For those of you who have been following this story, Blogrush’s CEO, John Reese, looked into my case and found that my Blogrush account was deactivated because of a typo I made in their system. I am now activated again. On what must be an insane day for him, I appreciate the effort John made […]
Sorry for the deviation from local search but this just in – You may have noticed I had been running a Blogrush widget on the side of these pages over the past couple of weeks. Not anymore. I just got an email from Blogrush saying that my account has been made “inactive” because this blog […]
It’s Mr. Data! Making sure your business’ location and services data is up to date across the Web is perhaps the most important thing you can do to help potential customers find you. And the Local SEO Guide is here to help. The sites listed below are some of the most important in the local […]
You know you’ve got a problem with blogging when you’re high on nitrous oxide smelling the burning fragments of an old filling that’s being drilled and all you can think about is how this would make a great post about local search.
Here’s something that really chaps my hide – web designers who take advantage of a client’s general ignorance of how the Web works and use a client’s site to promote themselves at the expense of the client. Take my good friends over at The Cabinet Center. They wanted a nice flashy website to showcase their […]
If you’re reading this post there’s a good chance that you are a true innovator and at the forefront of whatever field you are working in (a little reader flattery never hurts). But it can be a little exhausting trying to come up with new, world-shattering ideas every day. So sometimes it’s a good strategy […]
If you’re not a provider of local search services you may want to skip this one as it’s very inside baseball. When I see someone blogging about geotargeting it usually refers to making sure that a site provides relevant information for the user’s physical location. However, some sites use a technique called “geotargeting location by […]
I am a big fan of figuring out how to get potential customers cost-effectively via search engines and other kinds of sites with a lot of users. I should be – that’s what I do for a living. But what about my friend Sandy who has a small “brief therapy” business and spent a bunch […]
There’s a great post on how small businesses can optimize for Google Univeral Search on TopRankBlog. I have some thoughts on this to share with you at a later date but for now this is a pretty good place to start.
Here’s a way to get your fair share of traffic from Google and then some. You may have noticed that Google serves up 3 local listings in its Web search results (results you get from searching via the Google.com home page among others) if G thinks you are searching for a yellow pages-like search. For […]