In an effort to improve the quality of its mobile search results, Google has begun experimenting with its mobile-first index. In essence, Google’s search algorithms will soon primarily evaluate the mobile version of a site’s content to determine its page ranking. Further, the mobile-first index will help to better understand structured data and to show snippets from those pages in the search results. Learn the SEO implications of Google's mobile-first Index, what it's all about, and how you can properly prepare to ensure you retain rankings.
With just months away from 2017, the search marketing community is starting to agree on the local SEO ranking factors that have shaped best practices of 2016. So I've distilled data and insights from some of the industry’s leading sources, such as Moz, Search Engine Land, and Local SEO Guide. But because some of this data is rich with metrics and SEO lingo, it may be over the head for some layman marketers. As such, I've outlined (in no particular order) some of the most influential local SEO ranking factors in a digestible and actionable blog post.