There have been so many great topics at the Local Search Forum & around the web that get buried. I know many of you suffer from info overload, so here is the latest roundup of the most important recent posts.


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Google+ Local and Local SEO Tips, Tricks and News

Google Hack to Discover Google Local Penalties
RED HOT DISCOVERY by forum member Broland. MUST READ!

Google+ Local “People Talk About” Section…where is it coming from??
OH, the damage that Google can do to a small business with this one.
See examples inside!

Google+ Posts in the Local Knowledge Graph Showing – How To & Examples
See the screenshots and learn how!

Google Local Spam Expose by Dan Austin at Whitespark
Super good write up about the problem and what Google is doing about it.

Google Places Guidelines – Reading Between the Lines and Changes
Pretty much a must read!

The Local Search Puzzle – Illustrated
Simple overview of the how the local algo works you can share with clients.

Local Ranking Blueprint – Prioritize for Success
Great presentation with awesome tips by Darren Shaw @SearchLove

Congrats to New Google Top Contributor – Colan Nielsen!
YAY team!

Hardcore Video SEO Resources with a Local Search Emphasis
Previous post, but more resources added.

Leverage Google+! Behind the Scenes of Profiles & Posts
– The technical stuff you may not know that can help with exposure and engagement.

10 tidbits on how to bring more traffic to your G+ pages: MOZ
Another great post filled with G+ tips.

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