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http://Start-UpBusiness.com is for sale on SEDO marketplace
With amazing average searches in Google KeyWord Plan and great CPC.
Keyword "start-up business" Avg. searches 9900 CPC  $ 3.11
* first time registred in 2001
A great premium domain name for a consulting company for your business.
Startup or start-up is an entrepreneurial venture or a new business in the form of a company.
A partnership or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
These companies, generally newly created, are innovation in a process of development, validation and research for target markets. 
The term became popular internationally during the dot-com bubble when.. 
a great number of dot-com companies were founded.
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Ajaz Mirza

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One of our clients is facing a unique problem - their site is ranking on top positions in Google.com.au (Melbourne), but only in the evening, when business is least. In the morning and throughout the day, they are nowhere to be found in Local Pack results, which other competitors would dominate. They would not be found from ~7am-4pm and would get rank after 4pm on 1st position, and would again disappear the next morning. 

We've been observing this nature since past few days for this particular site, when none of the competitors would disappear. This is happening well before Google rolled out the update which slimmed down Local pack results to 3 listings.

Business Name: Melbourne Vacate & Carpet Cleaning
Site: http://goo.gl/0zXIkF
Region: Melbourne, AU
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Ajaz, I have experienced a similar issue. One of my client's site are among top 3 until 7-8PM, then falls to #4. 

Do you have any insight to this problem? Have you had any responses to your post?
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Timothy Hands

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Do local businesses really have the edge over their e-commerce counterparts when it comes to dealing with negative online feedback? 
Maybe. 

#contentmarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #smallbusiness  
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Alan Bowles

Local SEO  - 
 
Hi I'm looking forward to contributing and learning new trends in local search marketing so that I can deliver the most relevant information to my local business clients.
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Todd McCall

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? About Getting Listings for Satellite Offices Compliant with Google My Business Guidelines

I have a client with listings in Google+ for a handful of satellite offices in addition to their main offices. These offices are primarily used for meetings when serving clients in the area.

They are willing to staff these offices in order to be compliant with Google's guidelines and do things properly.

So long as they are staffed by someone who can 100% provide in person service during stated hours, we'd be compliant, correct? 
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Brandify

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Road maps, restaurant guides, the Yellow Pages ... the ‘geoweb’ has supplanted them all. But whether you use Google Maps or Yelp to find what you need, a closer look reveals that our digital urban mirror is full of chinks and distortions
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Brice Gump

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Hey Everyone! Happy New Years Eve!

NAP Question Here:
We have a doctor who, as of recently, owns 3 different medical businesses and is moving them all into the same location. So as for NAPs, we will have three businesses operating out of one location. Also relevant, currently two of these businesses have the same primary phone number. (Same office, call tracking used to differentiate online calls, local directory ecosystem has primary non-call tracking front desk number)

So as he merges all of these businesses into one location, we were planning for citations/NAPs to do like any doctors office:
Business Name (each one is branded, not [Doctor Name])
New Address + Suite #1,2, & 3
Unique Phone Number

As for the two businesses using the same phone number and address but different name, I see this as being an inconsistency in NAP. So we are going to replace one business with a single call tracking number across the board. I know call tracking is typically frowned upon, but if we are going to have to change EVERY phone number in the citation ecosystem I see no reason not to make it one the business owner can control and can track.

Each business is already established with it's own brand, website, and directory listings, so it's a matter of as we begin to update the listings how do we want to do it.

What would you do in this situation? Would you approach it differently or are we on the right track?
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Jim Froling

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A client is a franchisee for a national services company. He maintains a website for his franchise which is separate from the franchisor's and which prefers to be the central focus so he can track traffic, conversions, etc.. There were also two G+ Pages, one for each URL (his own & franchisor's). When they retained us six months ago his ranking in local search had virtually disappeared . Lots of dupe and inconsistent NAP issues which we have cleaned up. The cleanup appears to have benefited the G+ Page linked to the franchisor's site most as his rankings have bounced back to #1-3 for most keywords.

I fear that it's just a matter of time until the duplicate G+ Pages adversely affect his rankings again. My plan is to delete the G+ Page page linking to his website then changing the URL on the G+ Page page that presently links to the franchisor's site.

Or not? I wonder if the G+ Page page linking to the franchisor's site is ranking well again because of, among other things, the higher domain authority of the franchisor's site compared to the client's personal site. Will associating the weaker local site with the stronger G+ Page hurt his rankings?
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Yes and yes. Google will catch up with the dupe and one or more likely both listings might suffer. And the franchisor url would in many cases do better. 
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Jim Froling

Local SEO  - 
 
Due to Google's recent changes to local search results, I went to the GMB forum seeking clarification on WTF is going on.  If others here (and our clients) do the same, will G notice the backlash on their own support forums?  It's worth a shot.  

Here's what I asked in a support post entitled "Where's my phone#? Street Address? Google+ Page? User Experience?"

