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How Google Business View 360 Virtual Tours Can Improve Your Organic Listings - +Location3 Media recently did a great post about Business View, so wanted to share. PLUS did you know we now have a whole new forum, just for Business View topics? 
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So Factual has AGAIN  come full circle?  Now you can claim or edit your own listing again...  When did this change?  
(I know this has been up like this at least Tuesday morning but I've not seen any #localseo  writeups about it...   
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On my site I've had a pretty handy resource for local marketers, with a Google spreadsheet of everywhere to claim a business that we consider important. This presentation puts mine to shame, with no fluff details and links to everything from the claiming to support... 

What a shton of work, +Max Minzer  - nicely done! 
 
Short version (for marketers): http://goo.gl/Srm3Y1

Detailed version with info and tips: http://goo.gl/XQvoXC

#localsearch   #localbusiness
Flashcard version for claiming and managing your local business listings; getting support, resources and updates. Take control of your local online visibility.
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Hey! Though I worked on it - I'm glad this resource exists too :)
Helps speed up the process with clients a lot for me personally.
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Cool beans - I already like UBL, and this makes them even stronger... 
 
Big Local Merge: UBL and Advice Interactive Group are Merging +Universal Business Listing & +Advice Interactive Group join forces.  "An Evolutionary Union So Powerful...It Will Change Digital Presence Management Forever."  That's a pretty strong statement! And the site is amazing!

See press releases inside.

Congrats to +Bernadette Coleman and +Damian Rollison, Doyle Bryant and the rest of the UBL team!
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Whenever there's high demand, it makes sense to cut back on supply, right? 
 
+Colan Nielsen  of Imprezzio Marketing just noticed that Google has limited the hours of their phone support due to high call volumes:

Our call centers have recently experienced high support volume and our GMB specialists are working hard to solve existing queries. As a result, we are currently offering phone support on a limited basis only during the hours of 7 AM – 12 PM PST, Monday – Friday.
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Anyone think that "significant" could mean that after April 21st,  sites that are not mobile friendly could disappear altogether from search results in mobile devices? 
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Yet another reason SEOs need to diversify, or be thinking about a new career... Google doesn't want you around anymore (as if they ever did).
 
Google's Extensive Effort to Help 30,000 Cities get their Local Businesses Online - Kudos to Google! Here's a new post about the GBYO program:  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-time-to-put-americas-small.html

h/t to +Priya Chandra who originally shared in the Local Search Pros Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PriyaChandra/posts/NdqLYNd1YFR

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Apparently Factual has AGAIN  come full circle?  Now you can claim or edit your own listing again...  When did this change?  (I know this has been up like this since at least Tuesday morning...  http://www.factual.com/contact#update_add_business
 
Factual has come full-circle on your ability to fix your own listing. It looks like you can't even submit a correction without having API access or working with a company that does.

Until recently they were pretty democratic.  I guess maybe too many people peed in the pool, but still.  A shame.
Contributing/Correcting Factual Data. Introduction. Factual builds Business Listing and POI data for mobile applications and online services that requiring a data layer of local commerce and landmarks. Unlike other data providers, one cannont “claim” or “own” a record within Factual's data.
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I've also just edited a listing this way, while also reporting two duplicate listings (it gives you the option to make edits to a listing and notify them of duplicate listings all in one go, which is cool). I'll report back, too.

+James Dreesen - Has your listing updated yet? I noticed that Factual says: "It typically takes up to two weeks for business data to be processed," and I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer if they've suddenly been inundated with requests because of them opening the floodgates.
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Ahh, this could be interesting... looking forward to it, +SpyFu 
This April, look for a new design to speed up and improve the way you find competitive search data.
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This really isn't a bad video - I wonder why it's got less than 500 views in three years?   Their "Listings pre-check" tool at http://bit.ly/ublcheck is pretty handy too...  
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Do you occasionally need to merge CSV or TXT files?  
Yeah, me too, so we built another free #SEOtool  
Time spent copy and pasting can be tedious, so we put together this little utility to save you time, and merge your files into one. Simply select multiple
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This video is short and entertaining, and you should watch it before you make your next social media post...
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I'm from Portland Oregon, and I've been marketing online for nearly a dozen years; since before the turn of the century. I'm a father, husband, SEO Consultant, affiliate marketer. I'm the CEO of Search Commander, Inc. and the creator of SEO Automatic, some white label WordPress plugins.
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Father, husband, and internet marketing veteran. I was an 'SEO' before it was a bad word.
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I began learning about search marketing before the turn of the century, and today I run an independent SEO consulting business in Portland, a web hosting company, a WordPress website business, and  I have developed a set of white label SEO tools for WordPress.

(These text links are here because it used to be what was done in the old days, and I can't bring myself to remove em ;)

1999 - I first began dabbling in search while trying to get rid of over 4000 software titles we had accumulated at my local Portland computer & software store (Cyber Exchange) which we closed in 2002. 

2002 - 2004 - With success at both PPC and organic ranking, I remained in the computer repair business on call,  but quickly realized that I MUCH preferred working in search. 

After forming Search Commander, Inc.,  I sought out formal training from Search Engine Workshops, and I have been attending, learning, and speaking at various internet marketing conferences ever since. 

2009  - I developed SEO Automatic, an instant "on page" URL checker that not only identified the issues, but provided my own advice, that I wrote.

The following year, we made that same tool available to other search firms as a WordPress plugin, editing their own advice, in both a  free version with 5 ranking factors at WP.org, and a premium version with 18 and more coming at SEO Automatic

The SEO Tools plugin gives  the SEO Consultant the ability to to offer their visitors a URL box and button as a shortcode.  

Pressing the button delivers a lengthy "on page" SEO analysis, giving your own feedback, advice and suggestions. 

2012 -  I can be reached almost anywhere, from Search Commander, Inc., to Twitter as @shendison 

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I'm a recovering affiliate marketer put out of business by Penguin, but it was a fun ride while it lasted... ;)
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Zero Blue Links: Search After Traffic
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For a family of 4 to eat Sushi can get expensive, but here we can get by for under $50..They have a pretty good selection at 1$ a plate, and a friendly owner is almost always there. The hand rolls are usually my choice, and kids favorites are the Calamari, Pot Stickers and California Rolls.
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The food is good, and the service is fast, but the price and portion sizes are just not in line with all of the great local Mexican restaurants and food carts. There are just too many options to eat here as a first choice so we only do it when we're in the mall anyway...
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Our family has been here three times, since we live in the neighborhood, and we always leave pretty happy. The burgers are great, but although the buns are very fresh , )I think from the bakery next door), they are too small so you're left with a tall thick burger that's too hard to eat with a bun that kind of falls apart. Use a slifhtly larger diameter bun, and I'll revise this to 4 or 5 stars...
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I've been here 4 times, and always had great service, great food, and great beer. Wish they had an east side location ;)
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We totally love this place, for their awesome burgwrs, great beer selection, and friendly service. Sure it's a dive bar, but they allow kids, and it's the best burger east of 82nd Ave. Try it!
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We had our kitchen floor done by Classique quite a while ago, and they did a very good job explaining to me, a layperson, some of the differences between linoleum and larmoleum . Now we're thinking about carpeting, and they are the first place we're thinking about.
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We liked everything about this place, until they added the indoor dining restaurant with a surly woman as bartender and removed the beer from the outside tent area. We still go here often, and love most of the food carts, but now we never spend money on beer anymore since they took it out of the tent. That's actually a good thing I guess, because it's cheaper for us.
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