Mike B Around the Web

Here are other articles that I wrote this week that might be of interest: Google As the New Home Page – One Big Tactical Guide – This one had to percolate a long time and while I was writing Google kept changing the rules. Take a look and let me know what you think. Video …

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Google Local Questions & Answers Rolling Out to Mobile Browsers

Google Local’s Q & A feature is now rolling out to mobile browsers on the iPhone and Android. On the iPhone the feature is visible on both Safari and Chrome. Sergey Alekov, an SEO specialist in Toronto, was first to notice the products increased visibility. When Questions & Answers was released for local Knowledge Panels earlier …

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Home Service Ads Alert – Read this Post

As Google’s Home Service Ads rolls out to more verticals and more markets1, more and more service area businesses are going to feel the impact. While some of the details are changing it appears that Google is charging forward with Home Service Ads2. The impacts go beyond those covered by in this great article: How Google …

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Mike B Around the Web This Week

For those of you that just can’t enough of me, here are other posts that I have helped create or worked on or appeared in. Channel7 Investigators uncover fake online reviews of Detroit businesses – I am the “expert” (or one of them) that helped with research and understanding for Channel 7 Detroit to file …

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Jobs for WordPress – A Plug-in that Every SMB & Agency Needs

Walter Schärer, Director of Marketing & Business Development at BlueGlass Interactive in Zurich alerted me to a newly created plug-in that they have recently developed: Jobs for WordPress. The plug-in easily formats (using Schema markup) your job listings to be compatible and readable by the new Google for Jobs search engine. Every business small and …

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11 Tips to Optimize the New Google Questions & Answers

The new Google Places Questions & Answers offers a lot of potential for both helping and hurting a business. Here are some thoughts on how your business should approach this new and untried feature in the local Knowledge Panel. 1- Get out in front of them. Crowd sourcing can be intimidating to the typical business …

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