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Google Local Video Listing Spotted in the Wild

What’s Google up to now? Someone spotted a video in the Google + Local page results. I don’t know if this will be permanent for all results but it might be a good idea to add a few videos to … Continue reading

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The SMB Facebook Dilusion?

In this article, Mike Blumenthal reveals some survey results about how people would go about finding a lawyer. The small biz Dilusion is that a lot of them think their #1 tool for Customer Getting is Facebook when far more … Continue reading

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Google Changes Their Review Policy

When it comes to Reputation marketing the easiest way to get a number of reviews was to have an On Site Review kiosk. Which until recently was totally fine according to the big G. Now Google says “no more” and … Continue reading

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Which Pic Converts Best in the SERPS?

Have You ever searched for something on Google and seen someone’s picture next to it? Mike Blumenthal, my go to man for understanding local marketing, Did a survey About who you would choose as your lawyer according to their picture … Continue reading

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Social Media Lessons for Small Business

Just read an interesting study posted on the Duct Tape Marketing blog about a Social Media survey they did wig small businesses. Had some interesting advice from the results of that survey http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/2012/10/18/five-social-media-lessons/

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Where is the New Apple Maps Getting Its info From?

David Mihm released a new info graphic today showing the Apple Maps Ecosytem. Wanna know where the iPhone app gets a business’s info from? Check out the graphic. http://www.davidmihm.com/blog/local-seo/apple-maps-ecosystem

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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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