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  1. Kel

    SAB at the top

    There is a HVAC company that has a Google+ page with the address listed and roofing as their category. How are they able to go from nowhere in sight to the top of rankings in the matter of 3 or 4 weeks? This is both confusing and frustrating. Take a look...
  2. Kel

    New Google Places AKA Google+ Local Fraud Alert

    I have clients that get these calls, too. The number is always changing, but the calls are the same. The most recent number is 802-488-3091. When I call that number it just says "press 1 to have your number removed from the call list." I finally was able to get a client to play dumb and go...
  3. Kel

    Model homes claimed as offices

    It looks like the business has two legitimate office locations. The other six claimed locations are in model homes for neighborhoods they have built and developed.
  4. Kel

    Model homes claimed as offices

    I came across a new home builder that has 8 claimed locations. At least 5 of those are model homes. Google's guidelines are not clear in this situation. Has anyone delt with this before? Is this a legit listing? I didn't see any other posts about this when I glossed over the threads. Thanks
  5. Kel

    New Google Places AKA Google+ Local Fraud Alert

    I have had three different clients receive calls similar to this. It is extremely frustrating to deal with. I have sent an e-mail to all of my clients to keep them from giving a PIN to anyone but me.
  6. Kel

    Google+ Local Bulk Uploads

    I am refraining... Although, the new page layouts look great. I hope there is an easy way to transfer multi-location businesses when the bugs are worked out. Thanks for the help, Linda.
  7. Kel

    Google+ Local Bulk Uploads

    Thanks for the reply and info, Linda. I have handled bulk claims in the Places dashboard for clients before. I am just curious if there is/will be a way to bulk merge places pages with G+ or just bulk claim in G+? This is something I have not heard much about. Thanks
  8. Kel

    Google+ Local Bulk Uploads

    I have a potential client that has many locations. Is there a bulk upload method through Google+ Local yet? If so, how? If not, what is the best practice for a multiple location business with too many locations to go in individually and claim? Thanks. I looked through the forums and didn't...
  9. Kel

    500 error when switching to manage a verified +Page

    Yes, sir. It has happened to me twice today on two different accounts. Glad it isn't just me.
  10. Kel

    Google+ Local HUGE Layout Change

    I am comparing Chrome to FF now and it is still showing the circle on Chrome and the Square of FF. Not a biggie, but could be interesting for design purposes.
  11. Kel

    Google+ Local HUGE Layout Change

    Discovered a little quirk yesterday. Chrome had the circle image display on the new layout. Firefox still had the square image with the new layout for the same page. Anyone else notice this or any other differences between search engines?
  12. Kel

    Google+ Local HUGE Layout Change

    I like it. It was a sudden change! I refreshed a client's page and boom!
  13. Kel

    List of "must have" citations.

    I will check them all out. Thanks for the help. Sorry for the re-post.
  14. Kel

    List of "must have" citations.

    Ok... This is going in a different direction that anticipated. I understand a New England lawyer directory isn't going to do much good for an Oklahoma plumber. I just thought there would be some lists of standard, go to citations that worked (nearly) universally. Like Citysearch or YP and so on...
  15. Kel

    List of "must have" citations.

    True... We could hit the main categories of healthcare, service based businesses (roofing, construction, heat & air, etc), retail businesses and so on and so forth. I was just curious what citations the pros immediately go to... in general. Where is the juiciest low hanging fruit located?
  16. Kel

    List of "must have" citations.

    I was just curious what are the citations that you automatically grab for a client as soon as they sign on. What are your top 10-20 citations that will move the needle quickly. I would just like to see a comparison from all of the local experts that roam these threads.
  17. Kel

    Merged Google+ Local pages are amazing for improving rankings!

    I am noticing a lot of long standing/verified listings start dropping like a rock and losing pictures. These are not service based businesses, either. Could this be a push to move businesses to G+?
  18. Kel

    Added a video and the percentage of page completeness dropped.

    I went to add a video to a new client's Places page. When I went to edit the page it was 100% complete without a video. After adding the video, it is now at 93% complete. Any clue why this happened/how to fix it?
  19. Kel

    Uploading Photos as a Google User

    Gotcha, I am following now. I thought there was some special listing out there for certain types of business. Thank you for the info. However, I was under the impression that holding off on the merge was the best thing for now.
  20. Kel

    Uploading Photos as a Google User

    Phil, Do you have any additional information on the "upgraded" G+Local pages? I would appreciate it. Thanks
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