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Mike Blumenthal
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TL;DR: Instagram ($2000), Google ($0) and Microsoft ($500) were vulnerable to direct money theft via premium phone number calls. They all offer services to supply users with a token via a computer-voiced phone call, but neglected to properly verify whether supplied phone numbers were legitimate, ...
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Did Phoenix not get the memo? This is uninhabitable!

And why did I accept a speaking invitation during this time? Everybody else must have known better
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In this case of scamming moving companies that threatened and slurred and a celebrity review that went viral, Yelp goes into proactive mode to keep the tangental reviews to a minimum. This is something that Google should implement. h/t +Gerry Foster 
Tituss Burgess from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tangled with one of the infamous NYC Moving crooks companies and wrote this blistering review that has gone viral. The review tells of incompetence, extortion and worse. (h/t to Gerry Foster for the story) The story is interesting in its own right but…
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Blog Post: Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v Bleeping http://bit.ly/2abW9fe Another rough 230 ruling
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Google has confirmed the new email verification feature. It would appear that Google is auto selecting the email address to which to send the verification email.

This implies all of the things that an algo based trust solution would entail; scrapping of the email from the associated website, ideally at the same domain, found on the contact us page and possibly in the footer, perhaps longevity of the domain and association.

And like all algos, and thus their instruction to be sure you have access to it, wrong in some percentage of cases.
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Director of Local SEO and Marketing at PatientPop

Interesting job at innovative start up

PatientPop is looking for an experienced Local SEO to guide PatientPop’s product, operations, and content marketing teams with regards to local marketing strategy and execution, training, and thought leadership.

Are you driven to define a new category of software for the healthcare industry? At PatientPop, we’re building the first Practice Growth Platform for healthcare - an all-in-one platform to help independent practices grow, modernize their patient experience, and streamline their front office. PatientPop integrates with leading Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management Platforms, where our role is to manage the patient journey from first impression to the examining room, and to pick-up again after treatment is complete to nurture and recall the patient when the time is right.

With regards to Local Marketing, PatientPop’s platform powers web presence, website, reputation, social media, and PPC advertising for healthcare practices, in addition to offering an integrated suite of tools for helping patients access healthcare more efficiently - such as online scheduling, digital registration, appointment reminders, and patient recall.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with product/engineering and CEO to define products to improve marketing performance
Own web presence (citations) strategy and execution
Own on-site optimization strategy and execution
Own reputation management strategy and execution
Own social media strategy and execution
Collaborate with product/ engineering on analytics strategy
Collaborate with product/engineering on patient recall strategy
Collaborate with PPC team on paid advertising strategy
Train sales and operations team on Local Marketing strategies and tactics
Work closely with our marketing team to build your personal brand and PatientPop’s brand as thought leaders in local, SMB, and healthcare marketing
Contribute to inaugural Practice Growth conference, bringing together top local and healthcare marketing leaders
Desired Skills and Experience

5 years of Local SEO experience
Expert in citations and Google My Business processes and best practices
Expert in on-site optimization
Some training experience preferred
Public speaking experience a plus
Personal brand within Local Marketing circles a plus
Google Top Contributor experience a plus
About PatientPop

PatientPop is on a mission to transform the way healthcare providers promote and growth their practices by offering the first Practice Growth Platform - an all-in-one marketing solution for patient acquisition, retention marketing, reputation management, and business insights.

Launched in October 2014, PatientPop is one of the fastest growing software-as-a-service companies. We're headquartered in Santa Monica with offices in New York and Las Vegas.
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Have a client looking for a top drawer Local SEO hopefully w/ speaking & training skills. Great opportunity. If you know anyone that might be interested let me know.

This is an in house position but telecommuting might be an option.
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Have a client looking for a top drawer Local SEO hopefully w/ speaking & training skills. Great opportunity. If you know anyone that might be interested let me know.

This is an in house position but telecommuting might be an option.
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Depends on Experience and a proven track record. Local SEO is fairly new. What do they know about "Semantic Search" and 3.0. Mike as you know there is a lot to know about Google at a time when they dont even know themselves lol
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No doubt you have seen all the posts about Google displaying shopping products in Google Business Pages and in the Knowledge Panel.

Shock, Horror .... its not actually new :)

This is how to display your businesses products via Google Shopping Products or Products: Search items at this store
How to display your businesses products via Google Shopping Products or Products: Search items at this store, featured in your Google Business Pages, Knowledge Panel.
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Sleazy mover gets comeuppance with this celebrity review
 
Yelp reviews. Interesting bit of social media crossover:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alannabennett/thats-besides-the-point-but-watch-it
"My name is Tituss Burgess. I'm an Emmy Nominated Actor for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt currently streaming on Netflix. That's besides the point. But watch it."
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  • GetFiveStars.com
    2013 - present
    Helping design, implement and market a feedback and review generation system for SMBs
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    CCH, 2013 - present
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    Local Search & Web Consultant, 2001 - present
  • Blumenthals Inc
    VP, 1980 - 2001
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    1973 - 1989
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A student of life, political economy, Google Places, Maps & local search. Loves cooking, x-country skiing and time with my family. I am an avid fan of things local (ie Local Search) which I write about in my blog- Understanding Google Places and Local Search. I am currently a partner in three companies; a small design, hosting and marketing firm: Blumenthals.com, a training series: LocalU.org and a review management product: GetFiveStars.com.
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Google My Business Guidelines Checker - Synup
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