Google just updated many of the Google Webmaster Guidelines.

The Google Webmaster Guidelines are the BIBLE for organic SEO. Now, since the blended algo is primarily about organic ranking factors, Local search consultants need to keep up with the changes and comply, just as you do with the Google Places Guidelines.

There are a couple changes to the guidelines that directly affect local business web sites. See RED highlights for IMPORTANT Guideline changes for LOCAL I want to alert you to and discuss.

Curated post. See full details: Local Search Forum – New Google Guidelines.