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Mike Blumenthal
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Yelp Quarterly Results

Net loss in the first quarter of 2016 was ($15.5) million, or ($0.20) per share, compared to a net loss of ($1.3) million, or ($0.02) per share, in the first quarter of 2015_

revenue growth accelerating to 40% year over year

Surpassed 100 million cumulative reviews. With a mobile review contributed every two seconds on average in the quarter

By the end of the first quarter, Yelp had 102 million cumulative reviews, representing growth of 31% compared to the same period last year.

As of March 31, 2016, approximately 50% of reviews on Yelp had been added in the last two and a half years.

App users viewed approximately 70% of page views in the first quarter and were more than 10 times as engaged as website users, as measured by number of pages viewed.
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All too often businesses assume that they know exactly where a customer should post a review.... mixing it up makes all kinds of sense for a number of reasons that +Phil Rozek covers here.
 
Why would you bother with review sites other than Google, Yelp, Facebook, and maybe a few others? 11 reasons:
Isn't that a huge waste? Think of how hard you worked to learn your craft, start your business, stay in business, get customers, and do a great job for them and earn those positive reviews. That's why it's stupid not to ask for online reviews. That's even stupider than Stone Cold.
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Its hard making life in Hawaii better but for one company we have managed. 
The GetFiveStars Customer Spotlight periodically highlights one of our customers to find out why their business chose our customer feedback platform, what they like about it, product suggestions, the results and more. We’ll ask a handful of questions and their answers will be posted un-edited. This Customer Spotlight features Kai…
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I see Messenger as being able to dominate the business to consumer communication channel. And as a great choice for an easy to implement CRM for small business.

I am curious what you think. Will small business deploy widely? Can it take over as a primary b to c communication channel?
 
Listen to +Mike Blumenthal and +Mary Bowling discuss the impact of the new Messenger platform as a customer communication platform for both small and large businesses. 
Video Deep Dive: The New Facebook Messenger Platform; A CRM for Local Business? Posted on April 26, 2016; by Mike Blumenthal; in Social Media. localu-deep-dive-1200px. This is the 14th installment this year of our Deep Dive Into Local series. For the week ending Monday, April 18th, Mary Bowling ...
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Once again the Superpages Yellow Page print count goes down... but they have figured out how to make lemonade out of their lemons. 
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As Google continues to monetize more and more of their local results page, we are starting to see additional moneitzation in the Hotel Local Pack with a Tag like feature. 
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Yes but several differences. One, It's visible whether signed in or not and two it's now visible in the 3 Pack from a front page search. 
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Hi all,

If you find it frustrating to try to emulate locations since Google removed that feature from search tools, you'll love this great new (free) tool from BrightLocal: https://www.brightlocal.com/local-search-results-checke
Want to see how your website ranks for searchers in a different town or city? Use this free tool to see 'localised' search results for any location.
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Great stuff tried this today good tool, just noticed it shows local organic results for the search term, but the Adwords where all local to my location +Mike Blumenthal
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Zuboff is a leading critic of what she calls “surveillance capitalism”, the monetization of free behavioral data acquired through surveillance and sold on to entities with an interest in your future behavior. As she explained to the Guardian, “Google discovered surveillance capitalism. Microsoft has been late to this game, but it has now waded in. Viewed in this way, its agreement with Google is predictable and rational.”

And here the most sinister upshot of Microsoft’s decision to stop needling Google with legal disputes becomes clear. “A key theme I write about is that surveillance capitalism has thrived in lawless space,” says Zuboff. “Regulations and laws are its enemy. Democratic oversight is a threat. Lawlessness is so vital to the surveillance capitalism project,” she continues, “that Google and Microsoft’s shared interest in freedom from regulation outweighs any narrower competitive interests they might have or once thought they had. They can’t insist to the public that they must remain unregulated, while trying to impose regulations on one another.”

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Has Facebook created a viable platform to put customers in touch with business? 
Video Deep Dive: The New Facebook Messenger Platform; A CRM for Local Business? Posted on April 26, 2016; by Mike Blumenthal; in Social Media. localu-deep-dive-1200px. This is the 14th installment this year of our Deep Dive Into Local series. For the week ending Monday, April 18th, Mary Bowling ...
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Email is still one of the most effective digital marketing tools that a small business has at their disposal. Join +Mary Bowling and I as we discuss its use for local businesses. 
Video Deep Dive: Leveraging Email for Local Businesses. Posted on April 22, 2016; by Mike Blumenthal; in Local Search. localu-deep-dive-1200px. This is the 13th installment this year of our Deep Dive Into Local series. For the week ending Monday, April 11th, Mary Bowling and Mike Blumenthal ...
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How do you get a satisfied customer to become an online advocate? Columnist Brian Patterson offers tips on how to ask for reviews to help bolster your business.
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EU lodges formal antitrust complaint against Android - The Verge

"Our preliminary view is that Google has abused its dominant position," said the European commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, in a press conference. Vestager said that Google's licensing practices mean that "tablet and smartphone manufacturers [are] not free to choose which search engines and which browsers to install on their devices. This hampers competing browser and search providers
The European Union has notified Google of formal antitrust charges against the company relating to its Android mobile operating system. The charge sheet focuses on the company's prioritizing of its...
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This claim strikes me as having lots of parallels to the original case against Microsoft that gave Google the chance to blossom. 
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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
  • Blumenthals.com
    Local Search & Web Consultant, 2001 - present
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    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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