I once contacted Google about reviews that contained harassing, offensive and racist language for a franchise chain — and all the nasty reviews went away overnight! In one instance, a reviewer on Yelp went beyond the pale by posting photos of executives of one company in his review, calling on people to hound them (he was more than a bit irrational) — once I flagged these images and requested removal based on copyright infringement, Yelp took them straight down. … [Read more...] about How To Fix A Damning Business Review
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It’s completely true that having your keyword phrase in the domain name can lend some ranking advantage. However, you need many other strong ranking signals working in concert to enable the site to rank well — and, when people start rolling out these microsites en masse, they typically are doing it on a shoestring budget. All the work that you’d put into optimizing and promoting a single domain site begins to get diluted when your time and efforts are spread across many domains, and the result is that the individual microsites end up being fairly weak. … [Read more...] about 10 Local Marketing Myths Hamstringing Your Business
Yet another layer of penalization involves the blacklisting of the administrative account used to login and make changes to claimed listings. Google states that “if more than one of your listings does not adhere to the guidelines, we may suspend your account.” This is indicated by a big red banner across the top of the dashboard reading “Account Suspended.” Once this happens, your login account cannot ever get back into the good graces of Google. It’s game over. The login account is burned. … [Read more...] about Google’s Lack Of (Re-)Consideration For Local Businesses Makes Life & Listings Difficult
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They tried — right from the get-go — to compete with this other company on every front. The other company had new snazzy offices; the start-up needed a large, well-appointed office, too. The other company had administrative staff; the start-up had to hire an office manager right away. The partners were determined their prices would be lower than those of the established company, and their employee salaries would be higher. (You can probably see where this is heading...) … [Read more...] about Are You Building a Business, or Just Chasing the Competition?