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John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown Design & SEO.

Did the Google Search Quality Raters Visit Your Site?

What are the Google Quality Search Rater Guidelines? They are a checklist given to Google independent contractors, who are tasked with scoring the search results that Google returns for certain search phrases. If you want to see the Search Quality Rater Guidelines, there’s a link here. They were last updated publicly on July 20, 2018. […]

“We Have 100 Google Reviews, But We’re Not in the 3-Pack Map?”

I saw an interesting question recently: a mattress company with over 100 Google reviews wants to know why they don’t come up in the 3 pack map. When they search for mattress company related keywords close to their location, the Google 3 pack map shows businesses farther away. These other companies have far less Google […]

Embed YouTube Videos Without Competitor Videos At The End

People want to embed YouTube videos on their website, but don’t want competitor videos showing in “Recommended Videos” at the end of the video play. YouTube changed embeds in 2018, to where you can no longer disable recommended videos from appearing after a video finishes playing. They want people to keep watching videos as much […]