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    Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - March 11th

    In the Local Search Ranking Factors 2014, citations accounted for 15.5% of the total local factors that determine how well your business will rank.

    In this webinar we will not only discuss the process of building new & cleaning up existing citations, but we’ll probe our three panelists into giving us their advanced strategy tips on how to best use citations to dominate local search results.



    Expert Panelists

    Alternative Citation Strategies DebateDarren Shaw
    Darren is the founder of Whitespark, located in Edmonton, Alberta. Darren has been working on the web for over 17 years and is widely regarded in the local search community. A regular speaker at conferences including SearchLove & State of Search, Darren has exceptional insights into citations & local search marketing. Follow Darren on Twitter & G+.




    Matthew Hunt
    Matthew ran Small Business Online Coach before completing a merger to now become COO at Powered by Search. As an entrepreneur, growth hacker, and self-confessed internet marketing addict, Matthew has a proven record of implementing local search marketing strategies for small businesses. Follow Matthew on Twitter & G+.




    Damian Rollison
    Damian is vice president of product and technology at Universal Business Listing, who specialize in online visibility for local businesses. He has worked in local search since 2006, is a former contributor to VentureBeat, and a current regular contributor to Street Fight. Follow Damian on Twitter & G+.





    VIDEO RECORDING







    EXTENSIVE WEBINAR QA LOG - See Post #6 below

    CHAT LOG with tons of great links - See post #7 below






    SLIDE DECK





    Thanks for attending! What a great crowd and TONS of great Qs!

    Please post Qs below if we did not get to yours during the event.
    (Or if long and complicated, post new topic in the relevant topic forum or the help forum.)


    THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL PANEL OF SPEAKERS! Great insights!!!



    About InsideLocal Webinar Series: We've teamed up with BrightLocal to deliver an exciting series of local search focused webinars. The ‘InsideLocal’ webinar series explores the most important, most topical & most exciting areas of local search marketing.


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    re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    I'm always so busy in QA I don't have time to check Twitter but...

    Check out all the Great TWEETS from the webinar. Awesome comments!

    Plus Chad Russell and Austin Lund took Amazing CLIFF NOTES and shared at them all over at the Local Search Pros Google+ Community.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Myles just posted about the survey results we saw in the webinar yesterday. Go check it out.

    Expert Citation Survey 2015
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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    What a great webinar! I've been to a few of these but this was the best one yet. Some solid and very useful tips. A big thank you to Myles, Matthew and Darren!
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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Video and slide deck added above.

    Still working on QA log and chat links.
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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Here is the QA log cleaned up best as I can. Stripped all email addresses & sound check comments.

    QA LOG

    Audience Question:
    Q: Extremely glad to be back here, the keywords webinar was magnificent can't wait to see what knowledge will be passed on regarding Citation Strategies.[Stephen Scheid]
    A: Hi Stephen! Welcome

    Q: Yayyyyyy! Linda is here![Stephen Scheid]
    A: Hey Stephen - Linda waves hi

    Audience Question:
    Q: when putting your content or business info in a citation website. Do you use the same information word for word or mix it up? Being accurate vs duplicate info on these websites?[rich w]
    A: Good Q! That comes up a lot. I'm sure speakers will address but will remind them

    Audience Question:
    Q: when putting your content or business info in a citation website. Do you use the same information word for word or mix it up? Being accurate vs duplicate info on these websites?[rich w]
    A: There was some interesting insight about that here http://www.localsearchforum.com/goog...e-content.html

    Q: Disagree [David S]

    Audience Question:
    Q: How do you confirm the Exact Address to use when building citations? For example Using St or Street? Do you go off of what Google uses for the My Business? I notice it keeps changing back to St, when I've input Street[Benjamin DeVries]
    A: I'm sure the panelists will address this one. I think small discrepencies are not a big deal to worry about.

    Audience Question:
    Q: How do you confirm the Exact Address to use when building citations? For example Using St or Street? Do you go off of what Google uses for the My Business? I notice it keeps changing back to St, when I've input Street[Benjamin DeVries]
    A: Use full address. Sometimes when you see St on the listing or on maps it's just Google abbreviating for space - display issues.

