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Darren Shaw
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Looking for some quick link wins that will move the needle? Check out this awesome resource from +Phil Rozek  http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/05/19/dummy-links-part-of-a-smart-local-seo-strategy/
What I like to call “dummy links” are links that you can get with a little commitment of resources, but without having to think too hard. You'll need to earn some good links (from other, relevant sites to your site) if you want to rank well in the local search results.
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+Phil Rozek I haven't seen that. Thank you so much for that link.
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Looking for some quick link wins that will move the needle? Check out this awesome resource from +Phil Rozek  http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/05/19/dummy-links-part-of-a-smart-local-seo-strategy/
What I like to call “dummy links” are links that you can get with a little commitment of resources, but without having to think too hard. You'll need to earn some good links (from other, relevant sites to your site) if you want to rank well in the local search results.
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Good stuff from Phil, as usual.
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Want to know how to get stars in the SERPs and stand out from the competition? +Eduard de Boer tells you everything you need to know in this how-to post.
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Want to get your events listed in the search results? +Eduard de Boer gives you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
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Hey everyone. If you haven't seen this yet, tons of people are reporting that their listings and reviews have disappeared. There is a fix. Just edit your listing, move your map marker a bit, then save.
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Fortunately a bug! :) However, created panic :D
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It's hard to get Yelp reviews that stick. Use this awesome technique to find your customers that are active Yelpers!
http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/03/15/how-to-bulk-identify-prime-yelp-reviewers-with-yelps-find-friends-feature-in-7-easy-steps/
You may know about Yelp's “Find Friends” feature, which allows you to see whether specific customers (or other people) have joined Yelp. This is a great way to encourage customers to write you a review, in a non-pushy way. You may even know there's a way to look up customers en masse.
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Looking for some quick link wins that will move the needle? Check out this awesome resource from +Phil Rozek  http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/05/19/dummy-links-part-of-a-smart-local-seo-strategy/
What I like to call “dummy links” are links that you can get with a little commitment of resources, but without having to think too hard. You'll need to earn some good links (from other, relevant sites to your site) if you want to rank well in the local search results.
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Looking for some quick link wins that will move the needle? Check out this awesome resource from +Phil Rozek  http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/05/19/dummy-links-part-of-a-smart-local-seo-strategy/
What I like to call “dummy links” are links that you can get with a little commitment of resources, but without having to think too hard. You'll need to earn some good links (from other, relevant sites to your site) if you want to rank well in the local search results.
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I'll be on Blab in 10 minutes getting interviewed by +Jonathan Foster Web Design Join in and ask your local search questions! 
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Really interesting problem (and solution) from +Phil Rozek. I had no idea about this. Anyone doing local search needs to read this:
http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com/2016/03/31/google-my-business-mails-verification-postcard-to-the-wrong-address-what-to-do/ 
Did your Google My Business verification postcard end up in the wrong neighborhood? (goo.gl/S6DEks). Yesterday I did a consultation for a guy whose client – an HVAC contractor – had a problem with duplicate Google pages. Just two pages – one for each office location. Each location served mostly ...
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I suspect there will be a need for clarification on this...

"No, Google doesn’t care about un-hidden addresses anymore, and only did for a year or so."
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We've had some great success with Haro for our LocalSpark clients recently.
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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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reviewed a year ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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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reviewed 3 years ago
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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