Checking my business' ranking in local pack results.  I don't like what I see!

The local "7 Pack" is now three.  Thank God I made the new "cut line" for most keywords, but not all :(  That is going to cost me business so thanks a lot!  Will I now use AdWords to reach those looking for those services?  Don't bet on it, though I think you already have.

My business listing does NOT display my telephone number any longer!  FYI, the phone is how most locals contact other local merchants and service providers, like me.  Now I can only hope that prospective clients may click through to my website to find my phone number.  Or, they could just hop in their car and come over to my office except...

My listing only shows what street I'm on, but no address!  Are your users (and my prospective clients) supposed to go door to door, up and down the block looking for me?  

And what about my Google+ (Google My Business) Page?  Now, you can't get there from here!  What is up with that??  Is Google kicking my Google+ Page to the curb?  The page that Google not so long ago urged me to create (or created for me), post upon, encourage others to visit and add us to "Circles"...this has taken a lot of time over the past couple years.  Was it all for nothing?

As a user as well, this experience sucks!  This new look has caused a big pain in my neck and a great massage sounds wonderful.  So I Google "massage near me" and I have to scan the ads (many of which are located far away), a couple of organic listings, mostly from Yelp, (whom I am not a fan of), then finally arrive to the local pack only to be provided three alternatives.  No street address is given so I don't know if they are on the other side of town which would take too long to get to.  I could call for the closest cross street or their actual address, but there's no phone number.  I could go to their website and view page after page just trying to find out where they are.  With all the time this has taken, I don't have time for a massage anymore.  Fabulous! (I'm being sarcastic).

Google, is this is just a test of a really bad idea?  Are you saying that if I want relevant local search results I should resort to Bing?  Really?
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Chris Gregory

Local SEO  - 
 
Is it me or does this look like a play by Google to show more ads by moving the map to be inline with organic results? As Local SEO's we just lost 4 spots out of the 7 pack.

https://dagmarmarketing.com/local-seo-tips/google-puts-the-squeeze-on-local-search-results/
It’s official: Google has reworked the way local search results are displayed, removing four of the seven local businesses that get the valuable first-page real estate. The former 7-pack, as our industry calls it, displayed seven local businesses on the SERP (search engine results page), along wit…
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Any thoughts on mass negative reviews from one customer? I'm working with a chiropractor who had a patient who is on a rampage leaving the exact same negative review on a number of review sites. Is there some sort of TOS issue for some of those directories? Might there be an IP issue supposing that some directories claim intellectual property rights to the content submitted? Thanks for your help.
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This is a topic I have covered numerous times and just have again. I usually discuss it in a sunnier manner. http://bit.ly/1HMILoo

But as Margaret says, there are many tools to "correcting" an online reputation. It depends on how far the business, or chiro, is willing to go. Sorry to see this late! 
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Veronica R

Local SEO  - 
 
Hey colleagues! I'm doing a presentation on the impact of a successful seo audit. Do any of you have awesome stats I could use or know where to find some? Example: "we saw a 50% increase when we rewrote our home page content with better keyword research"
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Brandify

Local SEO  - 
 
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http://knowledge.where2getit.com/2015/04/follow-us-on-facebook-and-twitter-to-enter-our-giveaway/
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Brandify

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Part of local search marketing includes a strong local advertising strategy. Check out the first post in our blog series all about the different families of advertising.
  #localsearch #advertising #digitalmarketing

http://blog.brandify.com/2015/03/defining-advertising-fundamentals/
To learn the basics of online discoverability, you must first understand the definitions of the fundamental advertising terminologies. We have you covered.
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Vijay Nair

Local SEO  - 
 
I really need some help.

I am the owner of Google business page for a client that is in Edmonton, Canada. I am the owner for the page whereas the client is manager for the page. I am from India btw.

My question is will me(from India) owning the business page affect rankings for my client(in Canada).

I unwittingly claimed the custom url too which means I cannot transfer ownership anymore I think.

Its brand new page - so should I delete the page and start over (or) do you think its ok for an Indian to be the owner of the business page of a business thats located in Edmonton, Canada.

Pl advice 
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Thanks Jim :)
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Brice Gump

Local Blogging  - 
 
Hey Everyone - I'm looking for a website/company for writing/content creation for blog posts and on page content. Any recommendations?
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Ryan Knoll

Local SEO  - 
 
I did a case study on why Domino's Pizza is dominating local Search right now. I learned a lot from doing it and I hope you will learn a lot reading it! I would also love some feedback from the group on the post. :) 
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Glad you liked it Brice. :) Happy New Year! 
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John Tabita

Local & Social  - 
 
By now you’ve heard the term SoLoMo to describe the convergence of social, local, and mobile. While buzzwords come and go, the phenomenon is here to stay. Back in 2012, LSA’s Greg Sterling described it as “… getting nearby information on demand, wherever you may be.” Here are the implicati
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