Google Reviews Tip

Mike Blumenthal shared an incredible tip at SEMpdx SearchFest 2011 regarding creating a shortcut to Google Reviews input box. Shortcut to your Google places page: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=17890642534106265499 You can truncate the very long, awful main URL. Better still, link directly to the input box for reviews: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=17890642534106265499&dtab=2&action=openratings&ct=write-review Note the addition of &dtab=2&action=openratings&ct=write-review Awesome!

Comment Spam Is Out of Control

I just went through and cleared a dozen comments all of them spam. This one was most offensive to me for whatever reason. There was a question last night on #blogchat from @Yogitastic regarding moderating comments. My gosh, if we didn't moderate comments we'd have nothing but spam and that's even with Akismet minding the …

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Testing Directory Submission Tools

I was doing some investigation of directory submission providers on an SEO / Internet marketing forum and came across this post offering automated directory submission from a web site called Directory Submission Tools. I've been looking for ways to economize the directory submission process and thought I would give it a try with this site. …

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Yelp Review Filter Explained (How do I spam that?)

I was looking for more contact info for Luther Lowe and noticed his tweet about a blog post explaining Yelp’s Review Filter. Luther does a good job of explaining the Yelp Review Filter and Yelp has commissioned a video which tries to explain it in a friendly way. The review filter, Yelp’s legal woes and …

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DANGER! Your Google Business Listing Is at Risk

You need to watch out! I was just reading the Google Lat Long Blog and they’re telling people to edit YOUR Google business listing. This is really, really, bad. Look at this picture. I didn’t want to steal the image from the Google blog post so I made my own which shows a business listing …

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A Lesson from Curious George for Bloggers

Written on February 21st, 2010 at 12:02 am by Darren Rowse A Lesson from Curious George for Bloggers Writing Content 59 comments The books of choice at bed time in my 3 year olds room are all Curious George books at the moment. He's crazy for George. Needless to say that the 6 Curious George …

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