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Fitness Giant MindBody is Being Sold for $1.9 Billion

Fitness Giant MindBody is Being Sold for $1.9 Billion

2+ Online scheduling is a great tool to attract and keep clients. One such company—MindBody—is being sold for a whopping $1.9 billion. In addition to scheduling, MindBody offers payment processing services. Local Online covered the story and we’re going to discuss what this might mean for you. MindBody, Online Scheduling, and Google Let’s start with […]
Google Is Running Ads for Fake Reviews

Google Is Running Ads for Fake Reviews

1+ Fake reviews are bad news. They’re not only bad news; they’re also illegal. Given this fact, some wonder why Google is, or was, running ads for fake review services. Brad, an SEO expert, spotted these ads and Tweeted about them. SEOExpertBrad writes, “Is Google serious about cracking down on fake reviews? Accepting ads selling […]
Google My Business Adds Branded Search Insights

Google My Business Adds Branded Search Insights

1+ There are three ways customers find your website: Direct, Discovery, and Branded searches. A Branded search happens when searchers find your information after searching for a brand related to your business. Google My Business has made a welcome addition to Insights reporting when it comes to Branded searches. The Google Advertiser Community covers this […]
Yelp Might Be Dying

Yelp Might Be Dying

1+ We often stress about the need to attract positive reviews from your customers and clients. After all, reviews affect your Local SEO rankings in search engines. One particular local reviews service—Yelp—is facing a gloomy future due to a lack of advertising revenue. Jezebel examines the current dilemma Yelp is facing. Yelp’s Stock Earnings Call […]
Extreme Example of Spam on Google My Business

Extreme Example of Spam on Google My Business

1+ Spammers—such as unethical companies—try to get around Google’s filters with the goal of great visibility in search results. One such example of this is Bristol County Garage Doors Inc., based in Taunton, MA. Tim Coleman, an SEO, shared a Tweet sarcastically describing how the company might be the “2018 Winner” at Google My Business […]
What Businesses Are Eligible for Reserve with Google?

What Businesses Are Eligible for Reserve with Google?

1+ Businesses should optimize all avenues with the goal of reaching potential customers. That includes getting set up on Reserve with Google, if possible. We recently covered the importance of this new service and how customers will be using it to book appointments. Now, we’ve learned more about the types of businesses that are eligible […]