This morning at the BIA Kelsey’s 2010 Interactive Local Media conference, we’ll be introducing a new partnership between Local SEO Guide and BK – a new local social consulting practice for BK clients. I will be working with them as the Practice Director to help clients chart the social media waters (Have no fear LocalSEOGuide […]
No doubt you may have read about how some jerk used his bad reputation to rank better in Google and rip people off. Today Google announced that they have tweaked their algorithm to demote businesses that have bad reputations. And I quote: we developed an algorithmic solution which detects the merchant from the Times article […]
Readers of this collection of hypertext may recall my tale of woe in dealing with a San Jose Auto Repair shop who done me wrong last year. The subtitle of that little missive was “A lesson in reputation management” and the subsequent flames that sprung up on various local reviews sites showed how rubbing someone […]
While I was on vacation over the past week, the guys over at Praized Media had the audacity to both coin some new business lingo (social media is now the “need” medium) and launch a new reputation monitoring/social lead-gen tool called Needium. I haven’t used it yet but it sounds like a pretty good idea. […]
UPDATE 11.25.12: Since I wrote this two years ago, a lot has changed. Yext has pivoted its business away from pay-per-call to business listings management to help you manage your yellow pages listings from a single dashboard. The service is called Yext PowerListings. Yext Powerlistings can automatically update your business’ information across 50+ of the […]
Gib Olander offers some handy tips for SMBs to make sure their social media presence is in sync with everything else they are doing: Research shows that many consumers that view an online business listing then visit a brick and mortar location. By linking the real-time conversations taking place about your location with your local […]
Business.com just released the results of a study on social media usage by business professionals. The big data points that stuck out for me: The average company in this study was planning, developing or running seven(!!!!) different social media initiatives Facebook is the social media platform of choice for the majority of respondents, but I […]
David Mihm puts out an excellent piece of linkbait on Google advertising against his name and goes for the “king of local seo” title. Although the great GOOG has opted not to run PPC ads against my name, I take solace in the fact that at least Intelius deems me worthy.
Was having a conversation with my sister about funny business names (we had exhausted all other civil topics) and it reminded me of this inspirational tale. For those interested in more family-oriented fare, might I recommend the Hallmark Visitors Center?
These guys helped me out when I was in a jam and didn’t charge me a dime. For the full story of how I found Dynamic Audio on 599 S. Market St. San Jose CA 95110 see my previous post on why Tate Family Complete Auto Care has some ‘splainin to do. So if you […]