Thursday, March 29, 2012

Give On-the-Go Customers What They're Looking For With a Mobile Website

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Yelp Help and "The Never-ending Story" of Local SEO Strategies A SPN Exclusive Article By Samantha Walt (c) 2012

Yelp Help and "The Never-ending Story" of Local SEO Strategies
A SPN Exclusive Article By Samantha Walt (c) 2012

After assistant professor Michael Luca demonstrated in his Harvard Business School Working Paper the effect Yelp reviews have on restaurant goers, many small business owners nationwide are now trying to employ their own 'Yelp Strategies.' Although Luca states the success a restaurant can have with good reviews, other small businesses do not have the same volume of reviews and thus it's difficult to agree or disagree with his conclusion. Regardless of Luca's concluding remarks, it is undeniable the impact a local SEO strategy can have for a company. With or without reviews, having a comprehensive local strategy can take you from zero to sixty in a day's work. Below, I discuss the ins and outs of dealing with Yelp and other major sites plus a look at the evolution of local listings and mobile apps.

Say what? Yelp?

Even though Yelp has made recent news, many people still have no idea what it is or, why it matters. For a quick background: Yelp, founded in 2004, is a local search engine where anyone can write a review about local services, goods, and businesses. With an average of 66 million new visitors, and 25 million local reviews written, Yelp is a premier review site. Yelp offers local business a free listing on their site with a no-follow link to a website of their choosing.

Great I filled everything out, but what about reviews?

The hardest part about doing a complete local SEO strategy is getting those reviews. On Google, the more reviews you have the higher your ranking is in Google Places. On Yelp positive reviews and higher 'star levels' result in more revenue for your business (Luca, 2012). Then again, negative reviews can result in a loss of revenue. One bad review online can affect your business for years to come but a lot of good reviews can usually outweigh the bad.

Actually getting the reviews is a whole other problem. To get a customer to review your company often means that you have to get them to think about your company outside of doing business with you. Some useful strategies to get them to care about your bottom line and stop thinking about themselves is to deliver exceptional service and remind them frequently of your existence with Facebook updates, emails, coupons, and candy canes. You can also use your local listings pages to encourage reviewing by providing links to your company site that promise positive reviewers future discounts.

Whoa! Submissions and reviews are done, but am I?

Since you are on this site chances are you have realized that SEO isn't ever done. Every day, new information is popping up about how to better optimize your site, blog, and even local listings. Having read and heard nearly everything I can find on local listings, especially Google Places, I would say I know a lot, but it doesn't ever stop. My best local listing advice is, make sure that your business is available on every site, especially ones with mobile capabilities. If you have a store front of any sort, make sure the people walking and driving in your area can find you via mobile or GPS devices. Do research on the most popular applications (apps) and make sure that your business comes up when searched. If you haven't tried it out don't worry, I have.

While writing this article I wanted to prove to myself the importance of mobile devices on local listings. Knowing Foursquare is huge I decided to test them out. I came across not only Foursquare's app, which has some 15 million purchases, but that of 10 other related apps. Most for free, each app claims to help you find 'cool' things and places based on your location. Oh and by the way, Yelp has a free application also. Apps for local business are replacing major search engines. Make sure you can be found on such apps and do not forget to make sure that your website is also mobile capable. The world is going mobile people, don't be the last to know.

Bottom Line (as I give my clients):

Have a local SEO strategy that has consistent information on each local listing site. Don't forget Luca's research and grow your testimonials online - it will help. Finally, go mobile via apps and your website. If you ever doubt the mobile revolution, just talk to my buddy Jed Alpert of Mobile Commons, a leader in the mobile evolution world, and he will tell you. Like I said above, there is always new information sprouting up about local SEO strategies, make sure you know what they are; it's fun!

