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Monday, August 31, 2015

Implications of Google Local 3-Pack replacing the Google+ Local 7-Pack

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Back on July 10, 2015, I reported seeing a very different looking version of the Google Local search results in my Friday website review here. I was a little disturbed by the appearance of that mobile design and I'm now saddened to report that...
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AT: 08/31/2015 09:31:29 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Google Places for Business Settings for Personal Jewelers

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The discussion of today's Daily Golden Nugget was requested more than a year ago by a few of my daily readers, but it wasn't until recently that I could provide the correct answer to it.

The topic is how to use Google Places for Business if you are a personal jeweler or a jewelry professional working out of your house. Personal security is usually a bigger factor for these types of jewelers since they will often carry styles with them when visiting clients. ...
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AT: 05/22/2014 10:54:33 AM   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.

Within Google Webmaster Tools, you can find the VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET


AT: 05/20/2014 11:48:42 AM   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
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Save Yourself From This Google+ Local Situation

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Save Yourself From This Google+ Local Situation 7892-daily-golden-nugget-824In this edition of the Daily Golden Nugget I'm going to share a short case study about a recent experience with Google Places and Google+ Local. If you've ever edited and verified your own Google Places listing then this is a must read. If you've never edited your Google Places or Google+ Local then it's even more important that you read this.

I'm pretty strict about verifying Google Places accounts and maintaining that information for my clients. Over the years I've had to verify them with post cards...
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AT: 09/19/2013 03:23:31 AM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Differences between Local Results in Google Maps vs. Google Search

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Differences between Local Results in Google Maps vs. Google Search 8277-daily-golden-nugget-798It's happen ending even if you don't realize it, and if you realize I sure hope you are taking steps to accept it and use it for your benefit.

The internet is changing rapidly and it's because of mobile technology. You should be aware of the subtle differences between mobile technologies so you can continue to compete in this new age of business.

It's the evening of Saturday August 10, 2013 as I write this. I'm actually VIEW FULL GOLD NUGGET


AT: 08/14/2013 10:03:44 PM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, April 01, 2013

Marriage of Google+ Local and Google+ Page (part 2)

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Marriage of Google+ Local and Google+ Page (part 2) 7318-daily-golden-nugget-701This is the second part of a 2-part nugget. Please read the first part here.

Step 5: Setting Up Your Google+ Page
Now we need to set up your Google+ Page from within Google+. Navigate over to your Google+ profile home page at https://plus.google.com/. On the left side of the screen you will see a bunch of gray icons that says Profile, Explore, Photos, etc. Click the icon that says ...
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AT: 04/01/2013 10:58:38 PM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, March 29, 2013

Marriage of Google+ Local and Google+ Page

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Marriage of Google+ Local and Google+ Page 8636-daily-golden-nugget-700Today marks another milestone for the Daily Golden Nugget series. This is Nugget #700!

In honor of reaching another hundred I'm going to recap the topic from the First Nugget written back on July 26, 2010... Google Maps.

The Google Maps feature mentioned back then has gone through a series of evolutions and name changes from Google Maps, to Google Places, to Goog...
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AT: 03/29/2013 08:44:22 PM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, February 25, 2013

Improving the ranking of your Google+ Local page

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 4940-daily-golden-nugget-676The ranking results for your listing on Google+ Local have probably gone up and down in the past year since "Places" was converted to "+Local." During that time Google has spent a lot of time trying to improve the overall way that things relate to one another online, and it's those relations that might be hurting your +Local listing.

Your Google+ Local business listing appears within the Google+ network now. Some of you might remember that before 2010 the Google Places system was part of Google Search. The same information in your +Local listing also appears within the Google Maps system on de...
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AT: 02/25/2013 08:09:06 PM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, December 31, 2012

Jewelry Website Predictions for 2013

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Jewelry Website Predictions for 2013 925-daily-golden-nugget-636It's the end of one year and the beginning of another, and that means it's time for predictions for next year.

I have 4 predictions for retail jewelry stores for the 2013 year. Here they are...

Prediction #1.
The problem of easy tracking of users from point of origin online to an in-store sale will NOT YET be solved. This is one of the largest problems that retail jewelers face; in fact all businesses that use online marketing to increase the business of their brick and mortar stores face this problem. The true ROI ...
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AT: 12/31/2012 06:13:33 PM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Understanding Google Places and Google+ Local

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The Google account for your business is probably a little confusing right now; actually it's just as confusing as what Facebook did to businesses about 2 years ago...

Google is trying to bring all aspects of your business under one umbrella, which of course is Google+. They are going through some very tough growing pains right now.

The terminology they are using is very confusing, but hopefully this list of definitions will help.

Google Maps - This is the large desktop and mobile service that allows people to search their local area for directions, food, and local retail stores.

Google Places - This is the old name for the service that used to feed your business information into Google Maps. Even if you didn't have a Google Places account, your business probably still had a listing thanks to Google's pre-popu...
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AT: 09/04/2012 04:10:26 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, June 22, 2012

Constantinople (Not Istanbul)

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Wow! This is Daily Golden Nugget #500!

I can't believe I've been writing these for 500 weekdays straight. In calendar days that's 697, and definitely qualifies me as a professional blogger.

I was inspired to start the daily Golden Nuggets while I was traveling around France. While there during July 2010 I was using my iPhone 3 to navigate, find restaurants, read reviews, and even leave my own reviews.

Back in December 2009 Google mailed out door signs to 100,000 businesses whose Google Local Business page was popular. These door signs included a QR Code, not that anyone in the USA knew what a QR Code was at the time.

In France, what surprised me was the number of small shops all around the country that I found with one of those December 2009 Google Local QR Code door signs. Each one of them also appeared v...
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AT: 06/22/2012 11:13:29 PM   0 COMMENTS
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