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    Post Hi from Saffron Walden, UK

    Having been doing affilate IM stuff, part time since late 2006, I transitioned into IM project work for local and national businesses when the market for business systems contractors that I was previously in, imploded.

    After a couple of years of pottering around building websites and doing SEO & PPC for people, I am now determined to launch the sort of managed IM services business that can be scaled up and potentially sold. That means having clearly defined packaged services (and only agreeing to ad hoc project work as an upsell).

    The first step for that was due to be an outsourced Google Places service on behalf of several other consultants and high profile marketers that I know. That was almost all figured out, when Google+ Local put the kybosh on it!

    I don't intend to be Google's early adopter (i.e. guinea pig), so now I am waiting for it all to sort itself out, and the dust to settle. In the meatime I'm going to concentrate on selling mobile websites and text marketing.

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    Hi Simon and welcome to the forum.

    Waiting for the dust to settle may be good. It could be a wild ride for awhile.

    As the forum grows I think we'll probably start a section about mobile and text marketing as well if there's interest. More and more that plays a big part in local those are just not areas I've dealt with much because I'm so immersed in all the Places issues.
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    Welcome, Simon.

    I lived in Saffron Walden for a year as a boy and my aunt and cousin still live there. I remember Saffron Walden with fondness... a real sense of history in those towns.

    Do you know Robin Hood's Bay in I think North Yorkshire? That was another part of my time living in England that really stuck with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
    ...Do you know Robin Hood's Bay in I think North Yorkshire...
    Hi DJ

    No, I've not been to Robin Hood's Bay, but it looks very picturesque. I'll try and visit there the next time I'm in the area.

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