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Nyagoslav Zhekov
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Attended University of Economics Varna
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+Gene Maryushenko gives you a 10-minute solution to a problem that normally takes a couple of weeks to get resolved. That's about 2000 times faster, or 20,000 minutes sooner!
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I just noticed these green stars. I remember a while ago Google changed the display color to red (http://www.ngsmarketing.com/google-returns-the-red-star-review-bar-on-places). It seems to have been rolled out internationally. Google sure like to roll out updates over the weekend :)
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Not seeing it in Australia. Have seen blue a few back though
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If you set your location to Alexandria VA and search in Google Maps for "gardners", The Whitehouse ranks. :)
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The power of reviews... lol
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Have you had, or do you still have, sinusitis? If yes, you should know by now that this is one of the most sustainable and annoying diseases ever "invented". My wife, +Jenny Zhekova, has been suffering from sinusitis for many years. Here is what she has done up to now to try and suppress/cure it.
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We have been in Bulgaria for 2 months now, and this is the fourth visit of my wife, +Jenny Tan. Here is what a Malaysian girl likes in Bulgaria.
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Thanks +Nyagoslav Zhekov. I look forward to working with everyone at Whitespark! 
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We have had a few cases, in which clients would come to us and would ask us why their Yext score "hasn't changed" / "is lower than before we started our work" / "isn't with 0% error rate". It could be difficult to explain to them (and even more difficult for them to comprehend) that Yext's scanner is just a marketing tool and it doesn't display results in an accurate manner, or at least it displays them in a rather self-serving manner.

Interestingly, in many cases the tool even links to non-Yext-PowerListings listings for clients that do have Yext PowerListings. Additionally, frequently the tool doesn't find listings that feature perfectly accurate information on some of the sites it checks.

These, coupled with the fact that in Yext's network there are a number of sites and mobile apps, listings on which could only be updated via Yext, makes it a very misleading resource for clients to get a snapshot of progress. That is why I am glad +Mike Blumenthal shared his observations on how the tool might misrepresent a situation.
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I wonder if there's a correlation with their Klout score. #sarcasm
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On Monday I presented some research that provided some convincingly strong evidence that Google is using click-through rate as a ranking signal. Join me, +Bill Slawski, & +Max Minzer  this afternoon as we discuss how Google might be using behavioral signals as ranking factors. 
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My wife, +Jenny Tan, shares her view on what the main differences between Bulgaria and Malaysia are. From climate, to eating rice with fork instead of spoon, it seems like differences are actually more than similarities :)
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In the light of Google's "Instant Verification" announcement, I was wondering if we could share here every time we try it with a client and it doesn't work and/or is not available, although we are 100% sure we've done everything right. This way we might be able to get an approximate list with the business categories, which do not have the privilege to be able to use instant verification.
Good news -- starting today, if you're verifying a page for your business, you may be instantly verified on Google My Business if you've already verified your business's website with Google Webmaster Tools. The verification will happen automatically, if applicable, when you attempt to verify a ...
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Have attempted to follow this procedure for a few restaurants in Canada, none worked. It ends up asking me to verify by phone or mail. 

I also wonder if the current unclaimed listing's URL and the URL you add to GWT has anything to do with it. Let's say you set up a sub-domain for one of their locations, but their unclaimed listing is a root domain. Will it break the linkage between GWT and My Business? Probably. But what if the link on the Google Listing is wrong, and you have the correct URL? 
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Jessie Low with a great step-by-step guide on leaving Google reviews via mobile devices. To the ones that have never tried it, it might sound like an easy task, but believe me when I say it is not and +Google has made sure to keep it that way.
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Director of Local Search at Whitespark
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  • Whitespark
    Director of Local Search, 2014 - present
  • NGS Marketing
    Local Search Marketing Specialist, 2012 - 2014
  • OptiLocal
    Google Local Specialist, 2011 - 2012
  • Label Bank
    Local SEO Specialist, 2010 - 2010
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Johor Bahru
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Varna - Coimbra - Kobe - Kuala Lumpur
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Director of Local Search at Whitespark
Introduction
I currently work as a director of local search at Whitespark.

In October 2011 I was promoted to be one of the top contributors for the Google Places Help Forum, a title I am very proud of.

I frequently write on local search related topics in my company's Local Search Blog.

Some ways to contact me:

Phone: (+1) 347-535-4535
Skype: Nyagoslav.Zhekov
Business Email: nyagoslav@whitespark.ca
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  • University of Economics Varna
    Economics and Management in Tourism, 2007 - 2011
  • First Language School - Varna
    English and German, 2003 - 2007
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Who Is Nyagoslav If you’ve ever had questions on Google Places or building citations, chances are you’ve gotten an answer from Nyagoslav of

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Google has announced on the Google and Your Business blog today that they have rolled out what appears to be the mother of all review monito

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We recommend listening to this while you read the rest of the post. Way More Citations. Every once in a while people would report that the L

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Hi Nyagoslav,. Thanks for the article and lists! We no longer provide Citation Building (claim or add) for our clients, but we do have a cou

Andrew "The Guide" Shotland is THE local SEO specialist you want to hire. He has vast experience with SEO for national companies and business directory sites. Probably the only thing that beats his SEO skills is his sense of humor!
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Andrew and his team are great when it comes to small business online marketing. Their services are a no-brainer for any Canadian business that would like to get a few steps in front of their competition with their Internet marketing.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Definitely not the most luxurious place you could stay at, but the hotel is OK for backpacking and generally for people that need a comfortable, clean bed and a shower. There is air conditioning, the bed sheets are being changed always when you request, same goes for the towels. The water heater in our room had very weird settings and when turned on it was very hot, but when turned off it was too cold. However, generally it was an OK stay.
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reviewed 4 years ago
Really nice place. The rooms were very spatial and the food was yummy. The staff wasn't really very friendly unfortunately and didn't seem to know a lot about the services around the island. Overall, a quite and ordered place, although needing a bit of furniture renovation. We went there on a special deal by Air Asia Go, including two return flight tickets + 3days/2nights in the hotel. Cost less than RM800!
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This is a must visit for every lover of East Asia. Kuala Lumpur is something like the shopping city, I think the malls are countless... and definitely the KLCC is the "capital" shopping center. The view of the towers and the magnificent park around are just breathtaking. Maybe the only bad thing is that it's truly hard to wake up so early to go on the sky bridge, but besides that, everything is perfect.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Totally greatest place to chill out and drink some juice. It's the first time I see a shop with hundreds of different beverage types and none being alcoholic. I drank some herbal juice with some seeds (hey, I was not the one choosing it, I had a local guide with me, so don't ask me for too many details!) :) All I know is it was superb! And the staff is really friendly and helpful.
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reviewed 4 years ago
Ходих на курсове в ЦИО "Вектор" преди доста години, когато кандидатствах за прием след 7-ми клас. Влязох (и вече отдавна) завърших 1 ЕГ - Варна, което беше и целта ми от началото на обучението. Всички преподаватели бяха много отзивчиви и обясняваха всичко подробно. Бях малко разочарован понякога от преподавателката по литература, но като цяло всичко беше супер, а и уроците бяха сравнително евтини.
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