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Carmen Rane Hudson

Carmen Rane Hudson is a freelance writer specializing in SEO and local SEO, social media, sales, marketing, and online reputation management.

Tools to Help You Keep Reviews on Your Website

Tools to Help You Keep Reviews on Your Website

By on December 24, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 0 Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about reviews lately. Since my conversation with Darren in the comments section of the post: Should You Pay Review Site Advertising Fees, I’ve been trying to figure out a convenient way to warehouse reviews on your own website. To recap, Darren suggested that you should put reviews on […]

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Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

By on October 12, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 3 Comments

I’ve been talking about reviews and reputation management a lot lately. And because I work with both local SEO companies and reputation management companies lately, I’ve had the chance to be exposed to the sometimes contradictory advice that both types of companies offer. It might not be a surprise to learn that most of the […]

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Should You Pay Review Sites Advertising Fees?

Should You Pay Review Sites Advertising Fees?

By on September 10, 2013 in Business Practices, Marketing with 7 Comments

Yelp. Angie’s List. Google. Review sites are a reality of doing business. They’re a vital portion of the local SEO process and they’re an important source of sales. Yet, at times, they can be very destructive to a business. Some sites, Yelp in particular, seem to aggressively filter out any positive review while placing malicious, […]

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12 Best Practices to Keep Reviews from Disappearing

12 Best Practices to Keep Reviews from Disappearing

By on August 6, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 1 Comment

Have you had problems with disappearing reviews? You’re not alone. Sometimes this happens because Google has a very aggressive spam filter when it comes to reviews. However, there are things that you can do to keep your reviews as “Google friendly” as possible. 1. Avoid Reputation Management Companies Ironically, “reputation management companies” have a bad […]

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Google+ Local Profile

5 Ways to Optimize Your Google+ Local Profile

By on July 21, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 2 Comments

Today I’ll continue my series on Google+ Local by offering some tips for how you can go about optimizing your listing. After all, your listing isn’t going to do you much good if nobody else gets to see it! These 5 tips represent the basics of what you need to do if you want to […]

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How to Make Local Search Work for You and Your Service Area

How to Make Local Search Work for You and Your Service Area

By on June 30, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 12 Comments

The good news: local search is an awesome tool for getting ranked and for promoting your business. The bad news: it creates real problems for people who service customers in their own home and who want to rank inside of their entire service area. However, those problems do not mean that you have to give […]

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3 Things You Should Know about Lead Generation Services

3 Things You Should Know about Lead Generation Services

Nobody really likes to sell. If you’re like most people, you’d rather just get down to the business of painting your client’s house. There’s nothing less pleasurable than digging up leads. In an ideal world, a professional could hang out his shingle, be really good at what he does, and never lack for phone calls. […]

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