Over at Search Influence: Learnings from Local U Advanced in Denver

I had the good fortune to take part in Local U Advanced in Denver on September 19th. I wrote about it on the Search Influence blog. The bullet points: Sterling Sky is buying Local U We've been wrong all along about <title> tag length Google is whomping Yelp in reviews, even in Yelp's typically strong …

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What would @mattcutts do with this link outreach?

We received an interesting link solicitation on the Search Influence info email that I thought I'd share. It's interesting that they never ask for a "link", but they do offer payment for posting content. Here's the email, names changed to protect the (maybe) innocent: Hi, My name is Michelle of [name removed].com. I came across …

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Scam Alert – eGumball

Scam Alert! One of our clients made an update to his map marker location, shortly after which he received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a "Google Specialist". The caller identified that there was a location update. Verify the correct address and then said “your business is listed as miscellaneous” — our customer …

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Writing About Raccoon Removal Is A Delicate Art

This is an honest to goodness excerpt from an exchange between our production manager and one of our writers. It's true, but hilarious nonetheless: Writing about raccoon removal truly is a delicate art. On the one hand, you can't come down too hard on raccoons, because while they may root through your trash, they also …

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