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Should you try to merge your Google Plus and Google Places listings?

Posted by: Stephen Petersen Posted Date: 03/16/2013
We are seeing a lot of content on the internet showing you how to merge your Google Places with your Google Plus account. Many companies are having a lot of issues with both theirGoogle Places and Google Plus listing and are trying to at least get them merged

Why do I get out of area traffic from my localized PPC Campaign?

Posted by: Stephen Petersen Posted Date: 05/02/2012
When doing a local PPC campaign, one would expect that all the hits that you get are from the targeted cities when you review Google analytics. In most cases, you will find a small percentage of AdWords traffic from states well outside your target region. Aren’t these “bad” clicks that should be refunded?

Claim your local listings, even if you are not local

Posted by: Stephen Petersen Posted Date: 12/23/2010
What if you are not a local business? Should you even care what your local listing is like? Should you bother claiming your listing? I think you should and here are four reasons why.

Customer Reviews are Vital to Your Search Engine Rankings

Posted by: Stephen Petersen Posted Date: 12/07/2010
Getting customer reviews is important, Google pays attention to them and they don’t necessarily have to create a link to your to help your site ranking.

Google Offers New Tagging Feature for Local Search

Posted by: Stephen Petersen Posted Date: 07/26/2010
Google offers a new feature for your local search listing. For a $25.00 per month fee, you can add a “tag” on your search listing with a call to action.

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