Kim's Ass Local SEO 2014

On my 10 Things I Learned About Local SEO in 2014 post on SearchEngineLand, I forgot to include #11: Social Sharing Stats Are Worthless. I use to obsess about social share numbers on each of my SEL posts. It drove me slightly crazy to see that Greg Gifford’s and Chris Silver Smith’s posts would always […]

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DOVE Social Media Campaign

This post on Why Are So Many Social Media Managers Dipshits is so good. My father always said “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say anything.” But let’s face it, Social Media Managers may just be to SEOs what New Jersey is to New York. I keed. I keed. “DOVE […]

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For those in the know, Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats & Wurst Haus was the best place in Silicon Valley to get a smoked pork chop, a pickled pigs foot or a tub of duck fat. Unfortunately, last year a faulty smoker caused a fire and Dittmers had to shut down while it moved locations and rebuilt. […]

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Yesterday I formally launched a partnership with BIA/Kelsey to provide their clients with a “Social Local Media Advisory Service”. Here’s the kind of stuff we’ll be helping clients with: SLM will spotlight buyers, sellers, platform developers, vendors, practitioners and thought leaders engaged in the use of social media tools and techniques to forward customer relationships. […]

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More from C3: Craig Donato, CEO & Founder, Oodle Perry Evans, CEO & Founder, Closely Brendan King, CEO, Vendasta Technologies Seb Provencher, VP Product Mgt, Praized Media Donato – Social is not for all SMBs. It’s for SMBs that depend on relationship marketing. Real Estate Agents are a good example. There has been massive adoption […]

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We’re back at C3 and starting out with “A Conversation With the Networks”: Doug Kilponen, SVP Biz Dev, Merchant Circle John Kim, VP, Products, Pelago Sumir Meghani, Director BD, Groupon Jed Nachman, VP Sales, Yelp Kim – If you can create content and connect with other people, it’s social media Meghani – Groupon has two […]

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Stop sending me irrelevant press releases (I know you won’t but I had to ask).  They get deleted/ignored every time. I will be covering more local-social media trends as part of the new Local Social Consulting Advisory Service I am starting with BIA/Kelsey.  If you are doing innovative things in this area and want me […]

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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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Just got an invite to Opus Research’s Conversational Commerce Conference aka C3 on Feb 2-3 in San Francisco. Opus is Dan Miller’s and Greg Sterling’s brainchild. I’ll be blogging the event. Here’s the conference summary: Opus Research’s Conversational Commerce Conference (C3) brings together a diverse array of interested groups and stakeholders to discuss the new […]

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According to the BIA Kelsey’s 2010 Local Commerce Monitor, the use of social media by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who spend at least $25K in online marketing/year has risen dramatically over the past year. As I mentioned in my post on The Local Reviews Ecosystem, the focus on customer engagement via reviews and social […]

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