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Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 20th July 2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,100
Posted By earlpearl
I totally agree with Logan. This comes after...

I totally agree with Logan. This comes after years of tracking traffic long before G maps became more important, visable, and relevant as it has been dropped into organic search....and Logan's...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 18th December 2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,674
Posted By earlpearl
I came across a query in my logs at msn, that...

I came across a query in my logs at msn, that used a term I would describe as 3rd, 4th, or 5th best for my business. The search term was for the business term and a particular town where a...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 13th December 2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,726
Posted By earlpearl
There are many suggestions made above to help you...

There are many suggestions made above to help you grow into better application of PPC. I won't bother adding to that information other than to say there is a learning curve and experience curve with...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 12th December 2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,674
Posted By earlpearl
Nice article Matt: Per Bill Slawski's...

Nice article Matt:

Per Bill Slawski's descriptions of patents, especially for google, (seobythesea.com-look through the local/maps section), and my own experience- its not necessary to get an...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 22nd September 2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,139
Posted By earlpearl
As a local B & M business the long tail is the...

As a local B & M business the long tail is the key. My best conversions come from phrases that combine a variation on the bus term with a variation on the local terms.

There are myriads of...
Forum: Local Marketing 7th September 2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,333
Posted By earlpearl
Hey Marie: Great suggestion. I do both geo...

Hey Marie:

Great suggestion. I do both geo target and target my ppc with my town/my service ads.

I think I'll look harder at how they produce. Nothing like evidence to change the way you do...
Forum: Local Marketing 6th September 2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,333
Posted By earlpearl
you can make it work but I'd revise that strategy...

you can make it work but I'd revise that strategy a bit.

Take my little business. Its in the range of $500,000- $2million/year in revenues.

We can easily spend $100,000/year in advertising. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,443
Posted By earlpearl
Logan: I work over keyword phrases every which...

Logan: I work over keyword phrases every which way.

A couple of other suggestions:

1. Ask friends and acquaintenances how they would search for a phrase. Take that list and compare and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th August 2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,443
Posted By earlpearl
Logan: That is a spectacular description and...

Logan: That is a spectacular description and list of keyword tools and descriptions on how to go about utilizing them.
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 16th August 2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,433
Posted By earlpearl
Thanks for the pics. Its good to know that you...

Thanks for the pics. Its good to know that you and Jen are traveling the circuit ... and posting here....though I do agree with Jen's take on the sandbox ...but that is for a different...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th August 2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,482
Posted By earlpearl
For this 20+ year old b & m business that has...

For this 20+ year old b & m business that has only been fairly web smart for the last 3 years or so....clearly high rankings in the SE's have been #1. We have strong rankings industry wide...but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,391
Posted By earlpearl
smallship: I don't know either if you are...

smallship:

I don't know either if you are asking about meta tags or content.

If you are asking about content there are many considerations in my mind.

First thing I want to consider is the...
Forum: Local Marketing 28th July 2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
Big Bill: That is both clever and...

Big Bill:

That is both clever and funny...and frustrating. I'm a parochial Yank. I don't comment on how local plays out in other nations but I have experience with these YP directories. My...
Forum: Local Marketing 28th July 2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,809
Posted By earlpearl
Matt: During July, our Craig'sList...

Matt:

During July, our Craig'sList "classified" ad has generated an extremely high number of responses. We've been using it for months but this month it is running more than double the normal...
Forum: Local Marketing 25th July 2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
I took a look at a day's traffic relative to this...

I took a look at a day's traffic relative to this thread and a different one wherein google is showing a map for your site for an organic search that provides the business name and location. But...
Forum: Local Marketing 25th July 2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
Based on some quick preliminary observations by...

Based on some quick preliminary observations by Bill, as noted at seobythesea, by Matt at smallbusinsssem, and my own observations it seems that Google Local/Maps and organic google searches with the...
Forum: Local Marketing 24th July 2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
AN: I look at this stuff pretty extensively....

AN:

I look at this stuff pretty extensively. My SEO focus derives out of a regional business that I operate.

I looked at 5 different phrases using Google Local/Maps. In each case sites...
Forum: Local Marketing 23rd July 2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
I reviewed about five different terms in Google...

I reviewed about five different terms in Google Local/Maps trying to discern any reason for a site ranking higher or lower in Local rankings and why certain businesses tend to rank higher or lower...
Forum: Local Marketing 22nd July 2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
Don't mean to sound huffy. A N: I'm going...

Don't mean to sound huffy.

A N: I'm going to count and characterize references and look through anchor text bls to try and find any trends. Hope some others do also.

Also here is another...
Forum: Local Marketing 22nd July 2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
A N: The latest reference you made to Bill's...

A N:

The latest reference you made to Bill's blogs on patents and the issues is one he feels might be most relevant; as it deals with relevancy within a region rather than for an address.

In...
Forum: Local Marketing 21st July 2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
Bill Slawski mentioned he is going to blog some...

Bill Slawski mentioned he is going to blog some more on these issues.

We discussed this a bit in this thread earlier at seo refugee: http://www.seorefugee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1963

We...
Forum: Local Marketing 21st July 2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
I'm not sure if this is the right route, but Bill...

I'm not sure if this is the right route, but Bill Slawski, Bragadocio, recently blogged on this at SEW and his blog, SEObythesea with reference to some new SE patents.

We pm'd a bit on the issue. ...
Forum: Local Marketing 18th July 2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,558
Posted By earlpearl
How to rank well in Google Maps (local)

As I use google maps (google local) to search for my business I take a variety of locations around my geo area (washington dc).

Initially I thought that local applications list businesses in...
Forum: Print Advertising 17th July 2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,634
Posted By earlpearl
Wow: I wish I had seen this thread a few...

Wow:

I wish I had seen this thread a few years ago. Specifically the early post by Jody suggesting you could negotiate prices on ads.

Next time around I'll be sure to give that a try.

My...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 17th July 2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,014
Posted By earlpearl
That stinks. I've worked in commercial real...

That stinks. I've worked in commercial real estate. Your landlord didn't do a very good job.

check w/the landlord. check to see if there was a use clause. check to see if he knew that it was a...
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