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Are you using an iPad to collect reviews from your customers on Google Places? If you are, I'm sure you are using the Google Places App for the iPad.
If you are not, you will discover that something has recently changed on Google Places when you visit the Google Places page on an iPad using a web browser.
The "Write a Review" button is NO LONGER visible on the iPad.…Continue
So a week has passed since dozens of dealers found out that their Google Places pages were updated inadvertantly by a massive update by Google.
The original goal of this update was to "claim" and/create listings for dealers that had never claimed their Google Places…Continue
I got a call yesterday from Joe Webb asking about a review feature in…Continue
If you have been wondering why your Google Places analytics data has been light in November, it looks like there is a systemwide data evaporation across the Google network from November 20th thru November 27th.
I also have found this problem being discussed online on this…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on November 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This week I noticed that Google is exposing the details of the Google Places listing on a search that matches…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on November 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments
Here is an announcement that I received today from Google:
At Google, we’re always working to innovate and improve ways for small businesses to get online and reach more customers. At times, though, we have to decide where to focus our efforts and which technologies we expect will yield the most benefit to users and businesses like you in the long run.
In that spirit, we are retiring Google Tags for all users on April 29, 2011. No action is required…
Added by Brian Pasch on April 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As car dealers start to test the effectiveness of Google Boost I just want to remind members of this community on an important fact about Google Boost. If you don't have an IRM process in place that gets happy customers to post reviews,…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on April 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I just finished conducting a 20 Group workshop on digital marketing strategies and all the the dealers in the room had incomplete or inaccurate Google Places data. What was also interesting was that no dealers in the group had more than 15 reviews posted on Google Places.
Once I showed…Continue