Direct Link for Local Business Reviews

I absolutely love this little hack for generating a direct link for customers to review your business on Google.

This is useful for businesses large and small – you should use it now.

Without stepping into the mire of review solicitation, you can encourage customers to click the link and go straight to giving a review. How fantastic is that?

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 1st Dec 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #GoogleMyBusiness #Reviews
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 27 October 2017

I love this week’s SEO News & Updates.

They are full of useful and interesting information from SEO and Digital Marketing:

Pruning Content Doesn’t Work;
International Search Just Got Harder;
US businesses can now take bookings from their GMB listing.;
Mobile First Index Live For A Few Sites;
Google Launches Mobile Payments;
As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #GooglePanda #GoogleSearch #GoogleMyBusiness #MobileFirst #MobilePayments
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Google Posts Added to Google My Business API

I’m really pleased that Google has finally added Posts to the GMB API. It makes them useful at last.

It’s partly due to the way of rolling out projects, and partly due to Google being a bit silly at times.

Either way, I think these Google Posts have a real opportunity to help webmasters gain more SERP real estate, and increase click-throughs and action.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 20th October 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #GooglePosts #GoogleMyBusiness #SERP
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 20th October 2017

I think the SEO News and Updates for w/e 20th October make for interesting reading as it covers off these fine stories.

Read it all now, and enjoy being ahead of the game:

Google Posts Now in GMB API;
Google Maps Adds And Removes Cupcakes Swiftly;
Googlebot Doesn’t Crawl HTTP/2;
New SiteLinks Being Tested;
Food Ordering Comes To Facebook;
As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #GooglePosts #GoogleMyBusiness #GoogleMaps #Googlebot #SERP #Facebook
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017

Wow, exciting stories for this week’s SEO News & Updates.

Google listed critical factors for Mobile First.

I was pleased that I could edit Google My Business listings directly in search.

Google is using AMP URLs for Featured Snippets.

The Google Search Console Beta program expanded – were you included?

Google Local partially rolled back its Possum Update.

The Bits and Pieces delivered on social media and links. Good reading if you ask me!

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #GoogleMyBusiness #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleLocal

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The Week In Search 11 August 2017

Read this TWIS SEO News & Updates for w/e 11 August 2017, and you will discover the following fabulous stories:

– Google is about to contact you, if you show annoying ads;
– Google advises SEOs to teach JS devs;
– Google Adwords Keyword Planner lets “Okay Google” results slip;
– Google My Business quietly sneaks out Action URLs;
– Google topic tags surfacing in SERPs;
– As well as some infernally enchanting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #AdBlocking #JavaScript #GoogleMyBusiness #VoiceSearch #SERP
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Google Posts Not Quite Ready

Google Posts is a bit of a disappointment. It looked good, but appears to have been released in Not Quite Ready state. Read about the things that didn’t make it to the production release, making Google Posts “meh”, in its current state.

If you would like to discuss whether you should be using Google Posts and how to take advantage of its current functionality, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #GooglePosts #GoogleMyBusiness #ProjectManagement

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TWIS SEO Update 09 June 2017

Read the free TWIS SEO Update for w/e 09 June 2017, in which we analyse five cracking main pieces of organic search news:

– The Wall Street Journal Mislays 44% of Organic Traffic; 
– A very naughty webmaster tries to sell “high DA” links to Google ; 
– Mobile First SEO Tools Stacking is a bit lacking; 
– Fixing Google My Business Listings is fun!; 
– The EU is ready to fine Google $$ billions; 
– As well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

Enjoy!

#SEO #SERP #LinkBuilding #MobileFirst #GoogleMyBusiness #GoogleRead More