Heading To The West Coast Just To Get More Local

I’m headed out to Spokane, Washington tomorrow to sit in on the one day Local University put on by GetListed.org.  This local search focused workshop is being headed up by David Mihm, Matt McGee, Mike Blumenthal as well as some other great small business Internet marketing minds.   As much as anything I’m looking forward …

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Local Internet Marketing With Yelp Brings Out The Good, The Bad & The Crazy

I just finished reading You’ve Been Yelped, a great article on Yelp.com put out by Inc Magazine writer Max Chafkin. Two weeks ago David Mihm outlined Yelp’s Coming of Age in a detailed post. If you’re into local Internet marketing at all, read them both. Max illustrated both the good and the bad for small …

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Marketing, Mobile & Maps Combine For Google’s New Feature: Favorite Places

Google announced their new Favorite Places on Google feature today mixing Google maps, window decals and mobile phones to benefit consumers. In a nutshell, over 100,000 businesses (to start) are receiving decals for their business window/storefront that include a bar code.  When scanned with your phone (includes iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and more) you get the …

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Are You Listening? Google DOES NOT Use The Keywords Meta Tag In Rankings

I realize the video below, from Matt Cutts of Google, could put a large number of SEO pretenders out of business (bummer).  It’s a good thing this vidoe clip doesn’t run on on the nightly news to burst the keyword myth bubble.  You might want to pass this on to your “webmaster”.   For years, …

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