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20 business listings for business owners
35 extra business listings for local marketing professionals

This post has resources and information for business owners to claim their business listings DIY-style, get support and find necessary resources for each listing. Enjoy!

Be Where Your Customers Are with Local Business Listings on +ReEngage Consulting 

I just finished the second part of the post and added extra 35 listings for local marketers. 55 business listings total, if you need that many.

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Connect with your customers and power charge your marketing with local business listings. Get started, manage listings and get support and resources.
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+nomad dimitri​, just for 2 months this time. To hopefully start the process...
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Google is spying wants to know how we chat.
Because they can't compete with their Hangouts chat - it's way too slow... (but I'm still using it because of some of my contacts)
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Too much experimenting w/ millions of users...

The future of Google+:
Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections -

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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Triumphal Arch of Moscow.
To commemorate victory over Napoleon.
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Just 2 more weeks (unfortunately), +Rob Maas​​​...

BTW, this Moscow and Petersburg stuff is just being touristy in between me visiting my small hometown. That's where real life (and it's great) takes place.
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Interview with a Google Spam Fighter

Onpage optimization is a frequently underestimated field that requires technical diligence and consistency across pages and sits directly on the design concept of a website. A decent onpage optimization contributes to high usability and user satisfaction as well as traffic quality and is therefore central to every business’ online presence.

Creating a website that works well for users and search engines can be very challenging. This type of work is not going away and will remain critical in the future. In particular for larger sites, understanding crawling and indexing is crucial for making content quickly findable in search and beyond including Google News, Google Now, knowledge graph and structured data.

The statements by +Johannes Mehlem in his answer to the fifth question are really great to see. And I happen to agree with him 100%.

Johannes Mehlem from Google's Search Quality team reveals to us what it takes to fight spam on a daily basis and shares practical advice for SEO savvy webmasters!
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    Bachelor of Science - Mathematics, 2005 - 2009
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    Bachelor of Science - Physics, 2005 - 2009
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Owner of ReEngage Consulting, offering digital marketing services with emphasis on local search optimization and local marketing. Helping businesses grow their revenue though performance marketing. 

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Sang soprano in my teen years. Third octave mi was a piece of cake.
Business adviser. Local marketer. Choir director.
  • ReEngage Consulting
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Local search marketing services. Digital marketing consulting.
  • Independent Consultant
    2009 - 2013
    Web design, SEO, marketing.
  • Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington
    Digital Lab Associate, 2008 - 2009
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Lesson Number 1: Never Trust a Headline on a Blog According to conventional wisdom, "recent research", all your favorite blogging experts, a

I play here on Wednesday evenings. Great venue! Clean and affordable.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Wow! Great food & experience! Too bad I didn't visit here before - it's next door but I prejudged because restaurants were in and out every year at this location in my neighborhood. I guess I didn't want to attach to another fly-by-night business here. But this is not one of those. Exceptional service, clean & comfortable interior and great, authentic food. Totally worth a quick lunch break or visit with the family. I'll certainly be back!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Enjoyed a few chats here with local friends. Comfy and cool coffee house during hot summer days. Great place to get loaded with caffeine and read, work on a project, chat with a friend or have a meeting (all business meetings should be in places like these rather than boring office meeting rooms). Personnel was super sweet and responsive both times I was there. Made a great suggestion when I needed one. Their pies are great! Will certainly stop by here when I'm back in town!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
First impression was - what is this nice Italian restaurant doing in the middle of nowhere (in a good way)?: no city center, not a huge intersection, in the middle of the residential area. Beautiful view on the lake and mountain Rainier on the clear sky day. Amazing experience. They have local musicians on Saturday evenings. Very loyal customer base too - my wife and I were there about 10 times now and I saw same groups of people there a few times. There's absolutely no question I'd go here instead of mainstream "Italian" restaurants (I'm looking at you, Olive G.; we never went back to mainstream after visiting Al Lago). Fantastic customer service! Great food & its selection! I can't even name my favorite - I tried most dishes by now and don't have 1-2 favorites anymore. Not a single time that we weren't happy with our dining experience here. We choose to drive extra 10 minutes up to Bonney Lake to visit the place. Well worth it!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Best donuts in town! I love that place! Either getting them on Sunday afternoon or sitting down in the late evening - one of few places open in Auburn after 10. Better get donuts early though - they often sell out. But, unlike Safeway, they make fresh donuts during the day, not just in the morning.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Wish I had coffee shop like this within 5 min drive from my house! My wife and I took a random drive to Burien and West Seattle and ended up here based on my friend's recommendation. Glad we did. Great barista! Trying to figure out what we wanted and seeing others order before and after us - barista knew locals and what they wanted, was super polite, asked about our day, etc. Then we just enjoyed our time there. Nice house! Relaxed atmosphere. Inside and outside seating. Great for chats, great for quietly working on a project on your laptop (free Wi-Fi), great for business chats/interviews. I'd have local business meet up here (and they offer that as an option) instead of boring office space or rental room . Great coffee! Highly recommended!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We took a ferry trip to Bainbridge Island for the first time last Saturday. Wanted to try something different & Marche french style stood out on the list of restaurants. It's nicely situated too with foot traffic & a nice location. Glad we made that choice! We didn't make a reservation (tip: you want to) but were still able to get a nice table by the open kitchen. Just after one visit I can suggest you get a table right by the kitchen, like we did, or on the patio. Modern room & building design with beautiful touches. We felt welcomed from the very start. First by the manager. Then by the chef (I have to admit - that was awesome; we weren't even walking directly by the kitchen; across the room). Jennifer was a fantastic waitress. Another waitress stopped by to check on us as well in casual (not annoying at all) way. Great customer service experience all the way around! It's a fine dining experience. Each dish had its personal touch. Very enjoyable. Portions aren't big but each has an unexpected flavor. My wife and I liked everything we tried. Marche sure was the highlight of our day.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago