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Categories Count in Google Places

Google has over a decade of searcher data that tells it which types of queries are related to which types of products and services. Therefore, the categories in which you place your company in its Google Places listing are critical to being found for the types of terms people typically…
Mary Bowling
November 18, 2013
Announcements

LocalU Hits Harrisburg, PA on March 21, 2014

Central Pennsylvania, we're headed your way! Please join us for a Local U workshop on March 21, 2014, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania on North Street in Harrisburg. This is a half-day workshop that's co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Media Group. Doors will open at 7:00 am for registration and…
Matt McGee
November 15, 2013
Local Search

A Guide to Google Local Listing Page Identification

Google is in the midst of a massive migration of claimed business listings from the old Places Dashboard to the new Places for Business Dashboard. Simultaneously, they are apparently also in the midst of merging the new Places for Business Dashboard interface and functionality with the Google+ Page management interface…
Mike Blumenthal
October 22, 2013

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Video Deep Dive: Mobile tool set from Mobile Moxie

This is our Deep Dive Into Local from May 13, 2019. In our Deep Dive series, we take a closer look at one thing in local that caught our attention and deserves a longer discussion. Join Carrie Hill & Mary Bowling from Local University as they discuss the robust and…

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Video: Last Week in Local 6/24/2019

Every week we bring you a brief 15 minute video and the links of the best articles in Local Search. OK. It’s not always 15 minutes but we are never off by more than 10 minutes or so. Last Week in Local is now available as a podcast. Sign up…

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Video Deep Dive: ThriveHive Grader w/David Mihm

This is our Deep Dive Into Local from April 22, 2019. In our Deep Dive series, we take a closer look at one thing in local that caught our attention and deserves a longer discussion. This episode takes a Deep Dive into Thrive Hive Grader w/David Mihm, Mike Blumenthal &…

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Video: Last Week in Local 6/17/19

Every week we bring you a brief 15 minute video and the links of the best articles in Local Search. OK. It’s not always 15 minutes but we are never off by more than 10 minutes or so. Last Week in Local is now available as a podcast. Sign up…

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Video: Last Week in Local June 10, 2019
Every week we bring you a brief 15 minute video and the links of the best articles in Local Search. OK. It's not always 15 minutes but we are never... Listen
Video: Last Week in Local June 3, 2019
Every week we bring you a brief 15 minute video and the links of the best articles in Local Search. OK. It's not always 15 minutes but we are never... Listen