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Google Places Allows Businesses to Respond to Reviews

Today Google announced it is finally embracing the two way conversation for business place reviews on its Google Places platform. As a result, business owners can reply to both negative and positive reviews for their businesses which were left on their Google Places...

Google Wants Your Opinion on Google Places

Do you have a suggestion for Google on how to improve Google Places (once called Google Local Business Center)? If you do, then Google is asking for your suggestions and I suggest we all take advantage of this rare opportunity. Go to “Product Ideas for Google...

Caffeine Update Affects Local Organic Results

It seems Google’s Caffeine update includes some significant alterations in their local search organic ranking algorithm. I whipped up this screenshot side-by-side comparison for you to see the differences between the Caffeine Sandbox on the term “Vancouver...

Juicing Up Your Google Local Listing

While doing some local search marketing for a client of mine last Friday I took a moment to watch the introductory video at the Google Local Business Center and I was impressed on how well it got the message across to viewers. As a result, I think it is a benefit to...