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LocalUp 2015 Agenda Released

If you’re like me, you’ve been anxiously waiting for a peek at the finalized agenda for LocalUp, a brand new blockbuster conference on Local Search that’s a hybrid of LocalU Advanced and MozCon. Well it’s finally here and you won’t be disappointed! We’ll start out with Dr Pete and Professor Maps (aka Mike Blumenthal) drawing […]

Should A Business Respond to Every Positive Review?

Should we respond to every positive review? This is a question that came up several times during the recently completed Hospitality Marketing Summit conference where I spoke on managing reviews. It’s a great question. Obviously it makes all kinds of sense to respond to negative reviews. It allows you to address both that particular customer’s […]

Updated (June 2017) Rules for Google My Business Listings

Google Local Business Listings Google local business listings can appear in 3 places in the search results for Google: in Google Maps, in the local pack and within the localized organic Google web results. Since Google owns the lion’s share of local search traffic AND organic search traffic, it’s very important that both your website […]