Learn Local Keyword Research In 3 Minutes [Video]


Simple Local Keyword Research? Local keyword research needn’t be complicated.  In essence, all you are doing is finding the words and phrases people use when searching for your type of business in your area then using those words within your web content. Sounds simple enough… Ahh, but this is local search, so nothing is as […]

Amazing Keyword Discovery With Power Suggest Pro

power up your online content with keyword discovery

Keyword Discovery – An Essential Task Whether you’re building your website, blogging or creating content for video, presentations and more online, knowing the words and phrases your audience uses when searching is a big advantage. Do you really know what people are searching for? Keyword discovery can be incredibly frustrating, particularly for local searches. Using […]

Increase Facebook Reach 742% Without Ads (That’s Not A Typo!)

How I increased my Facebook reach by 742% and more with little videos

It’s no secret that Facebook reach has declined so much over the last year that updates barely reach Page fans without some work. Yes, it does take work to increase Facebook Reach (or ads!)  Simply posting a Facebook update and expecting people to actually see it is a bit like rubbing a lamp and expecting […]

How To Block People On Google Plus

How to block people on Google Plus

Why Block People on Google Plus? One of the joys of a Google Plus profile or Google My Business Page is the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere within the Google Plus social system.  In my previous post I highlighted why some home based businesses find random followers rather disturbing and how to change your […]

Google Plus Notifications: Google Local Listing Random Followers

How to change your Google Plus Notification settings

Why Am I Getting Google Plus Notifications From Strangers? Are you one of the many small businesses who have yet to embrace the social world of Google Plus?  Logging into your Google My Business Page to a raft of Google Plus notifications from people and Pages you don’t know can seem quite threatening, especially as […]

Google My Business: How To Hide Your Address [Video]

How to hide your address on Google My Business (Google Places/Maps)

While Google My Business replaces Google Places, one of the major points that has not changed is the requirement that Service Area Businesses (SAB) hide their address. Your business is classed as a SAB if: Your business is mobile You operate from home Your office is not staffed during your stated opening hours The idea […]

Local SEO Like a Pro – Local Search Ranking Factors 2014

Overall Local Search Ranking factors 2014

The much awaited Local Search Ranking Factors 2014 report is now available.  Since 2008, David Mihm has rounded up a collection of pro Local SEOs, picked their brains about local ranking factors and collated results.  The report serves as a great resource and benchmark for your own local SEO efforts. Local Search Ranking Factors Survey […]

Facebook for Business Training in Widnes

facebook for business training in widnes

Using Facebook for Business Training Workshop Join me on Saturday 18th October for a half day practical Facebook for Local Business workshop at the CMRZ (Central Rooms) in Widnes, Cheshire. One in three Brits access Facebook every day and small businesses acknowledge the importance of this behemoth social media platform in their online marketing.  As […]

Dealing With Yelp Business Reviews [Infographic]

Yelp business reviws - defending yor business online

Yelp Business Reviews – How to Defend Your Business Online Yelp is one of many online review sites and has a love – hate relationship with business owners.  Here in the UK, you’ll often see Yelp listings rank in local search in major cities, less so for smaller towns.  Never-the-less, it’s one to keep an […]