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Khemosabi

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  1. Great, now I have to go find out if Google down Easter egg.
  2. Ha! When I need to get work done, I tell myself "Don't Do It!". My favorite is "Don't drink that beer until you're finished with your work!" Yes, these ads are very effective. We see it in IM a lot, too. "Don't buy this until ... " Usually an affiliate with a bonus. Weird how the human mind works. We have to read reviews before we buy something, but just seeing something that says 'don't', first, we are whippin' out our credit card.
  3. First, I watched the video with the sound on and then went to your new website. Then, I shut the sound off , watched it and went to your website. Video is great! And, it makes sense when you go to your new site (love it!!). But, the music, to me, could be offsetting to some. I know you can't possibly please everyone Mike. Maybe if you could share why you picked that particular track??
  4. Ironic they would do this when it's the websites that are so stuffed with Google ads that ruin the experience! LOL..
  5. Awesome Mike! I will look into this today! I've been hunting around for something like this for a while now.
  6. Thanks Mike. I was hoping there was a way that you could set that up as opposed to actually 'asking' for reviews. Something more automated. And, yep, I hope they bury Yelp, too!
  7. Thanks DWolfe I suppose I should make myself a little clearer. The first part of my post, I had looked up that business on my PC, and the review request came on my phone, right? Thing is I NEVER left the property. They sent this simply because I had searched this business. The review asked "what did you like about X business?" and "did you buy anything?" I was never there! The other part, was all stuff that has happened, randomly, in the past. Now, I do know that businesses can put a 'beacon' of sorts outside their business. I think this started with the Pokeman Go thingy.
  8. Hopefully someone here will know how this happened. So I looked up a business the other day, on my PC. It is signed in on one of my Google gmail accounts. From that account, I do have alerts sent to my phone (I'm thinking this is the connection here). Today, probably 4 days-ish later, when I went to use my phone, there was a tab bar + the little icon on the top, asking how I liked X business. Clicking on it sent me to a Google review page. Now, I never went to that business, but I thought this was a really cool feature to offer, especially for clients. However, for the
  9. I know that you can use Google Guaranteed to verify. I'm not clear on the process, but I would think if a business does this first, then they would be able to run AdWords again. ?? I think they should use the trigger words like 'virus removal' on secondary pages. I read that on one of the searches I did for the above topic. To me, once they're verified, then they could also use it as an incentive on their site. "Google Guaranteed!".. kind of thing. And, I agree that it's a good idea on Google's part. Also about the ad refund. I had this guy ranked on page 1, organically!, and his
  10. Just yesterday, a past client of mine called me and needed his new guy to have access to his GMB account. Reason is Google is now disallowing their ads because they're a "3rd party tech" type site. They fix computers, rebuild and sell refurbished and are authorized sellers of things like Microsoft, Intel.. stuff like that. This isn't a new thing (it was news to me), but their opinion is that the big companies like HP, Apple and such are trying to get rid of the little guy so all of the tech support has to go to them. I think that's crazy! Funny thing was Google accepted their
  11. I've had GoDaddy do that to me. They're still holding a domain hostage that I forgot to renew. It's been 4 years? That being said, I was wanting to purchase a domain for a client of mine and it was taken. 3 years later, I get an email that the domain is going to become available within a week. They had it listed as 'make an offer'. I looked it up on Who Is and saw that it had expired already. Anyhow, I know some registrars give you like 3 months-ish to get it back at a higher price then it goes back to the normal price. If no one renews it (shows interest) in buying it, they'll u
  12. Thanks SO much Mike! One particular client admitted she has a really hard time asking for reviews. I asked her to do it (for her new site I'm building), and the customers promptly responded. I think that alone helped to ease her fears. What's so funny about this woman is she's been an agent for a very long time, has a stellar career and everything 'online' about her is SOOO DATED! She's trusting me to get her current on not only her website, but social media and everything else. This was a long process, getting her to finally trust me and I want to shine for her. Great ide
  13. I have a few questions about reviews, please. This involves real estate agents. Most often, their clients have no problem sending them a review to use. What they do have a problem with, is having to sign up/register an account for sites like Zillow and Realtor.com (and the likes). As an agent, you cannot submit your customer's reviews yourself, they have to do it. It's understandable on their part, they're trying to keep it real. However, clients are reluctant to sign up for 'this and that' just to leave the reviews. I don't blame them, it's time consuming and now they're o
  14. I will check on this a little further, but so far, all of the code shows my nickname not my user name. Thanks for pointing this out Mike.
  15. Question for you Mike, My post above yours, I think we're doing the same thing, but in a different way, ??? When I set up a WP site, I always pick a wacky user name, something I will remember for each site. Then, once I'm ready to build the site, under the avatar (top right in back office), the option to 'edit my profile' is there. I click on that and scroll down to 'nickname' I use my business name (kind of a sneaky end around of another post). Under that is 'display name publicly as' you can then check your business name. All post/pages get published as your business name. Whe
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