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US Mobile Search Market Share for Google, Yahoo & Bing

US Mobile Search Market Share for Google, Yahoo and Bing
Source: StatCounter (August, 2014)

Eric Schmidt Speaks at Zeitgeist Americas 2013

Eric Schmidt explains how the world is adapting to the free flow of information that we call the World Wide Web.

AdWords Keyword Tool, It Was Nice Knowing Ya

AdWords Keyword Planner

Google is transitioning their keyword tool to AdWords “Keyword Planner”, which will be private to AdWords clients rather than have it open to the public. Granted, the tool will still be free – but to me it’s an attempt to capitalize on their popularity. I don’t really agree with their decision, but there’s no real loss.

David Mihm: The Evolution of Local SEO Algorithms

David Mihm is the Director of Local Search over at SEOmoz. David published a video today that expanded on the the idea that Google has been aggressively improving the way their Local SEO algorithm ranks businesses within Google Search and Google Maps. The information is rather basic – he doesn’t exactly go into the details of “how to get your business ranked #1 in Google Maps”, but he does leave hints.

How to improve your Google Maps ranking

  • Links + Title Tags
  • Citations + Location Data
  • Reviews
  • Social identity (Google+)
  • Offline signals (Foursquare check-ins)

These are the main bullets David drives home at the end of the video. Watch the video below to get the real deal.

Lost Your Google+ Reviews?

In 2012, I have had a flurry of questions and emails regarding missing reviews on some of my client’s Google+ business listing. Mike Blumenthal wrote an excellent article explaining how and why Google essentially lost your business listing reviews during the Google Places > Google+ Local switch. If you lost your reviews, read this article.