Entries by Paul Jahn

Businesses and Community Along Nicollet Open Streets Minneapolis

One thing I look forward to when going to Open Streets events is to look at local businesses and community involvement along the routes. Open Streets Minneapolis – Nicollet is amongst my favorite. On a single lane street that’s usually too dangerous for drivers to view anything other than the road, these local businesses are often overlooked. […]

Who is Answering Your Google Q&A Live Music Venue Questions?

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 […]

We’re Still Minnesota

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 and Let’s Make 2018 Inviting!

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 […]

Local Search Marketing Predictions for 2018

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, […]

Google My Business in the Kraus-Anderson Block

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 […]

Buying Leads with Google Local Service Ads

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 […]