Google Review Strategy #5 – Yelp Reviews

Each Google review your business gets can deliver a ranking boost - and sometimes it can be a big boost! Getting folks to actually write a review on Google can be tricky and challenging so here's an Idea: Two days ago, an awesome new Yelp review came in for a client....

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Special Holiday Hours? Update those now!

Special Holiday Hours? Update those now!

Does your business have different business hours on the upcoming Holidays? If so, you'll need to update your hours on each of your primary local/social business profiles. The good news is that Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook make it super easy to do. I just...

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Create Your URL to get Google Reviews!

STEP 1: Get your Link HERE.Darren Shaw over at Whitespark created a great tool that generates a reasonable looking link that points directly to where folks just start typing a review for you. The link to my business looks like this - it's still ugly but it...

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How to Succeed on Google by Cheating

How to Succeed on Google by Cheating

** Update ** Just in the past week or so, Google has been ramping up listing suspensions and account suspensions - and their support teams are backlogged for weeks. Ugh. These days the unfortunate truth is that it’s easy to cheat your way to...

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Google Business Name Spam in 2019

Google Business Name Spam in 2019

Business Name Spam It's hurting your Google rankings right now! We are spending about 2 hours of each work day, searching for Business Name Spam offenders and either directly editing these listings or reporting them to Google. It's ugly and...

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How to get more leads from Yelp

How to get more leads from Yelp

We recently "Optimized" a clients Yelp listing and wouldn't you know - it made an impact immediately! There were no other factors such as new Yelp reviews. So it is true that simply updating your listing will make an impact. How to update your...

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Do you HATE Yelp?

Do you HATE Yelp?

Small business owners absolutely HATE Yelp. Actual quotes I've heard in the past 2 weeks: "I F***ing HATE YELP. Can’t it just go away?" "I seriously have PTSD from my experience from Yelp."   Why is Yelp so Horrible? Those STUPID...

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How to find your Google Review link

How to find your Google Review link

Are you emailing your customers asking for them to review your business on Google?   Here's how to create a link to the exact place your customers can write a review Step 1: Do a search for your business name + City + St. on Google. Your...

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One Proven Way to Get Online Reviews

One Proven Way to Get Online Reviews

First off - Congratulations to Everett Street Autoworks in Portland, Oregon and Savory Cuisines Catering in Boulder, Colorado for earning a quick $50 bill by getting over 5 Google reviews in October. And look at that - they've earned a nice...

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