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When Will Google Places Bail Out White Hat SEOs?

September 14th, 2011 · 21 Comments

A frustrated practitioner of bail bonds SEO laments about Google Places, Where Crooked Businesses Take Over: “Here’s another great example of the wonder of Google Places and Google’s dealings with Local Search. Type in Google, “Santa Clarita Bail Bonds.” (this example could be done for many other keywords if you care to try) You will see [...]

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Why Compete Should Turn Off Its Traffic Estimate Graphs

July 22nd, 2011 · 7 Comments

I know I have a relatively small site, but if you can’t even get the trend right, why bother? And check out Pete Distad of Hulu

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Guest Post Policy

July 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments

I have been getting hit up a lot by people who want to write guest posts on LSG either because they want to get their brand in front of my readers or they want a link.  I am not opposed to the concept but have never put one up so it would need to be [...]

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First Viral Campaign Ever on Google Plus – Ph Creative

July 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Here’s the video by the firm Ph Creative, the firm that created the campaign: Tip for next time: Spell-check

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Local Search Ranking Factors 2011 – Top 10

June 3rd, 2011 · 33 Comments

David Mihm’s annual Local Search Ranking Factors survey of local SEO geeks is out.  As always, I like to provide a summary of the top ten recommendations: Top 10 Ranking Factors for Google Maps/Google Places SEO Physical Address in City of Search Manually Owner-verified Place Page Proper Category Associations Volume of Traditional Structured Citations (IYPs, [...]

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CodeGuard is Cool

May 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

I was talking to my bud Jonah Stein about his new start-up CodeGuard, a website backup service, and I thought given the events of the past few days it was worth a plug, particularly for those readers running multiple SMB websites.  Let’s review some of the latest in website hacking news: Sony’s Play Station Network [...]

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19% of All Google Hotel Queries Are Mobile

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

From Google’s Mobile Insights Blog: Mobile devices make all five stages of the travel process more accessible and more robust for consumers. It also opens opportunities for marketers. Dreaming: Westin Hotels & Resorts created a display campaign on The Weather Channel’s app. It invited users to “Tap here to warm up,” planting the seed for [...]

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It’s Wafer Thin.

April 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Has to be one of the funniest scenes ever made.

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James Moran of Yipit: Group Buying By The Numbers – #ILMEast

March 23rd, 2011 · 5 Comments

Thought I’d do some liveblogging of Jim’s talk at ILM East. First a couple of Deal-a-Day forecast nuggets from Bobbi Loy-Luster Volume will increase but growth rates will taper off. $873MM in 2010 daily deal revenues Low forecast = $2B in 2015. High forecast=$6B. Now to Yipit: Yipit aggregates daily deals from a variety of [...]

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At BIA/Kelsey ILM East Boston Next Week

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments

I’ll be running a “National Brands & Local Search” panel with Elnora Palms from Uhaul and Matthew Marko from Progressive. I’ll also be lurking the halls doing my usual schmoozefest and interviewing some of the emerging players in the social local search game for the new Social Local Media service I have partnered with BIA/Kelsey [...]

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