19.12.2014 Local Marketing, Online Marketing No Comments

PubCon Austin 2015 Coupon

Austin’s best internet marketing conference, PubCon Austin, is happening on April 20th in 2015. I can’t recommend this conference more. It has arguably the best content in the industry, and is also one of the best values.

But, I can make it even a better value with a coupon for 20% off.

Just use the coupon code:


when registering. The discount code is good until March 20, 2015.…

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24.10.2014 Local Marketing, Local Social Media 1 Comment

Reviews of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

In case you’ve been living in Tahiti the last few weeks (it’s a magical place), Texas Health Presbyterian is the hospital in Dallas where Thomas Duncan, a native of Liberia, became the first person diagnosed with Ebola on US soil on September 29. By their own admission, the hospital made mistakes in the way it handled Duncan and the situation.

Let’s take a look at how Yelp and Google+ are handling the reviews coming in from all over the country …

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24.09.2014 Local Marketing, Local SEO No Comments

Content versus Ads

My wife and I have been season ticket holders for the University of Texas football team for years. No, I’m not here to talk about a 1-2 start and a painful rebuilding process.

I’m here to compare the usage of space between the real world and the online world.

Like most stadiums, Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium has a jumbotron. The current version was introduce in 2006, and measures 25 meters tall by 41 meters wide. For about a week, …

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22.09.2014 Local Marketing, Local SEO No Comments

How Not to Advertise Your Law Firm

An attorney in Los Angeles, Svitlana Sangary, faces a six-month suspension by the California Bar for posting doctored photos on her website that suggest that she mingles with well known politicians and celebrities.

Sangary failed to show for numerous hearings, and missed some of the deadlines in the case. In an 18-page decision last week, Judge Donald F Miles said that Sangary had…

…committed four counts of misconduct. Miles said they included one count related to posting the photographs, two

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28.08.2014 ionadas local News, Local SEO, Online Marketing No Comments

PubCon Vegas 2014 Schedule

As usual, I’ll be at PubCon Vegas this October. Here’s my current speaking schedule:

  • October 7, 3:55pm-5:00pm: “Interactive Site Reviews: Focus on Local Search”
  • October 8, 3:55pm-5:00pm: “Twittersphere Customer Service Strategies” (moderating)
  • October 9, 12:40pm-1:35pm: “Local Search : Reviews and Rankings”

I’ll be participating in PubCon Labs both Tuesday and Wednesday. I believe Tuesday is full, but I may have a slot or two open on Wednesday.

Otherwise, if you want to meet, drop me a line, and we’ll …

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