About The Author
Samantha Walt does SEO and Social Media for Colocation America. With a passion for technology and internet marketing, Samantha uses her knowledge to help Colocation America reach new markets.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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A Well designed, correctly framed presentation will consistently accomplish three vital objectives. Visually supports key visual elements/themes in the subject. Preserves and provides the subject with maximum, conservaton-standard protection.Visually supports interior surroundings.

Since 1984, Mr. Gottfredson has worked to establish a proven reputation as a trusted craftsman.  His frame designs have earned multiple international design awards and have been widely distributed to six of the seven continents of the world.
In 1988 he was inducted into the Professional Picture Framer's Hall of Fame and has served on the Associations Faculty.  Mr. Gottfredson has authored two picture framing books and has contributed as a technical writer for the national trade publication Decor Magazine.
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Increase Local Traffic - Increase Store Traffic

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As the age of Smart phones is now officially upon us, Google Maps marketing becomes an even more critical piece to a local business advertising strategy. Not only does Google’s free 411 service (800-GOOG-411) list its map listings in the exact order it displays in its online map section, it displays them in most prominent search positions in PDA’s, Smart phones, Iphones, etc.

Google Maps Marketing is a newer discipline that is increasingly important. We have positioned hundreds of clients in the map sections of Google… Find out how to get top map positions today!

Google Maps Optimization – There is no more important marketing element for local businesses, bar none.

Google has become the most popular medium for finding local vendors and learning more about them. The Google Places review publishing integration with search listings on a navigable map have made Google’s Places one of the most practical ways for consumers to evaluate and shop for a service. For those who already have top positions for the top keywords in their market, there is no need to explain that Google Places is the most powerful and critical marketing position for any and every local business. For those who have yet to achieve top positions, but understand their importance, you’ve come to the right place.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

What You Should Strategically Do About Google+ By Nancy McCord (c) 2012

What You Should 

Strategically Do About Google+

By Nancy McCord (c) 2012

Even with the Wall Street Journal and other news services stating that Google+ is a ghost town and that users typically spend less than two minutes on the platform a month, I consider positioning yourself on Google+ a top priority. In fact so much so, that I wanted to make sure that all of our readers and clients knew my feelings about how to use Google+ and its importance for organic placement for the future.

First, let's talk about the actions you should take immediately.

- Tie your preferred Google account with Google+. 
- Lock down your business name as a Google+ Business page.

- Lock down a business page with your most important short keyword phrase.

- Link your Google AdWords program to your Google+ account user name.

- Implement Google +1 on your blog and your website.

These important first steps can easily be done by you. If you need help, please ask us for it as what will be happening with Google+ in the near future is very important to your online visibility.

Second, let's talk about what Google+ and +1's are.

Google+ is a social platform. It is not like Facebook, but more like Facebook and Twitter combined. However, it is much more important than any of the social networks we know and use now.

You could consider Google+ like a voting and popularity network but one that has the ear of Google. Anything you do on Google+ will most certainly impact your website's organic placement and Web Visibility in the future. Google has said as much in their releases. Google has already started showing social results from your Google+ network in their personalized search results.

What this means is that for people and businesses that embrace Google+ early and start building their network now, there will be strong benefits for their updates and links; activity will be shown in your personal and expanded network's search/ social results. 

+1's are Google's versions of votes. If you like a page, like an ad, like a blog post, like a Google+ comment, you vote it up using a +1. What is crucial to understand is that a +1 is tied to your Google+ activity. These +1 votes will impact your visibility and placement on Google in the new Google Search Plus Your World results.

Third, let's talk about Google Search Plus Your World.

In mid-January, Google rolled out an important change to their search index. They named it Google Search Plus Your World. In my industry we call it Search Plus. Google stated that they will be using activity, updates, Google+ activity, and +1 activity in the search results that they deliver to you personally and to those in your Google+ network. 

What is interesting is that even if you are logged out of your Google account, Google is still tracking your activity. Of additional importance, is the announcement that the social related results that will be shown in the index are personally selected for you and WILL contain Google+ activity across your Google+ social network.

That means if you start building your network now, your information and website could be appearing in search results for a very broad network of readers and potential prospects. As this activity comes from your personal network, just like a word-of-mouth referral, links to you and your profile will most likely carry more authority and legitimacy in the eyes of potential clients. Everybody weighs a reference by a fríend about a business more than a written review found randomly on the Web. This will be the real impact of Google+ and +1's in the very near future.

Fourth, why should you take the actions mentioned on this page now?

Based on this new focus for Google, you need to start flowing through search and social activity into your Google+ and +1 bank. If you don't have accounts, Google can't tie the activity to you specifically.

If you wait to tie up your business page and top keyword phrase, you may find that someone else has tagged it; locking you out of words and phrasing that will be very important to your Google presence in the very near future. Even if you do nothing yet with these new accounts, they will be tied to you so that when you do want to use them you can.

Fifth, why is this so important?

All of the actions to take and the information in this article are important because the business that is driving this action is Google. As Google owns 65% of the online search market, to be positioned well on Google means taking full advantage of what Google considers important. It is very important to understand that Google+ is not Facebook. Google considers Google+ and +1's integral to the new face of search and how search results are shaped and delivered. Do not be fooled into thinking that this is just a social network. These new Google offerings are very important and should be embraced quickly and completely for your future organic placement benefit.

Don't wait beyond 30 days to take the actions we recommend. When Twitter first came out many clients did not move into the platform because they considered it just a time drain. For the clients we work with that embraced Twitter early, many have networks of followers well over 2,500 active users; allowing for some serious marketing action and site promotion. Our é is that Google+ is by far the most important new social network to have come out in the last three years. Don't miss your chance to stárt now so that you can take full advantage of the future possibilities.

About The Author
Nancy McCord is the founder and President of McCord Web Services LLC which provides Twitter and Facebook status updates, blog writing services, and Google AdWords account set up and management.

Since 2001, Nancy McCord has developed a reputation as an expert on web visibility and how to use social networking for business. You can visit Nancy and her firm at Connect with+Nancy McCord at Google+, @mccordweb on Twitter and on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dental Implants Utah - Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants Utah - Benefits of Dental Implants


Glenda Ryser, Implant Patient from Utah
"For many years I had, what I labeled, an incurable, unrealistic fear of the dentist. It wasn't a fear obtained through a horrible incident. For me, it was an imagined, "what if" fear. I didn't like having "NO CONTROL" over the dentist's actions. My mind said "What if his instrument slipped and it hit my nasal passage, or worse yet, my brain? What if I had a heart attack from my fear? Would he be able to save me? What if they didn't numb me enough? What if I felt pain?" I used to joke that I'd rather give birth on the floor in the middle of a huge, unknown crowd rather than go to the dentist. Next there were the noises and smells. I didn't want to hear the "whir" of an instrument. I couldn't stand the antiseptic smell. How would I truly know if the instruments were sterilized? My mind just went into a frenzied state. I just plain did NOT like going to the dentist.


So, over the years I had issues which ultimately led to a gap in my smile. I had a temporary "flipper" but wanted a "real" tooth in its place. I covered my mouth when I smiled, didn't like the feel of this foreign object in my mouth and wanted my smile back. I began researching dental implants and really loved the idea. I got up the nerve to, at least, go in for a complimentary exam. My heart was racing. The thought of even sitting in the chair gave me great anxiety. I chose Dr. Hamblin because he did offer sedation dentistry. I called Becky, his receptionist, who is wonderfully supportive and caring! His entire staff is very caring and supportive of each patient.


I expressed my fears and unrealistic concerns to Dr. Hamblin and he assured me that he would make me as comfortable as I needed to be to have the implant. He didn't underscore my fears. He and his staff guided me through each and every step of the implant. I chose the sedation more from fear and anxiety than anything else. On the day of the start of the procedure I was still panicky and scared. His assistant gave me another "pill" shortly before the procedure and the next thing I knew my sister-in-law was calling me to check in on me after she had brought me home. Becky called to check on me the same day. I had very minimal pain and had the necessary medication in case it was too awful.

