Category Archives: Local Search

Yelp Sting Operation Uncovers Businesses Trying to Buy Reviews

Local Search

The tagline of the Yelp logo reads, “Real people. Real reviews.” However, as a recent sting operation uncovered, this isn’t always the truth. There are now 8 businesses whose Yelp pages have been branded with a “Consumer Alert” warning message. These businesses were branded as such after a Yelp sting operation uncovered they were trying Read More

5 Tips For Optimizing Local Listings For Local Search

Local Search

With the recent emphasis and attention paid to Google’s new Local + listings, an increasing number of clients at Webati are asking how much focus should be placed upon keywords that include a local term versus the typically generic keywords of the past. From the point of view of local search optimization, it is going Read More

Use Google’s New Improvements to “Get Local” For the Holidays

Local Search

The Christmas season of 2012 is certainly shaping up to a multi channel one. While approximately 90% of purchases this holiday season are still going to be made in store, these purchases are going to be highly influenced by tablet and smartphone searches and uses. It is a well documented fact that more than 80% Read More