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So.. what has anyone ever seen google DO to businesses who gave away gift cards to customers who leave reviews on MyBusiness or Google+ Places?   (Not talking about fake reviews, just compensation to bonafide customer for their time in doing it.)  Not F.U.D. but actual examples?

I'm recommending against this for client, but they want to know the real possible consequences and I couldn't tell them any real world examples of long-term issues  (other than the possible loss of the suspect reviews.)   
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+Scott Clark I am not sure but believe it was just their pages. I think I heard they prevented the creation of new pages for the same business, as well, though. I would not definitely not go down that path if I were you. 
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We're awaiting an update in the situation, initial assessment indicates that the issue is cosmetic, and concerns AdWords UI QS *reporting*, not...
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People passing in front of +Eduardo Kobra's mural in Lexington, KY during #mlkday2015  march.   #sharethelex    (h/t +Geoff Maddock for the awesome pic)
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I'll be giving therapy in San Jose :-)
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Relentlessly dismantling stereotypes that mass media has created about it over decades, Kentucky pushes forward in Computer Science education and tech startup activity
Code.org launched the Hour of Code movement to get more students interested in coding. As part of the IdeaFestival event, Kentucky wants to register one million coding events before December.
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So.. what has anyone ever seen google DO to businesses who gave away gift cards to customers who leave reviews?   (Not talking about fake reviews, just compensation to customer for their time in doing it.)

I'm recommending against this for client, but they want to know the real possible consequences and I couldn't tell them (other than the possible loss of the suspect reviews.)  

PS: I realize the FTC's disclosure requirements are difficult to meet in this situation - I'm more asking about what GOOGLE has done.
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I think we should talk about poss resale opportunity.
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Having a cheap web host is not worth it ... especially if you want to get traffic.  And isn't that the point of being online?
 
Today I saw such results in SERP in android in incognito mode, see screenshots. slow in RED. So the speed of webpages is now being taken into account for in Search Engine Result Pages.
Please discuss and confirm. Have anybody noticed this already...

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LinkedIn is one of the most powerful ways to expand your influence and find clients.  But it's not a passive system - you get out of it what you put in, and what you put in needs to be awesome.  Here's my regular update to Ninja +LinkedIn Marketing.   #b2b   #contentmarketing   #seo  
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I'll be speaking at SMX West in March 2015 on Advanced Local SEO - hope to see you in San Jose! 
I'll be speaking in the "Let’s Talk Local Search: Super Therapy Session for Advanced Local Marketers (#smx #24D)" session at SMX West 2015
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Very interesting.... Google tracking Google MyBusiness calls?   
 
Looks Like Google is now tracking number of Phone Calls made to a Business phone number in GMB

+Linda Buquet You may know of this but just in case
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Consider doing a video on how locale pages are claimed with your software.  In the franchise scenario, there's usually a mix of corporate, rogue and mish-mash results.  Claiming can be insane because of the diverse business realities at each location, especially with service businesses where there's not always an office attendant. 
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A Search Engine Marketing and and SEO consultant.  I specialize in Google Adwords Paid Search Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and User Interface Design Consulting.  I have worked in Ecommerce Site Optimization, Landing Page Development and Blogger Outreach Strategy.  Currently, I am helping a number of Franchises with their Google Places, Google SEO and Pay Per Click Strategy and Tactics.
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