    Q: Ok[Benjamin DeVries]

    Q: Thank you[Benjamin DeVries]

    Q: How important are local citations for a business to show up on page 1 in the map listing? More important than good reviews on Google+?[Peter Lunn]

    Q: is there a difference between free and paid listings in terms of value?[Birgit Rickert]

    Audience Question:
    Q: How to remove duplicate listings from different directories?[Sadia Tasnim]
    A: Generally need to contact the business directory. Great resource here - ttp://www.reengageconsulting.com/be-where-your-customers-are-with-local-business-listings/

    Q: will Bright Local be available in France?[david poole]
    A: Hi David - 'Eventually' is the answer to that one. But I'm afraid I can't put a date on it.

    Q: thanks[david poole]

    Q: What is the best way to add citations between buying citation through Bright Local, Yext or Moz local which appears to do aggregators?[Monte Ramey]

    Audience Question:
    Q: How to remove duplicate listings from different directories?[Sadia Tasnim]
    A: Have whole segment on dupes coming up

    Q: Which attorney sites are worth paying for?[Craig Backus]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Do citations only come from Local Listing sites or could they come from a professional associations that list NAP[Asher Weinstein]
    A: Both. Those would qualify as unstructured citations.

    Audience Question:
    Q: Do citations only come from Local Listing sites or could they come from a professional associations that list NAP[Asher Weinstein]
    A: Any site that lists full NAP and is local related or industry related is ideal

    Audience Question:
    Q: Hi please can you answer this question? I set up and verified Google+ for a client around 8 months ago and the page has had over 10,000 views. The company is a 6 year old company and has been online with its website for 6 years also. Google Images have been added via Google's invite to do so. BUT I see no Local Ranking in Google searcg results. I have added some citations so there are links out there. Am I missing something? I do SEO but I'm here scratching my head wondering why. Please can you put this question to the guest panelists . Thanks so much. Mark[Mark K]
    A: FOR LONG DETAILED CLIENT Qs:
    There are too many Qs for us to go into QA on complicated cases during webinar. And we also can't usually give the best answers by just guessing as each case is unique. Please post in our help forum with details and link to listing: Help & Support for Google Local


    Audience Question:
    Q: Hi please can you answer this question? I set up and verified Google+ for a client around 8 months ago and the page has had over 10,000 views. The company is a 6 year old company and has been online with its website for 6 years also. Google Images have been added via Google's invite to do so. BUT I see no Local Ranking in Google searcg results. I have added some citations so there are links out there. Am I missing something? I do SEO but I'm here scratching my head wondering why. Please can you put this question to the guest panelists . Thanks so much. Mark[Mark K]
    A: Too long to duscuss here. Try posting over here - Help & Support for Google Local

    Audience Question:
    Q: What is citation authority?[Sadia Tasnim]
    A: Strength? How much the site is trusted? Sort of like domain authority

    Audience Question:
    Q: When are you using Yext, moz.com/local, BrightLocal or Whitespark vs going all manual self managed entries?[E.Dieter Martin]
    A: It always depends on the business needs or the resources available to the business. Manual citation building is always ideal if you have the time and resources.

    Q: How citation authority helps in citation or affect?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Q: Wouldn't you agree that when it comes to local SEO, there are 2 things that matter? Local Relevance and industry relevance.. when it comes to organic, wouldn't DA be more of an issue than local?[Nathan Thomas]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Jeez these are the experts here. The experts won't be in the forum. Can't you please put this to them as I am sure it would benefit not just me but everyone who has taken the time to join the webinar today. The panel is answering much more intricate and time consuming questions[Mark K]
    A: Sorry specific cases are too detailed to go into here and they'd need a lot more info I think. PLUS Darren and lots of other citation experts help all the time at the forum.

