How Google Carousel Affects Local Results

Since the Google Local Carousel was launched in June, it has impacted the way users view and interact with local listings. What used to be the coveted 7-pack, has been replaced by the sleek look of the carousel for specific verticals like restaurants, hotels and local businesses.

There’s no doubt that the carousel is a prime real estate for brands wanting to promote their listing to individuals searching for their offerings.  So how can brands capitalize on the carousel?

1. Google Local Listing

It’s fair to say that local listings should be an important priority for any local business. It helps to get your business on the map (literally) and is also the first step to being considered for carousel placement. If you haven’t already, set up a Google Local listing for your business.

2. Reviews

A recent study published by Digital Marketing Works has found a high correlation between Google reviews and carousel placement. Both the number of reviews, as well as rating seemed to have an impact on whether or not a brand received a placement. So for brands that want to ride the carousel, quality and quantity of reviews can be a determining factor.

3. Local SEO

Local search is very competitive and high rankings can be the difference between your business making a sale, or your competitor’s business. Local SEO is location specific and can help local companies achieve higher rankings in search when it matters most.
If you are a local business and would like to rank better in local search or have any questions about Google Carousel, please contact us in the form below. We would be happy to help!

Submitted by Erica Machin, Titan Growth

Titan Growth Recognized As Inc. 5000 Company For The Fourth Year In A Row!

Thanks to a great team, amazing clients, and TitanBOT, Titan Growth has made the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row!

Titan Growth was recently recognized as an Inc. 5000 company for the fourth year in a row. The award ceremony was held in Washington DC, where Titan Growth stood amongst some of America’s most notable companies. The companies on this year’s list have displayed high revenue growth from 2009 to 2012 and helped to play a vital role in job creation and economic improvement.

Company Background

Founded in 2004, Titan Growth is a San Diego based SEO company focusing on comprehensive digital marketing solutions. The Titan Growth team offers advanced SEO, pay-per-click and social media services to businesses worldwide.

What makes Titan Growth unique is a proprietary software called TitanBOT, which was developed by the same engineers who pioneered algorithm-based search. TitanBOT emulates search engine behavior so that Titan Growth’s team can effectively test updates and identify the outcome before going live. This technology has given Titan Growth a significant advantage and has contributed to years of positive results for Titan Growth’s clients.

Preceding the Inc. 5000 award, Titan Growth was also featured on San Diego Business Journal’s list of the ‘100 Fastest Growing Companies’ for the third year in a row.

San Diego Business Journal Awards

A Special Thanks

“We are honored to be recognized as an Inc. 5000 company for the fourth year in a row.” Says Danny Shepherd, President of Titan Growth. “Since the company was founded in 2004, Titan Growth has realized continual growth, and in no way could we have done this without the ongoing support of our clients and the dedication of our team.”

As 2013 comes to close, Titan Growth is gearing up for another great year for their clients!

Submitted by Erica Machin, Titan Growth

Titan Growth Honored For Third Year On Inc. 5000 List

For the third year in a row, Inc. Magazine ranked Titan Growth on its list of the top U.S. companies.

The companies on the 2012 list have been instrumental in creating jobs and sustaining a high growth rate: according to Inc., these companies have added 400,000 jobs back into the U.S. workplace over the last year and maintained a median growth rate of 97%.

Titan Growth, a San Diego-based search engine marketing company, is also ranked in the Advertising and Marketing subcategory. Titan Growth’s core focus areas include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC), and a full range of Social Media Marketing.

Titan Growth credits much of their success to Titan BOT, their proprietary search engine spider, which allows them to simulate GoogleBot and other search engines spiders in order to more effectively make website changes to get new rankings, monitor search engine behavior, and stay ahead of their clients’ competitors.

Titan Growth’s president, Danny Shepherd, attributes Titan Growth’s success to a hard-working team, a loyal client base, a relentless pursuit of new technology, and a continued track record of results. Titan Growth continues to be a leader in the advertising and marketing field and looks forward to many successful years ahead.

Contributed by Amanda Finch, VP Operations