Busy week? Today might be a good day for you to take a break and catch up on the latest local SEO and Google+ Local news from the Local Search Community Forum you may have missed. Following are just a few October posts I hand picked and think are some of the most important to read.

HEAD’S UP! DON’T MISS OUR 3 MONTH ANNIVERSARY
AT THE LOCAL SEARCH FORUM NEXT WEDNESDAY

Exciting forum upgrades, member perks, new Top Contributor Program & MORE!

You Thought Google MapMaker BOTs Were Bad? See Image, New Patent!
LOL! (Hot off the press, new this AM.)

Yelp Fake Review Sting OUTS SMBs, Warns Consumers

Local SEO Warning: City in Title Tag – Former Google Spam Team Member Speaks Out

LOCAL Keyword Research Tools and Tricks

Local SEO Ranking Expert Survey – How Long Does It Take to Rank?

New Google LOCAL Algo Changes – Here’s the Scoop

Yay! PERMANENTLY CLOSED – Moved Business – Google Update

Local Exact Match Domains Still Rank – Google Algo Update

Google Business Forum VIDEO Wrapup – October 5, 2012

New Google Local Site Preview Highlights Competition

Google+ Local Ranking Factors – Competing for Visibility

There are too many new posts to list so, head over to read the rest.

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