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Speaking of reviews. It's nice to see the big local directories are proactively trying to keep them real.

I had a competitor post a fake review on my G+ page years ago. It caused a mess for months as I tried to get it removed and my other ones reinstated. 
DESPERATE business owners are writing their own glowing reviews online — and even negative reviews of their nearby competition — to win over customers on True Local.
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Where to get Reviews

For local businesses there are well known review portals like Google and Yelp.

But where should a national or international service based business seek to get reviews?

Maybe host your own? the new G+ this community is not showing up in my community list!

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It's back for me too. Someone must be watching!
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New G+ Gripes

How does the new pop out when writing a post make it simpler?

It always takes time to adapt to new interfaces. But I'm finding a few changes, at least for me, are making things convoluted.

After the first pop up to write a post, you get another if you want to add a link. The old interface integrates it all in a nice smooth motion.

The new G+ also has some missing navigational elements. e.g. When in a community there is no direct way to get back to the community list. Something I do all the time. And communities is the new focus. G+ team, there's a big bit of text on those pages called "Communities". Make it a link!

I did not like the old community list, but the new one is worse. I want to instantly see what communities I am behind on. The old one had that but it often gave red herrings (X new things, but no way to find them). The new one makes it hard to see the wood (what's new) for the trees (what has nothing new).

Definitely some new team members involved in the re-work, and maybe some talent was lost.

I'm going to stick with it, 'cos I like to be cutting edge. Lets hope the clean up the basic issues quick time.

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+Ana Cuenca If you Google web site advantage kent town australia you should see my business on the right, with a review button.


Nice how Google make it easy :-O
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The new G+ interface is actively promoting people to share on Facebook and Twitter.
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Two different viewpoints. I think there can always be a selfish motive to what looks like a kind move.

Maybe they want people to cross share so people on Facebook and Twitter hear about what's going on in G+.

I think it's always been the problem to solve. How to make people accidentally end up on your social network. Posts on Facebook/Twitter with links back to communities in G+ could be a good idea.
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"The Google app is starting to truly understand the meaning of what you’re asking"

So claims Google in this blog post on the Google app from +Satyajeet Salgar.

The image that appears at the call-out link illustrates Google's seemingly improved ability to understand complex queries by showing how it determines which entities are being referred to in a query, and how it stitches those now extracted-and-disambiguated entities to provide an answer to the query - as the post puts it, Google can "now break down a query to understand the semantics of each piece so we can get at the intent behind the entire question."

While it's not clear if these are wholly new abilities (or, indeed, if this even represents and before-and-after moment in the capabilities of the app), the specific query components that Google can now apparently handle better are:

- Superlatives and ordered items
- Specific time references
- Complex combinations of entities

Hummingbird, meet RankBrain, meet...? :)

#semanticsearch   #google   #knowledgegraph  
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How Snippets have changed since 2007

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the terminology.

SERP = the whole Search Engine Result Page

Amongst other things it contains Organic Search Results. Is that the best name for it?

These consist of Snippets such as Title, Url and Description. And sometimes include Rich Snippets like date, ratings, sitelinks (small and large), breadcrumbs, product info, events, recipe photo, fish, jump to links, tabular data, location, event info, search boxes, video thumbnails...any more?
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app icons which used to be in default search as well but are now only shown on the app-tab
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My first +Trustpilot review. Always trying new things.
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They are one of the trusted review sources for AdWords reviews. HT to +Micah Fisher-Kirshner. They are also nagging a client of mine, so I better have a play.
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"But the most surprising thing is that most things just worked."

Is ad blocking and security concerns getting bigger. Are more people at it, or is it just interesting for the media?
There's another web out there, a better web hiding just below the surface of the one we surf every day. To find it, you just have to uncheck one little box.
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I think I'll save reading this until I need some sleep. I rememebr the last novel.
Google has published a new version of their Quality Raters Guidelines. I'm curious to see if and how much they differ from the similar and recently leaked document.

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What's your story?

My first job started with placements and training. It was a brilliant learning experience. 

In telephone maintenance I learnt to work with people. The crew and the customers. 

We had team training sessions where I found out I was an ideas man. I think I invented the squeezable tomato tube. 

I especially loved working in a site planning department where I got to use my technical drawing skills to solve real world issues.

What I do now is way different, but I would not have arrived here without the experieces I have had.
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Good luck
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Excellent summary from Miriam on what the changes to the Google Places API mean for Local SEOs.
Where did Google+ Local pages go? Check out the recent changes to the Google Places API and find out what it means for you, Local SEOs, and your clients.
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Sit outside with a coffee (or wine) and watch the parade.
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A nice place to stop for a quiet beer.
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A regular haunt. Staff are freindly and a good choice of beers. Popular for sporting events with a massive screen.
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More than your average selection of fish
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The upstairs bar balcony can be a good spot to watch the commuters buzz around.
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Great location and view which makes it disappointing that the place is pokie and eating oriented. But then, I am a social drinker.
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We like to hang out by the bar and chat to the friendly staff.
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