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Spice Up Local SEO with Pinterest – Backlinks, Citations and More - Google Places Optimization and Local SEO Blog

Spice Up Local SEO with Pinterest – Backlinks, Citations and More - Google Places Optimization and Local SEO Blog | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

Discover red hot ways to use Pinterest for LOCAL SEO. Pinterest is driving more traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn. Plus link is DO FOLLOW and smart marketers can even add an image citation.

 

See the screen shot example, Infographic with cool ideas and get all your Pinterest Local SEO resources here.


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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! Every storyteller is a visual thinker

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! Every storyteller is a visual thinker | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future.

 

It seems visual thinking and visual storytelling is a top theme this week in the articles that come my way!

 

If visual thinking is the next revolution, then anyone building their biz storytelling skills are smack-dab in the middle of it.

 

Why? Because those who can tell a compelling story are already visual thinkers.  We are masters at distilling complex thoughts down to images that convey meaning. Yahoo!

 

The job of the storyteller is to feed images to listeners. You need to be able to think visually in order to do this.  And building visual thinking skills is part-and-parcel of becoming a compelling storyteller.

 

This article give 10 external forces that are fueling the visual thinking revolution. See how your business is doing, or where you fit in with these trends.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 10, 2012 2:16 PM
Karen another winner and great take by you as usual. Marty
Karen Dietz's comment, February 10, 2012 6:59 PM
Thank you Marty and thanks also to Jackie, Bill, and Randy!
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List & Claim Business with Yellow Pages

List & Claim Business with Yellow Pages | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
List & Claim Business with Yellow Pages Listing and claiming your business properly with Yellow Pages is another important step to improving your local search rankings.

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Long Awaited Google Places Quality Guidelines Changes

Long Awaited Google Places Quality Guidelines Changes | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Google made changes to their Places quality guidelines related to the business location. The first change is related to PO box usage, and second change to banning a black hat tactic.
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5 Minute SEO Tasks: How to use Google Analytics to find out your website's position in Google

5 Minute SEO Tasks: How to use Google Analytics to find out your website's position in Google | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
If you know where to look the new Google Analytics offer a lot more than just web stats Google Analytics is well know for offering good quality stats about visitors on your website.
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4 Steps To Executing A CRO Approved Link Building Campaign | Point Blank SEO

4 Steps To Executing A CRO Approved Link Building Campaign | Point Blank SEO | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Link building campaigns can be frustrating if you're outreach is converting at a low rate, so why not take the CRO approved approach?
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How to Choose the Best Local SEO Keywords | Powered by Search

How to Choose the Best Local SEO Keywords | Powered by Search | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Without links and keywords the internet stands still.
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Interview With Google Places Help Forum Top Contributors: Blumenthal And Zhekov

Interview With Google Places Help Forum Top Contributors: Blumenthal And Zhekov | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

Two great contributors .Bravo Fellows

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Content Must Deliver Value - The Silent Seller

Content Must Deliver Value - The Silent Seller | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Good content tells stories, attracts interest and helps make you an expert. Answer your customers questions and prosper.
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The Local Web [infographic]

The Local Web [infographic] | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

Today’s infographic emphasizes how a localized online presence affects a business’s growth, suggesting that utilizing social media, businesses are able to cultivate greater customer loyalty.


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The Role of Google+ in Marketing: Get Googled! |

The Role of Google+ in Marketing: Get Googled! | | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
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How To Post To Your Social Media Accounts From Google+

How To Post To Your Social Media Accounts From Google+ | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Google+ is here to stay, the launch of Google's Search+ your World feature now means it is critical to make sure that as a marketer you are using Google+ to...

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Canadian SEO | Local Canadian SEO | Hamilton SEO|CanuckSEO.com

Canadian SEO | Local Canadian SEO | Hamilton SEO|CanuckSEO.com | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
The blog of veteran Hamilton based SEO search engine optimization specialist Jim Rudnick, a specialist with Local and National SEO search programs...
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5 Rules To Turn Your Local Business Into A ‘Social’ Business

5 Rules To Turn Your Local Business Into A ‘Social’ Business | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

Your customers buy from you, they ‘experience’ your business and they share those experiences with their friends and contacts. Through their online networks their ‘stories’ spread far and spread quickly, reaching hundreds of potential customers who would never have heard of your business through traditional means. It’s super-charged word-of-mouth.

