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Google+ Local Is Giving Local Businesses Like Yours Massive Exposure. Stay Up-To-Date On The Latest Google+ Local News And Information Here
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Evolution of the Local Algorithm - Whiteboard Friday

Evolution of the Local Algorithm - Whiteboard Friday | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
We've come a long way since the early 2000's, and local SEO has changed tremendously since the beginning of online search.
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How Google Might Be Determining If A Local Citation Is Spammy or Not | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS

How Google Might Be Determining If A Local Citation Is Spammy or Not | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
How Google Might Be Determining If A Local Citation Is Spammy or Not
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Google Business Photos Increases Exposure for Business Owners | Business 2 Community

Google Business Photos Increases Exposure for Business Owners | Business 2 Community | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
The same question has been asked again and again - How can Google help my business get more customers? Finally the search engine giant has provided a
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YP.Com Insights Report Highlights Growing Tide of Local Search

YP.Com Insights Report Highlights Growing Tide of Local Search | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Local business search engine YP.com has announced its end of year report, revealing its latest trends about what consumers are searching for as the holiday season nears.
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47% of National Brands to Invest More in Local in 2013 [Study]

47% of National Brands to Invest More in Local in 2013 [Study] | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Ninety-one percent of national brands expect to invest more or the same amount in local marketing heading into 2013, according to a new survey by local marketing firm Balihoo. Forty-seven percent of brands plan to invest more in local for 2013.
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Local Businesses Look Great on the New Google Maps for iOS

Local Businesses Look Great on the New Google Maps for iOS | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
In the short time I've played with the new Google Maps app for iOS, I've become really happy with how the local business listings look. Have you seen t
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Is Your Online Reputation Impacting Your Business?

Is Your Online Reputation Impacting Your Business? | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Is your online reputation impacting your business, possible in a negative way? Find out how to tell and what to do about it.
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Raphael Doctah Love's curator insight, January 10, 2013 5:09 AM

Something that many Business owners forget about. This could be key to getting and keeping your phone ringing.

Gary Holt's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:03 PM

72% of buyers trust reviews as much as personal recommendations.

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Google adds more Drive functionality to Google Plus | AndroidSPIN

Google adds more Drive functionality to Google Plus | AndroidSPIN | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Well here is a nice new little addition and integration feature from Google for Google+ and Google Drive.
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Google Starts To Downplay Zagat Scores; It Should Ditch Them Altogether

Google Starts To Downplay Zagat Scores; It Should Ditch Them Altogether | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Google is changing the way it collects local business reviews and displays them in search results, making the Zagat score a less prominent piece of information.
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Removing Duplicate Listings from Different Business Directories

Removing Duplicate Listings from Different Business Directories | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
How to Remove Duplicate Listings from Different Business Directories...
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Local Search Insights: What Are Consumers in Your Local Area Searching For?

Local Search Insights: What Are Consumers in Your Local Area Searching For? | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Learn which business categories and verticals are most popular among mobile searchers, how mobile search compares to online for local searches, and details on local ad click-through rates, from YP.com’s Local Insights Digital Report for Q3 2012.
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Apple under fire over new map app

Apple under fire over new map app | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Mapping software packaged with Apple's new mobile operating system has been heavily criticised by users on social media.
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Google Groupes - Reviews Update

Google Groupes - Reviews Update | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
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Google made some recent improvements to their spam detection algorithms that "should" increase the number of reviews that appear on some local Google+ pages. Anyone notice any changes?

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A Phone Call With Google+ & Places Support – Our impressions, directions, & takeaways

A Phone Call With Google+ & Places Support – Our impressions, directions, & takeaways | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
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The 2012 Local Year in Review

The 2012 Local Year in Review | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Some of you may remember my Brief History of Google Places infographic from January 2011. Time to update that graphic with the most memorable events of 2012 to ring in the New Year!
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BlueglassX: Why Local Search Hypergrowth Is Here

BlueglassX: Why Local Search Hypergrowth Is Here | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
In his talk at the BlueglassX conference on the Local Mobile Search panel, John Denny outlined why Local Search is exploding, and where it's going from here
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Closing an Old Google+ Local Listing vs. Editing It | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS

Closing an Old Google+ Local Listing vs. Editing It | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Closing an Old Google+ Local Listing vs. Editing It
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Woman sued for $750,000 over Yelp review

Woman sued for $750,000 over Yelp review | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Fairfax home-owner Jane Perez wrote a poison-pill review of a contractor on Yelp, citing work he failed to do and jewelry missing from her home.
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Jason Sims's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:36 PM

Are you depending on Yelp for Reviews?

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Important Charts to Consider When Planning Your Marketing Budget in 2013 | Business 2 Community

Important Charts to Consider When Planning Your Marketing Budget in 2013 | Business 2 Community | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
It’s October and time to start planning out your marketing plan for 2013.  In a world that is more and more mobile and social every day, we recommend for...
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Prominent WNBA Team Has Google+ Page Removed, Told To "Start Over"

Prominent WNBA Team Has Google+ Page Removed, Told To "Start Over" | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Last year the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA championship and won the hearts of an avid social media user base. A social media user base that the Minnesota Lynx cultivated on Google+ thanks to early adoption and a strong focus on the new social network.
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Syncing Your Google Plus and +Local Pages: Plusses and Minuses | Mihmorandum

Syncing Your Google Plus and +Local Pages: Plusses and Minuses | Mihmorandum | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
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Author Rich Snippets for YouTube Video Content - SwellPath

Author Rich Snippets for YouTube Video Content - SwellPath | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
Google Authorship is now for YouTube videos! I’m this post I’ll take you through everything you need to know about YouTube Author Rich Snippets.
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Crowd-sourced online reviews help fill restaurant seats, study finds

Crowd-sourced online reviews help fill restaurant seats, study finds | Maps Marketing Blueprint | Scoop.it
A new study, published in the Economic Journal, shows that crowd-sourced online review websites play an important role in consumer decisions.
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Gary Holt's curator insight, August 31, 2013 11:06 PM

Click "LIKE" and add your comments to get the conversation going with your fellow business owners.  I'm telling you, forget SEO and cancentrate your efforts on developing a 5 star reputation if you want more customers.