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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.

Google BERT Update: Understanding Search Queries More Effectively

Google announced on October 25th, 2019 that they are rolling out a new update to their algorithm, named BERT. BERT is an acronym for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. The “transformers” are words that change the context or a sentence or search query. The “encoder representations” are subtle concepts and meanings in natural language that […]

Star Ratings for LocalBusiness Schema Disappearing From SERPs?

Google announced on September 16th, 2019 that they would be making major changes to how they display review rich results. These are ratings stars that show in organic search results for pages with certain types of Schema markup. The biggest changes, that are still rolling out, affect rich snippet star ratings for the LocalBusiness and […]