    Audience Question:
    Q: So would a campaign of leaving coments with my NAP in the signature work to boost local results?[Asher Weinstein]
    A: No don't think that would help too much

    Q: on bright local, whn I use the Google Local Wizard it says a client is not verified by Google, yet they have a plus account and the business name has been claimed. What else do I need to do please[david poole]
    A: Hi David, I'll point this query towards Myles to look at after the webinar. I'm sure he will be able to help. Thanks

    Q: merci[david poole]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Darren, Matthew and Darren are authorities and I attended today to benefit from their experience assuming that my questions would not be diverted away from the context of the webinar[Mark K]
    A: Mark, questions are great and welcome. But troubleshooting specific cases takes additional research to do properly, and this isn't the format for that.

    Q: What are the best practives with citations for local service businesses that run the business out of their home address and don't want to make their address public?[brice gump]

    Audience Question:
    Q: when you say it wouldn't help too much would it be enough to be that extra push needed to jump to #1?[Asher Weinstein]
    A: Citations alone even if great won't make you #1. Citations just one small piece of puzzle. But no that type of citation won't make much difference.

    Q: how deep do you go when cleaning up the citations?[Derrick O'Keefe]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Darren, Matthew and Darren are authorities and I attended today to benefit from their experience assuming that my questions would not be diverted away from the context of the webinar[Mark K]
    A: Plus they are reading Qs and if it's something they could answer and there is time they would.

    Q: just lost audio[Kali Wyrosdic]

    Q: If NAP differs in Company website and directories, would it affect negatively?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Audience Question:
    Q: When doing citation listings and describing the business is it ok to use the same description on the various listings or will this be considered by Google as duplicate content?[Martin Lloyd]
    A: That Q comes up a lot. I asked speakers in chat to try to address it at some point.

    Audience Question:
    Q: Is it ok to biuld citations for two companies who share an address but not name and not phone #?[Mike Schwartz]
    A: Shouldn't be a problem. Might depend on some of the finer details, but generally should be ok.

    Q: ty[Mike Schwartz]

    Audience Question:
    Q: what if I can't access my citation listing?[Birgit Rickert]
    A: Depends on which site it is. Some will let you claim listings that are already claimed if you can do a phone verification.

    Q: If two companies (I.e. Moz and another service) are submiting to Localize, Axciom etc, does it create duplicates even if the listings are the same NAP?[Benjamin DeVries]

    Q: What is your top tool for auditing citations?[Zelick Gimelstein]

    Q: how do you do the audit?[rich w]

    Q: MOZLocal feeds Localeze.[Chad Russell]

    Audience Question:
    Q: How do you fix citations you do not have login details?[Derrick O'Keefe]
    A: You can attempt to claim and update. Or you can contact the website and state what you are trying to accomplish.

    Q: Why BroghtLocal citation tracker does not track some citations when it exists and got consistency?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Hi Linda & Colan! I have a client who is located on Indianapolis Blvd, which is also US Highway 41. His G+ listing displays Indianapolis Blvd, but the data distributors keep changing Indianapolis Blvd to US Highway 41. Is Google smart enough to know that these two are the same? Or do you think it I should update Google and other local sites to US Highway 41?[Rachel Rossicone]
    A: I'd do really thorough NAP research to find out for sure which is right. I go over a bunch of different ways to check in the training you were in. Need to find what's most correct AND what Google thinks is correct befor considering changes because changing address almost always hurts rankings

    Q: how many citations would someone do a day, how many would be considered spammy[John Vuong]

    Q: I'm glad to hear you say that - I had a client say can you clean up my 300 citations in the next 30 days - and if I pay more can I get it faster. NOPE[Holly Powell]

    Q: Thank you! I will check it out [Rachel Rossicone]

    Audience Question:
    Q: I know he said he uses LocalEze to clean up citations but what was the other one he said he uses? [Holly Powell]
    A: Missed it - I'll ask - who was that Matt or Darren? (Too busy typing to listen)

    Q: Matt [Holly Powell]

    Audience Question:
    Q: I know he said he uses LocalEze to clean up citations but what was the other one he said he uses? [Holly Powell]
    A: MozLocal??

