5 Reasons Even McDonalds is Going Local (SEO) September 22nd, 2014 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Local SEO, Marketing, SEO
“McDonalds? Haven’t they served like 50 trillion people and counting from all over the world… or some ridiculous number like that?”
247 billion is the actual number, still impressive. Since there are only around 7 billion people in the world on average each person eats at McDonalds about 35 times. Of course not everybody eats at McDonalds, so of the customers who do regularly eat at McDonalds the number is likely quite a bit higher than 35 times.
The point is McDonalds doesn’t really need new customers, not like you need new customers. So why go local?
New Feature in Local Google+ Pages February 4th, 2014 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Local SEO, SEO
We recently came across a curious feature of the Google+ Local Pages – when you click on the business category, you are taken to a Google+ search result with a list of local businesses from the same category. But note that this feature is only available when you’re logged into your Google account. (It still appears as a link when you are not logged in, but in that case takes you nowhere).
A typical search result page in Google+ usually looks like this:
How They are Trying to Destroy Your Optimization! November 21st, 2013 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Local SEO, Marketing, SEO
About web tools, anchor text, competitors’ Black Hat tactics, and how to make sure your site isn’t blacklisted, all written so it will make sense to business owners…Okay fine, we’ll throw in some lesbians and kittens.
To someone not that familiar with SEO, at first at least, something similar to this may even sound like an okay idea. It’s not. First though, let’s describe what you are seeing in that picture above: