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    Ask Joy Hawkins Anything About Google My Business - Local Marketing Institute

    Hi Scott. All Local Marketing Institute webinars are free to attend live, and are recorded and archived in our VIP area. You do have to be a VIP member to access the archive, but you can get a free 30-day trial and watch it that way if you'd like. BTW, tons of questions have come in for Joy...
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    Faster Aggregator Submission?

    If you directly submit to the aggregators via their web interfaces, it can take up to 7-8 weeks for them to review, approve, disseminate the new data to other sites / apps, and for those other sites / apps to display the new data. However, there are preferred vendors that submit data to the...
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    Local business emails I can subscribe to?

    Hi gang. I'd like to subscribe to the email newsletters of a ton of local businesses to study them. Would you please comment with the URL of local businesses you work with so I can subscribe to their newsletters? Thanks!
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    VIDEO TIP: How to Make a Direct Google Reviews Link

    Yep, the one constant with Google (or anything digital) is that nothing is constant! :)
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    VIDEO TIP: How to Make a Direct Google Reviews Link

    Here's a quick video that shows you how to make a link that takes your customers directly to your Google My Business profile AND opens the review window automatically. Hope this helps a bit! How to Make a Direct Google Reviews Link
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    Video: How to Segment Visitors by Location with Google Analytics

    Hi Audrey. Unfortunately, it's not as granular as local targeting Google Adwords or Facebook Ads. There is no way to do a geographic radius. You can, however, add multiple cities to a Google Analytics Segment. Check out the attached screenshot. When creating a segment, go to the Advanced >...
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    Merchant Circle No Longer Offering Free Listings

    Yahoo and CitySearch have both partnered with Yext now. They get a rev-share by reselling Yext's services. But you CAN still get a free business listing on both Yahoo and CitySearch. Here's an article I wrote quite a while ago on how to get a free listing on Yahoo ... even with them partnering...
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