Posts in @Tech Talk

“Mobilegeddon” is Here! Google Starts to Drop Non-Mobile Sites in Search Rankings

I’ve gotten quite a few questions lately about Google ranking mobile websites higher than a traditional website. In a nutshell, websites that load correctly in a mobile browser will rank higher than those that do not. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in the past but having a mobile optimized website is a must in this day and age. Most web designers worth anything will throw that in at little to no cost. Most of your WordPress Themes also come automatically with a mobile theme…

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The Internet Strikes Back but @Yelp Continues to Act Like a Bully

My whole point behind this blog post is that Yelp is just a site that people use to leave negative reviews but if you would like positive reviews you can get a business account where Yelp employees will work with you to “Optimize” your Yelp page. They will teach you how to “Correctly” flag reviews so that they are removed and only the good reviews survive.

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Managing Online Reviews – Except for Yelp

Check out this talk from the International Restaurant Show at the Javits Center in NYC. It’s about Social Media and Marketing in the restaurant industry. Overall this talk was informative and mentions some pretty common tools like Hootsuite and Google Alerts for managing your brand on social media. The panel also talks about monitoring the entire internet for any talk about your brand… Definitely not practical.

The panel also talks about how to use Yelp in your overall marketing campaign. Yelp will never be an option for this old school blogger. :)

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