John Lincoln is CEO of Ignite Visibility, a digital marketing teacher at the University of California San Diego and author of the book Digital Influencer, A Guide to Achieving Influencer Status Online. Throughout his career, Lincoln has worked with hundreds of websites, ranging from start-ups to household names, and has won awards in SEO, CRO, analytics and Social Media. In the media, Lincoln has been featured on sites such as Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, CIO magazine and more. … [Read more...] about Google + Business Pages for Online Reputation Management
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OK, So, Does It Invite The Wackos? No, not in my experience. It’s actually been very benign. I’ve had a few people ask the hours the business is open, I’ve had a couple of people ask about making reservations, and I had one person who wasn’t pleased with the speed of service he had received. Interestingly though, once we started exchanging text messages this person calmed down quite quickly and explained his position. We had a pleasant conversation and I think he was, if not happy, at least satisfied in the end. … [Read more...] about Wait. You Can Text Message Businesses From a Google Search?!?
The easiest way for Google My Business (GMB) listing owners and managers to get notified of new questions is via the Google Maps App, as notifications are not yet part of the main GMB dashboard. This will help you catch questions as they arise. The faster your client responds to incoming queries, the better their chances of winning the foot traffic. … [Read more...] about 5 Google Business Profile Tweaks To Improve Foot Traffic
Google has been very busy updating their developer documents related to structured data, mobile-first indexing, the updated code lab, and more topics related to Google search. In fact, it seems like Lizzi Harvey, a technical writer who works at Google for over three years, has been trying to communicate about these updates on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google Busy Updating Developer Docs For SEOs & Webmasters
Here is a screen shot from Ellen Edmands of Google showing a double or dual listing for a business "related" carousel on desktop. I cannot replicate this and I don't think I've ever seen this happen before but I am told it does happen and it is rare. … [Read more...] about Dual Google Business Related Carousel