Moderator: Anthony Ha of TechCrunch Angus Davis: CEO of Swipely Derek Webster: CEO of LocalBonus John Valentine: VP Local of LevelUp Webster: There are 50 start-ups trying to make loyalty punchcards obsolete. Valentine: Typical LevelUp merchant does about $1MM in sales, mostly restaurant customers. 60-70% of business comes from repeat customers. Difference between daily deals […]

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Part 5 in the popular SEO Death series. Brick Marketing’s post Can Too Many Pages Hurt Your SEO? reminded me that I had a royally tanked one of my test sites by allowing Google to crawl too many new URLs without adding any more inbound links or non-“thin” content. (hard to read text in graphics = […]

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Miranda Miller of SearchEngineWatch dropped a bombshell today that Bruce Clay was rolling out a service to sell “Local Paid Inclusion” in Google, Yahoo & Bing local organic results to SMBs. From the site advertising the service: “The way it works is simple: you create a legitimate places or local profile page, then you select […]

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Thanks to the talents of my bud Mike, the malware that took over my blog is hopefully now gone.  There’s still some work to do on bringing the site back to where it was but definitely glad that crap is over.  Thanks to the spamming Russians for making this a fun day.

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