Google SERP Features for Local Businesses in 2024

Modern Google Features for Local Businesses

  If you’re a longtime Google user, you’ve probably noticed that the search engine results page (SERP) has changed quite a bit over the years. Google is constantly adding, tweaking, and expanding a set of features designed to provide a better user experience. What does this mean for local businesses on Google? Well, there are many ways to capitalize on these modern Google features and gain increased visibility, better keyword targeting, and an educated audience ready to engage with your business. So, without further ado, let’s break down some of the best Google SERP features for your business in 2024! Local Pack Google’s Local Pack is the bread and butter of local businesses. The Local Pack appears when a user does a search with local intent, containing phrases like “near me” or “in my area.” In response, Google will display a map of the surrounding area with listings for three […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

How to Generate Leads With Local Service Ads

  Standing out as a local business can be challenging with so many competitors offering similar services in the same area. However, with Local Service Ads, you can increase your visibility and attract more potential customers to your business. In this blog post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about Local Service Ads and how to effectively use them to generate leads for your business. What Are Local Service Ads? Local Service Ads (LSAs) are part of an online advertising service that Google offers to local businesses, such as plumbers, electricians, and landscapers. These ads appear at the top of search engine results pages when users search for services near their location. They’re designed to connect customers with local businesses that meet their needs. LSAs differ from traditional Google Ads because they only target users within a specific geographic area. This means that your ad will only be […]

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About Dillon Yang: Dillon is a content writer with a deep passion for all things related to SEO and digital marketing. He is dedicated to creating engaging and informative content that not only captures his clients' unique brand voice but also helps them to improve their online presence. In his free time, Dillon enjoys staying active in the gym, gaming, and visiting coffee shops.

The Power of Citations

  Let’s face it: you can’t just put your business website online and expect people to find it—let alone instill confidence in your products or services. With so many websites on the internet (and new ones being created every day) search engines need to know that your website is worth showing to their users. This is where the power of citations (also called business directories) really shines. What Are Citations? You may have already heard of citations and their importance, but here’s a quick rundown: citations are entries in online databases that include details such as your company name, address, phone number, website URL, and other relevant details. Citation databases come in a variety of types and sizes, such as local, industry-specific, and general business directories. Having your business listed on a citation database adds credibility and legitimacy to your digital footprint, building trust with both your potential customers and […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

How to Write Killer SEO Content to Drive Your Site to Page 1

How to Write Flawless SEO Content and Get to Page 1

  Having a strong online presence is essential for any business or individual looking to thrive in today’s market, and there’s no better way to enhance your visibility than by mastering the art of search engine optimization (SEO). By knowing the secrets of writing killer SEO content, you can catapult your website to the coveted first page of search engine results. In this detailed guide, the content specialists at LinkNow will explain the strategies, techniques, and best practices for crafting compelling content that captivates your audience and helps your site rank higher on search engine result pages (SERPs). By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to unlock the power of SEO and take your website to new heights of success. What is SEO Content? SEO content is written with the goal of providing the best user experience and increasing a website’s visibility in search engine results. Search engine […]

Sasha Peck

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About Sasha Peck: Sasha is an Editor and Content Specialist who infuses more than a decade of digital marketing and on-page SEO experience into every word. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from NSCC, where she received the highest recognition award for her marketing abilities. Sasha is constantly motivated to create streamlined user experiences and is a master of mining and selecting impactful keywords to boost engagement and generate leads and conversions. When she’s not innovating on her keyboard, she enjoys gardening, cooking, construction, and science documentaries.

Google Ads: 4 Tips to Take Your Paid Ads to the Next Level

  Paying for Google Ads may seem like a straightforward way to market yourself online, but getting eyes on your business is only half the battle. Without the correct approach, there is no way to guarantee that your intended audience will actually click on the links in your advertisements. In this blog post, we will be covering some strategies for improving the clickthrough rate (CTR) of your Google Ads that will help you make the most out of your marketing budget. 1.      Focus on Your Quality Score If you are not aware, Quality Score is a value that Google assigns to the keywords in your account, which is designed to measure the relevance and quality of your advertising compared to other advertisers. Quality Score is not necessarily a number that needs to be optimized but rather a general indicator of the areas where you can improve—think of it like a […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

Use Google’s EAT Principle to Crush the Competition

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Looking to get more leads from Google? Then first and foremost, you need to know about the Google EAT principle. By mastering EAT, you’ll be able to grow your web presence into a juggernaut, driving traffic from Google to your site. Let’s get started. What Is EAT? EAT stands for: Expertise Authority Trust Pretty simple so far. Let’s break down each of those terms and explain how they’re relevant to the way you create content going forward. Expertise Google wants to know how much you (the content creator) know about your industry and specific topics that surround what you do. Authority Google takes a step back to examine the larger picture, reviewing the credibility and good reputation of the creator of each piece of content, the brand, and the website in its entirety. Trust It’s true what they say about trust. It takes a while to build it and only […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

How to Create the Perfect Landing Page in 2022

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Are you looking to drive sales and generate leads with landing pages? Then this blog post’s for you. Today, we’re running you through our top tips to create the perfect landing page in 2022. These are real, practical tips you can use right now to target keywords, improve your ranking on Google, and get found by the kinds of customers you want. In fact: These are the same techniques we use to get our clients results like this: Let’s get started. What is a Landing Page? First things first: you should know exactly what a landing page is and is not. A landing page is a webpage designed to do two things: Rank well on Google Convince readers to take a specific action (buy something, sign up for a class, etc.) Landing pages can be about a specific service or product. They can also be geotargeted, focusing on a particular […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

How to Write a Brilliant Meta Description in 2022

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Meta descriptions are one of the shortest bits of content you’ll ever have to write. They’re also one of the most important. In this post, you’ll learn how to write a brilliant meta description to drive clicks and get people on your site. At the end, you’ll find 8 top tips to create a powerful, persuasive meta description in 2022. Let’s get started. What Is a Meta Description? A meta description is a brief summary of the contents of a page. These meta descriptions are placed in a webpage’s HTML code, describing the contents of the page for users and search engines. Let’s set one thing straight: Meta descriptions are not a search engine ranking factor. Nowadays, search engines do not use meta description data to influence search rankings. Does that mean you shouldn’t worry about your meta descriptions? That they’re not important? No! Meta descriptions are a crucial part […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

Semantic Search and Intent Optimization: A Brief Guide

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Find Out Why Secondary Keywords Are Your Superpower The way people search the Internet is changing, with as many as 33% of households using voice commands to ask questions. That’s not all. Way back in 2010, the key to ranking well in the search engine results pages (SERPs) was to produce as many backlinks as possible while filling each page to the brim with keywords. Times are changing. The focus of a great SEO strategy has shifted. How does semantic search play into this in 2022, and why are secondary keywords so powerful? First, let’s peer into semantic search and why it’s so crucial for an exceptional modern SEO strategy. Defining Semantic Search Semantic search refers to a new era of SEO in which experts are not so interested in what keywords a searcher uses, but rather how those keywords are used. It seeks to understand the core behavior, motivation, […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.