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Given Google's new anti-review gating guidelines, what's important for businesses, Mike Blumenthal tells David Mihm in their biweekly column, is to "make giving direct feedback to the business extremely easy. Most unhappy consumers just want to express their dissatisfaction and given a choice will do so directly with the business rather than on a review site."
Colan Nielsen of Sterling Skye created a quick, fun quiz to see what color belt you have in Local SEO knowledge.
Phil Rosek gives us some ideas for writing good Google My Business descriptions for our knowledge panels.
The backroom operations of Sqaure are being extended further and further down and up the marketing stack.
Weebly reportedly has “millions of customers and more than 625,000 paid subscribers.” Just under half of Weebly’s paying subscriber base is outside the US.
A win for both companies.
These are new local ad units that are in testing with large multi-location businesses. They do NOT use any form of Keyword bidding but rely on searcher intent and location to inform which ads show based on the businesses category and other Knowlege Paenl signals.
Just when you thought that rewriting meta - descriptions was all you had to do, we learn that "in two-third of the cases, Google used sentences from the first paragraph. It’s not a guarantee, whatsoever, but it is a clear indication that writing an introduction for your article should be done with the meta description in mind.
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