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Google Expands Its Local Services Ads Into Canada

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The lead generation program, designed to support small businesses serving their local communities, has now expanded beyond its U.S. boundaries. This is great news for some Canadian providers of local services who can now extend their reach to a wider audience within their area. The Expansion Of Local Services Google Local Services was originally launched in 2015 with the title “Home Services”. Originally only available in the San Francisco area, to date it is now available across 17 U.S. cities. It is also now available across 13 different home service verticals and in over 90 different markets nationwide. The success …

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Surviving the Google Medic Update – Remembering to E.A.T

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If you’ve had your eye on SEO for a while you’ll probably be aware of the Google Quality Rater Guidelines, which favour content that shows Expertise, Authorativeness and Trust – known in the industry as the anacronym E.A.T. The recent Medic update emphasizes the E.A.T qualities even further, so working to these quality ideals is going to be one of the best ways to ensure your brand minimizes any loss of rankings due to Medic.

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In Summary – The August Medic update and what it means for your SEO

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Too big to ignore, Google’s latest algorithm update on 1st August is causing ripples in the marketing world, with some brands already experiencing negative effects. However, it seems only a selection of brands are likely to suffer these “ill” effects as the update appears to be focused on advice and health-related sites that are dishing out content that may influence more vulnerable readers to make important life decisions. As such, the algorithm has been nicknamed the “Medic” update because it’s seemingly targeting “Dr. Google” type sites or those that are trying to persuade shoppers there’s something terribly wrong with them so they feel compelled to buy a particular remedy (such as a financial advisory service, magic potion, magazine subscription…).