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    Any Hard Data on Local CTR vs. Pure Organic CTR

    I think you're question is a really good one. I'd love to see some studies on the topic. It wouldn't surprise me if it broke the hearts of many forward thinking SEOs like Mike's recent post. I'd mirror what others have mentioned...organic + local listing. BUT...that's a gross...
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    Google Launches NEW Things To Do In... Tourist Attraction Image Bar in SERPS

    It'll be really interesting to try to figure out what qualifies as a "mention"...whether it's a "mention" in the more traditional sense, i.e. social meda...or whether it's driven by citations (either incomplete or complete), links, etc.
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    Can You Risk NOT Hiding your Address on Google? For Home Based Businesses

    Thanks Linda...That's really interesting. If that's the case, then reward certainly outweighs the risk b/c there doesn't seem to be any risk at all...assuming of course, they don't later change they're policy. But it's enough trying to keep up with the changes, much less guess what they are...
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    Can You Risk NOT Hiding your Address on Google? For Home Based Businesses

    Is the movement of the pin the only implication of hiding an address? Or, does it affect how a business ranks?
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    Optimal Places Scout Setup

    Update: I spoke with Mark and he couldn't have been more helpful. Here's what we figured out...it's almost certainly the fact that I had SEO plugins installed in the browser, which makes complete sense. Again, I couldn't have been more impressed by the support.
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    Optimal Places Scout Setup

    Mark, I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. I would have updated immediately but for some reason Google Apps/Gmail has decided to put a lot stuff in my spam box that's not actually spam. I'll open a ticket right away. Regarding my connection speed, I'm on a 100 meg connection. I'll detail...
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    Optimal Places Scout Setup

    Thanks so much Linda. To clarify a little, I'm not even sure if I need to use proxies (or decaptcha's) because I'm not using the "Client Finder" aspect of the software. Rather, I'm mostly using the citation finder module. What's concerning me is how few "verified citations" that are showing...
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    Optimal Places Scout Setup

    Hi everyone...I hope I'm putting this in the right section. I know that a lot of folks around here are big fans of Places Scout (as am I) but I've always wondered what the optimal settings are for the program. I have a pretty fast computer (Quad Core i7 w/ 16 Gigs of ram) for whatever that's...
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    How Do You Handle Businesses That Have No Business Address?

    Wow...Thanks for the heads up. I can see it for UPS Stores, but for virtual offices/executive suites, I'm kind of surprised. Out of curiosity...If an executive suite/virtual office is in a high rise...take this one for example...how does MapMaker prove it's not a real business? Is it solely...
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    How Do You Handle Businesses That Have No Business Address?

    In the past, I've used virtual office & executive suite providers...but I've also used UPS stores in the past without any problem. Another thing I've personally found to work (this was within the last year, but not in the past 4 months) is to reach out to look for a commercial realtor. Often...
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