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by Jo Shaer, on June 30, 2012

Once upon a time, there was a small town in a quiet corner of suburbia. Each of its shops was, in a quintessentially British way, individual and they all sold …

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Topics:Local Social Media OptimisationSocial Media OptimisationLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on June 27, 2012

I have written before about scammers emailing or ringing up pretending to be from Google or Facebook. I have also written about Indian SEO salespeople - or if I haven't …

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Topics:GoogleGoogle PlacesLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on June 26, 2012

I always thought that allowing comments would make for better engagement on a site. However, the ways that people are able to scam and spam your website through comments have …

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Topics:Webmistress HostingWeb DesignWordpress Tutorials

by Jo Shaer, on June 23, 2012

Further to my post on Getting Online Customer Reviews, Andrew Shotland of Local SEO Guide says that there tend to be four types of business: The majority, who get most …

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Topics:Facebooksocial medianegative reviewsSocial Media For BusinessGoogle PlacesLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on June 21, 2012

I purchased a Blomberg fridge freezer for my new flat recently. At £399 with a full three year guarantee, it seemed like the right decision over its more well-known competitors …

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Topics:social mediaSocial Media For MarketingSocial Media For Business

by Jo Shaer, on June 19, 2012

"It's never too late to become the person you might have been." - George Elliot IBM have conducted their 2012 Global CEO Study to ascertain the innermost thoughts of the …

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Topics:Social Media For BusinessCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on June 18, 2012

You'd think that 2012 would be a great year for hotels but, talking to hoteliers away from the capital, it would appear not to be the case. The Queen's Diamond …

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Topics:Local Business MarketingCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on June 16, 2012

As mentioned previously in Social Media For Business #6 - Post Consistently, both Guy Kawasaki and Don Crowther recommend that you spread your posts throughout the day. This allows for …

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Topics:Social Media For Business

by Jo Shaer, on June 14, 2012

We have had a couple of messages on our Facebook Page recently about whether we offer a service to help grow likes on Facebook. The answer is that, yes we …

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Topics:FacebookLocal Business Marketing

by Jo Shaer, on June 11, 2012

Most people who sell Google Places SEO will try to baffle you with technical jargon like keywords, backlinks, optimisation and social search but, for business owners, these can be meaningless …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingGoogle PlacesMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on June 10, 2012

My Birmingham-based partner from Epic SEO regularly travels on the train for meetings. Great Deals On Train Travel Through Online Booking He has the process down to a fine art: …

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Topics:Customer Services

by Jo Shaer, on June 9, 2012

With thanks to the peeps at Search Engine Land and Add This, some great infographics that show content sharing statistics. I bang on to all my clients about the importance …

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Topics:FacebookGoogleTwitterSearch Engine OptimisationSocial Media For BusinessContent Sharing StatisticsSocial Media and SEO

by Jo Shaer, on June 9, 2012

Up until about a year ago, Facebook Mark Up Language, otherwise known as FBML, was the code used to create tabs on Facebook but then they changed to iframes and …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 7, 2012

At the back end of last week, Google decided to merge its Google Places pages with Google Plus, its social media platform, although it seemed to take a few days …

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Topics:GoogleGoogle Places

by Jo Shaer, on June 6, 2012

There have been a couple of questions in social media groups about how best to use Facebook for what I would term 'delicate' or embarrassing products. That would be products …

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Topics:FacebookSEO For BusinessSocial Media and SEO

by Jo Shaer, on June 2, 2012

This video explains from Google Developers gives more detail about Mobile Website Design But it's not enough just to have a mobile website design, you need to have a mobile marketing …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile PhonesMobile Website Design

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