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Good question and a great answer from the man, +Phil Rozek.
Yext has formed tight partnerships with some notable directories in recent years: MapQuest, InsiderPages, and CitySearch, among other bigger sites (and some rinky-dink ones). The core feature of Yext's “PowerListings” offering is that you can standardize your business info on a bunch of local ...
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BREAKING - Google Launches Local Restaurant Delivery & Appointment Booking - Wow big news and exciting new Google Local features rolling out today. Below is additional info I got direct from Google.

I have commentary to add, but wanted to share the basics with you all as soon as I got the news. So more info coming soon.

Help me spread the word and share this post!

#googlelocal #googlemybusiness #seo  
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The steps for writing a Google+ review have changed, with the introduction of #collections .  Here are the new steps for posting a review of a local business on Plus:
Google has changed the steps for writing a Google Plus review…again. Unlike 3 years ago, this time Google made the steps a little simpler for customers, clients, and patients. The new “Collections” feature in Google+ seems to have been the impetus for change here.
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I would love to meet you in Minneapolis on June 27th. This event will be amazeballs.
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A great post by Local U Forum member, Todd Bialaszewski, on using Gravity forms to create incredible local user generated content.
Learn how to get your customers to create unique, local content for your website!
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Awesome new post from +Mikel Zaremba on the Whitespark blog. Facebook reviews are getting more and more important these days.
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Great tips from +Phil Rozek in this post. I guarantee you're missing some of these.
Your review count and average ratings are just the tip of the iceberg. Your business might have 200 reviews and a 5-star average and your review strategy could still be a flop. That's because lots of other factors – I can think of 51 – determine how much your customers' reviews help your local ...
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Could be that, Dave.
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Great stuff from +Phil Rozek, as per usual!
 
Find duplicate citations faster:
To claim your seat at the Local Feast, your citations need to be more or less correct. But you can't fix those listings if you can't find them. Tools are unreliable. Even the excellent Moz Local should just be a first sweep in your search for all the listings you need to fix.
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“Does it matter if the street name of our business is “123 James Ave” instead of “123 James Avenue”?” NOPE! This and many other variations are described in your new go-to resource on the topic.
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You really must read this one. Every word. This is the way to create city pages that will rank your clients (in organic results) in other cities. Awesome post from +Phil Rozek 
So you want to create “city pages” to attract local customers in places where you don't have an office. How can you make those pages attract customers rather than repulse them, rank well in the organic results, and not get stomped by Google's “doorway page” update?
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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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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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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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