Dr. Hamblin and his staff have helped me release most of my fears of the dentist and I am proud and happy to say I can go for a cleaning without any medication and a minimal amount of fear. "Thank you" seems like such simple words but they are deep from my heart to Dr. H and his staff! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" -Glenda Ryser, Implant Patient from Utah


Judy Boswell, Implant & Aesthetic Patient from Utah

"I’m so happy I found Dr. Hamblin and am thrilled with the results of my dental implants! I had a very difficult situation with my upper teeth and considerable bone loss, but with Dr. Hamblin’s expertise he was able to place the implants in such a way that I now have a beautiful upper bridge permanently attached to give me a perfect smile. Dr. Hamblin was wonderful throughout and his staff was professional, friendly and very caring. I highly recommend Hamblin Dental Implant & Aesthetic for the best possible implant experience! Thank you so much! " Judy Boswell, Implant & Aesthetic Patient from Utah Dr. Hamblin takes the time to listen to you and provide you with the best care possible. Because he limits his practice to treating only one patient at a time, you know that Dr. Hamblin is there to serve your needs. You have his undivided attention. We know your time is important.

(801) ALL-SMILE (255-7645) Call today to schedule your FREE consultation. We can meet face to face and decide if we want to work together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Salt Lake City Dentist - Utah Cosmetic Dentist

Salt Lake City Dentist - Utah Cosmetic Dentist

Only with Dr Hamblin's new advanced techniques will you be turning heads with your new smile in as little as 3 Days! If you are excited to enjoy your stunning new smile but don’t wish to wait the usual 3 weeks, you can now visit us in the morning to start the treatment and return to us just 2 days later and celebrate your breathtaking new smile .


Would you like to see what your new smile could look like without even committing to treatment? Dr Scott Hamblin can show you your new smile almost instantly by artistically sculpting new materials. These new materials are temporarily placed on your teeth painlessly within minutes, demonstrating how a number of different cosmetic procedures could improve your appearance.


The majority of cosmetic improvement is achieved by introducing Porcelain Veneers which allow problems such as gaps, yellow, broken, and crooked teeth to be corrected aesthetically. Working closely with our fantastic laboratory, Dr. Hamblin can create porcelain veneers of the highest aesthetic standard. Everyone will be complimenting you but no one will be able to tell that you have porcelain veneers. They look natural and can be finished within 3 days instead of the usual 3 weeks. Obviously, costs for your 3 day smile makeover are slightly higher but for the busy VIP this is the ideal solution.


3 day smiles can only be scheduled after a full consultation and assessment with Dr. Hamblin. Dr. Hamblin takes the time to listen to you and provide you with the best care possible. Because he limits his practice to treating only one patient at a time, you know that Dr. Hamblin is there to serve your needs. You have his undivided attention. We know your time is important.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Increase Local Traffic - Top Ranking Video Results

Increase Local Traffic - Top Ranking  Video Results and Click Through Rate


How to Explode Your Business Using Video Marketing... Made easy
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Why is YouTube now one of the most cost-effective strategies for marketing your business? More than 80% of customers are using online search to find businesses so it's vital that you show on the first page of the Search Engine Results. However the virtual landscape is becoming more and more competitive, so you may find yourself struggling to get your business to show in the top results.

"Video Marketing" works and it's the way to go However, if you're just getting started with "online video marketing", I can understand if you are overwhelmed with video production and socail media. I am here to help entrepreneurs create great videos or my team at Biz Social Boom can create videos to promote your business online.

Drop me a note and we can get started with your video marketing campaign.

