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Local link building is hard. We want to make it easier by providing and epic list of ideas and tactics you can use for your overall local link strategy.
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Am From Very Poor Home I Have No Mother And Father I Need Helper Please
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This is a great idea. Thanks +Aaron Weiche 
Launched in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday aims to put focus on shopping at small businesses the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year's event claimed to generate over $14.3 billion in sales at locally owned independent small businesses. Getting Behind #ShopSmall American Express does a…
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I dont know whats better. The new dashboard or seeing Mike look at the new dashboard. 
Video: Tour of the New Google My Business (GMB) Dashboard. Posted on September 30, 2015; by Mike Blumenthal; in Announcements. Yesterday Google started rolling out their new Google My Business (GMB) and Google My Business Listing (GMB/L) dashboards with improved organizational structures, ...
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You are more than welcome to sit in the next video. 
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Do you put yourself in timeout? 
This is my daughter Lyza. This is my daughter Lyza in time out. She tends to find herself in this situation quite frequently (more posts on that subject later) and it is usually due to her making bad decisions or knee jerk reactions in moments of excitement or anger. In time out, Lyza tends to …
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I had a great time interviewing +Phil Rozek. He has awesome answers on everything from Business, to local to life in general. 
LocalU Interview Series: Phil Rozek. Posted on August 12, 2015; by Mike Ramsey; in Local Search. We're back with another LocalU Interview Series post and this week we have the fortune of chatting with Phil Rozek of LocalVisibilitySystem.com. Phil has one of the sharpest minds in the field of ...
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Best prediction -  "Yelp will get acquired or taken behind the barn."  ;) 
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Learn a little more about +Joy Hawkins in this LocalU interview! 
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Only +Andrew Shotland could answer some of these questions in a way that makes you want to laugh, cry, slap, or hug him. 
LocalU Interview Series: Andrew Shotland. Posted on November 18, 2015; by Mike Ramsey; in Announcements, Local Search, Local U Workshops. It's Time for another LocalU Interview! With our LocalU Advanced event coming up in Williamsburg on March 5th, we thought it would be fun to interview a few ...
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A very personal post about my journey as a Mormon. I think the same lessons are found in most religions but this is the path that has lead to me figuring a few things out. 
I've learned over 20+ years that religion is a hard subject to talk about. The only thing harder than talking about about religion... is living it.
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+Mike Ramsey though I've gone the opposite direction (into unbelief after 30+ years as a very committed evangelical Christian), I totally respect the honest journey you've shared here.
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good round up for a crazy week. 
 
Smart Local Roundup - Local Stack, ranking factors, guerilla SEO and definitive guide

It's been a fun packed week in the land of local with the introduction of what everyone appears to be calling the Local Stack. Along with some healthy coverage of that the roundup also includes the biennial Moz ranking factors survey and a couple of cracking resources focuses specifically on local SEO. Enjoy!

Google's new Local Stack is now in play
Last week Google rolled out what folks are calling the new Local Stack, which effectively reduces the local search pack down to just 3 players. Debate has been rampant, both around what Google's motivation is and about what this means for businesses in the local search space (Localgeddon anyone?!). There's some great insight in the links below (find your niche) and a couple of interesting click studies that suggest focusing more on organic results may prove to be beneficial. It's only been a week so there'll be lots more chat and analysis on this one in future weeks.
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http://smrtl.cl/1KdBIGR via +Mike Blumenthal
http://smrtl.cl/1DNbpu3 via +Phil Rozek
http://smrtl.cl/1Tqc2LR via +Casey Meraz
http://smrtl.cl/1hBATAC via +Mike Ramsey

Moz releases results of 2015 ranking factors study
Every couple of years the good folks at Moz roll out the results of their search engine ranking factors survey. These factors aren't necessarily looking to unravel any algorithm but considering the quality and knowledge of the contributors the results give an invaluable insight into what works. In short, links still matter (shocker!!). Check out the full results and contributor opinions in the links below.
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http://smrtl.cl/1hBARZJ via +Moz
http://smrtl.cl/1hBAVbW via +Cyrus Shepard

Guerilla local SEO secrets
SEO means different things to different people and there's a blurred line between where SEO just becomes marketing. Too many SME owners simple say "can you sort my SEO out" without thinking about any longer term marketing aspects. A local marketing campaign should be about more than having a well locally optimised website and a tone of accurate citations. This great article focuses on some of the other things to focus on, including 3 of my favourite: commitment, consistent and patience. Great read, bookmarked!
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http://smrtl.cl/1DGAEhU via +Marcus Miller

Definitive guide to local SEO
This is an absolute monster of a guide to local SEO and dives into everything from optimising your Google My Business page to covering local SEO tools and more. It's huge and I haven't been able to dig all the way through yet but saw it recommended in +Linda Buquet's forum so thought I'd include it here in the roundup.
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http://smrtl.cl/1hBAXk5 via +Brian Niebler

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The Perfect Dream I remember the first day I had my own lawn. I spent 25 years thinking about the moment when I would be able to stand in the front yard with a hose in one hand and a weed wacker in the other. Boy scouts would walk by saying things like, “That grass …
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I am a husband, father, mormon, Idahoan, and Local Search Consultant. I run a local search marketing company called Nifty Marketing and am a partner of the LocalU Conference series. 
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LocalU Interview Series: Andrew Shotland - Local University
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LocalU Interview Series: Andrew Shotland. Posted on November 18, 2015; by Mike Ramsey; in Announcements, Local Search, Local U Workshops. It

