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Don’t Trust Results in Google MapMaker

January 2nd, 2015 · 12 Comments

Google MapMaker One Result

An auto dealer client’s GMB page was showing up in Google with a different domain (the car maker’s – Ford.com) attached to it only for certain queries. I started looking through all of the usual data suspects to see if the errant domain was connected to any of the dealer’s business listings and came up [...]

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I Speak At Conferences So Hire Me

November 7th, 2014 · No Comments

I speak at conferences

Sooner or later every SEO puts one of these on their site right? From StreetFight Summit 2014. Fun show. Thanks to Laura Rich and David Hirschman for having me and to Rene Reinsberg of GoDaddy, Jonathan Czaja of Facebook and Brendan King, especially Brendan King, of Vendasta for putting up with me. So hire me [...]

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Google Nixes Campaign Tagging on GMB Pages

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments

GMB Landing Page Redirect Notice

Noticed this doozy from Tony McCreath over at the Google + Local Search Forum this morning. Looks like Google is giving users a redirect notice when they click on the website link that you associate with your Google My Business page if you are using UTM tracking parameters to measure web traffic from GMB: What [...]

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Schema.org/SPAM – Google Should Get Rid of All of It

July 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Rich Snippet SPAM

I have a client who had implemented schema incorrectly and received a notice from Google that they needed to fix it “if you would like it featured in Google search results”. Of course they didn’t provide any specifics and Schema.org documentation is often confusing: http://t.co/ltB6NKX0eX‘s real mission was to create a lot of confusing conversations [...]

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The Pleasanton Drought

April 19th, 2014 · 8 Comments

California Drought Map

Source:¬†Why California’s Drought Isn’t Going Anywhere I am posting this page as a resource for Pleasanton residents seeking both information on the how the drought is affecting the area and resources for how we can all help the situation. On April 18th, the San Jose Mercury News quoted Daniel Smith, Pleasanton’s Operation Services Director, saying [...]

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