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Are More of Your Customers Coming From Local Search or Traditional Media?

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2015 9:45:12 AM

Ask any Millennial; they will tell you the only way to find out more about a company (or anything for that matter) is by searching online. They probably don’t know Yellow Pages is named after the color of the book or that a Penny Saver isn’t just about saving a copper Abraham.

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Topics: Blog, business listing, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local Search Rankings, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews

How Do Reviews and Listings Management Affect Local SEO?

Posted by admin on Feb 17, 2015 12:33:53 PM

Do you ever wonder how search engines think? How Google decides where to rank your store/location on Google Maps? It’s a kind of “artificial intelligence” that attempts to mimic the way humans think! Search engines are designed to give the best results to the user among a dynamic digital world where things are changing at lightning speed.   It is rumored that there are over 3,000 signals that go into a local ranking algorithm (i.e. Google Maps). Nobody knows the real story, but we know that listing accuracy and reviews each play a key role.

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Topics: Google, Blog, business listing, chatmeter, Google Places, Local SEO, Local business listing, Local Business Listings, local search ranking, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, Online Reviews, Reviews

Claim your Local Business Listing on Google Places and Get $100 Adwords Credit - Offer Expires Soon!

Posted by collin on Aug 18, 2010 10:17:33 AM

Google is doing everything they can to entice local business owner to claim their local business listings on Google Places.  This week our clients starting receiving letters in the mail from Google enclosed with actual gift cards worth $100 in advertising on Google AdWords. There's no obligation or commitment and you can stop advertising on AdWords when your free trial is over.

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Topics: Google, business listing, Google AdWords, Google Places, Local business advertising, Local business listing, Local Business Listings

Understanding the Most Important Local Search Ranking Factors

Posted by collin on Aug 3, 2010 1:47:17 PM

According to local search marketing experts like David Mihm, there are dozens of factors that effect local search rankings. For many small business owners, this may sound overwhelming.  Don’t fret.  We’ve outlined the most important factors that determine your local search rankings in the Google 7-pack, Yahoo’s local business listings, and Bing’s local business listings. The Most Important Local Search Ranking Factors:

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Topics: business listing, Local Search, Local Business, Local business listing, Local Search, local search marketing, local search ranking, Local Search Rankings

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