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Great video with +tom gosnell at his meadery. The beer is made of honey and water, he shows how they bottle it - I wonder if we can get it here in the USA? 
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Interesting - one of our clients Free listings on Yahoo! Local had a poor review from years ago and that was all they had on that listing. But, they have 3 reviews on Yelp - all 5 start legitimate. Now their Yahoo! Local Page looks great, they kept the photos we had put up, the business information is correct, they have a nice Knowledge Panel over to the side like Google has for local listing in the search results. For this particular client it worked to their advantage. They don't want to pay the $29 per month, so we are leaving the listing as is, which looks great right now. 
The recent Yelp/Yahoo partnership has angered some local business owners who say years of positive reviews are now gone from their Yahoo Local business listings. Some of their stories were told this week in the Wall Street Journal, including Colonial Hardwood Flooring of Lexington, Mass. The company says it had built up “six years of […]
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Good info for local businesses that includes Guidelines for building websites for local businesses, which you always want to follow : ).
 
Google just added some great info on building websites for local businesses!
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Great video on setting up a home studio for creating videos or now it would be great for Video Hangouts if they are part of your business. +TJ Walker Our business uses Google+ Video Hangoust for client trainings and consultations. I also create "how to" video screencasts. Audio sometimes is a problem. I need a good microphone. Can you name the microphone you use? 
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There's a lot of buzz going on about businesses losing reviews on Yahoo! local listing since the yelp deal. One of our client's had a poor review on Yahoo! Local from 2009 - it looked like it Spam, but Yahoo! Local didn't take it down. We claimed the listing (this was before Yext came into the picture), business information was correct and added photos. Now their listing looks fantastic and comes up in Yahoo search. The listing includes their business information and a knowledge panel much like the one Google uses. What's great is that the poor review is gone and our client had 3, 5start reviews on Yelp, which are now on the Yahoo! local listing. We are leaving the listing as is - the deal between Yelp and Yahoo! was to this clients advantage. Have you see this as well or have your clients lost reviews on their Yahoo! listing?
The recent Yelp/Yahoo partnership has angered some local business owners who say years of positive reviews are now gone from their Yahoo Local business listings. Some of their stories were told this week in the Wall Street Journal, including Colonial Hardwood Flooring of Lexington, Mass. The company says it had built up “six years of […]
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Excellent presentation on Local SEO by +Darren Shaw  Shaw at SearchLove Boston. We hope to attend next year since it's a 30 minute drive to Boston - somehow we missed this one!
 
If you find local SEO to be a tough juggling act, check out the slide deck from +Darren Shaw's talk at SearchLove yesterday:

http://www.slideshare.net/darrenshaw1/boston-searchlove-how-to-prioritize-your-local-search-work

It was the most practical talk I've seen.  (Just did a quick post on it, too.)
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I have a question about Google+!  - 
 
I have a silly question - sure the answer is right in front of me. How do you direct message a person with a Profile Page? I can say "Hello" when they are new in my notifications. Is it that some people have the settings so that you are unable to send a message?

Also, the same on the Business Pages - I looked through the questions and didn't see this one. 

Thanks!
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+Susan Finch Thanks Susan,  appreciate your feedback!
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Another great blog post from Phil at Local Visibility System. It's about your Google+ Cover photos - shows some great examples. Off to redo ours after seeing these!
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Hi Bernie and Jim,

Click on Read more to see the comments. If you don't see them, let me know and I'll email the thread from my email. When someone posts in Google+ Community, you get an email notification, which is nice sometimes. 
 
Hi, we have a new client, a service based business, that lists the towns they service on the bottom of their website like this:

Serving the following cities and towns and the surrounding areas: 
Ashland, Fayville, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Natick, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, 

Each town links to a Page that has the exact same content except the Town name and phone number change. The copy, photos, everything else is the same. I consider this duplicate content and a violation of Google's website policy.

1. Can they still list the name of the towns they service on the bottom of each page and not be in violation as long as they don't link to the page?

The title tags are setup all the same except they change to the town of the page you are on. They were ranking at the top of the page for "tree service" for the towns they service, no they are not. Could that be that Google feels the pages are duplicate content, therefore, are penalizing them?

I believe that is the case, but want to reconfirm. 

Any input is welcome. Thanks!
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My sister Ellen and I are partners in a small business in which we design and develop WordPress websites built for local search, claim & optimize G+ Local pages and provide on-site LSO (local search optimization) trainings to businesses and schools. 


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I'm from a large family; 5 sisters and 3 brothers. I had a great childhood - our parents "the best". I have 2 wonderful kids and I"m a Grammy. I support the American Cancer Society and ALS Association, and I'm a team leader for the Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk. My interests include staying healthy, learning more each day about our business, and family is most important.
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Dr. Rasmia Khalid is my oncologist. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2010. My future looked grim. Dr. Khalid came up with a plan of treatment; Chemo (Taxol and Herceptin), Lumectomy and Radiation. I'm in remission at this time. I still undergo Herceptin treatment every three weeks. Dr. Khalid treats all of her patients with respect and kindness - she has a friendly, outgoing personality. The nurses, Maria, Lisa, Mary, Peggy and Frances have been there from the start. What can I say, they are wonderful and gave me hope. When I go for my treatments we are all in one big room, nicely designed and I see how they are with the other patients too. They all work together, have compassion and make us all laugh when we really need to - they have become my friends. Reception and admin is always on top of your needs. I highly recommend recommend Dr. Khalid as a top oncologist and her team.
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This salon is great. I lost all my hair while undergoing chemo for breast cancer 3 years ago. I've tried 3 different salons and stylists and could not find one that could give both a good cut and foil. I'm still under treatment and one of my nurses Maria has the best hair cut and highlights - so natural looking. I finally asked her who did her hair and she told me where and it is Tara. I needed something done right away and only had Monday and Tuesday available this week. Tara was not available so they recommended Lana. I was greeted by a friendly woman at the reception desk who had a great hair cut and foil - that right there made me feel comfortable. Lana took me right away, listed to what I wanted and what I didn't want, was patient and did a great job. I love my hair cut - it's in style and took me very little time to blow dry it this morning. I would recommend Lana, who has been there for 11 years and Tara because Maria's hair always looks great. The salon is easy to get to - right on 135 in West Natick, in a plaza right next to the train station. There was plenty of parking.
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I love the Sacchi bookmark I received as a gift - they have a great collection on their website. Thanks Rachel and Betty for the gift and turning me onto the cool bookmarks. Mine has a quote "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved" - George Sand.
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Susan, the owner did a fantastic job fixing a bad hair cut I recently had with another hairdresser. I'm so pleased and she is so nice. I'll be going to her from now on and highly recommend her.I finally found a hairdresser that listened to me - yeah!
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I had the best experience. Alex who took are of our rental was polite and gave us an upgrade. He made us feel like we were special and that's important when your going through tough times. We need to rent a car because ours broke down. I called first, the car was ready and it took about 10 minutes and we were on our way. Thanks Alex!
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