Garnering Reviews – A Mom & (no) Pop Shop finally Hops on Reviews

Barbara Oliver and Co. Jewelry, an owner operated jewelry store with one part time employee in Buffalo, NY was referred to me by my sister about a year ago for help with marketing of her “new” website. Like many small businesses she has trouble integrating new procedures whether from inertia, fear or lack of time. … Continue reading Garnering Reviews – A Mom & (no) Pop Shop finally Hops on Reviews

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 Favorite Places Poster Start Arriving

One of my clients, Barbara Oliver & Co. Jewelry in Buffalo for whom I do some internet marketing, received a Favorite Places poster and a congratulations letter today. Her initial reaction was muted and somewhat suspicious but once I explained that she was one of only 100,000 in the US and one of probably only … Continue reading Google Favorite Places Poster Start Arriving

Where Are Google Places Pages Going? To the Index?

Last week when Google Map’s new Place’s pages were introduced it was noted that they were not going to be indexed (there is a great discussion going on at Greg’s blog now) leaving the impression amongst many that they would sit, isolated, in the Maps siloh. They would, it was thought, only be seen to … Continue reading Where Are Google Places Pages Going? To the Index?

New Universal Local Search Result Type: Branded Local OneBox

While Firefox is not supposed to have geolocation available until ver 3.1, it appears that Google is personalizing search results using some form of geolocation now. Last month, David Mihm first spotted and pointed out a new Universal Local Search Result; the Branded Local One Box. The new Universal Result appears to only show in … Continue reading New Universal Local Search Result Type: Branded Local OneBox

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