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  1. Pinkape404

    Domain Name Mishap

    Got a quick question about domain names; if I used sampleDomains.com and then found out that sampledomain.com (singular instead of the plural domains) already exists but in a different state, city, etc. how do you think this will at out with google? Ps - I'm using the above domain as an example.
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    Which is the better Naming Scheme for "Subdirectory" for Local City Landing Pages?

    Re: Looking for some insight from Local Search Experts on URL Format for City Pages Great thread! to the op - I see your creative / marketing strategy vis-a-via the "onsite" and "concierge" style of services - that's great! But when searching for a computer repair service, these are not the...
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    Livid over yelp - I'll take three advils please!

    The listing just does not come up when you search for my industry in my location it simply does not come up. So the only way Clients searching for my services could see me is by way of the add and that is just not enough I'd like to know how to rank organically. Why a company with the keyword...
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    Livid over yelp - I'll take three advils please!

    Non-existent but that is not the gripe. gripe is 1) I was not informed that there would be a cancellation fee 2) the account manager assigned openly admitted he had no idea of what was going on outside of the fancy fluff talk. When asked simple questions like why companies not even in my...
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    Livid over yelp - I'll take three advils please!

    $750 penalty - mind you the sales agent conveniently forgot to mention that I was entering into a year-long contract.
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    Livid over yelp - I'll take three advils please!

    Or the class action lawsuit .. I Cut my losses. They can choke on the penalty fee.
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    Livid over yelp - I'll take three advils please!

    Guys sorry to take up otherwise valuable thread space, but I need to gripe. I got signed up for the yelp service. The sales guy conveniently forgot to mention there is a penalty for canceling the add campaign. I've had dozens of conversations to no avail but at the end of the day I got some...
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    Looking for Some general SEO Framework to follow

    Joshua - That's dead on what I was looking for. Thank you and everyone for contributing. I will dive into this and surely come back with questions. Ps- hiring / looking to hire a company, but want to stay on top of it / them.
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    Looking for Some general SEO Framework to follow

    Thanks Warrenpd - I will definitely check this out. Apologies for not being detailed about my specific needs in the original post. I operate a pest control company and cover New York and New Jersey. Id like to rank for multiple services across the various localities.
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    Looking for Some general SEO Framework to follow

    Guys, I am looking around online to find some general SEO guide, a Best Practices approach if you want to call it. I am planning to build out my company website over the summer and hire a specialist. My issue is that despite the sea of information out there and the number of so called...
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    Google Local Listing Advice

    Thanks Linda - I run an owner operated pest control company and am rarely in the office so for me this makes sense. I will try and get that modified.
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    Google Local Listing Advice

    Why is it a violation - because he is a home based business ? PinkApe is a pseudonym. I am a seasoned tax professional, SEO hobbyist, inventor, philosopher, and independent and free thinker.
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    Press Release Summary of Submission Sources

    I came across this article which aims to summarize some paid and non paid press release sources around the web. It was helpful for me and hope it does same for you. The Best Paid and Free Press Release Sites - Mequoda Daily With that said - I can't not help but to quote Ron Burgundy when he...
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    Home Advisor, Ugh

    Dino - most directories now use the schema markup insofar as ratings and stars go. Take yellowpages as an example. Your reviews from YP will show up when you do a search of your clients business. I do not think having a home advisor listing will provide you conversions outside of those...
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    Blogs, links, and Keywords - Do they matter?

    Thank you Joshua - very concise response and I like your approach about being user relevant. I guess at the end of the day - ranking or not - our goal is to provide user relevant content. I'm glad you mentioned this because benchmarking the site, any site, against "How friendly and effective...
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    The Duality of online Reviews

    I'm completely against offering any incentives. Aside from being a google violation it is needy behavior and displays low value. Once those morals and ethics begin to slip it can be the downfall of the organization. Do your best, Don't beg for it, it will come. Across the industry it varies...
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    The Duality of online Reviews

    I am generally new to the field of SEO and my way here was one of self education for my own business ventures which lead to helping a few friends, then a few more, and more or less is a glorified hobby. One of my current projects is a pest control business which does a fair amount of Bed Bug...
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    2015 Guide to Free SEO Training Courses Online | SEW

    Linda - you're a god send !! Just posted how the google labyrinth is becoming an untamable creature .. Thank you ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Blogs, links, and Keywords - Do they matter?

    I am sure this issue has been beaten to death, but a few more kicks might save me or future readers some time otherwise spent doing more meaningful work. So here is my question - is there a guide or framework - the "best practices" approach if you will that one can use as a reference in...
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    Infogroup or Moz - my urls are not showing up - unclaimed listing

    Phil - so to be clear - when you say some Moz listings will go live quickly; does this include urls and do you know if it pertains to other directories except info or were you just referring to the Moz infogroup connection or across every directory that Moz claims to insert the listing into...
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