TripAdvisor Reviews Now Showing in Places Again

Do you remember the old SNL skit “Point/Counterpoint” (named after the 60 Minutes Segment) which featured Dan Akroyd making scurrilous attacks on Jane Curtain? ¬†Not sure who is whom in this current remake starring Google and Tripadvisor but it sure is taking on the same tenor. ūüôā The recent “its a technical issue, no its …

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Guest post: Top 10 local UK business directories compared & rated

This is a guest post by Myles Anderson of Brightlocal.com. Brighlocal is a London-based local SEO company that is building¬†local SEO tools for marketers, web-designers and local businesses. He has also written an excellent companion piece: ¬†Top UK online business directories ‚Äď comparison of audience figures 2009/2010.¬†In November, I¬†wrote up Brightlocal’s Review facilitation tool, ReviewBiz. …

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A Reason Not to Move to Canada?

Since starting blogging I have made a number of very good friends and often times get to meet these folks in person. The other benefit (?) is that I occasionally receive unsolicited gifts in the mail. Google sent me a¬†very cool Nexus Phone and a coffee mug. Once I even got a box of 40 …

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ReviewBiz – Making Reviews Friction Free

I am a big fan of an ethical review solicitation process that smooths the path between customers and creating reviews. If reviews are going to reflect the overall impression of your business accurately, a broad sampling of your customers needs to participate and it needs to be easy. I think that the opportunity to easily …

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Yelp.com & Unique Vistors: Would the Real Number Please Stand Up

While there may be some dispute about the origins of the saying: “there are three kinds of lies, lies, damned lies and statistics” there is little disagreement about its general truthfulness. It seems particularly appropriate in regard to Yelp’s unique visitors. Yesterday Yelp.com announced at SMX East that they had 38 million uniques on the …

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Locksmith Mad as Hell -Sues AZ Attorney General to Enforce Law

The ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America, the locksmith trade group)¬†has recently posted the legal filing from a lawsuit initiated by a locksmith in Arizona. The complaint for violations of Arizona’s laws preventing misrepresentation of “the geographical origins or location of the person’s business” attempts to 1)Get an injunction against the offending locksmtih (Atlas Locksmith Soltuons …

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