There have been so many important topics at the Local Search Forum, I don’t I have time to cover them all. It’s getting so busy over there with multiple hot topics and major Google local updates coming in every day.

You guys REALLY need to subscribe to the Local Search Community RSS Feed so you don’t miss the latest Local Search news. I’m not sure how much longer I can keep up with trying to copy important stuff here to the blog.

Major Expansion – Tons of New Forums Added – Here we GROW again! New forums just added include Google+ Local specific problem areas like Google bugs, updates, reviews, citations, dupes, moves, service area business issues. Plus we added new forums for ON-SITE Local SEO, mobile, social and much more. Check forum home page to see all the new forums.


IMPORTANT GOOGLE UPDATE – Must DELETE your G+ Business Page if you are Service Area Business w/ Hidden Address!

New “Business Moved” Feature for Google+ Local Listings – Joel and Jade from Google both weigh in due to confusion and conflicting MapMaker issues.

Google FINALLY Releases How to Move Local Listing Help Doc – IMPORTANT info about this and conflicting guidelines and advice from Google Maps.

If You Aren’t Making Money as a Local SEO Consultant You Aren’t Alone – Must read if your business is not currently thriving.

If You HAD to Start Over – What would you do Differently??? – If your local search consulting business is struggling (as above) read this!!!

Dec 18 Google+ Local Algo Update?

Nailed it! What’s #1 Ranking Factor for Local SMBs in 2013?

100% Complete Doesn’t Impact Ranking

Insiders Guide To Selecting The Right Local SEO Tools – Great feature and price comparison chart

Black Hat Google Reviews – Competitor Sabotage

Seeing Double? 2 G+ Local Links in SERPs? Here’s Why? – Some thought bug. I discovered it’s a SERPs display update.

NEW PHOTO BUG JUST HIT? This just came into forum, we are investigating.

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