- Jul 19, 2012
Anyone seeing significant changes in your clients G+ Local rankings today?
I've yet to see a listing (where I previously hadn't) that wasn't an EMD or have keywords added to the title. I think you're onto something with it being a function of the recent guideline changes. As a test, I added "Local SEO" to the end of my biz name. I'll share what I find. Either way, it seems like the dial was CRANKED up on the value of the title.I wonder if this algo change (if that's what it is) has anything to do with the recent business name guideline update?
For example, maybe they turned the dial down to devalue the business description as a ranking signal and also turned the dial up on something else...
The limited number of examples I came across today didn't have EMD's or keywords in title. They were all legit listings that are 100% within the Google Places Quality Guidelines, as well.I've yet to see a listing (where I previously hadn't) that wasn't an EMD or have keywords added to the title.
Thanks Gloria, glad you are soaking up the training.Hey there- I have been lurking and soaking up Linda's training like a sponge. Thank you Linda for providing such an insightful forum and great training.
Haha, that cracked me up! Goo Goo bird or Hummingbird droppings. (That's what some of the ranking changes remind me of.We have noticed some weird droppings.
Can you check something? If they all dropped then does that mean new listings moved into the pack that were not there before???We have a client in the plumbing/Air conditioning space and he dropped about 6-15 spots for plumber and plumbing and different combos of city+kw, kw+city just kw in his G+local listing. He also dropped for the word air conditioning and its variations, but climbed somewhat for the word air conditioner, air conditioner repair, etc.
I checked out his five of his competitors and ran some ranking reports on those and they all dropped for the keywords plumber and plumbing and their variations of it in their g+local listing (i.e., kw+ city, city+kw, etc.).