It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “favorites” post.
First, big kudos goes out to David Mihm on his 2nd annual local search ranking factors. 27 prominent people contributed to this.
I’m happy to see that the first factor is claiming your business in places like the Google Local Business Center and others. I’m also happy to see that claiming a PO Box (or a fake UPS address) instead of an actual address is a negative factor. That leads to local search spam. Uncool.
I know the company all-too-well, and you can take my word that they are all full of awesome. Customer service has always been the key. This is why they are full of awesome.
Really slick new social portal. Got talent? Feel free to go there and sign up. The talent could be niche acting, musicians, comedians, sports, etc. More to come…