November Google Places Optimization Blog Archives

Google+ and Local Search Buzz – November 2012

Latest local SEO and Google+ Local news from the Local Search Community. These are just a few of the many great threads that started in November. There are lots of other great discussions too, so head over and join in!

The Crazy Mixed up Confusing World of Google+ Local

WOW! Did someone at StreetFight just reach inside my brain and pen all my Google Local frustrations? He summed up SO many of the complicated Google+ Local issues, that plague consultants and business owners alike. Article below, but 1st – a Google Places CARTOON that says it all! SEE INSIDE.

List of Official Google+ Local City Pages

Back in June 2011 I broke a story about Google’s new “City Pages” which I discovered a couple days before Google officially announced them.Now it looks like they are all gone and the ones I have checked go to 404 error pages. It looks like Google is now going for Official Google+ City Pages instead. I’ve been collecting Official Google+ City Pages as I find them and am listing the ones I’ve found so far. If you live/work in a particular city you may want to circle the page, comment on posts and get to know the local Community Manager. Having friends in high Google Local places never hurts!

Just Launched – Business-Building Forum for Local SEO Consultants

This new forum is dedicated to providing resources to help manage the “Business Side” of local search consulting. Great topics for this forum would include anything related to: prospecting, pricing, packaging, billing, time management, productivity tools or anything about managing and GROWING a more successful business! Already have some great posts started. Jump in and check it out.