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4 Reasons the New Google Local Stack Sucks

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Google Home Services Concierge: The Newest Experiment

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Another day, another weird experiment from Google. Google’s latest oddball comes in the form of a “Google Home Services Concierge.”

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Navolutions Announces $500 Scholarship for Taking Down Internet Explorer

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If you’re like us, you probably hate Internet Explorer. It’s clunky, slow, prone to malware, and just a terrible browser all around. While the latest versions have finally managed to add many of the features you’ll find on real browsers, we believe it’s too little too late.

4 Reasons Why We Love Super Long Tail Informational Posts

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“Informational long tail posts” might not be the hottest topic in SEO, but we’ve learned to love them. Between you, me, and the wall, a lot of our clients operate in boring industries.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Blind Luck: What To Do With Weird, Unpredictable, and Unavoidable Customer Horror Stories

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What do you do when a customer means to order one product, but somehow manages to order another? If it’s a T-shirt or a DVD, you’d probably just exchange it, but what if it’s a really big ticket item that has high shipping costs?

Do you have to be a customer to leave a Yelp review? Nope!

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Here’s a scary loophole to Yelp’s content guidelines: what if someone has an interaction with your business, but doesn’t actually do business with you?

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What To Do About a Filtered Yelp Review

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It’s happened to the best of us. A customer goes on Yelp to leave a review, ends up writing a 5 star masterpiece longer than most Hemmingway novels, and Yelp filters it out.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Yelp?

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If I had a dime for every time a business owner tore into Yelp, I’d already be retired. It turns out that the internet’s most popular business review site, at over 100 million registered users, still isn’t popular with everyone.

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Where Exactly Are Google’s Home Service Ads Displaying?

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Search Engine Land just reported that Google’s Home Service Ads, which only launched last month, are already expanding from plumbing and locksmiths to house cleaners and handymen. For those who haven’t been following along at home, Home Service Ads are a new advertising block that literally replaces the local stack. That means if HSAs are showing in your market and you’re not paying for advertising through Google, your company just literally fell off the map.

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Why Facebook’s Updates (probably) Won’t Kill Your Business

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There has been a lot of misinformation out there about Facebook’s latest announcement. With headlines like New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs and Facebook is Killing Small Business Entrepreneurs with new Policy Rule , it’s hard not to get a little excited (if you like getting your news from the source, Facebook’s actual post can be found here.) The big issue is that some posts by business pages aren’t being seen by as many people as they used to be.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

How to Get More Google+ Reviews for Your Business

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Every time you look at a search results page on Google, there is a good chance that you may see something new. It wasn’t too long ago that videos, images, author profiles, links to Google plus reviews, and maps weren’t all shown on the same screen.

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What the New Google+ Mobile App Additions Mean to Small Business Owners

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Google+ just won’t sit still. If you haven’t taken advantage of the platform yet, now is definitely a good time to start.

Why Your Business Presence Has To Be Mobile Ready

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No one is going to argue that the internet hasn’t fundamentally changed the way that people experience the world. Ten years ago, they might have, but not anymore. Now, mobile technology is doing it again.

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How We Got a Link from The Huffington Post

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By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia Commons There are plenty of blogs that get links from HuffPo on a daily basis, but this was a first for us. This is how we got it. A couple weeks ago, I was browsing Reddit on my lunch break and saw a post that caught my attention.

Phil’s Fish Market Just Hit the Jackpot

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SEO professionals (and SEO “professionals”) love to talk about great content. “Content is king” may be the oldest adage in the industry, but a lot of SEO people are under the impression that more is always better, and that great content is just a matter of sweat equity.

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Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

SEO in 2014: Where It’s All Headed

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It’s that magical time of the year again when everyone tries to guess what’s next for SEO. 2013 was a downright bizarre year for SEO, which is why you’re bound to see all sorts of wacky predictions for 2014.

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Today is Internet Day!

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Did you know that October 29th is the anniversary of the first bits of data ever sent over a long distance computer connection? Check out TheInternetDay.com to learn more! The post Today is Internet Day! appeared first on Navolutions. News internet day october 29th the internet day

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Is Hummingbird Good for your Business?

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Right now, the bird is the word. From Bloomberg to Mashable, everyone is talking about Google’s Hummingbird update. Search for Hummingbird on SearchEngineJournal , one of the SEO industry’s leading publications, and you’ll find roughly 2,000 results.

