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    Google has something against megaformers and I don't know why!

    I posted this in the Google Local Search Group's hot seat but haven't found solution yet. So I thought I'd try here to see if any of you pros have any ideas. Here's what I posted there with an update: This client is a megaformer fitness studio in Saratoga, CA. Their listing disappeared from...
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    Business name too keyword perfect and maybe getting in the way

    Maybe too soon to report here, but this looks a bit fishy to me right out of the gate. I took on a new client, Santa Cruz Plumbing Inc. They rank ok when you put the city name in the query, but take it out, and they are NOWHERE to be found in organic which of course affects Local. Is it a...
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    Office subletting problem?

    My attorney client is subletting a suite of offices from another attorney. They share the same address and suite number, but have different business names and phone numbers. I'm thinking this might appear to Google's algorithms to be a firm and an individual attorney in that firm (the business...
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    Duplicate listing. I see it, but Google says it doesn't exist.

    Here's the listing in question. https://plus.google.com/111934643230601570214/about No one that matters has access to it. It's the wrong address and needs to be deleted because someone created another one with the current address. Google local support says it does not exist in their local...
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    Google removes maps pages

    What's up with this message at BrightLocal today? anyone know what's going on and what Google has up their sleeves? Major Google Update: Removed Maps Listing Pages PageToday Google removed their Maps results pages so they are no longer accessible. We currently use these pages to get Google+...
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    New Game: Why does this employment law attorney rank high?

    Ok, here's one for you. Search in San Jose for "San Jose employment law attorney" and [name removed] is #1 in organic and #1 in Maps. He's a little lower if you remove the geo modifier. His is a new site with a website that paid no particular attention to SEO (except that the review from...
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    Tough getting this restaurant on the map. Penalty?

    This has got to be the toughest local business optimization I've ever tried to do so I'm reaching out here to see if anyone has any ideas. Here's the situation. Client bought a failing restaurant. He is an expert in restaurant development so comes up with a plan to turn things around. He...
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    Google review guidelines and smartphones

    Hi, Someone posted an interesting comment on my blog in reference to Google's recommendation to have your customers review at home. The whole discussion is here Why restaurants can no longer ignore getting Google + reviews | Kat's Meow - Kat & Mouse, but in a nutshell he was saying to advise...
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    I own it but can't edit the Google+ page

    Ok, I feel stupid. I'm in the old dashboard, looking at a list of Place pages. I click on the "See your listing in Google" link and it opens up the Google+ page. But here it doesn't seem to know that I own it as I can't add pictures or anything unless I add a "public" picture or review as an...
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    Multiple attorneys sharing the same NAP

    What do you recommend for multiple attorneys sharing the same address? They all leverage off the marketing of the firm, but then also do their own and have their own specialties. But a bit of a background first. I've been asked to clean up local for an attorney firm here. Three out of 4...
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