    Q: MOZLOcal[Chad Russell]

    Q: Why BroghtLocal citation tracker does not track some citations when it exists and got consistency?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Q: MOZLocal[Chad Russell]

    Q: I am not asking you to research my case. I am asking in that situation there could be something in the flow of things which I might be missing. eg they could say..step 1..step 2... so that answer could be designed around a standard procedure especially if I have missed something out. Others might well be looking for the missing links in their strategy, and Myles, Matthew and Darren are familiar with a whole bunch of strategies. A Googl+ verified page, from an established 6 year old company, but there is no local listing seen after setting the Google+ page up around 8 to 10 months ago. I see new companies with not as much online authority and they have hardly built up any kind of citation link profile. Please can they just give an 'in a nutshell response'. You can see I am really trying here. You are answering others in much more detail and leaving mine out because you can't answer it yourself, which makes me wonder if you have live links to the Panel this evening.[Mark K]

    Q: How do you feel about Yext?[Derrick O'Keefe]

    Q: I have been careful about citation building, but.... somehow the same street address, state and zip code is showing up in 2 different cities. All else is the same. Will that hurt me, you think?[Lou Abbott]

    Q: Ok thank you [Holly Powell]

    Q: What happened to Mojo pages now a days? Why this directory does npt accepting listings now?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Best way to submit to Aggregators?[Kenny Atcheson]
    A: MozLocal is efficient and economical.

    Audience Question:
    Q: Is there a list of Top 50[Carlos Peacher]
    A: Here's a great list(s) - Top Local Citation Sources by Country for USA, CAN, UK & AU | Whitespark

    Q: I noticed that Nokia Maps/ Here.com is on the top local citation list - I have had no luck addign or claiming listing on this site...any advice? [Sarah Perry]

    Q: What happened to Mojo pages now a days? Why this directory does not accepting listings now?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Question on addresses: My merchant account and MailChimp require a visible address. Because I don’t want to show my “home” address, I rent a box at a local mail service. The address that I use looks like a physical address, not a P.O. Box. i.e. 1234-B E Avenue S #123 (just an example)…. I heard Google will ignore that address because its not my real physical address. My question is, does that type of address cause more harm than good if using it for citations?[Rick Chaney]
    A: I would say it would, yes.

    Q: I noticed that Nokia Maps/ Here.com is on the top local citation list - I have had no luck addign or claiming listing on this site...any advice?
    [Sarah Perry]

    Audience Question:
    Q: easier said than done for a lot of clients[Holly Powell]
    A: Very true

    Audience Question:
    Q: I use MozLocal but do you still need to do Localeze, InfoGroup, Axiom, etc. separately?[Kenny Atcheson]
    A: No, MozLocal feeds to all of them.

    Q: Hi there,[Sarah Perry]

    Q: I noticed that Nokia Maps/ Here.com is on the top local citation list - I have had no luck addign or claiming listing on this site...any advice?

    [Sarah Perry]

    Q: Why G+ does not remove duplicate listings after submitting proper documents like screnshots etc?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Q: How does the profile completeness of a citation impact your local ranking. Is NAP enough or should you upload pictures to those sites that allow it. [James Troyano]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Anyone have luck with getting duplicate Yelp listings deleted? I submit and never get a response.[Joe Ferguson]
    A: Try to find a contact at Yelp and become friends

    Q: Any suggestions how to remove dup listings from Localeze?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Is Google's "Trust Score" of a listing something that's published? [Craig Backus]
    A: This isn't somethng that's published Craig.

    Q: Is there any way to bypass citation creation phone verification? We have several clients who can't be bothered to deal with that task [yet they're the same clients who complain about poor citation rankings! go figure..][Sean Daily]

    Q: Yelp might not "delete" a listing that has reviews associated with it, but they may be able to "merge" the two listings[Kimbers Sheppard]

    Audience Question:
    Q: how do you kill the incorect listings if you don't have access to the phone number?[Asher Weinstein]
    A: Contact the site and plead your case.

