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Google starting to highlight top directory sites in local search, including Yelp and Yell

Looks like Google may well be starting to add feature links specifically to some top directory sites here in the UK. This is most likely due to their efforts in settling the anti-trust case with the EU. These recent changes were first spotted over on Webmaster World and reported by Barry Schwartz here. The new layout looks remarkably similar to what was described by local SEO expert Nyagoslav Zhekov over on his blog back in April. (more…)

Google+ Local business reviews popup showing in SERPs, just a test?

Looks like Google could be testing something new as they appear to be showing a local business reviews popup in the main search engine results. Edited¬†This only seems to work on rather than so if you want to test it make sure you’re using the right one, especially if you’re here in the UK. Looks like the popup is now showing on as well. (more…)