Mary Bowling's Articles

Local Search Guru
Colorado

Planet Ocean's Local Search Expert, Mary Bowling, first learned SEO from The Unfair Advantage e-book in 2003 and has immersed herself in all phases of Search Marketing for all types and sizes of businesses. Using her background in entrepreneurship, Mary developed specialized expertise in marketing brick and mortar businesses online. She is recognized throughout the industry as an expert in Local Search and speaks frequently on the topic at industry conferences, such as Search Marketing Expo and Online Marketing Summit.

Mary has been teaching others the ins and outs of Local Search since 2006 and spends a lot of her time breaking down local search for our members writing articles, blog posts and even presenting in our Local Search Professional Training Course Series.


Articles by Mary Bowling

  1. 7 Local Knowledge Panel Features that Can Seriously Boost Your Bottom Line
  2. The Hottest Tips from the Latest Advanced LocalU Conference
  3. How the Pros Compete & Win Against Big Brands in Local Search
  4. 8 Tips to Get Your Multi Location Business Dominating the Local Results
  5. It's Time to Get Local with Your AdWords Campaigns
  6. What's New in Local Search November 2016
  7. What's New in Local Search October 2016
  8. Is Your Location Legit for a Google My Business Listing?
  9. What's New in Local Search for June 2016
  10. Simple Ways to Leverage Facebook Ads for More Local Leads
  11. What's New in Local Search for April 2016
  12. What's New in Local Search for March 2016
  13. What's New in Local Search for February 2016
  14. What's New in Local Search for January 2016
  15. What's New in Local Search for October 2015
  16. 7 Tips on Surviving Google's Recent Shifts to *Paid Only* Local Search Results
  17. What's New in Local Search for September 2015?
  18. What's New in Local Search for August 2015
  19. What's New in Local Search for July 2015?
  20. A Pro's Cheat Sheet for Growing Real Customer Reviews
  21. What's New in Local Search for June 2015
  22. What's New in Local Search for May 2015
  23. What's New in Local Search for April 2015
  24. What's New In Local Search for March 2015
  25. What's New in Local Search for February 2015
  26. Expert Tip: How to Gain Local Links from Community Involvement
  27. What's New in Local Search for January 2015
  28. Pigeon Provides Interesting New Directory Opportunities
  29. How the Pros Successfully Track Their Local Search Campaigns
  30. What's New In Local Search for November 2014
  31. What's New In Local Search for October 2014
  32. Plucking the Pigeon - What We Have to Work With
  33. Social Media Marketing is Not Always the Answer for Small, Local Businesses
  34. An Early Look at Pigeon - Google's Local Update
  35. Understanding if Yext is Right For You
  36. What's New in Local Search for June 2014
  37. 4 Things Restaurateurs Do Wrong & How You Can Benefit!
  38. 7 Great Exposure Tips for Your Multi-Location Business
  39. Virtual Offices Defined: What You Need To Know
  40. 7 Online Assets Your Local Business Needs to Survive the Coming Years
  41. What’s New in Local Search for January 2014 - Mary Bowling
  42. What’s New in Local Search for December 2013 - Mary Bowling
  43. The Best Local Search Tools for Heavy Lifting
  44. 5 Essential Takeaways from Advanced LocalU NYC 2013
  45. The Top 8 Local Search Ranking Factors of 2013
  46. Yelp Offers Merchant Services to Businesses
  47. The Social Platform Pecking Order
  48. How Call Tracking Can Damage Your Local Business Listing in Google
  49. How to Gain Top Rankings on Apple Maps Using Yelp
  50. Ensure Your Google Reviews Aren't Lost During a Move
  51. Stars Rating System Coming Back to Local Search
  52. Juicy Local Search Nuggets from PubCon New Orleans 2013
  53. What's New in Local Search for May 2013
  54. Google+Local - What's Really Changed?
  55. What's New In Local Search For April 2013
  56. What's New in Local Search for March 2013?
  57. Data Providers are Quickly Becoming the Go-To Source for Local Data in 2013
  58. What's New in Local Search February 2013
  59. Finding the Best Citation Sources for YOUR Business
  60. What's New in Local Search for January 2013
  61. What's New in Local Search December 2012
  62. Apple Maps, So What?
  63. Google+Local Primer: Your Guide to the Future of Local Business on the Internet
  64. What’s New in Local Search November 2012
  65. What's New in Local Search October 2012
  66. Pricing Pitfalls in Local Search Projects
  67. What's New in Local Search September 2012
  68. Franchises Get D- in Local Search
  69. What's New in Local Search August 2012
  70. What's New in Local Search July 2012
  71. Google+Local
  72. What's New in Local Search June 2012
  73. Local Search Tips for Canadian Businesses
  74. What’s New in Local Search May 2012
  75. AdWords for Local Businesses
  76. What's New In Local Search April 2012
  77. Big Brands and Local Search
  78. What's New In Local Search March 2012
  79. Google Places Live Case Study - SMX West 2012
  80. Google Rolls Out BIG Local Updates in February 2012!
  81. What's New In Local Search February 2012
  82. Google's Leaked Quality Guidelines Unveiled and Simplified for Local Search Marketers
  83. What's New in Local Search January 2011
  84. Google's Leaked Quality Guidelines Unveiled and Simplified
  85. What's New In Local Search December 2011
  86. The State of Search 2012
  87. Our Pros' Share Their Secrets to Marketing with QR Codes
  88. What's New in Local Search November 2011
  89. Google + Zagat = ?
  90. The Online Review Landscape
  91. What's New in Local Search October 2011
  92. What's New in Local Search? September 2011 Edition
  93. Following Google Guidelines
  94. What's New in Local Search – August 2011
  95. What's New In Local Search – July 2011
  96. 2011 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey Released
  97. Who is this Mary Bowling Anyway? Why listen to me?
  98. What's New in Local Search – June 2011
  99. What's New in Local Search? May 2011 Edition
  100. Stronger Search Marketing Competition from the IYPS
  101. Unveiling Google's New City Pages – What You Need to Know Right Now!
  102. Professional SEO's Guide to Successfully Tracking Your Local Search Campaigns
  103. Google's Local Search Market a Review of 2010 and Beyond
  104. Why Your Company Could Be Losing Massive Sales Everyday Without You Even Knowing