Google My Business updates insights email sent to businesses

By Mike Blumenthal from his blog, found here.  Google, just off releasing a raft of new products and still testing others, has significantly updated the monthly Insights email that is being sent to GMB account owners. This email, one of many email notifications that the GMB is sending out, has significantly more information than the previous … Read more

Neil Patel, online marketing guru, talks NAPping. :)

We love Neil Patel. The guy knows what he is talking about, and he is able to present his knowledge to others in ways that are easily understood, and most important, entirely actionable. Neil took a couple of minutes to talk about Local a few days ago. And yet again – he nailed it. Watch … Read more

Facts. Not Fake News.

Indeed – how in the world have we landed at a point where we actually have to say, “This is not Fake News!”   🙂  🙂   This is insanity. At the same time, we still need to be providing options to our clients. So – what next? Let’s check! See if you have any … Read more

Review Spamming

Deep Dive Into Local series from April 17th, 2017. In our Deep Dive series, Mike and Mary look at review spamming which is one thing in local that caught our attention this week and deserves a longer discussion. If you have a special topic you would like us to discuss for the Deep Dive in … Read more

Bing launches bots for local businesses

From SearchEngineLand Bots are created automatically from data in Bing Places and will soon work with Facebook Messenger and Cortana. Bots are coming to Bing in a big way. Through its Bot Framework, Microsoft is starting to integrate chatbots into search results — to make search more interactive and transactional. In April, Matt McGee spotted … Read more