Entries by Paul Jahn

Google Trusted Verifier Program is now called Business Provider

Per this blog post by Mike Blumenthal, Google’s Trusted Verifier program is now replaced by their Business Provider program. What this means for LocalMN Interactive is that we’re no longer eligible to offer these services. We’re an agency. From their Business Provider FAQ page: The proposed partner must not have access to the business listings […]

Branded Short URLs for Your Local Google My Business Page

Overview Google has now expanded their branded short URLs for Google My Business (GMB) to the public. Their public mention is directly within their updated Marketing with Google promotion. It’s incredibly user-friendly. For how to create yours, Google has an easy help center post explaining it all. Quick Localmn Example Ours is simply g.page/localmn, or […]

New Google Local Marketing Kit for the Summer of 2019

Google has taken another step to take your local marketing efforts easier and more streamlined this 2019 Summer with their new local marketing kit. This ties in nicely in your Google My Business (GMB) profile. Create custom posters, social posts, and more from reviews and highlights on your Business Profile on Google. All for free. […]

7 Tips to Enhance 360° and Still Photos for Google My Business (GMB) Profiles

If you’re new to Street View photography to enhance your Local Search (local SEO) chops, there are some good ways to embrace this and learn while enhancing Google My Business (GMB) profiles. Seriously! If you’ve already mastered this, hopefully this will give you some additional insights. Here are 7 tips to improve your Google My […]

Paul and Danielle’s Downtown Rochester DMC Districts Walk

Original post is on Streets.mn. So, it’s time for a Streets walk again and this time I’m in Rochester walking with my niece, Danielle as we went through a couple Rochester Destination Medical Center (DMC) sub-districts. Very short story – it’s where I grew up, studied piano, worked at a Shopko, rented in a 4-plex with a buddy, […]