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I’d definitely recommend giving the platform some thought within your 2016 strategy #snapchat http://neilmchugh.com/2016-year-snapchat-becomes-mainstream/
Snapchat's demographic is changing, it’s growing up, which is attracting more users, brands and more opportunity, is it about to go mainstream?
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I have been finding locally that small Businesses are verifying their listing on Google Maps but neglecting Apple Maps Connect and Bing Places for Business. The process for listing your business on these platforms takes less than 30 minutes. My advice is simply to do it, even if it delivers just a handful of visitors a year; that’s conservative if you consider the increased popularity of Apple Maps, voice related searches, click to call, and “nearby” requests. #digitalmarketing   #smallbusinesstips  
Small or Local Businesses claim their Business listing on Google but forget how valuable a listing can be on Apple Maps Connect & Bing Places for Business.
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Take 4 minutes to put your Business on the Map(s)? #business #sme
 
The process for listing your business on these platforms takes less than 30 minutes. My advice is simply to do it, even if it delivers just a handful of visitors a year; that’s conservative if you consider the increased popularity of Apple Maps, voice related searches, click to call, and “nearby” requests. #sme #local
Small or Local Businesses claim their Business listing on Google but forget how valuable a listing can be on Apple Maps Connect & Bing Places for Business.
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Hi Guys, I'm interested to see if others have this question.

I have a personal + profile (which has alot of history) My pic
I have a business + page (which is a few months old) Logo

WHICH one do you use when interacting in Google+ communities? 
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Good question. Google+page has more features that can attract customers; myopinion.
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Hi Guys, thought this would be useful to the small/medium companies here that want to reach out locally via Twitter. These are 10 tactics I used myself in the past month to extend my reach and awareness of my services. Any company of any nature, wherever you are can achieve the same, all the tactics are free, you just need to execute them. #sme #smallbusiness #localseo http://neilmchugh.com/10-local-twitter-tactics-to-boost-reach/
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Follow Local - some top tips - Cheers!
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Hi Guys, is anyone able to answer this?, would be much appreciated.

Specific Report = Analytics > Channels > Organic Search

No surprise to find 61% (not provided) but all other entries bar 2 are my site URLs, not organic keywords as you would expect?

Furthermore I can see Organic clicks have been delivered via the SEO Queries report in Analytics.

Thanks in advance
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I have been finding locally that small Businesses are verifying their listing on Google Maps but neglecting Apple Maps Connect and Bing Places for Business. The process for listing your business on these platforms takes less than 30 minutes. My advice is simply to do it, even if it delivers just a handful of visitors a year; that’s conservative if you consider the increased popularity of Apple Maps, voice related searches, click to call, and “nearby” requests. #smallbusinesstips   #smallbiz   #localseo  
Small or Local Businesses claim their Business listing on Google but forget how valuable a listing can be on Apple Maps Connect & Bing Places for Business.
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I have been finding locally that small Businesses are verifying their listing on Google Maps but neglecting Apple Maps Connect and Bing Places for Business. The process for listing your business on these platforms takes less than 30 minutes. My advice is simply to do it, even if it delivers just a handful of visitors a year; that’s conservative if you consider the increased popularity of Apple Maps, voice related searches, click to call, and “nearby” requests.  #smallbiz   #smallbusiness  
Small or Local Businesses claim their Business listing on Google but forget how valuable a listing can be on Apple Maps Connect & Bing Places for Business.
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Good points about both Apple and Bing, especially as consumers start to use more mobile personal assistants like Siri and Cortana. It's also really important to check your business info on sites like Yelp and Foursquare as they sell / provide data to a number of other sites including Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and plenty more.
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Hi Guys, has anyone experienced URLs showing in organic reports?

Acquisition > Channels > Organic Search

All I can see are URLs, even though "keyword" is defined as the dimension. Whilst in SEO > Queries, I can see some keyword related queries.

Any feedback much appreciated! tia
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That's because landing pages are the alternative to keywords in SEO. As you don't see all the keywords anymore, the SEO strategy is involve each page to a specific keyword so you can presume that one was involved in the search that brought organic traffic to that specific URL. 
Here is much better explained: https://blog.kissmetrics.com/unlock-keyword-not-provided/
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Hi Guys, thought this would be useful to the small/medium companies here that want to reach out locally via Twitter. These are 10 tactics I used myself in the past month to extend my reach and awareness of my services. Any company of any nature, wherever you are can achieve the same, all the tactics are free, you just need to execute them. #sme #smallbusiness #localseo http://neilmchugh.com/10-local-twitter-tactics-to-boost-reach/
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Thinking of doing a "local" specific follow up article about +Google+, 2 people spring to mind who would be great contributors. +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington what would be your one tip for small businesses looking to extend their "Local" reach on G+? tia :)
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Digital Entrepreneur from Start-up to Exit. Now a Digital Marketing Consultant helping businesses succeed. #digital #fifa #flipboard #rdguk #caversham
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Passionate about online business, founded online marketing company Passingtrade Ltd, co founded mobile price comparison platform Rightmobilephone.com acquired by DTL Technologies/broadbandchoices.

Read my Journey into Digital for more detail.

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  • broadbandchoices.co.uk
    Commercial Consultant, 2014 - 2015
    Joined the DTL team as Commercial Consultant, managed the transition of company affairs into DTL post M&A. Supported integration and launch of the mobile platform in the UK and Spanish markets.
  • rightmobilephone.co.uk
    Co-Founder, 2007 - 2013
    Co-founded TRG Online Ltd in 2007 with the launch of rightmobilephone.co.uk, the goal to become a trusted, authoritative and unbiased comparison platform for mobile phone consumers.
  • passingtrade.co.uk
    Co-Founder, 2004 - 2007
    Founded performance based online marketing company Passingtrade Ltd in 2004. Successful and established relationships with performance based networks and agencies such as Digital Window, TMN Group, LBi and Buy.at. Active sectors included finance, retail, mobile and entertainment
  • neilmchugh.com
    Digital Marketing Consultant, 2015 - present
    Digital Entrepreneur from Start-up to Exit. Now a Reading based Digital Marketing Consultant helping businesses succeed.
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