Local SEO

Local SEO seems to be a hot topic in 2017. Apparently Google released a major update in June that affects Local search results, in a good way. Search engine analysts claim to have seen a change or spike with Local search results in the beginning of June. What does this mean for business owners? Without getting too deep into the technical stuff, It means Google has given us as website owners more visibility and exposure for free. As of this post, the second quarter of 2017 is a great time to put some of your resources into your online business. Optimize your content and make sure you are setup correctly for Social Media. As long as Google continues to release these updates we should continue to see improvements in small increments.

OfferUp Fake Buyers

By now most of us have herd of OfferUp. A cool brand with a cool way to sell merchandise online. So I decided to try it. After signing up I posted 2 laptop ads. Both ads had 5 photos, a title and description. After 5 mins of posting I had buyers sending me offers. Cool right? Listen, I know my ads look good, but that was faster it should have been… I responded as soon as the low ball offers arrived, but no one responded to me. After an hour my inbox was full of spam from OfferUp’s fake buyer accounts. Must have been 20 fake buyers.

Beware of OfferUp!