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Yippee! 3 Articles Nominated For The 2010 SEMMYs!

I’m so honored to announce that 3 of my 2009 articles have been nominated in the

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Local Answers Await You In Spokane, WA.

Some of my best friends and most talented colleagues in Local are standing by to teach you the ropes of Local SEO and answer all of your local questions at a very special event set for February 4, 2010. GetListed.org’s Local University is being inaugurated in Spokane, Washington, and if the event is as successful […]

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A Wonderful Woodworker Now Working On The Web

Is there a saying, motto or quote that so jives with your groove that you’d love to have it immortalized in a work of art you can hang in your home or office? Giving a corporate award and need a really handsome, laser engraved presentation piece? Looking to have an exquisite wood gift handmade for […]

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Profanity In Reviews – What Does It Reflect?

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for several years now. What does it say to you when a restaurant gets a review attesting that their food is ******* good? Greg Sterling’s recent, thought-provoking piece on whether reviews are becoming commodities drew my attention to the Yelp reviews of a well-known San Francisco restaurant and, […]

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Congratulations To Our 2 Google Favorite Place Clients!

I’ve been writing a bit about this already here on the SEOigloo blog but we want to take a moment to formally congratulate 2 of our fantastic clients for having been recognized as Google Favorite Places! When an honor is meted out to just 100,000 businesses in the entire United States, being one of the […]

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Favorite and Flagged! An Odd Google Favorite Places Story.

Here’s one for the books. Grah Safe & Lock, a San Diego Locksmith client whom it was our pleasure to work with this year, has been awarded a Favorite Places poster from Google. Owner, Glenn Younger, has cause to be proud of this achievement…only there’s a small problem. A couple of days before Glenn’s poster […]

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My Big Question About Google's Favorite Places

There’s been buzz the last couple of weeks about Google’s Favorite Places campaign in which they are sending posters to just 100,000 US businesses with the suggestion that the business owner display their poster in a prominent place. The purpose? People can stand in front of the poster and use their cell phone to scan […]

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Google Locking Locksmith Spammers Out Of Maps

This is huge news! Our client, Glenn Younger of Grah Safe & Lock, has just reported to us that Google appears to at last be taking offensive action against the spammers that have so polluted the locksmith sector of Maps. You may recall that we recently published an article about our website design and Local […]

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Google Maps Sows And Reaps Incongruities

A happy fall to all my readers, and I hope while you’re putting by locally-harvested supplies for the long winter ahead, you take a glance at Google’s pantry shelves to see what’s new in stock by way of their updated Local Business Center guidelines. Farmer Blumenthal wins the blue ribbon for his handy comparison chart […]

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Are We Waking To A New Day With Google Maps?

I think I’ll have to pinch myself! Has anyone noticed that Google seems to be throwing a surprise party this week? After years of collective public admonishment, cajoling, begging and pleading with Google’s Maps department to start backing up their giant local information entity with a sense of accountability, pebbles seem to be slipping down […]

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Google's Place Pages Play Hide And Seek

Yoo-hoo. Oly oly oxen free! You’re it! 3-2-1, ready or not here I come! Yes, this whole week has been one of playing games with Google’s new Maps interface – Place Pages. It all began with Greg Sterling being incorrectly informed that Place Pages wouldn’t be indexed by Google. This caused some scratching of heads, […]

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The Powerful Potentials of Google Place Pages

If you haven’t already checked out the new Place Pages interface in Google Maps yet, try this sample search for Barbara Oliver & Company Jewelry in Buffalo and you’ll see the full page information layout that is causing buzz in Local Search circles this week. If you’d like to read up on this, take a […]

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The Tale Of The Honest San Diego Locksmith

Bad Apples! Anyone who follows Local Search news knows how they’ve spoiled Google’s barrel when it comes to locksmith listings. No one has done a more expert job of covering this topic than Mike Blumenthal of locksmith whistle blowing fame. The shenanigans going on in a typical search for Locksmith San Diego CA have brought […]

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Go-To-Client And Home Businesses Out Of Google's Local Loop

Thanks to Mike Blumenthal for pointing out what looks like it will be a gradual integration of Google’s Street View into local business profiles. I had to do a lot of searches in Google Maps before I could get one like this to appear, so I guess this will take awhile to be fully integrated. […]

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Will Google Caffeine Alter Google's 10 Pack?

As you’ve likely heard, Caffeine is the name Google has given to some changes they are making under the hood. Word has it that these changes relate chiefly to how Google indexes documents rather than the user interface. Speculation is rampant as to the potential effects of Caffeine, and Andy Beal has written an interesting […]

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