Author Archives: Tim Coleman

Google Maps Training By Mike Blumenthal – A Review

As you already know, working in search marketing, change happens at light speed (byte speed for the punster) and continuing education and training is critical. When it came time to redefine our local seo procedure for all the recent changes, … Continue reading

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Google Adwords Contact Form Extension Now Autofilled? Wow!

There have obviously some been some changes to Adwords contact form extensions since PPC Hero first wrote about them almost 2 years ago. For the first time, I saw one in the wild that autofilled my email address. I am … Continue reading

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There’s A Yellow Pages In My Facebook… And Yours

For the second time in my life, I found something in a Google search result that made me sure my professional life was about to change forever. The first was almost a decade ago when a simple search revealed the … Continue reading

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Likely Result Of San Francisco’s Yellow Page Law

The Mayor of San Francisco acknowledged that many people “use yellow pages” but signed into law a bill that will require residents to opt-in to receive the phone book. The logic being that those folks who still use it can … Continue reading

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The Sum of All Small Business Owners Fears

One possible future: Joe looked up from his paperwork and thought out loud that the phone hadn’t been ringing much in the last few days. He finished the estimate he had been working on and emailed it to the old … Continue reading

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Pay For Email And Google? The FCC Votes Today

Whether you have to write a check to your internet provider when you search on Google, connect on Facebook or send an email will be decided today when the FCC votes on Free-Internet. Verizon, At&t and other internet providers insist … Continue reading

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Dominating Google Maps- The Most Effective Spam Ever And What You Can Learn From It

If you take a look at the image above at a Google Maps result you will find listings for 4 companies that don’t really exist, at least not with that name or at the address listed. I called and asked … Continue reading

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How Much Google Traffic Comes From Mobile Devices – A Quick Study

Most studies I’ve read regarding mobile seem to focus on statistics that may lead to conclusions that overstate the importance of mobile. I wanted to put together a study that would show the actual traffic from mobile devices to a … Continue reading

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Pay Per Call – The Conversation

Pay Per Call brings about a conversation like no other in local advertising. Small business owners, who normally deal in broad strokes, all of sudden are fighting tooth and nail each time their phone rings. And Yext, a technology that … Continue reading

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Yodle’s Strategy Part 2 – A Retraction

Yodle was kind enough to reach out to me after my most recent post regarding their link building strategy. It turns out I had some things not quite right so I appreciate them letting me know so I could correct … Continue reading

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