Recent content by Mike Wilton

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    Managing Multiple Locations in the Same City from a Keyword/On Page SEO Perspective

    Looking for some feedback on best practices/recommendations on something new I am facing with a potential client. The business has a number of locations throughout the midwest, but in many instances they have multiple locations within the same city. In situations like this, what would you all...
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    How to Effectively Name a Biz Corporate Headquarters vs Branch

    So I have a client who has a number of branches across the state, but they also have various corporate offices throughout the state as well. In some instances there are both a branch and a corporate office in the same city. The problem they are having is that since the name of the company is...
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    SEO/Site Audits - do you charge prospective clients?

    Re: SEO/Site Audits- do you charge prospective clients? Interestingly enough I came across this post today. That talks about whether or not you should charge for site audits and compares audits to a mechanic doing a check on your automobile. Web Site Audits Should Be Free?|?StepForth Web...
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    SEO/Site Audits - do you charge prospective clients?

    Re: SEO/Site Audits- do you charge prospective clients? I'll give a general, sort of top level overview of some of the glaring issues I see on a site, but I charge for in depth site audits. My site audits are designed as either a stepping stone to jump into a long term project with a client...
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    What's Your Approach to Local Listing & Citation Building Workflow?

    So I came across this upcoming webinar this morning from UBL, Local Business Listing Data Flow and Fixing Incorrect Listings ? Local Search Insider, and it got me thinking a lot about workflow and how people go about establishing or fixing a local search presence. So I figured I'd start up a...
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    Additional Details: Have You Ever Seen Anything Like This? Is there a benefit?

    Dove into a new client listing and came across the below. I have never seen someone format a listing like this. Would there be any real benefit to having all this, and do you think having something like this could have a negative impact?
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    The information provided isn't eligible for verification...

    Thanks Linda. Will do. In the end 5 of the 7 listings we have had trouble getting verified/claimed are now giving us this message and every single time I click through to try and report the issue it won't allow me to submit. Contacted support, so hopefully they'll have some answers. I'll be...
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    The information provided isn't eligible for verification...

    I'm working with a client who has been trying to verify their listing for sometime now, sadly their branch either loses or never receives the post card. We went in today to request the PIN again and are now getting a message that says, "The information provided isn't eligible for verification...
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    Google+ Local Conversion Generating "We currently do not support the location." Error

    Re: Google+ Local Conversion Generating "We currently do not support the location." E My apologies Linda, you're right. I was assuming it was a dash issue based off of something I read in the first email response from Google, but looking again it is in fact that they are upgrading the listing...
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    Google+ Local Conversion Generating "We currently do not support the location." Error

    Google+ Local Conversion Generating "We currently do not support the location." Error Just an FYI in case anyone else is experiencing this: I am working with a client who verified their local listing in the old Google Places dashboard earlier this month. After being live for a short time we...
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    Examples of Corporate Sites with a Strong Local Branch Element Built In

    Does anyone know of any examples of large companies that have branch offices that have done a decent job integrating local branch pages and content into their site to help build a local presence? Or, if not, does anyone have any examples/recommendations of other ways to go about building a...
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    Timeline for Images to Appear In Listings

    I figured this was going to be the case, but had hoped it was just a short delay. Thanks guys!
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    Timeline for Images to Appear In Listings

    I know from experience that Google was having an issue with images taking upwards of a month or more to appear in local listings when they were added around 6 months to a year ago. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I haven't had to deal with that problem since. That said, I recently helped a...
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    Hide Your Address on Google Places Q & A

    Thanks a lot Linda. Definitely clears things up. I think that might explain why one of the listings I am dealing with wound up in the "we do not support this location" fiasco. I'm going to have to go back through all of these and see which ones look like a decent location and ones that appear...
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