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  • in reply to: Who else is making it to Seattle? #6388
    J.R. Portman
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    Will videos from Seattle be posted on the forum?

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6383
    J.R. Portman
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    Hi Linda-
    Yeah, i’d say about a week, though it could have been a little quicker as you say since I didn’t look myself till the 26th. I was also making little edits over several days so that may have slowed things down. I know, I know – it’s better to make edits all at once – live and learn!

    in reply to: Who else is making it to Seattle? #6380
    J.R. Portman
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    I’d be there in a heartbeart Mary if I wasn’t already committed to being at a friend’s wedding in Mexico! Honestly though, I don’t think many forum members saw this post as it is in the newcomer’s section.

    in reply to: Off-Site SEO Agency #6379
    J.R. Portman
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    Mary-
    Thank you for your response. I can see what you are saying in that it would be in my best interest to learn onsite SEO as well and I totally see the problem when you cannot see the overall SEO picture both on and off site to be able to properly gauge the problem and see what is or isn’t working. My ultimate goal is to be as comprehensively useful as a digital marketer as I can, I just want to make sure i’m focusing on the right things to best serve my clients or my employer without indiscriminately trying to master the whole internet. Clearly, it sounds like learning On-site SEO tactics and the basics of web design are essential to my goal, so I’ll learn them. Thanks again all for the feedback.

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6342
    J.R. Portman
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    For those of you that have been advising me on this, I wanted to let you know that I did a search for “Mandeville Chiropractor” today and the primary business listing is back in the #2 spot, so it looks like the downgrading of the IP listings did the trick, at least for now. I am going to meet with this client in the new year to talk about other strategies necessary to maintain rank, but I wanted to say thanks to you all for your help with this client thus far. Happy New Year!

    in reply to: Moz Local Duplicates #6325
    J.R. Portman
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    Just to follow up on this idea of using Moz Local and dealing with Independent Practicioners: I just ran another campaign for a client that has lots of IP citations. Based on what I’ve learned here in the forum, I would think I should eliminate all citations for individual practitioners that I can, even if they have the correct information, to keep them from competing with the main business. Does that sound like a proper strategy? Also, is there some sort of help line I can call David to get help with manual closures? Not sure how to handle all the Yahoo lisitngs for IPs

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6323
    J.R. Portman
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    Thank you for the warning Linda, I’ll let it sit for a bit.

    Joy – the practitioner listings used to have the “chiropractor” category as their primary, as well as other sub categories, but I changed the primary category to “doctor” a few days ago in an effort to solve this issue and keep the IP listings from competing with the main listing.

    I uploaded BV to both the business and the IP listings so I’m not sure what you are referencing with “Oh didn’t realize you only did BV for Case.”

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6319
    J.R. Portman
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    Thanks Linda-

    To be clear, I only photographed tours for these clients and I have nothing to do with their listings and SEO. I know they have issues, but they aren’t my problem to bare unless the hire me some day to deal with it.

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6317
    J.R. Portman
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    Thanks for the head’s up Linda, I added the Dr page link back.
    Is there an instructional somewhere on using the webcache so I can learn how?
    I like your “it’s a bug” explanation, though I am also partial to “your puny mind wouldn’t understand my mysterious ways!”

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6316
    J.R. Portman
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    I can give you two other cases where I’ve uploaded the same tour to multiple listings, and in the first scenario I was told to do this by my coordinator at G, though they make it clear they know nothing about SEO and its relationship to Business View. When we upload a tour, we build it from scratch every time, not just build the tour once and link it to whatever listings we want, so I don’t know how Google would be able to tell it is the same images or anything. But check out the example below and maybe you see similar behavior:

    3 businesses under one roof:
    https://plus.google.com/+DanceQuarterNewOrleans/
    https://plus.google.com/107380068984513676359/
    https://plus.google.com/+NOLASpacesNewOrleans/

    This is a practice/practitioner scenario
    https://plus.google.com/106664750102358098537/about?hl=en
    https://plus.google.com/100080706327606552281/about?hl=en

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6308
    J.R. Portman
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    I am the photographer :\
    It is a tricky process to remove a tour, requiring the business to sign a written request to do so. It will leave me with some egg on my face, but I will do it if y’all think it is a source of the problem.

    in reply to: Playing the Ranking Game #6305
    J.R. Portman
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    Just in-
    The website is now not showing on the Dr. Miller listing but it is holding steady in the #2 pack spot for “Mandeville Chiropractor.”

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