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    #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    LocalU Baltimore is this AM for business owners.
    LocalU ADVANCED is all day tomorrow.

    Joel Headley from Google just took the stage, so I wanted to start sharing posts from the SMB event.

    Tomorrow I'm going to the 2nd happiest place on earth - LegoLand, so hopefully Colan and others can watch the Twitter hashtag #localu and post any good tidbits here that are shared tomorrow.

    3/8/13 LocalU Quotable Tweets


    Stay tuned for more tomorrow as LocalU ADVANCED hits Baltimore.


    Again I will be gone all day, so please feel free to add anything noteworthy to this thread!



    OK so that one bears repeating. According to quote above Google finally admits:
    "If you don't have a store front then #GooglePlaces isn't ready for you yet."











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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Stay tuned for highlights from LocalU ADVANCED tomorrow.

    Again, I'll be gone all day so feel free to add to this post anything noteworthy, you hear if you are there,
    or you read on Twitter or any live blogs.
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    MDBIZ News, a publication of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development just did a great write-up about LocalU

    10 online marketing tips from Local University: Baltimore | MDBIZNews

    Nearly anything is better than nothing when it comes to Internet marketing for small businesses, online marketing expert Aaron Weiche said during Friday’s Local University: Baltimore conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in White Marsh.

    Lisa Dotson of Essex-based Hunt Manor Insurance attended with the hope that she could sort through the clutter of technical jargon.

    “Attending the Local U seminar was an eye-opening experience. I’m not up to date on social media technology, and today, they defined many of the terms I have heard over the past few months. The information has encouraged me to build on what I learned today,” Dotson said.

    So, what essential steps should a small business take when expanding their online presence?
    Click above to read their 10 takeaways from the SMB perspective.
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Thanks for sharing all of this Linda.

    I (in particular) love this quote:

    "if you don't have Google Authorship eventually you won't be relevant."

    Sooo true - Can you imagine (in the future) when 80% of the page 1 SERPs are using authorship? If you don't have it, you will be invisible.
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Here at the Baltimore #LocalU meeting... things are about to get started.
    Chris Ratchford
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    First up, Bill Slawski presenting on Local Search as Science Fiction
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Interesting thought- business owners should make their street number easily viewable on their building... for image recognition.

    ---------- Post Merged at 09:08 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 09:04 AM ----------

    Now up, David Mihm... Advanced Local Search Tactics.
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Chris so excited you are there to give us live updates when you can!
    I am living vicariously through you!

    I got up super early to get my "forum" fix and was excited to try to catch some of the action at LocalU, before I head out to LegoLand. Need to leave at 8 PST which is right in the middle of Joel's talk which sucks. But I'm going with 10 people, so can't just say "hey let's make all the kids miss an hour of fun" so I can stay here and work a little longer.
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Great idea! FROM LINDA: OK that works now. Just use the straight embed tweet code from the ... drop down.
    Chris Ratchford
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    Re: #LocalU Baltimore Highlights, Tips & Updates

    Whew! Lots of folks live-tweeting lots of great tips from LocalU this time!
    Lots of action!














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