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5 SEO Imperatives

Most small business owners are busy running their business and don't have time to become experts in search engine positioning and online marketing. (That's why ...

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From Google: Customer Lobby 2.5x Better

Google was asked to testify in a Senate Judiciary hearing that is looking into its possible anti-competitive practices.  Although the substance of the charge ...

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Smart Invite: Reviews in Google and Yahoo

A couple of months ago, Google stopped displaying reviews from 3rd party reviews companies (Customer Lobby, Yelp, Citysearch, etc.) in Google Places. Since then...

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What is SEO?

The internet is taking over as the primary way in which prospects learn about and decide to support small businesses. You have probably heard the term "Search E...

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2 Tips for Better Local Search Ranking

One of the keys to optimizing a local business on Google Maps is  getting regular reviews on 3rd-party websites.  Another key driver of local optimization...

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How Google Places Adds/Edits Locations

In the last few weeks, we have been asked by several clients about the process Google uses to create (and edit) Google Place page records.  As a trusted and st...

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New Google Feature Pulls Keywords from Reviews

Yesterday afternoon, Google announced that it is now pulling descriptive words from reviews and other online sources and displaying them in the results of Goo...

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Rich Snippets, Search Monkey, Tiles…What??

In September 2010, Google announced that it would support Rich Snippets which allow web sites owners to tell search engines about particular types of informatio...

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Google Maps for Business Roadshow

I attended the Google Maps for Business meeting at the Googleplex yesterday. Most of the meeting was focused on how businesses can create custom maps using G...

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