    Q: Please could you ask my question, respectfully[Mark K]

    Q: what is the opinion of these experts in using Yext, especially for lower budget clients?[Kathleen Rhodes]

    Audience Question:
    Q: will we have access to this recording soon?[Diane Williams]
    A: should be here by end of week - Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Audience Question:
    Q: shoot. I thought this was at 3pm[Diane Williams]
    A: Is being recorded. Replay will be up soon: InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal and here: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Q: Is there any way to automatically kill the incorect listings? And just how damaging can they be?[Asher Weinstein]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Are there any sites, apart from Google Search, that will provide a list of citations for a UK business?[Peter Lunn]
    A: https://www.whitespark.ca/local-citation-finder

    Q: Thank youuuu [Sarah Perry]

    Audience Question:
    Q: What to do if a listing got incorect NAP and no edit option is not available in the directory?[Sadia Tasnim]
    A: Try contacting the site directly.

    Audience Question:
    Q: also how to deal with Apple maps?!?![Kathleen Rhodes]
    A: Check Andrew Shotland's site applemapsmarketing.com

    Q: I didn't realize that the grey meant 'not answered' ...my team just teased me for askign 3 times! Sorry [Sarah Perry]

    Q: Had a call today from Infogroup checking my data [E.Dieter Martin]

    Q: https://mapsconnect.apple.com/[Benjamin DeVries]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Are practitioner listings are problem in other directories besides Google Local?[Andre Willis]
    A: It's those other listings that feed Google that cause the practitioner dupe to be created in 1st place. So if catch and kill at the source could avoid a practitioner dupe on Google possibly

    Q: We submit to Factual through UBL universal business listing[Andrew Leonard]

    Q: How should you handle multiple business in same building without separate suite numbers?[Michael Ricker]

    Q: factual does not allow a manual sunbmission any more[Andrew Leonard]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Has anyone had any luck with here.com? [Sarah Perry]
    A: 2. Update Listing
    - Go to the listing page.
    - Click “Report this place” in the lower right corner.
    - Choose “Other”.
    - Send an update request for the main business details only (business name, address, phone, site).
    - Done!

    3. Remove listing
    - Go to the listing page.
    - Click “Report this place” in the lower right corner.
    - Choose “Other”.
    - Send a removal request for a duplicate listing.
    - Done!


    Q: n92[Bryan Heckler]

    Q: Lost Sound[Asher Weinstein]

    Q: Has anyone had luck getting incorrect listings removed from Infogroup/ExpressUpdate? They don't respond to my emails. Is a phone call better?[Andre Willis]

    Q: what are the top 20 for the US?[Robert Cortes]

    Q: Once you're on the aggregators... How long does it take to see listings filter out to additional directories?[Craig Backus]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Should you pay for all these aggregators or will Moz local be acceptable?[Derrick O'Keefe]
    A: MozLocal is pretty great.

    Q: factual is a nightmare, you cannot even get someone to fix listings without having an API account[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: Did they say that Localeze is the only one that charges?[Tom Lechtenberg]

    Q: its pretty terrible[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: 1and1 just came out with their own local citation submission service... its like $12/year and covers... I think 30-40 sites. Never tried it. [Nathan Thomas]

    Q: What about Yext?[Fred Schafer]

    Q: What are the presenters' feelings on Yext?[Kali Wyrosdic]

    Q: Why MOZLocal takes a long time to upgrade after a listing is edited?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Q: what strategy do you have to modify or update a listing on factual if you use yext/mozlocal and it still doesnt get updated?[Baken Nicholas]

    Audience Question:
    Q: To Darren's point about moz local being a good option vs localeze....what is the overlap ebtween BL's citation burst service and Whitesparks as compared to doing Moz local?[George Bardenheier]
    A: Check this post out - Local Citation Services Compared - MozLocal vs Yext vs UBL vs BrightLocal vs.Whitespark

    Q: Malicious seeding happened to me.[Ray Adams]

    Q: Dare I name the company?[Ray Adams]

