Linda Buquet

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What's the #1 ranking factor for local businesses in 2013?

Our friend and "super moderator" Miriam Ellis, just TOTALLY nailed it!

H O N E S T Y

2013′s Top Local Search Ranking Factor: Honesty

Out with the old year, on with the new, and local business owners like you are asking themselves how they can earn the most visible possible presence in the Google-dominated local search engine results in 2013. Waltzing our way out of a 2012 that was fraught with penalties targeting all kinds of iffy practices, your next steps in the dance can be easy if you let honesty be your local business motto in the happy new year.

Take These Simple Tips To Heart…

Head over to read the rest and bookmark to share with client's who are starting to turn gray...

Miriam, I just love the way you write and the topics you come up with! You boil things down so simply and clearly. This was such an important point to make going into the new year!
 

David Fesler

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This is spot on. Well done. A lot of times it's what you DON'T do that can give you a leg up on competition. Keeping things kosher is the best way to go.
 
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