How to Trigger the Google Local Carousel

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Last week I published an article on the new black bar that has been appearing for select local search terms involving entertainment, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Google-Local-Black-Bar

Well there is new information that has come out about this that I will share with you.

Google’s Local Carousel

Per Search Engine Watch the official name of this black bar is the Google Local Carousel.

Heat Map Study of Google Carousel

Search Engine Watch also reported that two SEO agencies independently conducted heat map studies and the results confirmed that the carousel results were favorite areas for users to click on and that the reviews of a result were one of the major determining factors.

Long Tail Keywords  – Important Strategy

Also noted in this article was that “having a long tail keyword site content strategy” is an important factor in showing up in as many carousels and map results as possible!

300+ Keywords and Phrases that Trigger Google Local Carousel

Mike Blumenthal has so graciously put together a Google Doc’s keyword spreadsheet that documents over 300+ keywords that are now triggering Google’s Carousel. You can also add new keywords to it if you find any.

Complete Google Local Carousel Roll Out?

As noted in my article last week I suspect that Google will be rolling their new Google Local search bar across the entire Google Maps landscape soon along with tips on optimizing your Google Local listing.

So start optimizing your Google Local listing today to get ahead of your competitors before it’s too late!

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