Google Websites’ Uptake Accelerates as they Pass 1.1 Million Total

It’s been six months since the worldwide introduction of Google Websites, their free, single page web builder for Google My Business listings. Google has confirmed that the total number of websites created has surpassed 1 million some time in early November. The number of sites created is impressive and should give pause to companies that are …

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Google Q & A Rolling out to the Desktop

Google Q & A, periodically visible on the desktop, seems to be finally rolling out full force to both PCs and Macs. Earlier in the week, after the feature had largely gone missing even on mobile.  Danny Sullivan (now of Google) noted that it was but a temporary bug. It would seem that it was …

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Google “Hustling” the Business Dashboard in Search

In one of a long line of recent (and approaching spammy) GMB related emails, Google has started sending out emails educating owners of verified businesses that they can now “Meet your new dashboard on Google Search” When clicking the email call to action it takes the user to interact with the new(ish) mini dashboard visible …

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LocalU Advanced Santa Monica Advance Pricing Ends Soon

LocalU Advanced is rapidly approaching. Its only a few weeks away and the seats are filling. It should be a great event with incredible speakers and sponsors. Speakers include Joy Hawkins, Darren Shaw, Joel Headley (ex Googler), Marissa Nordahl (Google) and myself amongst many others. We have 14 speakers overall. Sponsors include ZipSprout, Moz Local, …

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Google Spam Hall of Shame

It’s beem a while since I have posted to the Google Spam Hall of Shame. It’s not that there is any less of it or that it is less obvious, its just that I have been busy on other projects. But I couldn’t resist this example of systemic name abuse occurring in the jewelry business …

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Ebook: Build a Better Business Using Customer Complaints

It’s been a blast building GetFiveStars. One of the things that I love the most is the support I get for projects like this new ebook. As you probably know while I think its important to “optimize your review process” I think it’s even more important for you to “optimize your business”. Every process, not …

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