How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results

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More Diversity in Search Results Earlier this year, Google told us that it was making search results more diverse with fewer results from the same domains in response to a query. Search Engine Land wrote about that diversity in the post: Google search update aims to show more diverse results from different domain names. Google … Read more How Google Enforces Category Diversity for Some Local Search Results

Google May Diminish Reviews of Places You Stop Visiting

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How Google May Diminish Reviews Based on Location History I don’t consider myself paranoid, but after reading a lot of Google patents, I’ve been thinking of my phone as my Android tracking device. It’s looking like Google thinks of phones similarly; paying a lot of attention to things such as a person’s location history. After … Read more Google May Diminish Reviews of Places You Stop Visiting

Ranking Local Businesses Based Upon Quality Measures including Travel Time

Google’s Travel Time Patent Can the amount of travel time someone might take to get to a place be a good indication of the quality of that place? That is the assumption behind a recently granted patent from Google that focuses upon local SEO. Travel time in the patent is referred to as a “time … Read more Ranking Local Businesses Based Upon Quality Measures including Travel Time

Google May Check to See if People Go to Geographic Locations Google May Recommend

Google was granted a local SEO patent this week to enable them to check whether people are following recommendations in search results to visit geographic locations – to see how many people actually visited those places. And it’s probably good for many businesses to have Google recommending that people visit them. For example, people living … Read more Google May Check to See if People Go to Geographic Locations Google May Recommend