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Recent Comments

Google Plus Connections Are The New Links
Google Plus Connections Are The New Links
+1 Nick!
Mobile: The Ghost Of Future Local SMB Marketing
Jeff, I think my wording could be a bit more precise. The numbers on the "savings" column show the mobile CPC as a % of the desktop PPC.
5 Tips For Responding To Negative Customer Reviews Online
Guilty as charged Shelly!
9 Common Ways To Bork Your Local Rankings In Google
Nice one as usual Chris. While I agree with every one of your points i am looking at some fake listings in a major metro that have been there for at l
How To Find Local Influencers On Google Plus
Michelle Marie pointed out on Google Plus that a better way to find the most relevant posts for a G+ user would be to search by their profile ID to el
5 Tips To Get More Online Customer Reviews
Nicholas, It's definitely a good idea to get reviews on sites where your potential customers are, regardless of how they influence Google's display
5 Tips To Get More Online Customer Reviews
Thanks Evan. I have added some extra tips that did not make it into the article here
Confessions Of A Yellow Pages User
Yam, It was worth writing the post just for your comments. +1
Confessions Of A Yellow Pages User
And you would be basing your trust in Sunset Plumbing on what criteria? There are all sorts of ways to find a plumber or any other service pro incl
Yellow Pages SEO In The Post-Panda World
Agreed Mary, but as you well know, many SMBs would prefer to outsource this function to a trusted partner.
How To Rank Nationally With Local Links
Hey Ross, thanks for the link but can you switch my anchor text for David's? :)
9 Ways To Start A New Local Business Using Facebook, Twitter, Groupon And Google*
Hah Ken, that part was actually written by the editors! :)
Do You Know What Your SEO Consultant Is Doing To Your Online Reputation?
Hey Andy, The links from the comments on my blog are tagged as "rel=nofollow" meaning they are unlikely to help with rankings.
Do You Know What Your SEO Consultant Is Doing To Your Online Reputation?
Tim, You are spot on.
Do You Know What Your SEO Consultant Is Doing To Your Online Reputation?
Hey Carla, I assume you are referring to me when you talk about whining about a bruised ego. I guess you could look at it that way. I prefer to l
Does Being Listed In Multiple Cities Help A Truly Local Business?
Hanan, not sure, but you may be mistaking Incredible Tan's marketing tactics with a bug in Google Places/Maps. If you look at their place page you'll
Facebook: No Plans To Give Search Engines Access To Facebook Questions
And all Q&A sites breath a (temporary) sigh of relief
Is SEO Dead? 1997 Prediction, Meet 2009 Reality
Emperor Scoble please locate your clothes. Thanks for setting the world straight as always Danny
Brave New World For Yellow Pages: Google Nabs Marketshare, Strangles Local Directories
Although I think the growing presence of the 10 pack is definitely a factor in the changing traffic of these big IYPs, I think competition from other
Google Cash Scams Targeted By “White Knight” SEOs
Add one more knight to the roundtable
Idearc Brings True Local Search To Twitter
no Twitter pun intended btw
Idearc Brings True Local Search To Twitter
Got to hand it to Idearc. This is a great idea and I would expect to see a lot of fast followers.
Which Internet Yellow Pages Site Has The Best Rankings?
hwkd5, By "local versions" i meant a domain that was specific to the city (e.g. and had unique local branding v. the natio
Which Internet Yellow Pages Site Has The Best Rankings?
jspats,, like most big IYPs, doesn't get all of their traffic organically. The rest is purchased via partnerships and ad campaigns.

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