Google Removes Author Photos From Original Authorship Program

The Internet has been a buzz since Wednesday’s announcement by Google over the removal of your image as an author from your content that is searched if you set-up a Google Authorship profile. One of the benefits to having Google Authorship was that your photo that posted next to your byline.  I have read numerous eye tracking studies that basically said that the eye is drawn toward an image before straight text. So in the competitive world of search online, having a photo appear was a distinct advantage of higher click through rates. According to the information put out by Google, the...

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Getting Found In Local Search

Everyone wants to be found via an online search, but few know how to optimize their business.  Here are some tips you can do yourself that will elevate your online search results. 1.)  Claim your local listing on Google Places for business. http://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/ Google uses a local phone number for your listing so be sure the number you are trying to activate is your business number. Think you already have a Google listing but can’t find it?   Find the most common issues it may be missing here: https://support.google.com/places/answer/145585?hl=en 2.) Verify...

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