A nice 3-1/2 minute overview of how Google ranks local information – the 3 main relevance/ranking factors: (i) relevance, (ii) prominence, and (iii) distance. Here’s the video:
A nice 10 minute-ish video with David Mihm on SEO strategies for Local Search:
A couple nice blog posts on the topic of Business Categorization in Local Search:
- Thoughts On Categorization In Local Search – David Mihm, September 2009
- How Many Categories Should A Local Business Have? – Hanan Lifshitz, July 2009
Chris Silver Smith asks if Google Maps has switched from PageRank to “BizRank” in an interesting post from June 2009.