Google Drops Third-Party Reviews And Citations

In an effort to promote their own user reviews, yesterday Google made a major change to the Google Places listings, their local business directory. Prior to the change, viewers would see reviews that Google pulled in from third-party sites such as,, CitySearch and many others.  Search Engine Land did a great job of […]

Local Search Marketing Is Affordable And Effective

Local search marketing is an affordable and effective advertising tool for local businesses to attract new customers. About 70% of households use the Internet to find local products and services either using their computer or their mobile device. According to Google Inside Adwords, Google’s official blog for news, information and tips on AdWords, one in three […]