- New Google My Business Hours Requirement?
The other day I was doing the local SEO thing and called Google My Business support to get a client’s duplicate listing removed. After a pretty standard conversation about merging this dupe removed we hung up. A few minutes later I got a call, and it was the Google rep I just spoke with letting [...]
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- Schema.org/SPAM – Google Should Get Rid of All of It
I have a client who had implemented schema incorrectly and received a notice from Google that they needed to fix it “if you would like it featured in Google search results”. Of course they didn’t provide any specifics and Schema.org documentation is often confusing: http://t.co/ltB6NKX0eX‘s real mission was to create a lot of confusing conversations [...]
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- The Night Google Took Pity On A Client…
Yesterday a client pushed out a new homepage without telling us. I found out because late last night I got this email in my inbox from an actual living, breathing member of Google’s Search Quality team: Say what you will about Google (and clients who double-noindex their homepage), but this is pretty awesome.
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- NAP Hunter! Lite now in the Chrome store
Hey local SEOers! NAP Hunter! Lite, our Chrome extension for citation research and audits, is now available in the Chrome store. This should streamline installations, so you can get to automating. For more info on how to run the extension check out the “How to Run NAP Hunter! Lite” section at the end of this [...]
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- Yext Duplicate Listings Suppression Launches (aka Powerlistings Über)
Yext launched a duplicate business listings suppression service today they are calling Powerlistings Über. That’s fancy talk for saying you can now kill duplicate business listings on publishers in the Yext Powerlistings Network with extreme prejudice. For those of you who have tried to squash duplicate citations and found it to be an endless and [...]
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- Introducing N.A.P. Hunter Lite!
Hey local SEO geniuses! We just released a free Google Chrome extension to help you speed through citation research. It’s called N.A.P. Hunter Lite. It basically runs a set of standard N.A.P. queries through Google so you can quickly find various citations, their URLs and their Google position. Check it out here and let me [...]
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- More iOS8 iBeaconized GPS Local Retail App Icons Spotted in the Wild
Hat tip to Mike Vichich of Wise.ly in Ann Arbor for sending this in. Looks like Apple is indeed dogfooding…
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- The iOS App Business for Retailers is About To Get a Little Crazy
MacRumors reports that iOS8 features the app for nearby retailers showing up on your phone’s lock screen. For example, if you are in a Starbucks, the Starbucks app icon will appear on your lock screen: “It appears that Apple will also suggest apps that are not installed when visiting certain locations. For example, a Twitter [...]
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- Everything You Wanted To Know About Duplicate Business Listings…
…but not really. I mean who really wants to understand how duplicate business listings are created and how the problem can be solved? It’s not exactly cocktail party conversation. But if your business is affected by them, like every business that relies on local search traffic is, perhaps you might want to take a few [...]
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- The Top Marijuana Directories & Citation Sources
You’ve got a marijuana dispensary or related business. You want to build awareness, rank well in Google for local cannabis-related queries and you want more customers. A good place to start is making sure your business is listed on the following sites: Top U.S. Local Directories That Allow Marijuana-Related Businesses Top U.S. Local Directories That Display [...]
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