    Q: Miserable errors they refused to update...[Ray Adams]

    Q: Nasty[Ray Adams]

    Q: Ben Adkins[Kathleen Rhodes]

    Q: dr ben adkins?[Rick Caldwell]

    Q: Holly Springs Chiropractors, Local Results and Negative SEO - 1918[E.Dieter Martin]

    Q: Ben Adkins[Mike Chapman]

    Q: please repost that last link as a hyperlink[Kenny Atcheson]

    Q: please could you ask why an established 6 year old business which has 10,000 views to it's verified Google+ page and has a citation link profile. doesn't appear to rank on Google Local search results - thanks[Mark K]

    Audience Question:
    Q: any of the audience questions today could be asked in a forum, please could you ask why an established 6 year old business which has 10,000 views to it's verified Google+ page and has a citation link profile. doesn't appear to rank on Google Local search results - thanks[Mark K]
    A: There could be 20 different reasons Mark. Likely has nothing to do with citations. Would be guessing in the dark without seeing listing, taking time to research.

    Q: Thanks, I will read the blog after the webinar.[Fred Schafer]

    Q: Myles, can you also speak about co-citations[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: I don't think that is discussed as well[Baken Nicholas]

    Audience Question:
    Q: I understand your point of view and thanks for replying and perhaps the panel could give their slant on it in brief. which would benefit all attendees[Mark K]
    A: Myles is reading Qs and feeding ones there are time for to speakers. Will get to it if time.

    Q: How do the experts feel about citations being included with a scholarship link building campaign?[Casey Cuene]

    Q: Myles, can you also speak about co-citations[Baken Nicholas]

    Audience Question:
    Q: because co-citations are starting to become more and more relevant to the google/bing search algorithms[Baken Nicholas]
    A: Sorry, too many Qs to keep up with and almost out of time. For questions we can’t get to during the event, please post at Webinar Q & A thread here: >>> Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Audience Question:
    Q: Would google be able to tell the diference between unstructured citations in forums vs not in forums[Asher Weinstein]
    A: I think they can.

    Q: Thoughts on press releases for citations? Seems to have been a good source for my clients that competitors don't have. [Nathan Thomas]

    Q: Thankyou so much I would appreciate it so much. [Mark K]

    Q: It muted or locked up[Benjamin DeVries]

    Q: It was my connection[Benjamin DeVries]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Kijiji is a great unstructured citation here in Canada. I've had really good barnacle results via Kijiji.[Bill Verboom]
    A: Good to hear!

    Audience Question:
    Q: Myles, Matt and Darren are a fountain of knowledge and thankyou for your input too[Mark K]
    A: Thanks Mark!

    Q: can you please have him at least graze the question of co-citation, its starting to become very important. Or at least state it, lol[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: what are your suggestions for practitioner pages for doctors and attorneys?[Jeff Hopp]

    Q: Please Myles can you ask? hint hint [Mark K]

    Q: it correlates with what they are discussing right now[Baken Nicholas]

    Audience Question:
    Q: I am learning buliding citations still and this webiner helped a lot. Thanks to Myles, Matt and Darren![Sadia Tasnim]
    A: Glad it was helpful Sadia!

    Audience Question:
    Q: Check out BubbleLife.com. It's a pretty interesting local news aggregator in DFW, and they offer free listings and then sell services and advertising on their websites and e-mails. It's a pretty interesting business model, especially in a large metro area.[Craig Backus]
    A: Thanks Craig!

    Q: I belong to a local networking group and the owner does an amazing job shouting out to local businesses, owners, etc.[Holly Powell]

    Audience Question:
    Q: Is it worth it to sponsor something to get an unstructured NAP if it will only live on the site for a certain amount of time? Perhaps it is replaced with new sponsors the next year[Rachel Rossicone]
    A: I say think big picture. Is it worth it not just for link or citation? Rep and recognition?

