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Use This Link to Ask For Google Reviews on Mobile (& the Desktop)

Now that Google has finally updated their mobile browser display and is, after a very long hiatus, allowing users to leave reviews on Android and iOS mobile browsers, the question arises of how to best direct your customers to leave a review. What is the best link to share with them so that they can […]

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27 Reasons To Advance Your Local Search Marketing Skills In Minneapolis

It’s a collision of two things I love, local search and Minneapolis.  I’m proud that my hometown of Minneapolis will host an amazing day of local search and online marketing knowledge on June 27th, 2015 with LocalU Advanced. If you are on the fence or just coming across this post, I thought I’d give you […]

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Google Releases New Ad Format for Near Me Searches

Google announced a new ad format (H/T Dave Oremland/Professional Bartending School) predicated on location extensions that will now show “three or four different businesses for location-related searches like ‘nearby auto repair.'” Previously Google has shown multiple locations for the same business on an ad but this gives more businesses a shot at the critical top […]

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Google ‘More Reviews’ Links Removed From Knowledge Panel

Google has confirmed that the link to reviews from around the web, labeled “More Reviews,” has been removed from the Knowledge Panel in local search results. The feature was present in one form or another for many years and included links to most review sites. “Reviews from around the web” continue to show in the […]

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Google Cautions Against Local SEO Scams

Update 4/23/15: Google has updated their help file with additional information about these scams: Local SEO telephone scams claiming to be Google and targeting local businesses continue unabated. The pitch, promising to help fix your listing or rank you number one, ring into small business phone lines with the regularity of Big Ben, hour after hour, year after […]

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VIDEO: Are Driving Directions the New Reviews?

Google holds patents and has written a number of papers on using driving directions as a ranking factor in Local. They may or may not use them as a ranking signal, although it is an intriguing thought. Regardless, providing users a quick and ready way to improve user experience by sending them directly to Google Maps makes […]

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