I love technology and all kinds of gadgets. I have been on the internet since the days of dial up BUT I resisted the world of social media. I thought it was overwhelming, definitely fun but probably a fad. Not true. I found out that social media is here to stay and IT IS the new norm! However, there is a BIG BUT there is learning curve and so I have created this blog to help MAKE SOCIAL EASY for entrepreneurs.... at very least A BIT easier. I coach entrepreneurs to create successful online businesses using "new" media and time tested marketing strategies. Simply put increase visibility to increase your bottomline!

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pinterest for Business – What is Pinterest

 Pinterest for Business – What is Pinterest?


As a business owner here are some things to think about Pinterest.


-Don’t invest too much energy in a marketing plan on the site

just yet. Wait and see…and maybe “play with it” a bit by

setting up an account and learning the basics.


-If you do jump in remember to stay SOCIAL and don’t be

pushy with your message or products. It’s “fun” by design.


-Like Facebook, it will likely be wise to have a presence there,

but don’t get overly sucked in by the hype and by all means



-There is no “magic formula” for “tapping into Pinterest”, so

don’t waste your money on any high priced launches or products

regarding the site.


Pinterest is on its way to becoming the "it" social network of 2012.


Shel Holtz recently confirmed there are now more than 50 million blog posts referencing or featuring Pinterest. Wow!


But the growth isn't all hype. Pinterest is driving some serious traffic for major brands. Also, Pinterest now drives more traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace combined.


With all this hype, people may ask you, the social media person, questions. It will help to have some Pinterest statistics at the ready. Below are 18 stats to bookmark and share with your boss when she or he asks about Pinterest.


1. Pinterest retains and engages users two to three times more efficiently as Twitter did at the same age.


2. Etsy is Pinterest's top source of photos. Google is second, followed by FlickR, Tumblr and


3. Pinterest accounts for 3.6 percent of referral traffic, while Twitter is just barely ahead, accounting for 3.61 percent of referral traffic. In July 2011, Pinterest accounted for only 0.17 percent of referral traffic.


4. Pinterest has 10.4 million registered users.


5. According to AppData and Facebook, 97 percent of Pinterest users are women.


6. American Pinterest users spend an average of 1 hour and 17 minutes on the site. This is more time than users spend on Twitter (36 minutes), LinkedIn (17 minutes), and Google+ (6 minutes).


7. The top corporate Pinterest boards are:


    Etsy (53,784 followers)

    Real Simple (34,517 followers)

    HGTV (17,824 followers)

    Kate Spade (16,371 followers)

    Better Homes and Gardens (15,127 followers)

    Whole Foods (14,217 followers)

    ModCloth (11,813 followers)

    West Elm (11,547 followers)

    Nordstrom (9,886 followers)


8. Estimated unique visitors to increased by 429 percent between September and December of 2011.


9. According to comScore, the average Pinterest user spends 98 minutes per month on the site, compared to 2.5 hours on Tumblr and 7 hours on Facebook.


10. Daily Pinterest users increased by more than 145 percent since the start of 2012.


11. More than one-fifth of Facebook-connected users are on Pinterest daily. This represents more than 2,000,000 members.


12. In May 2011, an average Pinterest visitor spent 13.7 minutes per month on the site. In January 2012, each Pinterest visitor spent an average of 97.8 minutes per month on the site.


13. Most Pinterest users live in these states:










    South Dakota

    North Dakota


14. The biggest demographic of Pinterest users is women aged 25-34.


15. Only 25 percent of Pinterest users have a bachelors degree or higher. The majority have a household income of $25,000-$75,000.


16. In the United Kingdom, the majority of Pinterest users are male (56 percent male, 44 percent female).


17. The top items on Pinterest in the United States are crafts, gifts, hobbies/leisure, interior design, and fashion designers/collections.


18. The top items on Pinterest in the United Kingdom are venture capital, blogging resources, crafts, Web analytics, and SEO/marketing.


Arik Hanson is principal of ACH Communications. A version of this article originally ran on his blog, Communications Conversations.

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