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Another way to find Google Duplicate Listings from +Joy Hawkins 
 
How to find duplicate local listings on Google Plus that use the same address (part 2)
In this video, I show how I find Google Plus duplicate listings using MapMaker. This method helps me find other listings which are using the same address as the business I'm working with. To get the URL for the Google Plus page, start with step 4 on my last post about finding duplicate listings.
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The Fine Art of Asking for and GETTING Local Reviews - Lots of great tips in this post and even a sample review gathering letter with some of the ideas.
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Cray Cray Local Result - How are these Ranking? What do you think is up? - Not sure how this company got 4 spots in the pack when sites are down so no NAP or local business at all - just ad landing pages that are not relevant. Plus all sites are BLOCKED by robots.txt. Additionally all but one are fake listings with dupe content and there are multiple Google Local violations. This one is very interesting...
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Who Tops the Local Search LeaderBoard? - We’re lucky to have such great members, Moderators and Top Contributors here at at the Local Search Forum!  I want to start recognizing and take time to thank the Top 10 Posters every month. The following forum members have started threads that have led to great discussions, asked or answered questions or helped others through their posts. We appreciate you all!

Top of the charts last month go to +Justin Bergmann and +Cody Baird

But other TCs and Mods that placed in the top 10 include +Joy Hawkins +Michael Borgelt +Priya Chandra +Phil Rozek +Scott Rawlins and +Christa Morgante

Thanks to all our loyal members for contributing and even just reading.  WE WORK FOR YOU!
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Thank you +Linda Buquet  for the opportunity to be a TC and for the kind words. I hope that I can be as consistent over time as Colan, Dusty, Joy, Phil, etc., etc that have been putting the time in for years now. I feel humble to be in the mix with each of you. Thanks to all the old school TC's and moderators here for being patient with my loud opinionated rants at times. Too much coffee some days and/or my mother dropped me a lot. 
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Technical Local SEO: Beyond Schema - Semantic Search Strategy - OK so here is a very heady article for your weekend reading pleasure. I know many of the more advanced, technical Local Search Pros at our forum will love this one! From +David Kutcher

#localsearch #localseo #seo #technicalseo  
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Local Search Pros: Costs for Local Videos? - We have a great discussion started in Consultant's Corner at the forum. Do you do videos for clients? If you do, how do you charge?  Weigh in and let us know. (If you don't you SHOULD - Google loves video!)

Thanks for starting the thread Luke and thanks for sharing pricing +Jon Keel 
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Google Business View Rebrands (Again) PLUS More Maps Changes - Massive changes coming to Google Business View and Google Street View! This just in at our Local Search Pros G+ Community from +John M Lynch and discussion started at the forum below too.
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No doubt. I'm not sure how Google expects Joe-SMB to keep track of everything.
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What Google Now on Tap Means for Local Search - How will "Now On Tap" will impact local?  +Adam Dorfman from +SIM Partners-Velocity raise some interesting points. If you've tuned into Google articles about Micro-Moments, you know where this is all heading. And it's pretty exciting for local businesses.
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How to Rank in Surrounding Cities - InsideLocal Webinar - VIDEO is live! - This was a great webinar - catch the replay if you missed it. Thanks to +Andrew Shotland and +Joy Hawkins for their rocking insights!

Thanks to +Myles Anderson for host. +Ross Marchant for helping organize and +Colan Nielsen for helping me behind the scenes in QA chat.
 
Best Tactics for Ranking in Surrounding Cities - InsideLocal Webinar - Reminder, it's tomorrow!  Look forward to great insights from +Andrew Shotland & +Joy Hawkins. Get all the info and register here >>>  http://www.localsearchforum.com/insidelocal-webinars/32122-best-tactics-ranking-surrounding-cities-insidelocal-webinar.html

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Google+ Is Not Dead and Here's Why - An Interview with +Bradley Horowitz of Google. While much of the interview focuses on Google's new darling "Photos", he does give some hints about G+ as well.

Interview by +Steven Levy @ +Medium 
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10 Content & Copywriting Tips for Dentists that Put you Ahead of the Pack - Do you have Dental clients? Or are you a Dentist? Well today you are in for a treat. Because I know generating great content and figuring out the best way to do Dental copywriting is no easy task.

Plus the tips I'm about to share apply to Doctors, Chiropractors and really any other type of site as well, but it's geared specifically toward Dentists.

Thanks to +Jacob Puhl from +Firegang Digital Marketing for the 1st article and +Justin Bergmann for sharing the second.

#dentistry #dentalmarketing #dentist #seo #localsearch  
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And don't forget -- if you are going to have someone write you content for you (which I don't like) -- then consider having a DENTIST write it!
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Major Google Local Algo Changes - No it was a BUG, Now Fixed - The crazy SERPs shakeup I reported Mon that had everyone alarmed, including rank tracking companies who's reports no longer worked... it's fixed. SEE post # 31 for all the details and thanks to +Barry Schwartz for alerting me.

OK so it turns out this was just a bug not an algo change as many of us feared. The GEO Location setting were just borked. And it appears to be fixed.

See my analysis in post #31 then check your rankings for clients in other locations and see if you are getting more accurate results now.

Pinging the speakers from our InsideLocal webinar yesterday because we discussed all the craziness at the top of the show.

+Andrew Shotland +Myles Anderson +Ross Marchant +Joy Hawkins +Colan Nielsen 
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Agree with Joy - the broken location thing feels more like classic PR obfuscation
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