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  1. m_j_gregory

    Can A 'noindex' Tag Attribute To Google Account Suspension?

    Hey all, I hope everyone is having a great week! I just wanted to pick everyone's brain on this instance and am wondering if anyone has any insight or feedback regarding it. Today, I inherited a client who's local and organic SEO is currently just a mess. As of right now, I am working on the...
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    Updated 'Manage Your Pages' Layout For Google Local

    Hey all, Happy Friday! Just wanted to share an update a member from our team, Joshua Volk, discovered this morning. If you reference the attached screenshot below you will see that there has been an update to the "Manage Your Pages" tab for Google Local. At first glance, this layout makes it...
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    Improved Messaging On Moved Businesses

    Hey all, I hope everyone is having a great week! It's been extremely muggy in Minneapolis with a high of 4* yesterday. Therefore, due to the weather, we've been able to spend a lot more time inside with Local :) A few days ago, Mr. Blumenthal posted about improved messaging on moved...
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    NEW - Add Google+ Events to Google+ Local Pages

    Hey all, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I just wanted to pop into this thread and thank everyone for sharing this information. Also, I wanted to get everyone's feedback on this - being it was the holidays I wasn't able to keep as close of an eye on things...
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    Cosmetic SERP Update For Local Listings?

    Hey all, Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Just wanted to share what our team believes to be a cosmetic update to the SERP's. More specifically, pertaining to how the local listing is displayed. This was discovered by a colleague of mine, Alex Cordes. I apologize if this has already...
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    Yahoo Local Listings Disappearing?

    Hey All, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I know this is a rarely discussed local platform but I just wanted to notify everyone that some members on our team (Evan Entler, Josh Volk, and Alex Cordes) have found (what we hope) is a glitch with Yahoo Local listings being irrationally...
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    'Open 24 Hours' Content Showing On Local Listings?

    Hey All, A colleague of mine, Alex Cordes, had pointed out what we believe is an update in content on local listings. On the image below, the content for business hours reads "Open 24 hours". In the past the business hours would still show "9:00AM - 8:00AM" or "9:00AM - 9:00AM". Take a look...
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    Premier SMB Partnership For Local?

    Hey all, I hope everyone has been doing well! I just wanted to get everyone's feedback and/or insight on this topic. I was reading a great piece today: Memo to Google: Solve the Local Data Problem With Local Data | Street Fight Damian Rollison makes a great point regarding Google having a...
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    Google Limits Name Changes: 3 Changes Every 2 Years

    Hey all, I apologize if this is old news but thought I'd share anyways. Yesterday, a colleague of mine, Josh Volk, had notified me about the the interesting message he received while trying to change the name on a business listing. Please reference the screenshot below: He stated that this...
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    Possible Bug: Verification Feature Disappears

    Hey all, Just wanted to drop in and report a possible bug our team has been experiencing (we have seen this in 3 different cases over the past week). We wanted to make everyone aware of this issue and possibly receive some feedback if anyone has experience dealing with it. (I apologize if I am...
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    G+ Local Edits Showing Quickly

    Hey All, Just thought I'd stop in and share (what I am pretty sure) is a new feature in Google+ Local. A colleague of mine pointed out today that edits on Google+ Local listings are now appearing live rather quickly. He had performed a name change on a Google+ Local page, hit submit, waited...
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    Linking Website to Google+ Page

    Hi all, I'm not sure if this is an old feature but thought I'd share anyways. Has anyone linked their Google+ Business page to their website on the fully merged pages yet? It seems like the most notable features of this are: 1. Ability for businesses to show in SERP's as publisher - rather...
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    Google Allowing Images In Reviews?

    Hey All, I could be way late to the game on this but just wondering if anyone has seen instances of Google allowing reviews with images in them. I have uploaded the screenshot here: If that is to small go to Google's G+ Local Page found here: Google - Google+ Click the "About" tab to...
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    Interesting Shot - Places Dashboard

    Hey All, I hope everything is going well! A colleague of mine brought this to my attention today so I wanted to pass this along and am wondering if anyone else has encountered the (Places) dashboard showing like this: Notice this dashboard has removed the "Editable" column fields on the...
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    Merging Google+ Business Page and Google+ Local Listing (via separate accounts)

    Hey all! I was just wondering if anyone has had experience in trying to merge a listing where the Google+ Business Page and the Google+ Local listing (Places listing) were housed in separate accounts. Currently, I would advise to not merge listings where the business page and local listing are...
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