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A Great New Client Site And A Chance For Us To Do It All!

My favorite projects are the ones where we get to do it all, bring all our skills into play for a smart, appreciative and motivated client. We are very proud to announce the launch of a terrific new website for our client, Jon Quast of Quast Automotive Auto Repair Garage in Hayward, WI. If you […]

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Small Business Website Redesign, Before And After

Some clients are a pleasure to work with from day one. They are focused, professional, cordial and eager to make the most of the expertise a consultant can provide. They are committed to learning new things as they set about creating a web-based business and they want to understand how to make the most of […]

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SMBs Say Yuck To Yelp's Telemarketers

Many thanks to my friend, Donna Swain, for pointing out the continuing story of Yelp’s confusing pitch to Small Business Owners, as featured in Sonoma County’s Press Democrat. Back in August 2008, Greg Sterling brought my attention to the controversy surrounding Yelp’s negative review policy when a business owner claimed he was falsely led to […]

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Reporting Incorrect Emergency Data To Google – Following Up

***IMPORTANT UPDATE: Google is no longer allowing emergency service providers to contact them directly regarding misrepresented business contact information. To read about and comment on this important change in Google’s policy, come to this post. I’d like to follow up regarding the post I wrote last week about my experience using Google local listings during […]

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Getting Local Stuff Done – Great Clients Make It Easier

When you’ve got a great client, going through the basic steps of Local Search optimization/marketing is really pretty easy. This week, in our continuing pursuit of a strong local presence for our client, we walked the gentleman through claiming and improving his Google LBC listing. The phone verification went off without a hitch and I […]

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Voting Day No Time For Apathy

I really do get it. Perhaps now, more than ever before in history, it seems like your vote may make no difference. Maybe you’ve witnessed and researched just one too many instances of corruption and greed and it’s left you with a feeling of real apathy on election day. I really can understand that. But, […]

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My Experience Using Google Local During A Medical Emergency

Perhaps it can stand as a living testament to my deep passion for Local Search that, in the midst of my appendix potentially rupturing, I turned on my computer to start finding doctors. Because we’ve recently moved the SEOigloo to its new and improved location in the quiet countryside, I had yet to find a […]

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