Understanding How G+ Page Owners and Managers Work

Google has gone through a ton of changes since they transitioned the Google Places page to Google+ Local back in 2012. We have seen Google automatically upgrade pages so that they have social functionality, a new review monitoring tool, a…
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The Negative Impact of Bulk Feeds on Google Places

There has been a lot of talk lately about Bulk Feeds on Google Places.  Bulk feeds are supposed to be a great way for a business owner with tons of locations to get their listings activated on Google Places without…
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Does Branding Matter for Small Business?

In the era of social media, the influence of the consumer on a small business brand is undeniable–both online and off. For the small business owner, a well-balanced and consistent branding strategy may offer a good opportunity to engage consumers, creating a…
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Introducing Google’s New Review Monitoring and Management Tool

The “Google and Your Business Blog” has just announced a brand-new review monitoring and management feature simply called Reviews. This feature is available to all businesses that are located in the new Google Places Dashboard, which is still slowly rolling out to…
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Another Facelift for Google+ Pages and a Review Bug

Google has once again changed the look of their G+ Pages. We are waiting for the official announcement from Google, but according to a source, this is not a test. Here’s what one Google + Local page looked like before the…
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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Back in June Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, spoke to attendees at the SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle about the importance of Mobile SEO. “You really need to be thinking about Mobile” Cutts said during his keynote address,…
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Using a Facebook Account to Post Yelp Reviews – Does it Help Them Stick?

A sticky review on Yelp is one that is not removed from a business profile by Yelp’s review filter. Several variables are plugged into the algorithm to determine which reviews stick, and which don’t. (What these variables are is not…
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