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Your Google My Business Profile Image – The Most Important Image?

There probably isn’t an image of your business that gets seen more by potential customers and searchers than your Google My Business profile image. There isn’t a single image that has more impact on searcher’s behaviors. And there isn’t an image in the online world that is harder to “get right.” The profile image is […]

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A Guide to Google Mobile Local Pack Results

Last week, Google pushed its new, blue mobile local pack (previously seen on Android and Google Now) to the iPhone. As the world and Google goes mobile (and local), it makes sense to detail and name the various local pack results that we are now seeing in the mobile environment. For the most part, there […]

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No Easy Answers to Ranking Well in Local Search

Like most Local Search practitioners, those of us at LocalU are continually approached by businesses who ask for help in ranking better in the Google Local results. By Google Local results, I’m referring to the results in Google Maps, in the Local Packs that appear within the organic results and in the localized organic results. […]

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Takeaways from Streetfight’s Local Data Summit 2015 in Denver

Last week, Streetfight held its second Local Data Summit in Denver, Colorado. Many of the Streetfight folks are based in the Mile High City area and quite a few of the sponsors were based in Denver or Boulder, as well. There were also representatives of some national companies involved in data, like Yext and YP.com, […]

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Go Home, Google Mapmaker. You’re Drunk.

I have to start this by saying that I hate Google Mapmaker. I have not tried to use it for evil purposes, but rarely see any changes take place from reporting real violations and misinformation. Here is a case that is so black-and-white that there shouldn’t be any hesitation approving it. The business name is […]

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Poll: How Would You Rate Google My Business Support Today

Recently, Google My Business moved some of its phone and chat support for US businesses to India. If you have had a recent experience with support, either phone or chat, how would you rate that support overall?

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