Monthly Archives: February 2008

It’s No Secret… Link Building In Local Search Is Different

Having spent so much time over the past year reading about SEO, in an effort to figure out the best-practices of great SEOs; I have found one principle that comes up time and again: Symmetry. I think great SEOs look … Continue reading

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Selling Local Search

Miriam Ellis is in the midst of creating an excellent series of interviews with local seo’s over at the SEO Igloo. I was humbled to be part of the group she is interviewing and I really enjoyed doing it. Thanks … Continue reading

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Top 10 In Google Maps – Part 2

Why does this listing Rank #1 for House Painting in Paramus NJ? The listing is credited with 69 web pages pointing at the name of the business but these are all essentially scraper sights that have picked up the listings … Continue reading

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A Lesson In Social Media From Benjamin Franklin – A Little President’s Day Fun

Yes, I know Benjamin Franklin was not a President but I do believe he is as responsible for the way in which we are governed as any one man. And though Thomas Jefferson was an awesome writer… I don’t think … Continue reading

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Local Search Keyword Analysis

Armed with an index finger, pencil and an analytics package (other than google’s), I set out to see what I could I learn about those folks searching for local service businesses by looking at what they typed in. Here is … Continue reading

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Another Reason For Local Businesses To Get Social… Stumbleupon Stars On Google Maps

If you’re a small business with very good content, the kind that those who hang out in social media sites would like, I would suggest submitting that content to stumbleupon. Because when these folks finally turn off their computer (it … Continue reading

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My Dirty Little Secret – “I have a small analytic”

I recently read an article by Dr Pete discussing conversion rates and one of the points he made was that nobody seems to share theirs. Hmmmm… could that be because we are all insecure about our conversion rate. Maybe… no … Continue reading

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Interview With Local Search Guru: Mike The Internet Guy… He’s Ba-aaack!

Mike Belasco’s – Mike The Internet Guy Blog, has always been one of my favorites in the local space. It is certainly one that I subscribe too… but in the last couple of months it was the same 3 posts … Continue reading

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New To Local Search? Save Yourself A Year

Rather than right down my New Year’s Resolution, I decided to resolve it. Sure, it’s a month late but I bet most resolutions have been discarded by this time, so maybe I’m ahead of the game after all. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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