 

Linda says: Great article! Good job Myles!


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Storyboarding & UX – part 2: creating your own | Johnny Holland

Storyboarding & UX – part 2: creating your own | Johnny Holland | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
When thinking about storyboarding, most people fixate on their ability — or perceived inability — to draw. What is far more important is working out the point you wish to make with your storyboard, and the actual story that will ...

 

Yes yes yes, one of the best techniques for crafting your business stories is to use storyboarding. But so many people feel intimidated by it.

 

As this how-to article demonstrates, it's not about art.  It's about getting your thoughts down in an easy to use format.

 

The secret to why this works? The job of the storyteller is to feed images to the listener.  Organizing and crafting your story first as a series of images makes telling the story super easy.

 

I often use a deck of 3x5 cards where I draw a stick figure or write a word. Then I can easily re-arrange them as I walk through the story out loud. It works like a charm.

 

And make sure to read Parts 1 and 3 (links are in the article) to get the whole story :)

 

So read this article and master storyboarding techniques. It's easy.  Try it, you'll like it!


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Social Media Automation -Distribution not Content

Social Media Automation -Distribution not Content | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
For social media automation use IFTT to do the tedious things that you do not add value to. It is content that adds value. This technique shows people your value.
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Many Google Places Searches Are Showing an Increased Radius For Search Results

Many Google Places Searches Are Showing an Increased Radius For Search Results | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
It appears that Google has again increased the search radius for a large number of search phrase + city searches Since the spring of last year, Google...
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The “New” SEO Secret Weapon | Copyblogger

The “New” SEO Secret Weapon | Copyblogger | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
What you need to know today to improve your site's search rankings.
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17 search quality highlights: January - Inside Search

17 search quality highlights: January - Inside Search | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
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Getting Your Website Ranked for Local Searches | Branson's Web Guy

Getting Your Website Ranked for Local Searches | Branson's Web Guy | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Getting Your Website Ranked for Local Searches. Article by Tim Black. One of the best ways for local businesses to promote themselves is by getting local search engine traffic. Given below are a few local SEO tips that will ...
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How To Get More Traffic to “Stumble Upon” Your Blog | Savvy Sexy Social

How To Get More Traffic to “Stumble Upon” Your Blog | Savvy Sexy Social | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it

A great idea for Local Marketers to drive traffic and interest. @schmittastic in Columbus,Ohio The technique is highly effective

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8 Tips For Proper Google Places Optimization | Chase Web Solutions Blog | Raleigh, NC

8 Tips For Proper Google Places Optimization | Chase Web Solutions Blog | Raleigh, NC | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Not Ranking Locally - These tips can help your google places optimization. Don't get left behind your competition.
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List of Google Places Local Citation Sites

List of Google Places Local Citation Sites | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
Google Places is responsible for all of the local results you find on the top of Google's search pages.  Businesses that take advantage of high rankings with...
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How to Deal with Duplicate Listings on Google Places | Search Engine People | Toronto

How to Deal with Duplicate Listings on Google Places | Search Engine People | Toronto | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
The opinions on how to deal with it vary, but the truth is there are different types of duplicates and ...

 

Nyagoslav is a smart SEO guy worth listening to. This has been sharedon Mike Blumenthal's blog via @edmontonSEO Darren Shaw

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TechCrunch | Cowen: Google’s Mobile Ad Revenues Could Surge To $5.8 Billion In 2012

TechCrunch | Cowen: Google’s Mobile Ad Revenues Could Surge To $5.8 Billion In 2012 | Local Search Marketing Ideas | Scoop.it
How much does Google make in advertising from mobile? Cowen analyst Jim Friedland estimates that Google is generating $7 per year from each smartphone (and tablet).
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