Author Archives: Tim Coleman

Local Domain Names… Still An Opportunity?

Checking out a domain auction recently, I noticed anyonebuthillary.com is on the block. Asking price? $25,000. So, far no takers, but it got me thinking about local domains. Have these started to take off in price too? You bet… check … Continue reading

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Phone Numbers In PPC Ads Show Promise

With the upcoming change to Google’s display URL policy on redirects, I have been rewriting my PPC ads. I have had a difficult time defeating the click-through rates of the display url: www.geocategory.com, that is re-directing to the website. I … Continue reading

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Yahoo! Shoved A Red Hot Poker Up The Backside Of My Linkless Local Sites

Yahoo! recently said, we’re rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing, and ranking algorithms.” Is this to the detriment of the linkless local site? 2 Sites I manage that ranked well in Yahoo! for their industry+county disappeared. Both ranked … Continue reading

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Choose Your SEM Wisely… Power To The People!

I was talking to Will Scott on the phone last week; I found talking to a busy local seo on the phone a little like riding a NYC subway at rush hour… we later resumed the conversation by email; but … Continue reading

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Top 10 Responses To Debra Mastaler’s Link For Sex Proposition From Those You Know And Love

Yesterday, The Link Spiel wrote one of those headlines that takes just a minute to pen but is difficult to resist: Links For Sex, so click-through I did. And of course she had to know that some knucklehead would come … Continue reading

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Internet Advertising Matrix

With Local.com recently changing it’s advertising format, and Microsoft adding a link to make it easy for a small business to add their business info, I decided I needed a place to keep track of it all. So, I set … Continue reading

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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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