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Court Ruling Determines Yelp is Not Obligated to Publish Positive Reviews

Court Ruling Determines Yelp is Not Obligated to Publish Positive Reviews

Created on: Monday, September 08, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: yelp, positive reviews for small businesses, economic extortion, court ruling

The question has been raised many times before: Do small business owners have a right to have positive reviews appear on their Yelp page? According to a recent federal appeals court ruling, the answer is no. The case, which was brought by small business owners claiming that Yelp extorted advertising payments from them to manipulate reviews on the site, was thrown out by a judge on Thursday.

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Google Algorithm Update -

Google Algorithm Update - "Pigeon" and the inevitable fallout and change.

Created on: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Author: Darryl Quinlan

Tags: google algorithm update, third party listings, citations, search results

Many of you have probably heard or read about Google letting loose a new update to their search algorithm. The update dubbed "pigeon" is being closely watched and the debates are fast and furious as to what the changes are and mean. Glacial Multimedia's Darryl Quinlan takes a moment to help cut through a lot of the chatter and give you what is known and highlight what all the experts agree are established facts at this point. We are of course talking Google here so all information is subject to change, and by the time you finish reading this, it might already have.

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Large-scale security vulnerability in WordPress has potential to bring down websites and even servers

Large-scale security vulnerability in WordPress has potential to bring down websites and even servers

Created on: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: wordpress, , drupal, security vulnerability, website and server access, application software updates

If your website runs on a WordPress installation or on Drupal, you should consider updating your software immediately.

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Google+ Drops Restrictions Surrounding Profile Names

Google+ Drops Restrictions Surrounding Profile Names

Created on: Friday, July 18, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: google+ profile names, restrictions dropped, youtube comments

Recently Google+ announced that it will be dropping all restrictions associated with profile names, meaning that users can now use any name they wish for their profile on the social media site.

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Google Announces Analytics App for the iPhone

Google Announces Analytics App for the iPhone

Created on: Friday, July 18, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: google analytics, google analytics app for iphone, website analytics

More than two years after coming to Android, an official Google Analytics app is finally available for the iPhone.

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Tips to Improve Your Practice's Facebook Page

Tips to Improve Your Practice's Facebook Page

Created on: Monday, June 02, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: facebook business page optimization, custom graphics, branding, custom url, social media

Everyone wants to get the most out of their Facebook business page, but do you know which elements make up a compelling profile on the social media network? There are a lot of different factors that go into creating a successful Facebook business page and many of those share common elements. From adding a clear cover photo to completing your page's About Section, here are a few easy tips to help you make the most of your practice's Facebook page.

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Yahoo Free Basic Business Listings - Support No Longer Offered

Yahoo Free Basic Business Listings - Support No Longer Offered

Created on: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Author: Darryl Quinlan

Tags: yahoo free basic business listings, local search, yelp partnership, business profiles

Earlier this month Yahoo announced the following: "Important update: Assisted support is no longer offered for Local Basic clients. If you are a Local Basic client, please visit the help pages for support. If you are a Local Basic client, and your listing has been pending editorial review for more than 30 days, you can inquire about your listing status using the Local Listings Help Form..."

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Internet Explorer Security Issue

Internet Explorer Security Issue

Created on: Monday, April 28, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: microsoft\'s internet explorer, security issue, web browser, glacial multimedia

Due to the recent announcement from government officials on a security issue with certain version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, it is being suggested that users find an alternative to the web browser. Other popular and secure browsers available as free downloads are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

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The Importance of Online Reviews

The Importance of Online Reviews

Created on: Monday, April 21, 2014
Author: Michael Dobkowski, BA, MBA

Tags: online reviews, reputation management, brand awareness, glacial multimedia, review us online

According to an article by Forrester Research, online reviews are very important. Next to word of mouth and professional review magazines, like consumer reports, online reviews are the third most likely source to get a consumer action for your product or service.

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MDprospects - The Value of Task Management

MDprospects - The Value of Task Management

Created on: Monday, April 21, 2014
Author: Glacial Multimedia Inc.

Tags: lead, lasik, physicians, lead management, conversion, roii

“Not now” buyers can dominate inquires from your website. They are curious on your service, would like to know more, but are not ready to commit to a consultation.

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