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Google+ Local Changes Reviews Format

If you have not seen it already, Google has updated their previous review format which closely features Zagat’s review system to a simpler and more straightforward review layout. The new format allows user to write the standard verbal review and then select from 4 categories: Poor-Fair, Good, Very Good, Excellent You can see an example […]

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Google+ Local: The Integration of Google+ and Google Places

Last week Google unveiled the new feature Google+ Local. This new feature is a result of Google integrating Google Places into their social network Google+. This new update is Google’s effort to combine and streamline Google+, Google Places and Google Maps to all use the same platform. This will also allow a much more direct […]

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Google’s Personalized Search Notification

If you have not noticed it before when you are searching for something on Google be sure to check the top left corner under the Google logo to see if Google is personalizing your search. If you have a Gmail and are logged in while doing a search on Google chances are Google is tailoring […]

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Google Can Change your Places Page Automatically

Be sure to watch you email. Google recently said they are going to start automatically updating information on your businesses place page if they find more recent information from user edits and 3rd party data site that Google is constantly searching. When making the changes you will be notified via an email but regardless to […]

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Short Links for Places Page on Google

Recently Google rolled the ability to create short URL’s for any places page. To access the new feature just clink on the link icon in the top right hand corner of a place page and check the “Short URL” check box and you will have your shortened URL. Great new feature, now instead of having a […]

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New Mobile Search Features for Google’s Local Search

This week is another push forward in the importance for local businesses to invest in local seo not just for desktop users but mobile search users. With the smartphone taking more and more of the mobile phone market people are now able to look for the information they need that instant versus having to wait […]

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Google’s New +1 Feature

Google’s new +1 bottom offer users the ability to publicly give their own stamp of approval on a website, blog, local shops and more all across the web. The feature allows you and your friends to connect and share what you found helpful, informative our just cool about your findings online. What is needed for […]

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