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Entries Tagged as 'Online Reviews'

Fake Reviews Cost Real $: Legacy Learning Systems

March 17th, 2011 · 11 Comments

UPDATE 11/14/12: According to commenter bob, this issue has been settled and was the result of some wayward affiliates of Legacy, not Legacy itself. Another company gets busted by the feds to the tune of $250,000 for using fake reviews to generate business: The Learn and Master Guitar program promoted by Legacy Learning and Smith [...]

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Tags: Online Reviews · Reputation Management

Google Places Needs Some Pest Control

February 21st, 2011 · 24 Comments

We’ve got rats. There I said it. I opened up the door to my furnace and found a scattering of crusty little rat droppings. And to make matters worse I think the rats have mites as I woke up this morning with a big bite taken out of my posterior (TMI?). So who you gonna [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Online Reviews · Yellow Pages

Do Yelp Stickers On Your Window Bring In Customers?

January 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

BreakThrough Radio, an enterprising music site in New York, sent over this woman-on-the-street video interviewing consumers and businesses about how social media impacts their decisions on where to eat, shop, etc.

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Tags: Online Reviews · Small Business Marketing · Social Media Optimization · Yelp

My Top Local SEO Posts of 2010

December 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I thought it would be nice to end the year highlighting the blog’s top 10 most popular posts for the year. Thanks to all my readers, commenters, linkers, lurkers, clients and of course Google for making it a great year. Lifestyle Lift – Fake Reviews Will Cost You Real $ A 2009 post, but in [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Local Search · Online Reviews · Yellow Pages · Yext.com

The 4 Hour Best Seller?

December 15th, 2010 · 9 Comments

A friend just recommended The 4 Hour Body by Timothy Ferris, author of The Four Hour Work Week, as a great holiday gift, so I went over to Amazon to check it out.  I must confess that while I was intrigued by the whole Four Hour Work Week concept and ensuing media blitz, I also [...]

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Tags: Online Reviews · Reputation Management