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Google Finally Takes A Clear Stance On Mobile SEO Practices

Google Finally Takes A Clear Stance On Mobile SEO Practices | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

While many web designers object and recommend to their customers not to use "Responsive Design", now Google makes it official.


What is responsive design? In simple terms, whether a visitor to your site is using a PC, Mac, Tablet, Google TV or Smart Phone, your website will automatically adjust and can be viewed in most devices. Assuming that your website was built a while ago, you might want to start thinking on having it redesigned a.s.a.p.. With more and more people using mobile devices, and most usability studies showing that you only have 30 seconds to capture your visitor's attention, you just cannot afford to have them scroll up and down or sideways to view your content.

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Google Groups - Google and Your Business Forum!

If you have questions or problems with your Google Places - Now Google+ Zagat Score listing, you can find answers here, or post a question.

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Power Searching with Google – Inside Search – Google

Power Searching with Google – Inside Search – Google | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

This is going to be a great course by Google! Although I consider myself, humbly speaking, very good at it I know there is a lot more to learn. You can register here: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html

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Boston Market relies on QR codes to drive summer foot traffic - Mobile Commerce Daily - Software and technology

Boston Market relies on QR codes to drive summer foot traffic - Mobile Commerce Daily - Software and technology | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

The use of QRCodes is one of the best methods to attract and retain new mobile customers. When  users scan your QRCode they can see all the details of your offer, as well as all the relevant information about your business. Everytime you update your promotional offer or special the user receives a text message announcing the new offer. You can display your QRCode in some many different places. Website, business cards and stationary, your waiting area, t-shirts, etc. The applications are limitless.


Our application for auto repair shops, allows the shop owner to pre-write up to ten specials, which they can turn on and off by clicking a check mark. You can see a sample here: http://8fbc.com/?11044

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Google+ Local: Review your favorite places

Is your Auto Repair Shop in the new Google+ Local? Time to get off your booty and get on board, you are missing out great things! Like, potential new customers reading the great reviews you already have!

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Google Places Is Over, Company Makes Google+ The Center Of Gravity For Local Search

Google Places Is Over, Company Makes Google+ The Center Of Gravity For Local Search | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it
When Google+ and Google+ Pages for business were introduced a little less than a year ago many people in the local search arena began anticipating the day when Google would merge or integrate Google Places and Google+ Pages.
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Defining Your Google+ Local Reputation Marketing Strategies - Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community

Defining Your Google+ Local Reputation Marketing Strategies - Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it
Once again the automotive industry is buzzing about consumer reviews as Google Places has been morphed into  Google+ Local.
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Google Finally Takes A Clear Stance On Mobile SEO Practices

Google Finally Takes A Clear Stance On Mobile SEO Practices | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

While many web designers object and recommend to their customers not to use "Responsive Design", now Google makes it official.


What is responsive design? In simple terms, whether a visitor to your site is using a PC, Mac, Tablet, Google TV or Smart Phone, your website will automatically adjust and can be viewed in most devices. Assuming that your website was built a while ago, you might want to start thinking on having it redesigned a.s.a.p.. With more and more people using mobile devices, and most usability studies showing that you only have 30 seconds to capture your visitor's attention, you just cannot afford to have them scroll up and down or sideways to view your content.

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Official Google Blog: Local—now with a dash of Zagat and a sprinkle of Google+

Official Google Blog: Local—now with a dash of Zagat and a sprinkle of Google+ | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

Most of our clients that I have been calling this week, missed this important news that could greatly affect their business. Now, more than ever, you need to take the time to check your Google Places listing! Procrastinating will only allow your competition to jump way ahead of you.

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Divine intervention: Google's Nexus 7 is a fantastic $200 tablet

Divine intervention: Google's Nexus 7 is a fantastic $200 tablet | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it
Like Microsoft, Google shows its own partners how one builds a tablet.
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Fed Up with all the Daily Phone Calls to Market your Business Online?

Fed Up with all the Daily Phone Calls to Market your Business Online? | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it
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Official Google Blog: Tune in to I/O Live at 9:30 a.m. PDT on June 27

Official Google Blog: Tune in to I/O Live at 9:30 a.m. PDT on June 27 | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

With all the great improvements and additions on the last few months, you might want to find time to tune in to this one. There are great things coming that will help (or affect) your business. Be smart, stay informed! 

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Still procrastinating about getting your business in Google+?

Still procrastinating about getting your business in Google+? | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

Besides all the great features for communicating with your peers and customers, there are a lot of intelligent conversations going on that will benefit your business exposure. With the recent and ongoing transition of all Google Places listings to Google+, small businesses especially, will have an unbelieveable sonding board to reach new customers. Soon, your Google Places (now Google+) business pages will be indexed and start appearing in Google's search results. You need to stop procrastinating and get on board by creating a Google+ for your business. Keep on waiting and your competition will steamroll over you!

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How to Protect Site Against Future Google Penguin Update [Infographic] | All Infographics

How to Protect Site Against Future Google Penguin Update [Infographic] | All Infographics | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

Have you checked your website's position in Google lately? Have you been keeping up with all the Google changes that may affect your website. We all rely on Google for business, are you paying attention?


Get the best tips on saving your site from next Google Penguin Update with our best infographics on Google Penguin Update Algorithm change 2012...

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Search quality highlights: 39 changes for May - Inside Search

Search quality highlights: 39 changes for May - Inside Search | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it

Yesterday Google released a list of all 39 changes, some of them will affect directly how your website is found. While many might be unrelated to how your website is found, you might want to pay special attention to the Penguin Update On the oher hand, if you are into Sports, you might like the improvements for Golf, NBA, Soccer. It surely makes for good weekend reading.

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101 Online Marketing Tips Strategies from Google [Infographic] | All Infographics

Online Marketing is important for all websites and webblogs, we bring the best 101 lessons and guides from Google for marketing for branding purpose...
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5 Small Business Marketing Lessons from NPR’s Car Talk

5 Small Business Marketing Lessons from NPR’s Car Talk | Local Search and Social Marketing News Issue 3 | Scoop.it
We are definitely going to miss these guys!


This week the hosts of NPR’s most popular non-news show “Car Talk”  Tom and Ray Magliozzi announced in a post on their site “Time to Get Even Lazier”  that they would “stop and smell the cappuccino.”  Car Talk has been on the airwaves for over 35...

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