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    Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Does anyone use this product? It seems like it would be a great local tool to help with ranking and improving a local site.

    For a service business, workers can "check-in" using an app, take photos of their current job, and request reviews from customers. All the data is recorded and show on a service area heat map, photo gallery, and review map.

    Anyone have any experience with it?

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Thanks for sharing Ross!

    Only had time for quick peek but looks interesting.
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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    That does look like a sweet tool/service for service contractors. Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Seems like no here has tried. Looks like I'll have to be the guinea pig and report back in a few months

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    I know of someone who uses it and likes it so far. He owns a irrigation company and has his service techs check in each time they do a service call. Each check in is Geo stamped so it will show correctly on a map. They can also ask the homeowner if they would like to leave a review. All they have to do is ask for their cell number and send them a text from the app. The homeowner gets a text in seconds and completes the review in 1 minute.
    He currently has 150+ reviews in the past 2 months. They are all real. However they are not posted to Google +!
    It is definitely helping with their local rankings but I feel they can do even better but they are happy.
    Nearby now offers this to agencies for $100 per month and they sell it to the end user for $300 per month. It is a little on the pricy side for most businesses but worth the money for larger businesses that will actually use it.
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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Thanks for the info! I love the who concept. I do know the company has been around for years, but it's seems their growth has been slow to stagnant. I think their pricing has been holding them back a bit. It's amazing how many reviews you can collect. I wonder if you can link your requests you send to clients to your google+ account, superpages etc.

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    google "Birmingham AL - HVAC" and you will see Freedom HVAC come up. They are using Nearby Now. The reviews and check ins look great on the town landing pages.

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Quote Originally Posted by RossP View Post
    Does anyone use this product? It seems like it would be a great local tool to help with ranking and improving a local site.

    For a service business, workers can "check-in" using an app, take photos of their current job, and request reviews from customers. All the data is recorded and show on a service area heat map, photo gallery, and review map.

    Anyone have any experience with it?

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    We have recently setup Nearby Now on several sites. I am re-indexing pages and running ranking reports and can report back with those results.
    We have also used it on our site here if you would like to see how we implemented it for local SEO.
    Douglasville GA Web Design Projects | Atlanta Web Design CompanyI'm happy to answer any questions I can about implementation, experience or even how to get technicians to actually check in

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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    We had a plumbing company using this app and they loved it. We no longer assist them on SEO, and it looks like they've redesigned their site and removed the tool from their site. I know it was a nice novelty item for them for a couple of months, but I don't know if they used it to the fullest extent of what could be done.

    I do like what you've done with it on FAME and it seems like an interesting approach.

    We have a roofing company that is looking to build a map with pins on places that they've performed work - this may be a tool that can accomplish that (if it allows him to enter locations of previous jobs, even though he may not have a testimonial on the job). I have to do looking on that project, but this may be a tool for that job too.
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    Re: Nearby Now: Heat Maps & Reviews. Does anyone use this?

    Conner,
    I'm always happy to talk shop. Feel free to give me a buzz and I can give you a few of our experiences.


    It seems to me the real tipping point, or the lynch pin, will be on how well the management can motivate the field reps to checkin and use good keywords.


    As much as we hate to admit it, good SEO often comes down to people
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