Facebook has implemented a Verified Page system very similar to the Google My Business Local Verified Page system. According to Facebook once you have been verified there is a natural boost in the search feature from Facebook users looking for your business once the profile has been phone verified.
How do I verify my Page?
Some Pages for local businesses may be eligible for a gray verification badge. If you’re an admin and your Page is eligible, you’ll see this option in your Page’s Settings. To verify your Page, you can use your business’ publicly listed phone number or a business document (ex: phone bill). We’ll only use this information to verify your Page.
To verify your Page:
- Click Settings at the top of your Page
- From General, click Page Verification
- Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started
- Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country and language
- Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code
- Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue
If you prefer to verify your Page with a business document, follow the steps above and click Verify this Page with documents instead at the bottom left of the window that appears, then upload a picture of an official document showing your business’ name and address.
After we receive your verification code or business document, we’ll review your info to confirm that it matches public records and send you a notification or email about your verification status within a few days. Keep in mind that you’re not required to verify your Page.
Who/What: ReachLocal & Google will be presenting Digital Marketing for Small to Medium Size Businesses.
When/Where: October 22 2015 8:30AM-11:30AM .This free event will be at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
How: space is limited register soon! go to http:/Reachlocal.com/googleplex-seminar
after you register email me your name number and business to firstname.lastname@example.org so i can confirm
They always say the first thing you do as a BOSS is change something, right away. Looks like Google is making a statement, a new logo. This is not the first time Google’s logo has been updated, and after the recent Facebook logo change the silicon valley peer pressure is ON. I think the team at Google did a great job updating a logo that still represents the company and is not TOO drastic… Subtlety is always required when you have the “most visiting website in the world” if you make too many change people panic.
Here are two links that go in more details:
Google Analytics data in the last 4 months has been getting spam from “ghost visits” this process will help you filter out the ghosts from your Google Analytics data. There are two parts to this one to prevent future visits from showing up (filters) and one to clean up historical data (segments)
Here is step by step instruction from Carlos Escalera on how to fix it.
I would also reccomend reading the comments page for more info on that website.
Ever go to a place only to find out it closed hours ago? The Google Maps app will now warn you before you even leave that it may be closed before you arrive. This works two ways though… people check stuff before making the drive to your store and with this new feature google will be checking even more hence influencing the decision process based on info it gets,
Here is the bottom line …
the all new website is streamlined to help potential small business owners understand the relationship between marketing aspects unique to small businesses and products and services ReachLocal offers. www.reachlocal.com