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This week brings some big buzz in the Search Engine Optimization world due to a sudden change from Google who, instead of opening new doors, is closing a few.
In May, Google began a process that will result in the full integration of the Google Places local search listings and business Google Plus pages. According to the Google, the initial changes were a design upgrade and a new link. Simple changes maybe, but it’s now more important than ever that businesses with a strong local customer base dive in and work on their local search strategy.
Last Thursday 2/24/11, Google announced changes to its search formula to push low-quality sites lower in search rankings (those that are of low content value, copy content from other websites, and/or don't provide any new/fresh information to the audience). Word is that the new formula will affect 11.8% of search queries. Unlike numerous former changes, this time Google claims the changes would be hard not to notice.