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Is There Any SEO Benefit in Varying Your Company Description Across Listings?

Ben Bowen asked this question on Google+:  Seen this debated elsewhere: Is there any benefit to varying your company “description” across listings? Or can you just cut and paste your Yelp (or whatever) description? My answer: If there is a benefit, it would be quite small. Although there is no exact understanding of how Google […]

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Where Should a New Business Create a Listing: Google+ Page or Google Places for Business Dashboard?

Andrew Forster of of Adster Creative recently asked this great question: If you’re starting out with a brand new business, should you ‘create’ a listing in places.google.com or start in the Google+ platform? In the end, it doesn’t really matter which path you choose as the data goes to the same place (the canonical Knowledge […]

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The Real Truth About SEO & Call Tracking

The call tracking debate goes on and on and on and on. Why? Because, when done incorrectly, it severely cripples a business’ ability to rank well in the Google local search results. While experienced local marketers can tell which types of call tracking are harmful and which are not, the average small business owner — and many marketers […]