Problems Verifying Your Google Places (Local) Listing?

Problems Verifying Your Google Places (Local) Listing?

Verifying your claim to any form of business listing online can be a royal pain in the ass. From postcards sent to physical addresses that don’t accept mail and aren’t redirected to PO Boxes, to receptionists that answer automated verification phone calls and hang-up, think that it’s some form of weird Web 2.0 practical joke that only geeks will get. The phone call verifications are usually the best –...
Directory Advertising: What to Look For and When to Run

Directory Advertising: What to Look For and When to Run

An article in The New Zealand Herald by Viamoana Tapaleao – this one – features a New Zealand directory service by the name of ‘Google Directory’. This web-based directory service, with no legal association with Google themselves, lists thousands of New Zealand businesses by category and provides a number of online advertising packages that range from $595 to a huge $14,995. According to the article, a number of businesses...