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