An SEO Guide for Service-Area Businesses

Here at V Digital Services, Local SEO is our bread and butter. It is the very foundation of what our entire agency is built on, and we’re absolutely obsessed with it. Over the years, the way people search for local products and services has changed dramatically, and Google’s locally-driven algorithms have changed right along with […] KEEP READING

Google Business Profile and Local SEO Marketing

Google My Business is rebranding to Google Business Profile and what local businesses need to know about optimizing their profiles. According to Google, the most recent buzz around the water cooler is that the Google My Business (GMB) platform is being rebranded and will soon be known as Google Business Profile (GBP) to “keep things […] KEEP READING

Understanding Google My Business New Insights Screen

Google My Business (GMB) Insights? What are these? Do I need to pay attention to them, and what does it do for my business? If you are new to using Google for your business, it may seem like an excessive amount of information to take in. One of the sections in the side panel that […] KEEP READING

Google My Business Messaging via the GMB App

Google My Business is a powerful tool for helping a business get found by potential customers that are looking for their services, and not searching directly by the business name. But Google My Business can do so much more than being a search query result tool. Along with follow options, posting options, menus, and services, […] KEEP READING

Fine Tuning Search Results for Your Local SEO

Now that you’ve claimed and verified your Google My Business listing and have started to write your own business directory citations, it’s time to start the tune-up and enhancement process of your Local SEO presence. Just like a fine-tuned racing machine or well-conditioned athlete, your local SEO presence requires constant monitoring and improvements so that […] KEEP READING

How to Update Your Google My Business Listings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In an effort to mitigate negative consequences for business owners that have needed to shift their priorities due to COVID-19, Google has temporarily limited Google My Business functionality. Though these changes were implemented to help, they may cause some confusion and difficulty in managing Google listings for already over-encumbered business owners. Currently, customers cannot leave […] KEEP READING

Why Keeping Google My Business Services During COVID-19 is Important for the Future of Your Business.

Why Keeping Google My Business Services During Pandemics Like COVID-19 or Other National Issues is Important for the Future of Your Business Due to the COVID-19 crisis businesses are closed down temporarily, offering limited services such as takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery, or are pivoting quickly to offer solutions/services they may have never offered before. […] KEEP READING

Google Maps Turns 15

Last month, Google Maps established 15 years of service, marking a milestone in the platform’s history. So to celebrate, Google has released additional features for the Google Maps App, available on Android and iOS. These features include:     Explore – A local search map with additional listings featured, including hotels, upcoming events, as well […] KEEP READING

Google My Business Posts: Related to your search & new features

Google has presented a new round of updates for the Google My Business posts feature, including a carousel for multiple images and videos as well as a new feature for Product Posts. These are new and exciting features that are sure to drive actions on the Google My Business platform, as the ability to influence […] KEEP READING

Major SEO Updates We’ve Seen Impact Local Businesses into 2020

Major Local SEO Updates We’ve Seen Impact Local Businesses    In the world of online business, staying competitive requires that you keep up with the latest SEO updates and trends. The digital marketing landscape is always changing, and throughout 2019 is proof of that. During this period, there have been major changes impacting local businesses. […] KEEP READING