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How to Edit Yahoo Local Listing

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

How to edit Yahoo Local Listing? It’s simple. Follow the following steps:

  1. Go to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/dashboard/mybusinesses
  2. Find the business listing that you want to edit
  3. Click “edit”link under “Action” column
  4. Once you edit the business listing information, click “Submit Information” button.

or other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

How To Remove Google Places Listing

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Let’s say…. you have two Google Places listings showing; one you made yourself, and one someone must have created in the past. You want to remove the other Google Maps listing. Both listings say “Owner-Verified Listing”, but you have no idea what email address/Google account it was created under. How can we remove a Google Places listing that you can’t even verify?

An owner-verified listing means someone else has PIN verified the listing. In order to claim the listing and have access to it, you need to follow these steps.

1) Click on a link of “owner-verified listing” with a green check mark that you will see on the top right side of the listing.

2) It will ask you to log in your Google Place account, and then, you will be taken to your account’s dashboard. Here, add a new listing with the exact same details as the listing you want to claim., but it will ask you your business phone number before you do, then, it will show the listings that you have listed in the past. Click “add a new listing” button, and then, input the exact same details as the listing that you want to delete.

3) Once you do that, and hit submit, you should see the exact listing that you wanted to claim. Go ahead and claim it.

4) After that, you’ll have to PIN verify this listing. Please follow these instructions to verify the listing.

One you verify the listing, you can control the listing. Then, you can remove the Google Places listing.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Google Places Optimization - how to optimize Google Places

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

To get a top listing on the Google Places (Google Maps), you need to do “Google Places Optimization“. You probably want to know how to optimize Google Places. The three main factors that influence website rankings in Google Places are:

  1. Back links from local directories (online yellow pages)
  2. Back Links from user generated reviews.
  3. Local Business Listing information

How To List A Business with Multiple Locations On Google Maps

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Many business owners are concerned about how to list a business with multiple locations on Google Maps (Google Places). Look at the Starbucks. They have multiple locations. The best way to list your branches or stores in multiple locations is as follows:

  • set-up multiple listings under one account
  • use a different address for each location and different local phone number
  • fill out the LBL (Local Business Listing) completely (100%)

It is okay to use the same domain name for each location. Also, you can use the same business name. What you have to be careful is to do “over optimization” . For instance, if you use your business title of Google places with extraneous keywords for optimization, which doesn’t look like your real business name, Google might consider that you are doing “over optimization”, because it is against Quality Guidelines for Google Places such as “Represent your business exactly as it appears in the offline world.”

Now, some say “it’s best to setup individual Google Accounts and pages for each location. That way if something happens to one listing, it doesn’t effect the whole”. This is an interesting opinion. We do the same thing for some of our clients, too. Either having a single account or multiple accounts is not against Quality Guidelines for Google Maps, so it is all up to you.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Service Areas vs Business Location

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Google wants to know whether your business serves customers at their locations or not. If your business provides services, such as delivery or home repair, to locations in certain areas, you should choose service areas under Google Places’ “Service Areas and Location Setting”. Then, you have two options: “Select how your service area will be specified, either through a distance from a location point, or through a list of locations (towns, zip codes, etc.)” I believe there are some issues with the option to select area by radius, so choose “List of areas served”, and list all of cities and zip codes that you actually serves.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Owner-Verified Listing on Google Place Page

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

It seems to have a positive impact on your ranking when you do owner-verified listing on Google Place Page. Google values the information from the owner of the business than somebody else.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Name, Address and Phone Number Matching Place Page Information

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

It is important to make certain your business name, address and phone number on your website are visible to the search engines and match up with what is in published in your Google Places listing. Your business name, address and phone number need to be in text on your website and they must match your places, other Trusted Provider and citation listings. If you want to use a toll free number, don’t forget your local phone number. If you want to use P.O.Box address in your website, don’t forget to insert your physical address in text on your website.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Cell Phone vs Landline Phone in your Local Business Listng

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Nowdays a lot of people run their businesses from their cell phones, particularly those in the service industries. It is hard to imagine not being able to use a cell phone as the primary business number. However, when it comes to Google Maps SEO, using a landline phone in your local business listing (LBL) leads your website to rank well in Google Maps (Google Places). If you don’t want to have a landline phone due to the nature of your business such as delivery or home repair service to locations in a certain area, then, go to LBL, and select how your service area will be specified, either through a distance from a location point, or through a list of locations (towns, zip codes, etc.).

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Service Areas and Local Setting

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

This feature is far too new to know the effect of using service areas and local setting in Google Places (Google Maps). Service area is a very important factor, but I believe there are some issues with the option to select area by radius. So far, there is no positive report on using service areas and local setting in Google Maps.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.

Local SEO City Centroid Factor

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

One of the local search ranking factors that comes into play is how close the business is to the city centroid (the exact middle of the city). If you’re business serves a greater city area, but happens to be physically located on the city outskirts on or in a suburb, you’re already losing points toward ranking well in the local search algorithm. The Centroid Factor use to be weighed really heavy. However today, the Centroid Factor in local search including Google Maps / Google Places plays more of a minor role, except for very competitive terms. For example, terms like Detroit DUI Lawyer or Detroit DUI Attorney. We have found that when all things are equal, the Centroid Factor is highly weighted. The search engines realize it’s more important to determine where you are at than where the center of a city is. Therefore, this city centroid factor will continue to decline.

For other local search, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page, Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page, Live Search Map and Yahoo Local page.


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