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Will Google Wallet Affect Your Business?

Google officially announced Google Wallet and new features for it’s daily deal site, Google Offers, today. They’re looking to go beyond e-commerce, and make big changes to how physical retailers and service-providers collect payments and offer deals. There’s a good chance this could have an effect on your business. What Is Google Wallet? Google Wallet […]

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360 Degree Business Views on Google Maps

Google has just announced a new addition to Google Maps – the ability to see 360 degree views of the interiors at select businesses. First mentioned by Google as an upcoming feature a week or so ago, it is now live in the United States, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia. What Does It Look Like? […]

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The Guide To Google Boost

Google’s local ad options come and go all the time – in just the last couple years they’ve tried all of these: Google Tags Google Local Listing Ads Google Offers Google Location Extensions Google Boost The first two are discontinued, the third is in testing – just #’s four and five are widely available now. […]

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Guide To Google Hotpot

Google announced a new service called Hotpot (notice it is “Hotpot” not “Hotspot”) a month or so ago. This could be important for local businesses, because Google plans to use Hotpot for tying together local business reviews and social data, which should make online reviews even more powerful in determining the success of a company. […]

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Microformats For Local SEO

Google announced support for rich snippets in local search on their blog yesterday. Adding this microformat information may help local search rankings – let’s look at what microformats are and how to add this data to your website.

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Google Tags Review

I’ve been experimenting with Google Tags for about a month, and have some data to share.

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Respond To Reviews On Google Places

Google announced today that they are now allowing businesses to respond to reviews on Google Places. This is great news, because online reviews are increasingly important for consumers. The ability to respond gives you some control over how your business is portrayed.

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Call Tracking Numbers: Harming Your Local Search Results?

Call tracking numbers are the most convenient way to track lead sources – but also harm rankings in local search.

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Do Your Customers Love You?
Then You’ll Love The Future

The future, when word of mouth is all-powerful, is on its way. Is your business prepared?

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Then You’ll Love The Future
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Local Search Ranking Factors Published

David Mihm just published the 2010 edition of his excellent Local Search Ranking Factors. If you want to understand how the experts are thinking about local search, it’s a great resource.

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