Recent content by Joe Mink

  1. Joe Mink

    Review name is showing up as "A Google User"

    Has to be a bug. I left several personal reviews this weekend that initially showed up as 'A Google User' but now I see that they have resolved to my name as the user. Pretty annoying at first though.
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    Debate: GMB Call Tracking - Yay or Nay?

    Is there a possibility that you are using Moz Local and you have enabled 'overwrite listing details' through the API for clients that were already listed in your Moz Local account? We saw this happening with our GMB tracking URLs, so possibly the same with phone numbers.
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    Yelp Notification Service

    Hi Tim, Thanks for chiming in! That's the service I use and that was the response I got from their customer support. Here's a follow-up: Hi Joe, Our monitoring of Yelp reviews is limited to what Yelp provides via their public API. Yelp seems to be increasingly limiting the data that solutions...
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    Yelp Notification Service

    Hi All, I'm currently using a Review Acquisition and Notification service for several of my clients, but lately I've noticed that I'm not receiving Yelp notifications. In fact, I just checked one of my client's Yelp profiles and noticed 3 new reviews within the last week, none of which my...
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    Edits history in Google Maps App

    Looks like it just rolled out for Google Maps on desktop, but not yet for iOS.
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    What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO?

    Re: What would you like to see in a WP plugin for Local SEO We would consider testing as well.
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    Flagging Fake Reviews

    Two months ago I achieved my first success in flagging and having a review removed on Google for one of my clients. It was from a former employee and I flagged it as "conflict of interest". It was gone in less than a week. Since then, the reviewer has changed his name and reposted the exact...
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    73 SEO Experts Share Penguin Penalty Removal Tips

    They must have added another expert - the article now refers to 74 SEO Experts.
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    Deep links to location landing pages?

    My experience is that you use the same business name that you are using in GMB. You want to maintain that canonical representation of the NAPW across all citation properties. I know it is tempting to put the City Name in there, but not at the risk of upsetting the NAPW. The business address...
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    Requested Post Card Verification Weeks Ago from Google My Business. Nothing Sent!

    I've been in touch with GMB support very recently on this for 3 different locations that had not received their postcards within 14 days. Support was able to verify on the phone right away for all three. I've got to say that I've been pleased with the Google first line phone support team lately.
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    Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    The only place I'm seeing a link to a Google + page is for a branded search:
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    13 Time-saving Google My Business Support Shortcuts

    Colan, This is extremely helpful! Thanks for doing this.
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    Another Local SERP Display Change or Test - Reported by Colan Today

    Update: So if I'm logged into Google (my location is Austin, TX) and I go to and perform the 'austin couriers' search, I see the exact same snack pack that Colan is reporting.
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    Another Local SERP Display Change or Test - Reported by Colan Today

    I'm here in Austin, TX and am seeing the traditional 7-Pack. No ads at the top, only sidebar ads below the mini-map. Both logged-in as well as incognito.
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    Consultants: Have you Tried PEEK for your Local Search Clients Yet?

    Hey Linda, We pay around $40 per test. I think the standard price for the 15 minute review is $49, but I believe we received a bit of a volume discount.