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Linda Buquet
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Video is Live - InsideLocal Webinar: Social Strategies that Really Generate New Customers - Featuring +Dana DiTomaso +chris marentis and +Cami Bird.  Brought to you by +BrightLocal with chat support from +Imprezzio Marketing 
Our expert line-up features: Dana DiTomaso, Chris Marentis and Cami Bird.
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New Google Local (GMB) Phone Scams Help Doc - After persistent requests by Google TCs, Google just added a help doc specifically addressing these scam calls that are rampant. If your client gets a call, point to this. BEFORE your client even gets a call, might be good to warn them and show them this as well.

Here is the help doc: https://support.google.com/business/answer/6212928

Additionally Elizabeth had posted a notice about this in the forum earlier this week.  https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/9_68LQp9e64

Oh and if you missed it here's a recording I made of a scammer PROMISING me he was really with Google and threatening to delete my Place page if I didn't pay to "Reboost" my listing! http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/20893-google-places-scammer-caught-lies-tape.html
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How to Set up a Google My Business Listing - Step by Step from Google 
 
Want to put your business #OnTheMap but not sure where to start? We've got you covered. Just use our handy step-by-step guide: http://goo.gl/4O6NJS. And be sure to share it with a fellow business owner.
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2015 Local Search Boot Camp Coverage - In case you missed it yesterday, here's my coverage of #LSA15 featuring presos from +Andrew Shotland and +David Mihm 
 
2015 Local Search Boot Camp Coverage -  At the 2015 Local Search Association Conference today, there are 2 tactical sessions I'm covering: "Conducting a Basic SEO Audit" with +Andrew Shotland (just finished and covered inside including his slide deck.) And "Major Algorithmic and UI Trends at Google: What They Mean" with +David Mihm.

Great job Tweeting by +Greg Sterling 

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Learn Google Local & Local SEO From the Best! @ Moz - I get asked 25 times a month if I have a beginner course. I don't. I only teach Advanced G+ Local (GMB) Training to those that already have experience and are ready to reach the next level of success. But check out what +Moz Local has to offer in terms of learning resources!

I've looked long and hard for a good beginner course to refer people to.  While not a beginner step-by-step course, the resources are amazing for learning about local search.

And there are some advanced topics too so even all you old pros who have taken my Advanced training will find topics of interest.

Check it out!  +David Mihm and +Miriam Ellis have done an excellent job, but I think this is somewhat of a hidden gem, so wanted to share!

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Build & Maximize Local Reviews and Reputation - Free InsideLocal Webinar - Leading experts will share tips for getting more reviews and leveraging them to build online reputation. Expert speakers include: +Phil Rozek +Don Campbell +Aaron Weiche & +Thomas Ballantyne

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Registered and looking forward to the discussion +Linda Buquet.  Fortunate to receive another Review yesterday.  What an opportunity to communicate and form a relationship.  I'm in love with Reviews.    
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Updating Local Citations: Guide and Case Study - Only 21% Went Through - +Brian Baker takes you through a bit of a case study about what they went through to change their own address after a move.  [spoiler alert] They were only able to update 21% of their local listings after changing addresses!
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20+ Depressing Observations about Yelp Reviews - Haha +Phil Rozek  says "Not just a big mope-fest - there are some Yelp tips in here, I promise:" Love this way this guy writes!
 
Not just a big mope-fest - there are some Yelp tips in here, I promise:
I've seen Yelp from many angles: as a local SEO-er, as a local-reviews madman, as a consumer, as a two-year “Elite” reviewer, as a concerned citizen, and as a business owner. That means I've got a love like-hate relationship with Yelp reviews. It's a nice feeling every time a client of mine gets ...
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Thanks, +Linda Buquet!
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Privacy and Safety on Google My Business - From the Google Business Forum - Talks a bit about the Google Local phone scams too. +Priya Chandra originally shared in our Local Search Pros G+ Community.
 
A new post in the GAYB forum about privacy and safety

Interesting comment about phone calls from Google which for some reason I can not copy and paste here!

But essentially that Google will never call offering improve your rankings - and a link to how to report that type of scam.
Privacy and safety are of utmost importance at Google. When you have your business information online, this can be even more of a concern. First and foremost, when you receive your verification code or PIN by mail, please do not share this number with anyone. It is a unique number generated just ...
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G+ Local: Dupe Citation Hunting + N.A.P. Hunter Lite - Free Citation Tool - +Phil Rozek did a great post yesterday I wanted to share about duplicate citation parameters. Then realized I never shared +Andrew Shotland's  N.A.P. Hunter Lite app here which ties right in. So sharing both in this thread.  Check it out below.

http://www.localsearchforum.com/showthread.php?t=30747

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Thanks. I added it and am looking forward to using it!
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2015 Local Search Boot Camp Coverage -  At the 2015 Local Search Association Conference today, there are 2 tactical sessions I'm covering: "Conducting a Basic SEO Audit" with +Andrew Shotland (just finished and covered inside including his slide deck.) And "Major Algorithmic and UI Trends at Google: What They Mean" with +David Mihm.

Great job Tweeting by +Greg Sterling 

#LSA15 #localsearch #seo  
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