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And now for some good news!
Facebook has been a sleeping giant in the local-reviews game for a couple of years now – just as it's been a sleeping giant in local search in general for longer. It's an excellent place to get reviews, because it's got the user-base, because it's quick and easy to post a review, ...
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Redirect problems, solutions, and optimization
This article covers common redirects that webmasters have (www vs nonwww, ssl, mobile, content driven) and how you can make sure those redirects are not creating unexpected issues. Learn how to replace or remove common redirects while still accomplishing what you need to do.
There are few people who do not need to do some of the things covered in this article. 
Redirects cause many issues for mobile users, the biggest issue is time. Learn how to speed up your mobile pages by removing redirects.
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+Phil Rozek is hiring! I've worked with him for a couple of years, and I'm now 3x smarter, I can bench press 300 lbs, and I can breath underwater. If you want to transform your life, don't miss this opportunity!
It's busy around here. Lots of projects for clients old and new. Then there's blogging, LocalSpark, the time I spend running and lifting, and the need for a little time left over to be a halfway decent husband and to kinda sorta have a life. Much of what clients pay me for is work that only I ...
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It's obvious Darren is being modest about Phil's professional grooming. Darren can also fly, read minds, squat 999lbs, and is fluent in 18 languages. All because of Phil. I've worked with Phil with almost a year now and can confirm that this is not hype.

*results subject to vary per individual

*also Phil is one kick ass dude to work with and any person with even an inkling of interest in this opportunity would be crazy not to apply.  
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I found it annoying that Google removed the links to the Google+ page from Google Maps, so Matt built this rad bookmarklet. Matt is rad.
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+Darren Shaw can you make one of these to get the G+ URL from the MM view? The CID is in the source code for that as well!
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Thanks for including me, +Brian Barwig.
 
My top 35 People to follow for #LocalSEO information
Here are 35 of the most influential people to follow in Local SEO. This is the list I turn to when I want breaking, informative updates in Local Search.
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Did you know you can click on the categories to reveal the rest of them?
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Must read. Great analysis from +AJ Kohn 
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Excellent article. I think the CTR and quality of clicks are compiled and used during updates of Panda. So we are all waiting for the next update... since 9 months !
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Wow. Huge push into local for Facebook.
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This is great for retailers 
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+Edgar Estrada​ I second that...daily routine for me too.
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ARLINGTON, VA— Following the release of a report indicating that the agency failed 95 percent of security tests, the Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that agents will now simply stand at airport checkpoints and remind all passengers that everybody will eventually die someday.
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Have you seen our JSON-LD Markup Guide To Local Business Schema? It's so good I could cry. http://www.whitespark.ca/blog/post/62-the-json-ld-markup-guide-to-local-business-schema 
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Great post +Darren Shaw! I went through en entire box of kleenex :)
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We've been working with Hybrid Media Design for the past couple of months on a website redesign project for a cabin rental agency. I've been blown away by the quality of the work, how quickly they get things done, and how friendly, professional, and responsive they are with communication. Brendan is extremely talented and a real pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with them on many future web design and web development projects.
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Our contractor hooked us up with Monarch when we were renovating our kitchen. They did an amazing job designing, installing, and finishing our butcher block countertops. A few months later, there was one area that wasn't getting enough air flow, and a tiny separation formed where two pieces were joined. Rick came back right away and fixed it up. They were friendly, professional, and we felt that they really care about their customers. We would definitely hire them again for any countertop or cabinet work.
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The dealership quoted me over $1,000 to fix a problem with the flex coupling on our Audi A4. The said they had to order in a whole new exhaust pipe that ran from the engine to the tailpipe. I called Atlas and they quoted me $275. They have a method to cut out the old flex coupling and patch in a new one. I called on Friday and they were able to fit me in on Monday. The service I received was friendly, fast, and the price came in exactly as they quoted me (even though they told me on the phone that they'd have to look at the vehicle to be sure). Now our vehicle sounds like a car again, instead of a go-kart. I had a great experience at Atlas and will definitely use them again.
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This is my favourite liquor store in Edmonton. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff. Amazing selection of fine wines and fine scotch whiskey.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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We moved across Edmonton with Eager Beaver Moving, and had an excellent experience. John and his staff did an excellent job carefully packing all of our stuff - and I mean ALL of it. It was such a load off to not have to worry about packing. All of the movers were friendly, professional, and careful with our belongings. They came on time when they said they would, got the work done efficiently, and took great care with everything. Also, the final price was less than other quotes we had received. Eager Beaver has a customer for life with us.
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Our kitchen sink was completely backed up. Standing water. Tried drano but that didn't help at all. We called a number of different plumbers looking for someone that could come during the lunch hour and only A Johnny's was available. They were friendly and courteous, but most importantly, they did an awesome job on the sink drain! They cleared it and offered a $40 hot steam service to wash away the grease in the pipes. It's been a week since the service and the drain is working better than it ever has in the 14 years we've owned the house.
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We've been going to Acajutla at least once a month for years. The mixed pupusas are super delicious an so are the Mexican enchiladas. We've tried pretty much everything on the menu, and now just stick with those two items. It's a great place to take our 2 year old daughter. It's lively and family friendly. The service will be fine, but don't expect some kind of super attentive great service. The food is more than good enough to keep us coming back regularly. Acajutla is one of my top 5 favourite restaurants in Edmonton!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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