    Audience Question:
    Q: Is it worth it to sponsor something to get an unstructured NAP if it will only live on the site for a certain amount of time? Perhaps it is replaced with new sponsors the next year[Rachel Rossicone]
    A: I think it's still worth it, depending on how much effort you need to put in to aquire the citation.

    Q: Could you suggest how to build backlinking based on new Google algorithm?[Sadia Tasnim]

    Q: What about pinging the citation link?[Kenny Atcheson]

    Q: How important is claiming a Bing or Yahoo Local page?[George Bardenheier]

    Q: Using tiered backlinking for citations has seemed to be effective, and semi-safe for high authority sources... any thoughts on that?[Nathan Thomas]

    Q: thanks [Rachel Rossicone]

    Audience Question:
    Q: If adding the citation links to your sitemap are you lowering the impact of the one-way backlink that you are getting from the citation because now it's reciprocal?[Kenny Atcheson]
    A: Interesting point!

    Q: btw, the time for ranking here is an updated article[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: How long does it take to rank in local search? | Expert Survey[Baken Nicholas]

    Q: That would be great to see Darrren. Please share. [Kenny Atcheson]

    Q: This was great guys... Very informative![Larence DeBose]

    Q: Darren-that list would be awesome!![Kaycie Smith]

    Q: Thanks guys, good information[Bryan Heckler]

    Q: thanks everyone!!!!![rich w]

    Q: Many thanks to all of you this has been GREAT![Mike Chapman]

    Q: Thanks guys! Very, very informative! One of the best webinars so far this year![Reese Downing]

    Q: Thanks for a great webinar! Have a great day.[Fred Schafer]

    Q: Thanks Gentlemen. Great information. Excellent video and audio quality.[Dale Barchasch]

    Q: Thank you![Malcolm Maybury]

    Q: Thank you[Martin Lloyd]

    Q: Great webinar![Rafal Luberda]

    Q: Thank you!! See you next time! [Rachel Rossicone]

    Q: Terrific as always! Thank you everyone!!![Kaycie Smith]

    Q: awesome webinar[Sue Davis]
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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Sorry, I don't have time to do much reformatting on all these webinar logs which come in a different format and all have to be stripped and cleaned. So it's not ideal, but I think is readable.

    TONS of great links!


    Chat Log

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 10:57 AM: Welcome everyone! We'll officially start in just a few minutes.

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:02 AM: Darren Shaw - Local SEO Tools & Services - Drive More Business With Whitespark | Whitespark

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:03 AM: Matthew Hunt - SEO & Inbound Marketing Agency | Powered by Search

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:05 AM: Replay will be up soon: InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal and here: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar - Slide deck and this QA chat will be posted at that forum link too.

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:05 AM: Guiding Principals of Citation Optimization
    ⁃ Intro questions to quickly cover more basic questions such as
    ⁃ Objectives of citation building
    ⁃ What a successful campaign should deliver for a client
    ⁃ Clean-up existing vs build new?
    ⁃ Balancing Quality with Quantity
    ⁃ How do you judge the value of a citation

    Linda Buquet (to Organizers and Panelists Only): 11:08 AM: Good Q to be sure covered. Consistency in description or mix it up?

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:15 AM: Great post: Epic Citation Building Resource by Max Minzer: Be Where Your Customers Are with Local Business Listings | ReEngage Consulting

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:18 AM: Great recent post by Darren: Improve your local SEO with these citation essentials
    Improve your local SEO with these citation essentials | Wordtracker Blog

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:21 AM: Good post from Matt: 5 Ridiculously Sneaky Citations Most Small Business Never Think to Get! 5 Ridiculously Sneaky Citations Most Small Business Never Think to Get!

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:27 AM: Top Local Citation Sources by Country at Whitespark: Top Local Citation Sources by Country for USA, CAN, UK & AU | Whitespark

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:27 AM: BrightLocal - Best Niche Citation Sites for 41 Business Categories: 1000+ Niche Citation Sites for 41 Local Business Categories

    Darren Shaw (to All - Entire Audience): 11:27 AM: Top Local Citation Sources by Country for USA, CAN, UK & AU | Whitespark

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:28 AM: Good one by Nyag at Whitespark - Unravelling the Mystery of Bad NAP Data: Unravelling the Mystery of Bad NAP Data | Whitespark

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:28 AM: Fixing/Building Local Citations - The Options... Great insights from Nyag at the forum:
    Fixing/Building Local Citations - The Options...

