Recent content by Tim Colling

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    Removing Facebook company pages - a little help?

    Who is good at getting Facebook company pages removed? I have a few that Facebook refuses to delete, for no good reason.
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    LocalU Advanced - Denver, CO - Sept 19, 2019

    For what it's worth, I only attend LocalU Advanced now, although I keep toying with the idea of attending one or two other SEO events that take place in San Diego, which is near my home.
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    LocalU Advanced - Denver, CO - Sept 19, 2019

    Some day, I'm sure. I'm too frugal (=cheap) to do very much travel these days and I do like having some work/family balance. There was a time earlier in my career, back in the 1980s, when I traveled for a week at a time, every other week, for an entire year, teaching Paradox database...
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    LocalU Advanced - Denver, CO - Sept 19, 2019

    Hey I wish I could. I have attended the ones in Santa Monica the past two years, which is fairly close to my home in Oceanside, and so I generally try to attend when they come to that venue. I wish I could get to more events and it's always a balancing act between going and networking vs. time...
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    ADA compliance lawsuit

    "The Justice Department has long considered Title III and its implementing regulation to apply to the online services and communications of public accommodations." Everyone who is surprised to hear that the government feels this way should attend a meeting next Tuesday at the first phone booth...
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    LocalU Advanced - Denver, CO - Sept 19, 2019

    Hey everyone, if you work in local SEO, you owe it to yourself to attend a LocalU Advanced event whenever you can. They are great!
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    Please Welcome our New Sponsor, CitationBuilderPro

    Welcome to the new sponsor! :)
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    "Brand" knowledge panels and MREIDs - what are they good for?

    Machine-Readable Entity ID
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    Option to add "Services" gone from GMB

    A drop in impressions, clicks, or both?
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    Option to add "Services" gone from GMB

    Here's a seemingly silly question: Has anyone really been able to measure whether or not the presence of a "Services" or "Products" tab has had any impact upon the generation of new business revenue for their clients?
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    Changed to SAB and Traffic Dropped Big Time

    Here are a few cases where this has worked for me: Google Maps Google Maps Google Maps Does that help?
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    "Brand" knowledge panels and MREIDs - what are they good for?

    I discovered that one of my clients has a "brand" knowledge panel and one of the coveted MREIDs That's a first for my little SEO agency, most of our clients are very small, local SMBs. This client is a big one, though, and has been in business for nearly 40 years. How can I put those two...
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    Changed to SAB and Traffic Dropped Big Time

    If I recall correctly, it has worked, Joy. I'll try to find some real-life cases to share with you.
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    Changed to SAB and Traffic Dropped Big Time

    Regardless of which way you "vote" on the "to SAB, or not to SAB, that is the question" question (see how I worked in a little Shakespeare there? :D), I can promise you this: If you DO include your address and if it IS a residence, and if I see that while doing "spam patrol" (h/t to @Phil Rozek...
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    Yelp Review Filter Just Got Stricter?

    I'm not seeing a big change this time either.
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    What makes a directory valuable?

    Perhaps the most important question to ask about any proposed new website!
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    New Free Tool from BrightLocal

    Great new tool, @Myles Anderson and BrightLocal!
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    Someone trying to change GMB location name, EVERY DAY

    Is this happening to anyone else? I have a client that has numerous, legitimate branch offices, each of which is separately licensed under the name of the company plus the city in which the branch is located. So for example, imagine that the company is called ABC Hospice and they have licensed...
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    Any solo guys/gals that host/maintain websites for clients?

    I like the way you think. We host most of our client sites on WPEngine, which has its own rock solid automatic and ad hoc local backup tools, and we use WP BlogVault for redundant, offsite backups. Belt and suspenders...
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    Any solo guys/gals that host/maintain websites for clients?

    I manage sites for 25 or so clients. I host all of them at WPEngine. Not cheap, but very, very, very reliable and helpful. I hate to have to manage my vendors, making sure that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing, making sure that they aren't down, etc. For me, with vendors like...
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    Please Welcome our New Sponsor - BrightLocal

    Welcome, @Myles Anderson !
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