Free Badge and Button Set for Your Website

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Today we’re giving you a free set of buttons (the kind you click) and badges (the kind you show off) to use on your website. They’re the kind we use for plumbing, electrician, and other service industry websites, though we’re sure you could use them for all sorts of industries.

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You

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R5GJNQWPUEK8 . Pop culture has an obsession with all powerful computer nerds.

What We Can Learn from Walmart’s Bazillion Dollar Facebook Campaign

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Every once in a while, someone tells you that your business needs to be on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram, or any of a thousand different sites.

What the New Google+ Mobile App Additions Mean to Small Business Owners

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Google+ just won’t sit still. If you haven’t taken advantage of the platform yet, now is definitely a good time to start.

Our Pleasanton Young Professionals Presentation: A Wrap Up & Reference

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at today’s Pleasanton Young Professionals presentation, where we covered the basics of SEO and social media marketing. You can use the following guide to reference what we covered and access a few of the tools that we mentioned in the presentation. If you have any other questions about what we covered, or how we can help with your SEO & SEM, you’re always welcome to leave us a comment or contact us directly. What is SEO?

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Can We Talk? Why Your Company’s Social Media Needs to Sound Human

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You may not think that a book written about the internet in 1999 would have much to offer us in the realm of web marketing today, but think again. Here’s a snippet of The Cluetrain Manifesto that was dead-on about the fundamentals: “…Markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked.”.

Gentec Services, Inc. is giving $1 to the Taylor Family Foundation for every new like on their Facebook page

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And that’s all I have to say about that. Go make them donate! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentec-Services-Inc/191215340902145. R5GJNQWPUEK8. pwt id=’2′]. The post Gentec Services, Inc. is giving $1 to the Taylor Family Foundation for every new like on their Facebook page appeared first on Navolutions. Social Media

Gentec Services, Inc. is giving $1 to the Taylor Family Foundation for every new like on their Facebook page

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And that’s all I have to say about that. Go make them donate! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentec-Services-Inc/191215340902145

A brilliant idea for a charity organization

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Have you ever heard of Project Home Again ? I hadn’t, until just a few minutes ago, and I’m already sold on the idea. Project Home Again is a program by the MSCA (Mechanical Service Contractors of America) that helps find missing children by turning your everyday service truck into a giant, rolling milk carton.

Why Justin Trudeau’s Trevor Noah tweet is brilliant

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When the government announces new funding for a children’s charity there is usually a news release, a press conference and a photo opportunity of some description. The media will break the story. The political opposition will provide a critical soundbite. Spin doctors will provide colour and context.

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

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Guest Post by Elena Bosch. The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more.

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

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Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski. If you are a communications pro, I don’t need to tell you that influencer marketing is hot and could soon outpace traditional paid media spend.

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

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Guest Post by Brandon Brown. Did you know that 47% of B2B marketers and 34% of B2C marketers don’t measure content marketing ROI? And one of the main reasons is that they find it difficult to measure.

Top Five: Google is shuttering G+

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After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with this week’s Top 5 Must-Know News for PR and marketing communications professionals.

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Instagram infographic: Using Stories for business

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Here’s a great Instagram infographic! Since 2016, Instagram Stories have been a defining feature of the platform in engaging its 300 million daily users. With this feature users capture, modify and post related images and video content in a slideshow format.

The Fear, Self-Doubt and Infinite Rewards of Paternity Leave

Dave Fleet

This past weekend Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving, and for me it was a special one as this was our first Thanksgiving since welcoming our son to the world. It was also my first weekend after returning to work from three months of paternity leave.

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Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

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Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics. Facebook launches Messenger 4.

Top Five: It’s beginning to look a lot like…

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Top Five Must-Know Social Media News Stories & it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with lots of fun and useful new tools and features! Google, Facebook, Skype and Instagram all feature! Google Hangouts Classic phasing out in 2019.

The path to happiness and well-being. #MindfulSocial With Rick Hanson

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On the #MindfulSocial podcast this week I talk with Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about learning to actually change the structure of our brain through positive neuroplasticity and ways we can learn from our experiences to have more well-being, happiness and emotional balance in our lives.

Want to gain a massive following on Instagram?

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Did you know that one daily post to Instagram is the key to growing a massive following? Your follower growth rate can almost double by posting seven times a week. Consistency is crucial. The best results come from regular posting. Instagram is more than just a photo sharing network.