Fabulous Friday SEO Infographics: Mihm’s Best!
Yup, it’s only Thursday evening and I’m tired of watching amateur cooks face off over hamburgers on the Food Channel and with Friday being a full day down at our Innovation Factory for Mentor Committee intakes and meetings and then Cafe iF – I’m going to miss the chance to add a new post here to our blog. So….here’s our Fabulous Friday Infographic….and boy do we have a real winner to lead off with!
David Mihm, noted SEO practitioner from the Pacific NorthWest, is one of my own SEO personal role models. This man knows SEO. Period. And as he also runs the 30+ of us who help him with his Annual Local Search Ranking Factors Survey, he knows Google Maps/Places too. And then there’s the getListed.org online research group that he founded and runs – and did I mention the whole #localUniveristy group too? Okay, you get my drift…if there’s a guy to emulate, David would be dang close to the top of that list, eh!
Well, it appears that like most entrepreneurs who have a passion about what it is that gets them up and into the office before 7 am – David has added something totally new at least to me and it’s his infographic entitled “A Brief History of Google Places” that you can find here… - and what a read and study this is, eh!
As David notes, we Canadian SEO types pay loads of attention to whatever comes out of Google on a daily basis – and those of us like my own practice, who work a majority of the time in the Local Search space we stay at the “bleeding edge” of the constant daily changes that Google puts out for their local Places/Maps algo! And I mean daily! Hourly even….and to stay ahead of the competition, we need to be studying and researching and testing and analyzing on a daily/hourly basis, eh!
Further as David notes in that posting – he and Mike Blumenthal and Matt McGee (surely the top three Local Search experts on the continent at least in my book!!!) contributed data and David has been hard at work compiling and working out the variations on the Google changes to the Local Search algo and as David points out, the interactive version of same MUST be a click you invest time in! DO IT! Go to that link and try the interactive link….and what you’ll find is one of the best tactical studies on the Google local algo that I’ve ever seen. Period.
David’s infographic covers from 2004 right up to 2011 and he has color-coded the details with respect to both the announcements of changes as the magnitude of same….and it’s so dang easy to follow the changes as they’ve occurred. For those of us who run an SEO practice in the Local Search space, we can (as I did with some glee and some regrets) match what’s noted with our client serps and find that “yup, got that one big time” and “oops…missed that totally” occurred throughout the 8 year reach of the study.
David, many many thanks from both myself, the whole SEO community – and yes, my clients too!
Muchly appreciated and I feel like I should be sending you some cash just to validate that you captured and publicized what I too found…used…and my clients gained some serp traction for same! #Kudos David…for an SEO job well done!