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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Using Your Local Product Inventory To Attract Local Customers

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Did you know that 61% of smartphone users are more likely to buy from mobile sites and apps that offer some type of customized information for their location? That statistic came from the Consumers in the Micro-Moment study conducted in August 2015 by Google and Ipsos. The full details of that study are here.

Of course, you might no...
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AT: 11/11/2015 08:32:57 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, October 09, 2015

Keith Chapman Jeweler Website Review

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This is the weekly website review where I choose a random retail jeweler and compare their website and online identity to what is commonly known about search engine optimization, online marketing, and customer usefulness.

I started this week's review with the Google search "jewelers athens oh" and saw these results:

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AT: 10/09/2015 11:27:43 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

How To Share Google Business Reviews To Your Website

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PLEASE NOTE: The new version of Google+ launched on November 17, 2015 no longer supports the ability to share reviews. This Daily Golden Nugget is defunct, but saved here for archival purposes.

The other day, I explained how Google+ has been completely disconnected from Google's local search results. When Google built Google+, they wanted...
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AT: 09/02/2015 09:36:31 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, February 27, 2015

Google+ Local Now Shows Shopping Mall Information

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If you're jewelry store is located in a strip mall or a shopping mall, Google will probably be changing your address, if they haven't already.

In honor of my 1200th Daily Golden Nugget I'm bringing you some updated information about Google+ Local today. Way back 1200 post ago I began these Nuggets with a a post about Google Maps, since then I've carried the tradition or reviewing Google business related changes every 100th Nugget. So here we are again.

During the course of ...
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AT: 02/27/2015 12:49:53 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, October 10, 2014

Introduction to Google My Business

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Time flies and another one hundred Daily Golden Nuggets have passed. This is the 1100th edition of my 5-day a week newsletter, and to commemorate that milestone, I'm returning back to my favorite topic: how Google drives customers to your door, literally.

Google's free business listing service has morphed over the years from its original simple name of Maps, to Local, to Places, to +Local, and Places for Business. In April 2014, Google finished migrating all business accounts from the "Places" interface to the "Places for Business" inte...
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AT: 10/10/2014 12:47:22 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Choosing the Correct Google Places for Business Categories

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How can Google lead potential customers to you unless they know what type of business you are?

Although Google might spend a ridiculous amount of effort reading and indexing your website to figure out who you are and what you do, they also rely heavily on exactly what you tell them from within your Google Places for Business account.

The screen shot below was taken from a jewelry store's Places for Business account. You can see the list of categories...
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AT: 05/21/2014 03:42:36 PM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Business Query Data and Other Valuable Insights Inside Google Places

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Ever since Google started hiding keywords from their Analytics reports, it's been harder and harder for marketing professionals and business owners to figure out what keywords customers search for when they find your website.

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AT: 05/20/2014 11:48:42 AM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, May 19, 2014

Google Places Business Listing Name Guidelines

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Google Places can help you get found in local search results, but you'll get into trouble if you disobey the Google Places for Business quality guidelines.

Over the years, I've seen many jewelry stores using a lot of tricks to place higher in Google's ranking results. Perhaps the most common trick is changing your business name to include specific keywords.

Using the jewelry store name Perosi Jewelers, located in Totowa Borough, NJ, here are some examples of what some jewelers ha...
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AT: 05/19/2014 02:04:16 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cleaning Up the Ugly Caused by YouTube

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During the summer of 2013, as part of their product unification process, Google converted all YouTube accounts into Google+ accounts. This resulted in duplicate business pages on Google+ Page for several businesses. Now that Google is transitioning the old Places listings into the combined Google Places for Business and Google+, these same businesses now have a triplicate listing.

This is a bad situation that needs to be corrected and I'll explain why in this Daily Golden Nugget. I'm documentin...
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AT: 05/14/2014 10:49:05 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How-To Delete a Duplicate Google Places for Business

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There might be trouble with your business listing on Google and you don't even realize it. Over the last year, Google has been slowly migrating all Google Places listings created years ago into the new and improved Google "Places for Business" (PFB) systems that's integrated with Google+.

As I explained in the Daily Golden Nugget yesterday, this migration could cause accidental VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET


AT: 05/13/2014 02:48:42 PM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, May 12, 2014

Business listing migration from Google Places into Google Places for Business

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"Google Maps will drive visitors directly to your doorstep."

That's how it all began way back on Monday, July 26, 2010 with the first Daily Golden Nugget I wrote. It was only 147 words because, after all, it was only supposed to be a "nugget" of information. Many nuggets are now 10 times tha...
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AT: 05/12/2014 02:20:55 PM   0 COMMENTS
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