How To Remove Bad Reviews From Google Local By Responding

We all know by now that more and more people are using their cell phones to find products and services.

In fact, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, used by 54% of all smartphone users. That's a lot of online Local searches.

Google themselves have produced research showing that over 55% of people doing a search on their phone take a conversion action within 1 hour, and 84% of mobile searchers take a conversion action within 5 hours.

Source: Google/Nielsen Life360 Mobile Search Moments Q4 2012.


So then why is it that there are so many businesses on Google Local with unanswered negative reviews? Do businesses think in 2015 that no-one uses Google?


By |February 19th, 2015|Conversion Optimization, Local Search, PR|3 Comments

How to Build Your Brand By Giving It Personality

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10 Ways to Get News Coverage in 2014


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Combining PR with SEO: How to kill two birds with one stone

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How To Maximize Your Google Author Rank

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It Worked! How I Got a Google Link Penalty Lifted

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Understand What Eric Schmidt Really Said About Authorship & Author Rank

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The Rising Influence of AuthorRank In 2013

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How To Get Reviews And Improve Local Ranking With Google+ Local

There are few things that can contribute to your rankings if you run a local business including profiles on major local networks such as Google+ Local, Yelp and UrbanSpoon (if you're a local food vendor). This post is designed to help you sort confusion caused by recent actions from Google and improve using new Google+ Local profile.
By |August 14th, 2012|Local Search, PR, SEO|Comments Off on How To Get Reviews And Improve Local Ranking With Google+ Local