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:30 AM: Monster List of Citation Building Sources & New Ideas: Monster List of Citation Building Sources & New Ideas
    Darren Shaw (to All - Entire Audience): 11:31 AM: Why You Should Check Facebook and Foursquare Frequently for Duplicates | Whitespark

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:32 AM: Hardcore Info about Duplicate Local Business Listings - http://www.localsearchforum.com/goog...ite-paper.html

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:33 AM: Duplicate Suppression vs. Deletion - http://www.localsearchforum.com/yext...-deletion.html

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:39 AM: Yes will be recorded. Replay will be up soon: InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal and here: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar - Slide deck and this QA chat will be posted at that forum link too.

    Matthew Hunt (to Organizers and Panelists Only): 11:42 AM: How To Add a Business to Nokia Maps (aka Here.net)

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:43 AM: More citation posts BrightLocal: Citations Archives - BrightLocal

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:43 AM: More citation building posts from WhiteSpark: Citation Building Posts | Whitespark

    Matthew Hunt (to Organizers and Panelists Only): 11:45 AM: http://d1avok0lzls2w.cloudfront.net/...8.02495899.jpg

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:45 AM: Top 50 Local Citation Sites in US, Canada, UK & Australia - http://www.localsearchforum.com/goog...australia.html

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:46 AM: Great List of Canadian Citations - DIY SEO: Local Runs on Canadian Citations, eh! | CanuckSEO

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 11:52 AM: Sorry too many Qs to keep up with & almost out of time. For questions we can’t get to during the event, please post at Webinar Q & A thread here: >>> Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Linda Buquet (to Organizers and Panelists Only): 11:54 AM: Qs about co-citations?
    Darren Shaw (to All - Entire Audience): 11:56 AM: This is a great source of unstructured citation building ideas: Citation Building Strategies - The Complete List For Local Businesses

    Darren Shaw (to All - Entire Audience): 11:58 AM: Lynn Lake Chiropractic in Minneapolis. Look up their link profile.

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:03 PM: UPCOMING WEBINARS >>> InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal
    and here: Local Ranking, Multi-Location, SoLoMo & Reviews - Upcoming InsideLocal Webinars

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:04 PM: Citation Tools & Services:

    BrightLocal: Citation Burst: Trusted Local Listing & Local Citation Submission Service | BrightLocal

    and Citation Tracker: Citation Tracker | Local Citation Finder Tool | NAP Checker

    Whitespark: Local SEO Tools & Services - Drive More Business With Whitespark | Whitespark

    Universal Business Listing: Universal Business Listing | List, Manage, Grow

    And Yext: Digital Presence Management - Yext

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:06 PM: If you missed beginning or want to listen again - Replay will be up soon: InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal and here: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:09 PM: Thanks to our speakers:
    Darren Shaw - Local SEO Tools & Services - Drive More Business With Whitespark | Whitespark
    Matthew Hunt - SEO & Inbound Marketing Agency | Powered by Search

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:10 PM: Next Webinar – Wednesday March 18th - Effective Optimization for Multi-Location Businesses
    More info here: InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal and here: Local Ranking, Multi-Location, SoLoMo & Reviews - Upcoming InsideLocal Webinars

    Linda Buquet (to All - Entire Audience): 12:10 PM: AGENDA – UPCOMING WEBINARS >>> InsideLocal: Expert Local Search Webinar Series | BrightLocal
    and here: Local Ranking, Multi-Location, SoLoMo & Reviews - Upcoming InsideLocal Webinars
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Alternative Citation Strategies Debate - InsideLocal Webinar

    In case you missed over the weekend.

    Video, slides, QA and chat were all added above on Friday.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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