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Nyagoslav Zhekov
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Attended University of Economics Varna
Lives in Johor Bahru
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Has Google done anything to improve the spam situation since Brian Seely got all that media attention for spamming the Secret Service and FBI listings? Find out in this interview with Map Maker expert +Dan Austin.
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Hey everyone. I'm thrilled to announce LocalSpark. A new Local SEO service from +Philip Rozek +Nyagoslav Zhekov and yours truly.
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A question that frequently pops out: "Would Google penalize me if I use toll-free phone number on my Google+ Local listing(s) instead of a local phone number?" Here is the answer: "No, but with other things being equal, you will probably get 3.5-4 times less calls."
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No wonder locksmith spam is so rampant. Google makes it SOOO easy to create fake listings. Learn how, and help make some noise so Google shuts down this loophole. Another great post from +Nyagoslav Zhekov 
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Car unlock San Antonio. Holy crap the spam
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A local SEO campaign could take you anything between 10 and 1,000 (++?) hours to work on. Not everyone has that amount of time to invest, so it is always better to focus on the biggest impact items. +Darren Shaw shared which these items are in his SearchLove Boston presentation.
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Thanks, +Nyagoslav Zhekov!
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Do you think Google does enough to prevent spam from proliferating on Google Maps? Do you think they do enough to ensure level playing field for everyone on Google Maps?
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Search car unlock San Antonio and it's very clear the level of spam that is still happening.
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Great comments by +Dan Austin, +Gregg Gordon, and others in the thread.
 
No wonder locksmith spam is so rampant. Google makes it SOOO easy to create fake listings. Learn how, and help make some noise so Google shuts down this loophole. Another great post from +Nyagoslav Zhekov 
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Check out Nyagoslav's first post on the Whitespark blog!
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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
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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
Education
  • University of Economics Varna
    Economics and Management in Tourism, 2007 - 2011
  • First Language School - Varna
    English and German, 2003 - 2007
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Survey: Does Google Local Do Enough About Spam?
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With the rollout of the new Google Guidelines and the @maptavists exploits, there has been a very active discussion about Google and whether

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Yelp's 2013 Results and the Headlines that Weren't
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Yelp announced their 2013 "earnings" last week. I am continually shocked by the rosy headlines and the lack of due diligence often present i

Why I Am Moving On | Local Search Marketing Blog by NGS
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Some of my readers that have been following my blog for long time might have been expecting that around this time of the year I would post t

Local Search Interview: 13 Questions For 6 Experts
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Local search has gotten extremely complex during the last couple of years. Too complex for an average small business to navigate and too fas

Citation Building Interview With Nyagoslav Of NGS Marketing - Local Stam...
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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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Yahoo just started pushing Yext PowerListings as aggressively as they could.

How Google Finds 'Known For' Terms for Entities
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Google finds terms and phrases to associate with entities that can be considered terms of interest for businesses, locations, and other enti

Google Intros the Mother of All SMB Review Monitoring Systems
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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

The New Local Citation Finder: Better, Faster, Stronger | Whitespark
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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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Business Directory Networks and Why You Should Be Aware of Them | NGS
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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

How To Leave Anonymous Business Reviews In Google+
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For a long time, I’ve had some doctor friends complaining to me that once Google Places changed over to the new Google+ format, all their pa

Google Local Maps Spam Invades Knowledge Graph
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Linda Buquet, a top contributor in the Google Local forums, posted a thread in the Google Webmaster Help forums complaining about a massive

Google Shifts Back to "Pure" Local SERPs The New Normal or Just a Test
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On Friday, Imprezzio Marketing reported that they are seeing “shrunk” Google+ Local search results in the organic local search results pages

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.
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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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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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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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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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