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End of the Year Tune Ups

With the release of Google+ Pages for Business and the end of the year coming, I’ve been going through my customers’ online listings at all the search engines and directories.  This includes the big search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing), top-level providers (InfoGroup, Localeze and Acxiom), smaller directories and review sites (Yelp, hotfrog, Manta, etc.), and local area directories (Go Local Tampa Bay, TBO Directory, etc.).  I’m making sure that all the listings are claimed and that information is up to date, consistent and accurate.

It’s a big task, even for a professional like me, and I thought, “This is the perfect year-end/holiday service for businesses.”

Save yourself some time and frustration.  If you haven’t reviewed your local internet presence, or if you haven’t even claimed all of your online listings, let me do it for you.  The details are here:


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Local Search Seminar – 7/9/09

I’m doing a seminar on Local Search at the Bayanihan Arts Center located at 14301 Nine Eagles Dr, Tampa, FL 33626 from 2 PM to 4 PM. The price is $25 before the event and $30 at the door.

I’ll be going over:

  1. What is Local Search?
  2. How to Use Keywords
  3. Google and the Local Business Center
  4. Yahoo! Local
  5. Bing (Formerly MSN Live)
  6. Local Listing Directories and Industry Specific Directories
  7. Building Citations

Join us to learn more about local search and how it affects you.





Bing, Bang, Boom

Microsoft launched their new search engine Bing last week. My first impression? It’s visually stunning and looks to give Google some real competition.

I’m doing some research into it, focusing of course on how it’s going to play in the local search industry. My focus has mainly been Google and Yahoo, but it looks like I’m going to have to pay attention to Bing as well!

I’ll have a more detailed report for you once I’ve done some more research.