Places Scout Webinar – Google Places SEO Software Training Event

If you have ever used any of the following software tools:

  • Market Samurai
  • GPScraper
  • Power Leads Pro
  • Map PI
  • Raven Tools
  • SEScout
  • SEO Spyglass
  • Traffic Travis
  • Whitespark Citation Finder

Or any other tool that provides lead generation, rank tracking, keyword generation, competition analysis, or citation finding

BUT you’re also the kind of person who values:

  • Freeing up your time from repetitious tasks so that you can talk to more potential clients with key information and make more money
  • Staying on top of the Local SEO Game and being an expert in the industry
  • Having ONE awesome “Go-To” tool for all your Local SEO needs
  • Innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use software that challenges the status quo by raising the bar for Offline Consulting and Local SEO Research Tools

Then we’ve got JUST THE SOLUTION for you!

Mark Kabana, local business consultant for over 5 years, has created Places Scout because too many consultants spend far too much time knee deep in manual research.

So, what can Places Scout do for you?

  • Full parallel processing support provides blazing fast data gathering
  • All data is exportable to multiple formats, including CSV, Excel, and HTML
  • Simplistic softwar user interface makes Places Scout easy to learn and use
  • Accuracy of data can be easily verified with links to actual SERPs for each query
  • Data visualization technology with fully featured integrated map views provide you with a visual geographic understanding of all the data gathered
  • Automatic hassle free updates
  • Real time data gathering
  • Support for 14 countries
  • Money back guarantee
  • Excellent customer support with fast response times

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Register for a FREE LIVE DEMO WEBINAR to be held April 12th at 2pm EDT! You’ll get to see this amazing piece of software in action BEFORE you buy it! Did we also mention the money back guarantee?

What that all means is you’ve got nothing to lose! So signup for the FREE webinar, and come see what Places Scout can do to put more time and money on your side.

Places Scout Webinar – Google Places SEO Software Training Event

Hello, Google+ Brand Pages!

The wait is finally over! Google+ Brand Pages are upon us. Have you got one for your business yet?

GeoLocal has one, so be sure to add us to your circles! If you’re already following me on G+, you should have seen the message.

But wait! Before you run off like a kid that’s just heard the ice cream truck, here are a few things you should know about the G+ Brand Pages…

Tied to a Gmail Account – Yep, you read that right. As of right now, these brand pages are linked directly to a Gmail account. So, if your business doesn’t have a “yourawesomebizname@gmail.com” address, now would be a great time to get one. The Gmail account that creates the page is the only person that will be able to make changes.

It is unclear as to whether or not G+ users will be able to create multiple pages, like users on Facebook can admin several pages. So, while the email address might not matter, it’s still sound advice to keep things separate, wouldn’t you agree?

Look like G+ Profiles – The brand pages have the same layout as the G+ Profiles, with a few new options, like page sharing and +1.

Ugly URLs – For example, this is what the GeoLocal URL looks like: https://plus.google.com/107931383586099514689/posts. Anyone familiar with SEO knows how much wasted space those numbers take up! There are some URL shortener services, but nothing officially endorsed by Google itself.

Direct Connect - Try going to Google and typing in “+ Cowboys“, and you’ll see that their G+ Brand Page appears before you’ve finished spelling out the word. Google worked specifically with a few companies (Toyota, Pepsi, for example) for its initial page rollout. The best part is that Google can automatically add this brand page to your circles. Not available for all pages yet, but one can reason that it will come soon enough.

All other G+ services - Brand pages can still do Hangouts, upload pictures and video, and share posts. If your company is really techy, think of how a Hangout (live chat) could do wonders for your customer service efforts.

You’ve got the lowdown, now where do you get one? Easy, http://plus.google.com/pages/create. It’s only a few steps: pick your business category, fill in the profile information, upload some images, make a post, and invite people to your circle. If you’ve already got a place page, it’s even easier to connect the two.

What’s that, you ask? Why bother? Fair question. The short answer is that Google+ Brand Pages won’t be a relevant medium for every business. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But Google is hot right now. And for a search engine to own over 60% of the search market (sharing the other 40% with a boatload of other search engines), that is something worth paying attention to.

Google is making the effort to stay ahead of the curve by trying out new things and stepping into social media. While Google is facing an uphill battle against Facebook, it’s worth keeping an eye on. Or are you still updating your MySpace Page?

Here We Go(ogle) Again!

Google Place Page

It seems the spring cleaning bug has hit Google hard. In the wake of all the buzz around Google +, the company quietly streamlined their Google Place Pages. Place pages used to pull reviews from other sites like CitySearch and Yelp. Not anymore. Place Pages now only display content from other Google users. They have [...]

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GeoLocal on Google +

Remember last week when I talked about Google Plus? I got invited, joined, then started a GeoLocal Circle. After just a few days, I’ve already used it more than I’ve used Facebook in the last month. Suffice to say, I really like Google Plus, a lot. The plan is unconfirmed by Google, but the company [...]

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Google +

Google Plus

What keeps Google on top? Their ability to, and obvious lack of fear for, trying new things. Not every project is a success and not every service lasts. Remember Google Wave or Google Buzz? It seems that Google, once again, flexes its muscle to remind us that they are not just a search engine. Hot [...]

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Google City Pages

Google City Pages Portland

If you thought Google was only that big search engine that everyone aspires to sit atop…THINK AGAIN! Secondly, if you think of Google as JUST a search engine, you’ve missed the boat. If you are lucky enough to live in Austin, Portland, Madison, or San Diego, then you can explore your city through the brand [...]

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