What’s the Point of Listing Your Business?

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For the modern business owner, navigating the world of successful online marketing techniques can be a time-consuming nightmare. Too many business owners content themselves with just a website and a Facebook page and convince themselves that they’ve done all they can to promote their business to customers searching for businesses online. Unfortunately, competitors are going […]

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Google’s Latest Local Search Algorithm Update: Pigeon

On July 24th, Google rolled out yet another local search algorithm, being named Pigeon by Search Engine Land. Broadly stated, this update is an attempt to improve the usefulness of local search results for local searchers. Pigeon will cause local search results to be linked more closely to traditional organic web search results. According to […]

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Google Panda 4.0: What Does It Mean For You?

On May 20th, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Webspam team, announced the unveiling of Google’s latest search algorithm update – Panda 4.0. The Panda algorithm is aimed at negating the influence of high-ranking sites that feature mostly spammy or low-quality content in favor of boosting sites that actually aim to provide valuable content for search […]

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White Hat, Black Hat: How Tell The Bad SEO From The Good

All SEO service providers are not created equal. Some may offer quick results for cheap, but unfortunately these results will only be short-term and can cause your site to be harshly penalized, or even banned, by search engines. One of the biggest problems for people looking for SEO and local SEO services can be determining […]

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Checking Google Places Penalties

UPDATE: On June 24, 2014 Google removed the ability to search Google Places, eliminating this method of checking Google Places Penalties. Read more on recent local search updates. As most everyone in the SEO business knows, Google Places has become one of the most important ways for small businesses to attract customers via inbound marketing. […]

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SEO: The Basics

Welcome to our first DirectoryBug blog post! We’re excited to share and learn with all of our readers with a series of new articles over the next few months. For our first post, we thought it would be a good idea to get down to the basics, so that even the most inexperienced reader can […]

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