How To Set Up Your Google+ Local (aka Google Places) Page

Travis Van SlootenSmall Business SEO

Previously I answered the question, What Is Google Places (a.k.a. Google+ Local)? I then followed that post up with the 4 pieces of the Google+ Local Ranking Puzzle. Today I’m going to provide an overview of how to set up your Google+ Local page. Again, this will just be an overview. In a future post I’ll provide step-by-step instructions on … Read More

4 Pieces of the Google+ Local Page Ranking Puzzle

Travis Van SlootenSmall Business SEO

In a previous post, I explained what is Google Places (a.k.a. Google+ Local). In this post I want to give you a broad overview of the four pieces of the “Google+ Local Page Ranking Puzzle.” If you want to be one of the top seven search results on the first page of Google (slots A-G), you need to address each … Read More

A Review of Nick LeRoy’s Do It Yourself SEO Audit eBook

Travis Van SlootenSmall Business SEO

The other day I was browsing through one of the many local SEO blogs I follow and I saw Nick LeRoy’s post announcing the launch of his new ebook, “Do It Yourself SEO Audit.” As one local SEO consultant to another (and residing in the same city of Minneapolis), Nick reached out to me to review it and give him … Read More

What is Google Places (a.k.a. Google+ Local)?

Travis Van SlootenSmall Business SEO

Today’s post is part one of a four part series on what is Google Places (a.k.a. Google+ Local) and how to rank your Google Plus Local pages. If you’re wondering about the duel names, up until June 2012, Google+ Local was called Google Places. Google+ Local pages are web pages within the Google+ social network dedicated to “local businesses.” You … Read More