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Adding Special Hours Now Available on Yelp

By Jeffrey Magner / December 30, 2016 / Comments Off on Adding Special Hours Now Available on Yelp

Adding Special Hours now available on Yelp Today I logged into a Yelp Business Owners dashboard and saw a new section for “Special Hours”. Jack Jostes & I feel are in agreement that this “of utmost importance” for walk-in storefront businesses such as restaurants and retail shops. Yelp announced this on Dec 12th. Yelp is keeping […]

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Beyond Rankings – Be Unique and Newsworthy

By Jeffrey Magner / December 27, 2016 / Comments Off on Beyond Rankings – Be Unique and Newsworthy

Be Unique & Newsworthy In the little town of Sisters in Central Oregon, I ended up drinking coffee next to Mike, the owner of Hop in the Spa, and before he could tell me his story I stopped him. I already knew all about it. His business had gone viral globally when it opened just 10 months ago. After […]

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Adding Special Hours on Google Listings

By Jeffrey Magner / December 26, 2016 / 1 Comment

Special Hours on Google Listings Ramblin Jackson just produced a great video about updating holiday hours on Google, and I’m of the opinion that this is super important for all local businesses to do. It’s just good customer service! A year ago, Google was posting alerts in business listings during holidays to let customers know that […]

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Beyond Rankings – Just Be Awesome

By Jeffrey Magner / December 23, 2016 / 1 Comment

Just be AWESOME As web marketers, we can do a lot of things to help your business thrive online and offline, but beyond that, what ultimately creates huge success is up to the managers & owners of the business. If you – and your business – is awesome, then you’ll get online reviews and links to […]

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5 Local Search Predictions for 2017

By Jeffrey Magner / December 21, 2016 / Comments Off on 5 Local Search Predictions for 2017

5 Local Search Predictions for 2017 While still no one has asked me for my input on this years Local Search Ranking Factors, since I’ve been knee deep in Local Search every day for a wide variety of clients nationwide, I have lots of opinions and a few predictions for 2017. For months now there […]

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What is Google Post?

By Jeffrey Magner / December 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

What is Google Post? At 1:06 AM today (a Sunday) I received an email from “The Google Search Team” encouraging urging me to “create content”. I found this intriguing for many reasons. At a glance, the email says, “Now that you’re ready to start publishing, make sure your content has what it takes to grab peoples […]

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