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Is Google Making Zagat Reviews Understandable?

Is Google finally making the confusing number scores from Zagat understandable to normal people? 5 stars is easy to understand but 23 out of 30 seems bad but is good but how can you tell? Mike Blumenthal points out that … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take For A Citation To Matter?

The Blumenthal/Mihm marriage has created a great baby today! They put together an info graphic explaining the time it takes for a citation to show up on the interwebs and then how long it takes to matter to Google. If … Continue reading

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Are you ready for author rank?

Author rank will be a new signal for your stuff in Google. Are you ready for it? Here’s some great advice from the SEOmoz guys. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/seomoz/~3/LLeTXuVB1Vg/how-to-prepare-for-authorrank-and-get-the-jump-on-google

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Will Citations Stop Being Effective for Local Optimization in the Future?

The great Blumenthal answers the question about citations losing their effectiveness when it comes to ranking for your local SEO efforts. I really like his answer. I would add 1 thing. Getting citations is good for ranking but if anyone … Continue reading

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How Many Tweets Does it Take to Get to Page 1 of Google

It has been known for quite a while that tweets and retweets to a specific web page effects it’s ranking in the big G but how many tweets? This article explains one of the largest research projects done to answer … Continue reading

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People Aren’t Searching Like They Used To

This year the amount of people searching, meaning going to the Google and typing in Questions From their home or work computer, is declining. More and more people are searching from their phones and/or mobile devices. So make sure you … Continue reading

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Would a Citation Blast Cause a Drop in Google Local Rankings?

I’ve talked before about the power of citations and their necessity in the local search marketing sphere. One guy saw a drop in rankings after doing a citation building campaign but did the citations cause the drop in rankings or … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry About Siri Rankings Just Yet

Just read this article by David Mihm where he does math! Gotta love me some math. The marketing expert Dan Kennedy always says “you’re actually in the arithmetic business”. Its all about the numbers. Okay…off that rabbit trail. Using basic … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder Where the Interwebs Gets Your Info?

David Mihm just release an updated version of his local search ecosystem graphic. It shows where all the different sites get your info from. It’s actually really Interesting. http://www.davidmihm.com/blog/local-seo/local-search-ecosytem-fall-2012/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mihmorandum+%28Mihmorandum%3A+Local+Search+%2B+Web+Design%29

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Step by Step Guide to the Google+ Business/Local Merge Verification Process

When Google + was first released I had a problem; my Google + Business page was created under my personal account and my Google + Local page was created in my business account. Finally Google released a way to merge … Continue reading

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