time. Many of our clients come to us after 2 or 3 SEOs have worked on and made a mess of their Google Place pages and they are penalized. So we have to clean their listings up and re-do all their Google Places optimization.
However we know and utilize every ETHICAL technique (including technigues that others don't even know about) for getting top Google Places rankings and have a list of happy, top ranked clients to prove it.
The depth of our experience combined with our commitment to the craft, makes us a top Internet marketing service. If you choose Catalyst as your eMarketing partner, we'll give your business the boost it needs to maximize your Internet exposure, attract more local customers (or patients) and increase revenue!
Contact us today, so we can evaluate your needs to determine if Catalyst eMarketing is a good fit for your business. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.REVIEW FROM A HAPPY CUSTOMER:
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Great video! I just have to tell you that seeing and hearing about the changes, will offer a lot of reassurance and calm some fears. So do take time to watch this! Google Top Contributors were just treated to a super insightful Hangout with upper management Googlers to discuss all the changes and future direction. Learning where this is all going and getting a TON of our questions answered, I feel like I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel. After all the future changes are implemented I think we’ll see that many of the core Places problems will be reduced and I am excited about where this is all headed. Yes, there will be bumps along the way – but in the end this will be a much improved solution for all, I believe.
The other Google Top Contributors and I will be having a live hangout Q & A session with Google – so I may have more info then. But wanted to share a few tips and observations based on Q’s I’m getting or seeing in the forum. BE SURE TO SEE VIDEO AT BOTTOM which is from a Google Austin live seminar yesterday, explaining all the changes. Some great tidbits LIVE from Google!
Well, rock my world! I KNEW there was a major update coming due to all the problems being reported in the forum and now it’s official. Below is the most detailed and pertinent info for business owners regarding how this affects Place Pages. Some features are now missing, review piece is totally different and more. PLUS round up of the most important posts and resources about Google+ Local.
Amazing Google Places Software – Local Rank Tracking, Competitive Analysis, Citation Finder, Prospecting – Places Scout
My new swiss army knife local SEO must-have tool. Advanced Places rank tracking PLUS competitive analysis to help you rank your clients higher PLUS lead generation to help you find new clients PLUS citation finding PLUS reputation management to a degree and lots more, all in one VERY INEXPENSIVE software program. Even shows rankings VISUALLY on the map.
I was helping an exceedingly frustrated local SEO consultant in the forum that was asking Vanessa why there were so many constant problems with Places. I wanted to share part of my answer to him as it leads me to an announcement I’ve been needing to make and have put off. My answer in part was I QUIT – But there is a whole lot more to this story
Weekly roundup of the most important tips and news in the world of Google Places and Local SEO. Updates, bugs and tips in this issue including WARNING about Places missing video bug, why I QUIT doing Google Places, and tons more…
Here are some of the very most important threads from the Google Places forum to ensure you don’t miss any important updates, hot tips, bugs or fixes. MAJOR BUG – MAJOR OUTAGE. The big news this past week was a bug and outage that affected (I predict) thousands of Place pages. Read on for the current status, tons of great Places tips and other GP problems.
There is lots of controversy about Google’s newest change to the Google Places guidelines. I’ve been pretty much in the middle of this issue, but decided to hold off on blogging til today. This is a very complicated and multi-faceted issue. Below are a few of my thoughts on ranking and more. But 1st the back story for those that missed the news. In a nutshell – Hide your address or risk losing your Place page if you have a home based or service business and don’t see customers at your location.
If your focus is LOCAL, then read on. Google makes algo updates all the time BUT when they go so far as to “name” an update it’s usually worth noting! I’ve seen Venice update speculation that I think misses the mark. So here is the Linda scoop on what I think this update means. NEW ranking opportunities that didn’t exist before and that you could totally miss unless you read this and understand this subtle but noteworthy change in the local algo.
I was recently quoted a few times in an Infoworld story about the lack of Google Places support. Giving credit where it’s due Google Places JUST LAUNCHED and new support feature designed to help fix Places problems. Watch video inside and read detailed resources about what looks like a very positive change
Red Hat = Smart, Bright, Bold Optimization. Red hat is thinking outside the box, discovering and utilizing advanced techniques that help make a listing stand out and give conversion rates a boost. Heres the Place page for a Dentist I recently took from #16 to #2 on Google for all his main keywords. He has a 100 hidden 3rd party reviews that do not show on Google. Heres how I made his reviews stand out ABOVE the fold.
Today an InfoWorld story about Google Places broke that I was interviewed for and quoted in. But the story also references the NYTimes article that I spearheaded last week about the problem of viable businesses being easily marked CLOSED. Todays story focuses more on the lack of Google Places support.
The New York Times interviewed me a couple weeks ago about a Google Places problem I’ve blogged about that is negatively impacting small businesses. Tuesday Google posted a reply to say they are actively working on a solution