Video: Tour of the New Google My Business (GMB) Dashboard - Local Univer...
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Video: Tour of the New Google My Business (GMB) Dashboard. Posted on September 30, 2015; by Mike Blumenthal; in Announcements. Yesterday Goo

5 Revealing New Local Pack Click Through Studies | Nifty Marketing
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Google changes local search again in August 2015 and I know you are wondering how it is going to change your traffic. These click studies wi

LocalU Interview Series: Darren Shaw - Local University
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LocalU Interview Series: Darren Shaw. Posted on July 29, 2015; by Mike Ramsey; in Local Search. Howdy, it's Mike Ramsey here and I have a co

28 Stories of Failed Link Building Experiments - Point Blank SEO
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At the heart of link building is attention to detail. If one item is out of place, then it could spell disaster for a campaign. Therefore, i

Local Content + Scale + Creativity = Awesome #localUp | Nifty Marketing
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This is my presentation from the moz + localu event #localup. Its about local content strategy. Enjoy.

How to Export Data from the Google My Business Dashboard Insights Report...
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How to Export Data from the Google My Business Dashboard Insights Report. Posted on December 10, 2014; by Guest Author; in Analytics. analyt

The #LocalUp Advanced 2015 Agenda Is Here
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Get the low-down on the LocalUp Advanced agenda. We're planning some great sessions and workshops, making sure you get face time with your f

What Would You Name the Local Carousel Replacement? - Local University
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What Would You Name the Local Carousel Replacement? Posted on December 2, 2014; by Mike Blumenthal; in Local Search. Screen Shot 2014-12-02

8 Tips to Optimize Your Local Knowledge Panel in Google Search - Local U...
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8 Tips to Optimize Your Local Knowledge Panel in Google Search. Posted on November 6, 2014; by Mike Blumenthal; in Announcements. On branded

Announcement: The Local University Forums Are Open for Business! - Local...
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Ever since this group started Local University, our goal has always been to educate as many small business owners and fellow marketers as po

8 Digital Marketing Agencies & Their 2013 Holiday Video Hijinx
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When one digital marketing agency emailed us a link to their staff holiday video, we passed it around and chuckled via e-mail and then got o

Outreach & Editors: 5 Ways To Make Editors Thankful | Nifty Marketing
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Show that you've done your due diligence and your outreach campaigns will have greater capacity because editors will be happy to work with y

What Darth Vader Taught Me About Parenting
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Ok, so this isn't going to be an analysis of any movie where an evil villain turns soft and saves his son before dying. It's about Halloween

Interview with The Rockstar of Local SEO Mike Ramsey From Nifty Marketing
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Mike Ramsey is the President of Nifty Marketing and working on many small businesses. He is also active speaker at many Internet marketing e

Where Do You See Local Search in 2014? 26 Experts Weigh In
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26 Experts From All Around The World Provide Predictions Of How Local SEO Will Change In 2014

Google Local SERP Results Change Again
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Last Thursday, Google shifted the pack display (Blended Results) from mostly blended with large pins to the smaller pin display (Map Packs)

Comparing the Google+ and Google Places Page Management Interfaces
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With an interface and user experience far superior to that of Google+ pages, Google's Places for Business dashboard effectively provides eve

NiftyLaw
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NiftyLaw is all about Awesome Marketing for Lawyers.

I spent weeks looking for a Ford F-150 with a black leather bench seat. I shopped on KSL, Craigslist, dealer websites, and even the ford inventory search for new and pre-owned. Eric at the Car Store had the vehicle I wanted and gave me a really fair deal on it. He even let me take the vehicle for an "extended test" period before I bought it. The experience was easy and smooth. Also, a few months ago I was selling an Escalade and he reached out to me because they had someone looking for one (and he saw mine on facebook) and ended up selling my car for me. Bottom line, when it comes to used cars Eric and his team do a really good job. They are a great addition to the used car scene in Burley!
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They have done a great job keeping prices low and the theatre screens and seats in great shape. Lots of updates. I am a big fan of this theater. Best part is they sell dip and dot ice cream. I have also been able to do private company screenings for a very reasonable price as well.
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Fast and easy. That is why this has become our staple pizza place in Burley. The 3 meat for $8 is my favorite. They have a drive up window which has came in handy so I don't have to take my kids out of the car.
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reviewed 5 months ago
This is one of my favorite hamburger restaurants in Burley. You can get frys and a burger or burger and frys. The new building is really nice and the burger sauce is great. The only problem is the limited hours. You have to catch them when they are open for lunch and more than once I have craved some Ediths and showed up to find out they were closed. Definitely worth a visit!
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Fairly clean and friendly but the sandwiches are pretty soggy. Much better fast food options near the location unless you are bent on getting roast beef. Then it's your only option.
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I have spent so many hours in the king fine arts center watching and being a part of performances. Its one of the biggest theaters in Idaho and is simply impressive to have in a smaller community. Places like this are what definitely makes Burley unique.
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reviewed a year ago
I had the opportunity to work with Eli to buy a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. Being from Idaho I called first to discuss the car and he was very thorough explaining the condition of the vehicle so that there we no surprises when I got down there. He let me test drive it without coming with me and was definitely not pushy at all. I had a lot of questions which he answered and we made a list of things that need fixed which he took care of like a tire pressure monitor, mats for the floor, back tires, and even a new back window button. He was great about it all and gave me a fair price for the car and a fair price for my Denali I traded in. They also told me they start construction on a new office which will be nice as the trailer doesn't fit the cars or the team there. ;-)
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