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Google Now Allows Brand Pages to Become Google+ Local Pages

Today, Google is releasing a feature worldwide that allows a business to transfer the “heart” of its local data (verification, reviews, Map pin, location) from a verified Local Page to an existing Brand Page. This allows a business to now “upgrade” their Brand page (or any non-local page) to a full local page where it […]

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5 Things You Should Know About A LocalU Advanced Event

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I’m here to help your internal debate on attending a LocalU Advanced event to gain local search, SEO, social and other online marketing knowledge. Maybe you have seen the #LocalU hastag on Twitter explode from one of our events or heard others talk about it, but here is a short list of five things to […]

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State of Google Places for Business – A Downloadable Guide

[Ed. note: The following is a guest article & PDF Guide written for Local U by Morry Mitrani of SaleAMP.com.] Download: State of Google Places for Business Guide (PDF)  Both an internet gateway and a curator of web content, Google’s role in the online arena is undoubtedly pervasive. Yet, given the many changes that Google has […]

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How Should You Market Your Google + Page? You Shouldn’t. You Should Market Your Business

Last year, I wrote a post pooh poohing the idea of link building to an SMB Google+ Page for local as an ill-conceived use of limited resources in most situations. Recently Anikait Chavan commented on that post which motivated me to revisit the idea of exactly how your Google+ Page for Local should fit into […]

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Google+ Pages for Local: An SMB Survival Guide

In the forced march to social, Google has created a number of taxing issues and problems for both small businesses and searchers. One of the most egregious that deserves attention is Google’s insistence on sending searchers to a business’s empty Post page from a local search. Let me explain. In August, Google started to automatically […]

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How Do I Merge My Google + Pages? Usually You Can’t, Now What?

UPDATE June 3, 2014: Google has announced a feature that now allows a Brand Page to Become Google+ Local Page. Please read this newer article before reading the following. The question of how to handle the existence of two (or more) G+ Pages for a given local business has become a frequent one. Over the past […]

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