Checking In: Our Top Local Search Columns Of 2013

As more and more small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) venture into the digital marketing arena, they are quickly recognizing the importance of being visible within local search results.

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This past year saw the official launch of Google’s Knowledge Graph Carousel for local search results, creating a more visually pleasing user experience for searchers. Additionally, Google continued the rocky process of updating its business listings management from Google Places to Google+ Local.

Whether you’re an SMB trying to navigate the world of local search on your own or a large brand with multiple brick-and-mortar locations to manage, our local search columnists have had you covered throughout 2013 with expert advice and thoughtful analysis. Take a look at our ten most popular Local Search columns from this year:

Top Local Search Columns Of 2013

  1. 10 Things SEOs & SMBs Should Know About New Google Places Dashboard - April 8, 2013, by Myles Anderson
  2. Best & Worst Ways To Influence Local SEO Rankings - August 20, 2013, by Wesley Young
  3. 10 Tips For Using YouTube To Kill At Local SEO - September 9, 2013, by Chris Silver Smith
  4. The Best Link Building For Local SEO — None! - June 17, 2013 by Chris Silver Smith
  5. 8 Keys To A Successful Local Business Website - May 28, 2013, by Wesley Young
  6. Confessions Of A $100/Month SEO Client - June 10, 2013, by Andrew Shotland
  7. Logo Optimization: A Local SEO Stealth Tactic - August 12, 2013, by Chris Silver Smith
  8. Did Hummingbird Just Kill Your Local SEO? - October 29, 2013, by Andrew Shotland
  9. 5 Ways To Rank Outside Of Your Physical Location In Google Places - May 13, 2013, by Andrew Shotland
  10. 10 Simple Things SMB Websites Need To Fix Before SEO - January 14, 2013, by Andrew Shotland

Thank you again to all of our hard-working guest contributors who help to make this site great. Look forward to more local search wisdom in 2014!