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  1. Tess Wittler
    March 23, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    I particularly like #3 – get the email addresses! This way you can DIRECTLY market to those consumers who are already “hot” for you. But you have to use them on a regular and consistent basis (i.e. send them a short e-newsletter 2x a month). Don’t just use those email addresses when you’ve cooked up a promotion because you need business. 🙂

    I also totally agree with #6, too. With today’s cheaper and easier technology, there is absolutely no reason why businesses can’t be “tweaking” their website often to continually improve it.

    As always, great tips, Darren! Thanks!

    • Darren
      March 23, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

      Hey Tess,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, especially with you being so busy doing your thing! I appreciate the comments!

  2. Chris Haught
    March 24, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Great points Darren, you know how i feel about #5!

    • Darren
      March 24, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      Thanks Chris! Yes I do! Keep up the good work!

  3. Chris Spoerl
    March 28, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    “Google hates us all. ” – Here is another change on the horizon – http://www.seomoz.org/blog/why-you-may-need-to-hide-your-google-places-address-asap

    • Darren
      March 28, 2012 @ 10:33 am

      Thats why paying too much attention to one form of lead source (Google) is detrimental to your business! Thank Chris!

    • Nick Wood
      April 7, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

      Google did that exact thing too me. They removed my listing “pending” further investigation. 15 calls per day from that local listing alone.. too zero.