Google Widens The Roll Out Of Recent Local Update

By January 5, 2015Local

Recent evidence suggests this update has been rolling out to other parts of the world – see which ones.

This past summer, Google launched yet another algorithm update that deeply impacted the local search results in the United States. Now, that Google algorithm update has reportedly began to roll out into other countries: Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.  It’s just a matter of time before this update reaches even farther.

A few key differences from this update are the tightening of the map radius and decreasing the number of results in the local pack-taking results from seven to three. Some internet marketers have said their clients have higher rankings while others have noticed a shift in the opposite direction- finding themselves several positions lower in the results.

As a result of this local search update it will be more competitive than ever before to get y our local listings at the top of the search results. As always, it’s important to have consistency on all local listings.

Still not doing local SEO for your business? Any business that gets several or all of its clientele locally should consider local search engine optimization.  If you have a physical address and expect people to visit it, you are an ideal candidate for local SEO.

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