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Google Places vs. Google+ Local

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We all know by now that Google has been mixing up the ways Google local listings are displayed on search results with their Google+ rollouts. Constantly, dental practices get caught up in the meaning and differentiation between these profiles and the changes between them. Often, you may come across at least two types of G+ […]

The Basics of Citation Building

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[custom_frame_center shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_center] As you may know, that Google uses a blended algorithm in local search, in order to determine search result rankings given a particular search term. There are various signals that all bare different weight on the algorithm that can differentiate depending on the industry, market, and competitiveness. One of the most important variables […]

Google Outsourcing Business Verification

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Last week I read on Mike Blumenthal’s blog about reports of business owners complaining about their Google+ Local listings being deleted.  Just today, Mike provided two examples of recorded calls of people claiming to be from Google calling to verify business names and addresses. Like most folks, I’m dumbfounded how Google could be so short minded to […]

What Google+ Local Means to Your Business

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Great article from Lisa Barone of Small Business Trends about what the recent changes with Google+ Local mean to your dental practice.  From the basics like what exactly Google+ Local is to the rating system details, be sure to read this article- a few times! What Google+ Local Pages Means to Your Business

Goodbye Google Places, Hello Google+ Local

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This past week, while I was on a much needed vacation in Turks & Caicos, Google dropped a bomb in the SoLoMo (social-local-mobile) world.  On May 30th Google Places became Google+ Local (by the way, it’s taking me some time to find the “+” symbol on my keyboard- ugh). Not that it was a total […]