Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City Part 2

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law is a two location criminal defense practice with one office in central Orlando and one in New Smyrna Beach on the coast. I wanted to do a visual mapping comparison of pre and post Pigeon impacts like I did with Barbara Oliver Jewelry & Co. to see the impact of Pigeon both … Continue reading Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City Part 2

Places Blackhat Playground – Reported To Be Closed

It seems that the newest blackhat playground of user generated input annoyance is the “Place is permanently closed” radio button in Google Places. I have been receiving an increasing number of complaints from readers that are seeing the flag. In fact Barbara Oliver Jewelry and Andrews Jewelers both experienced the dreaded yellow highlight on their Places … Continue reading Places Blackhat Playground – Reported To Be Closed

hReview Testimonials from SMB Sites Starting to Show in Places

Since last October when Google noted in their FAQ that Rich Snippet testimonials might flow into a Place Page, many webmasters took the time to mark up their client’s sites in hReview. As Andrew Shotland has recently noted and my observations have confirmed, these marked up reviews have slowly been making their way onto Places … Continue reading hReview Testimonials from SMB Sites Starting to Show in Places

Testimonials as Reviews – A View from the Field

Last week after publication of the new Google Rich Snippets for Local FAQ and follow up comments by Carter Maslan, there was a great deal of discussion about what was best practice vis a vis testimonials on a SMB web site. Clearly, when you focus on the client, having this type of content can be … Continue reading Testimonials as Reviews – A View from the Field

Google Map’s Carter Maslan Answers Questions on the New Nearby Places You Might Like

Google Maps recently introduced a new feature on the Places Pages called Nearby Places You Might Like. It was rolled out early last Friday and while it generally adds value to the Places Page, there were a number criticisms of the results particularly as it relates to SMBs. The feature was announced on the Lat … Continue reading Google Map’s Carter Maslan Answers Questions on the New Nearby Places You Might Like

Google My Business Photos 3.0 Launches

Google has significantly upgraded the interface and functionality of the photos section within the My Business Dashboard. The new interface replaces the arbitrary categories with tags and allows for a simpler interface for the cover photo, the profile photo and a business’s logo.  Although there is no ability to add custom tags, it is a … Continue reading Google My Business Photos 3.0 Launches

Last Links from Google Maps to G+ Local Plus Pages Removed

Google has recently removed links from the Local Knowledge Panel in search to the Google Plus Local Page. Nicolai Helling now reports that the last links standing in Google Maps, to read and or write reviews on the G+ Page for Local, have now been redirected as well. The read reviews link now redirects to the Review … Continue reading Last Links from Google Maps to G+ Local Plus Pages Removed