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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How It Goes Really and truthfully…not that bad. I wish I had some kind of scathing review (click bait) or some juicy gossipy story to tell about the service, but really it just works. From the business side of things, you provide a phone number that can receive text messages and that’s it. Google puts a “Contact Us Now” tile in your business listing. … [Read more...] about Wait. You Can Text Message Businesses From a Google Search?!?
Mark my words, local search marketers: We are on the verge of seeing Americans reject the constricted label of “consumer” in a quest for a more holistic view of themselves as whole persons. Local businesses that integrate art, culture, and community life into their business models will be well-placed to answer what, in my view, is a growing desire for authentic human experiences. As a local search marketer, myself, this is a topic I plan to explore further this year. … [Read more...] about 5 Google Business Profile Tweaks To Improve Foot Traffic
Lizzi Harvey has been more active and public recently - showing up in webmaster hangouts and posting more on Twitter. You can follower her on Twitter @LizziHarvey. Here are some of the recent updates she posted related to new updated developer docs she released: … [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