Local Search From periscopeUP

Just Call Me!

There are plenty of actionable points on most websites - buttons and banners entreating visitors to Download, Sign Up, Subscribe, Join, Get Started, Learn More or just plain Contact. Websites with a cohesive digital marketing plan will track and monitor conversions from these calls to action. But there’s one very important CTA that we quite [...]

By |2019-08-28T13:42:46+00:00August 28th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Marketing, SEM|Comments Off on Just Call Me!

Google Is Testing Including Google Business Posts In Search Results

When Google announced the phasing out of Google+ listings, we recommended ensuring that your company’s Google Business listing was fully optimized and utilizing the “create a post” feature to share news or events. In early 2018, we started noticing event listings from various sites being promoted in Google Business listings. We’ve continued to advocate the [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:49:12+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog, Google for Business, Google News And Updates, Local Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Is Testing Including Google Business Posts In Search Results

Service Area Businesses Need To Optimize Different For Local Search Visibility

For several years, Google has categorized local businesses into broad categories: brick-and-mortar businesses which customers regularly visit (e.g. a retail store, restaurant, etc.) and service area businesses (SABs) in which the business owner or employees visit customers or clients (e.g. electrician, lawn service, etc.). Lost in this rigid categorization are the “hybrid” businesses which may [...]

By |2019-06-02T11:42:55+00:00April 30th, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates, Local Search|Comments Off on Service Area Businesses Need To Optimize Different For Local Search Visibility

Google Assistant Added To Google Maps

Although this news was hinted at during Google I/O 2018, the official announcement came out at the recent CES 2019 show in Las Vegas: Google Assistant is now available in the Google Maps app for both iOS and Android. This means that it’s available on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also other new car [...]

By |2019-04-03T21:15:06+00:00January 27th, 2019|Blog, Google for Business, Google Local, Google News And Updates, Local Search, Local SEO, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Assistant Added To Google Maps

Search Queries Added To Google My Business Insights

Google is gradually rolling out a search queries report for local businesses as part Google My Business Insights. This was originally reported by Search Engine Land in early July, and we now see queries for nearly half of our local business clients. To see if the this change has been rolled out for your business, [...]

By |2018-08-29T14:31:02+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog, Google for Business, Google Local, Google News And Updates, Local Search, Local SEO, News|Comments Off on Search Queries Added To Google My Business Insights

How Google Voice Search Affects SEO & SERPs

Make Google love you with periscopeUP Technically, voice search queries are already in Google Analytics. Wait! What? Yes, they’re already there, you just can't identify that they are voice queries. I tested this. You even get the correct Channel. The voice search data that goes into analytics isn't any different than a typed [...]

By |2017-12-27T19:53:48+00:00August 9th, 2017|Blog, Content, Content Marketing, Google Local, Google News And Updates, Local Search, Local SEO, News, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO|Comments Off on How Google Voice Search Affects SEO & SERPs

How To Capture Country Specific Web Traffic

Extend your reach with periscopeUP So you want more traffic from a specific country for your website? Whether it's Denmark, China, France or the USA, here are some strategies that work. Domain Name Consider buying a country-specific domain to get a higher search engine rank for that country. Try using domain extensions like .us [...]

By |2017-12-27T19:53:51+00:00June 9th, 2017|Blog, Google Analytics, Local Search, Local SEO, PR And Link Building, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO|Comments Off on How To Capture Country Specific Web Traffic

Are The Printed Yellow Pages Dead?

Where's the mouse? Should anyone advertise in the Yellow Pages (printed version) anymore? No. The answer is always "No," and the answer will be "No" for the foreseeable future. It should be obvious by now. If you're a local service provider, your prospects are looking for you online, using their desktop, smartphone, and [...]

By |2017-12-27T19:53:52+00:00May 10th, 2017|Blog, Google Local, Link Building, Local Search, Local SEO, Marketing Strategy, Pay Per Click, PPC, Search Engine Marketing|Comments Off on Are The Printed Yellow Pages Dead?

Your Game Plan For Effective Local SEO

Get search tactics that work with periscopeUP In today's SEO, more searchers - especially on mobile devices - look for local businesses. Focusing on local SEO can make it easier for customers to find your business and boost your conversion rates. Local ranking factors such as business name, phone number, address, and customer [...]

Claim Or Add Your Business To Apple Maps & Improve Local Search Visibility

LAST UPDATED: 01/29/2018 Working on local search for your business? Then you probably already claimed and optimized your social media profiles, major directory listings, and even made some submissions to data providers. You also confirmed your NAP (name, address, phone) is consistent everywhere, and you worked tirelessly to remove duplicate listings. Maybe you even achieved a [...]

By |2018-02-21T14:46:53+00:00January 25th, 2017|Blog, Google Local, Local Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Marketing, SEM|Comments Off on Claim Or Add Your Business To Apple Maps & Improve Local Search Visibility