Soft-Selling your Brand Personality by Talking Less about You



Me. Me. Me. That’s what most Facebook posts, and really, most PR strategies seem to scream. On a social media platform, it’s all about engagement. Get participants to talk about themselves by inserting you into the equation. Let the brand personality shine through READ MORE

Google Maps News



Crowdsourcing: Open Source, or Open Scourge? The mighty Google suffered the same fate as many open-source content sites (like Wikipedia) suffered in their early days this month, as a user renamed the well-known Theoduer-Huss Square in Berlin after Adolf Hitler on Google Maps. READ MORE

Connective Architecture- An Understanding

Connective Architecture of SEO, how one variable relates to another;  The inner-connectivity of seemingly unrelated details is the foundation of current SEO.   It is something we will be talking quite a bit about in upcoming articles.

AMF Bowling Richmond Bankruptcy Lawyer

BIg news that AMF Bowling is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.  The bankruptcy case is to be presided over by Chief Judge Douglas O. Tice, Jr. If you need assistance protecting your interests in AMF Bowling’s bankruptcy contact a Richmond Bankruptcy Attorney.

New Design

We are about to unveil the newest design for localseo.org.  We have been working on this design for months and I think you will really enjoy it. Stay tuned!

Mobile Users Concerned About Security and Privacy

Geolocation sharing services like foursquare, MyTown, Loopt, and others have been getting a lot of press lately in marketing circles. Geolocation is still in early adoption stages, but it is growing rapidly among mobile users. With it though are growing privacy concerns. You READ MORE

Mobile Search For Local Businesses

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Mobile Search For Local Businesses


Good article about mobile search. I hadn’t seen that data from 2010 which is exponentially lower than the mobile usage now.  I’ve practically had my iPhone sewn to my hand for 5 years now.  And my wife works with 2 blackberries (one for READ MORE

Guest Post: Helping Bloggers & Online Consultants Get Organized, For a Price

This is a Guest Post: There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of new services aimed at helping bloggers and other Web-based workers become more organized. Evernote and Remember the Milk are just two of the tools in this field and they are READ MORE

New Series-Simple Local SEO Tips

Tip #1. Link to your Google Places’ Page from your website. Thats it, 1 sentence and very simple.  Yet, not often done and very powerful as an authority boost.  

Know When Google Updates Maps via Your Email

Want to know when Google updates their image of your business or home?  Now you can get an update the same day.  More populated areas are seeing updates sooner than rural areas-but that just makes sense.  There is no evidence to suggest this READ MORE

The Travel Industry & Local SEO Is The Next Frontier

Gowalla-the local meetup service is getting into the travel game-in a small way.  They now know when you fly by looking to see where you have ‘checked in’ and they show it via some spiffy graphics.  So if I check in at dca READ MORE

Google Spam Algorithm In Effect

Matt Cutts, on the post “Algorithm change launched” has confirmed that the spam change he spoke of earlier this week is live: “‘we’re evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy READ MORE

The New York Times Redone-ehow.com Style

On Search Engine Land: Must Read News About Search Marketing & Search … the post “The New York Times, Demand Media Edition” talks about the recent Demand Media IPO: “Demand Media — widely described as a ‘content farm’ — went public yesterday and READ MORE

Customer’s Can Now Add Images To Your Google Places Page

This week Google announced that your customers are now able to add a photo to your Google Places listing.  What they don’t mention, but we are testing, is what impact this customer involvement has on rankings.  Also, is it possible to remove a READ MORE

Go ‘Realtime’ With This Simple Twitter Tweak

This is a little trick I use for some of my Local SEO clients. If you want to give your Tweets more juice and increased value-while allowing them to be read-even by those without twitter accounts-then read on.  For many terms they even READ MORE

How To Track Mobile Visitors In Google Analytics

Andrew published a great post that features a Google Analytics tip.  The post “How To Track Mobile Visitors In Google Analytics” contains this nugget: “If you are a Google Analytics user I recommend setting up an Advanced Segment that filters reports by visitors READ MORE

Google Place’s Review Problem

This is not a small issue.  However, some of these bugs now seem to be fixed…although a few still present issues. I have seen this for a while, and instead of reinventing the wheel Mike’s article gives a good overview. When Will Google READ MORE

Google Removes Piracy-Related Terms From Instant Search

I am a fan of this decision in theory although I am not sure how Google spending more money/resources/energy to simply slow results by 1/8 of a second really accomplishes anything.  It seems like a simple PR move-nothing else. …… Google Removes Piracy-Related READ MORE

Google Will Drop Real Estate Search & Listings From Maps – Top SEO …

This was never a popular feature of Maps, however it is a bit of a surprise that they will kill it completely in 2 weeks.  I know a few businesses who benefited from it. … Google Maps will drop its real estate listings READ MORE