In August 2017, Google Maps somewhat quietly came out with Q&A for Local Guides using mobile devices. Now open to the public and on desktop as well, it’s still relevantly unknown to the business owner. “Who’s using it?” “Who’s saying WHAT about my business?” “How do I even respond to these?” First, a well thought-out […]
About Paul Jahn
Paul started working in Online Marketing in 2001 and was one of the first adopters of searching online to purchase offline, or Local Search. While having Localmn, he has worked both corporate and agency online marketing or analyst positions.
Living in Downtown West in Minneapolis, Paul is passionate about local communities, and is an active volunteer to make pedestrian and related modes of transportation safe for all residents. You can usually find Paul working in his condo community library or walking downtown with his Bonfire brand pack.
Entries by Paul Jahn
Just like you should absolutely own your own website, you should also own all of your properties that have anything to do with Local Search. There are many properties different companies use in web builders, Google Accounts and social media platforms. We’ll stick with 3. WordPress, Google My Business and Google Analytics. It’s kind of hard […]
The game is over, the condo neighbors in Downtown West, Minneapolis went to their respective condos and we wake up tomorrow for a new day. Many of us will be watching the Super Bowl LII in a couple weeks, albeit maybe more for the ads and commercials or Justin Timberlake’s Halftime Show (and Pink singing the […]
Happy New Year, folks and here’s to your new goals, inviting customers and happy times! It’s a chilly January so far, but there’s a reason we all live here. Even in the Winter, we enjoy the Winter Carnival, skiing/boarding anywhere from Theo Wirth to Lutsen, U.S. Pond Hockey Championship or even ice fishing… if that […]
2018 may be the most opportunistic year ever for local search. With Google leading the way and users and vertical markets working aside or within Google, the user experience promises the possibility to be both high in quantity and quality. Voice Search I’m putting Voice Search in right away because it involves probably everything below, […]
The Twin Cities, some people call it, as well as “The Cities” to Minnesotans out of the metro area. Mill City, City of Lakes in Minneapolis, and Hockeytown in St. Paul are others. Each nickname holds its own merit, we’ll visit some of these in this piece as well as numerous other places to enjoy […]
Two months ago, I wrote about Google Maps in Elliot Park. It was a #mspwalk and then blog post inspired by a coffee chat I had with Dan Collison, Director of so-many-things Minneapolis at Moose & Sadie’s. He mentioned and implied how Downtown East and Elliot Park (East Town) was growing and he’s right, more […]
Initially called Home Service Ads in the Summer of 2015 to select-only metro areas, Google now re-branded it to Local Service Ads. For locals who do not know, Local Service Ads are designed to provide quality leads at pre-set prices and at the top of search results without you having to do the legwork. It’s […]
Fast, easy, painless, and it literally takes 5 minutes or less. It’s surprising how many local businesses do not take the time to change their Thanksgiving hours of operation in Google, but understandable. Many may just not realize how easy it is, or maybe don’t do it because they don’t want to have to remember […]
Recently, I had coffee with a Director of a lot of things Minneapolis. We chatted about many things downtown including the different neighborhoods, board openings for the downtown council and East Town. I haven’t heard that term before and it’s a combination of Downtown East and Elliott Park. Later in the day I decided to […]