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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Infographic Design Idea Sites
I've been thinking a lot about Infographics lately. There are a lot of mediocre Infographics out there without much quality in either the information or the graphic. That said, there are also a bunch of good ones. So, I put together a list for my team to look at for Infographic Design Ideas. I also …
My First Pinterest Spam
This one's interesting. It's Pinterest Spam by way of tagging.
How to Guest Blog – NOT!
I've decided I'm just too nice to spammers. Perhaps I was inspired by @JoeHall's post on the ethics of outing SEOs. This one, however, too dumb to move past without giving a little coaching. With a little help from Google I came up with 3 good posts on "How to Guest Blog" to help our …
WordPress Citation Spam
This is an interesting bit of WordPress spam. Not going for a link, but instead for a citation, presumably for local search.
Google Hotel Comparison Stealing Searches – Not So Robin Hood
Google has launched a Hotel Comparison engine over the top of paid ads. Is anybody else seeing this? "Up yours, Advertisers"! It's been hard enough for national brands to maintain local rankings, and now Google's stealing another inch.
Annoying WordPress Spam
Is it too much to ask that the WordPress spammers be a little inventive? I'd almost rather go back to "Great post"! Not having ever been an annoying WordPress spammer, I wonder, does the | help somehow? Does it make it look less spammy to Akismet? Interestingly it's pointing to a Facebook page. See for …
Google Places Guideline Enforcement Plan – from @mblumenthal
Mike Blumenthal of commissioned this funny cartoon about the Google Places Guidelines Enforcement. It doesn't look good for the B&B owner. "Google Places Enforcement Plan"by Margaret Shulock is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at blumenthals.com.