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Some great tips from +Joy Hawkins on dealing with Google issues.
 
For those of you thinking about going to LocalU in October, I discuss with +Mike Blumenthal  and +Mike Ramsey what I'll be digging into in my session on advanced tactics for Google My Business. Can't wait for this event!
Video: Local U Advanced Speaker Series – Joy Hawkins & Google Local. Posted on August 30, 2016; by Mike Blumenthal; in Local Search, Local U Workshops. event1. LocalU Advanced takes a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of the bleeding edge of local search. Our upcoming LocalU Advanced takes place ...
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Get to Grips with Event Structured Data Markup

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In order for Google to use your event information in the knowledge panel, you need to provide Google with Event Schema or structured data markup on your site.
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The online behemoth goes hyper local with curbside pick up of groceries 
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More and more features from us at GetFiveStars! This one allows multi-location businesses an additional and EASY way to get more customers into the feedback process.
I'm excited to share with you another new feature, specifically for our multi-location, franchise and enterprise customers. Our new Feedback Locator allows a business with multiple locations to offer one easy page for their customers to select which location they want to leave feedback for. The Feedback Locator makes it…
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Google updated Schema review guidelines for local businesses.

There are a few new rules but there's a focus on "only include reviews that have been directly produced by your site, not reviews from third- party sites or syndicated reviews."

+Mike Blumenthal points out that this new version of rules, while adding a few use cases, directly contradicts Google's previous version ( particularly in regards to whether you can mark up reviews from third party sites )

Updated Google Schema Review Guidelines for Local Businesses
https://www.getfivestars.com/blog/updated-google-schema-review-guidelines-local-businesses/
Google with release of their critic review snippet extension has also significantly updated their rules for Local Business's use of review rich snippets on their website. The new rules are significantly different than the rules that were in place previously. Here are the new Google rich snippet review guidelines verbatim: Local…
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I bet it does ... happy days
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This sign at the Baltimore Airport made me do a double take. Just what IS happening in the woman's room?
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Yelp's CEO really not happy about Google's new upcoming interstitial mobile penalty. Takes it out on +Mike Blumenthal 
Pretty much everyone who does a search in Google on their mobile device and clicks on a Yelp listing and does not have the Yelp mobile app, is a frustrated user. Why? Because you land on this annoyin
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Nice +Mike Blumenthal, guess he is just upset that they will have to find another way to gain mobile downloads.  
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Interested in Schema for Local? Join +Mike Ramsey and I as we interview +Local University  Advanced speaker +David Deering about the ins, outs, whats new and why you should care about Schema in your local marketing.
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Great video Mike.... now time to implement! 
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  • GetFiveStars.com
    2013 - present
    Helping design, implement and market a feedback and review generation system for SMBs
  • LocalU Seminars
    CCH, 2013 - present
  • Blumenthals.com
    Local Search & Web Consultant, 2001 - present
  • Blumenthals Inc
    VP, 1980 - 2001
  • NOLS
    1973 - 1989
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Olean NY - Kenya, Wyoming, Alaska, Costa Rica, Ann Arbor, Ithica
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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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