Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog

Welcome to the Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog. Our most popular categories have articles about Content Creation, Google My Business News, SEO News, Technical SEO and Case Studies. Sometimes there are random posts about business or North Carolina. Here’s our blog’s RSS feed, our blog’s Feedburner Feed and our a category specific SEO News Feed. Below you will find the entire blog’s most recent articles beginning with the newest articles first.

How To Fix: Apple Maps Won’t Verify Business Phone Number

How To Fix: Apple Maps Won't Verify Business Phone Number

Adding a business to Apple Maps is a straightforward, easy process. Or is it? What happens when Apple won’t call your phone number to verify it? iOS and iPhone users who go to visit your business may use Apple Maps. To list your business on Apple Maps,

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How To Report a Company’s Fake Positive Google Reviews

How To Report a Company's Fake Positive Google Reviews

Recently a client brought to my attention a business in their area who rapidly accumulated dozens of 5 star reviews. Interestingly, they already had half a dozen negative reviews. A lot of people are afraid to leave businesses a negative review, so if this many people stepped

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Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

News organizations are allowing ad networks to display Fake News and fraudulent website scams on their sites via content delivery platforms and ad networks. Will the FTC take action against these publishers and advertising platforms, or continue to allow Americans to be scammed out of millions of

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Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

People everywhere are being redirected to fake, lookalike websites from legitimate news websites. They click on a link which appears to be part of the news website and next thing you know, they’re on a fake site reading a fake story by companies and affiliate marketers trying

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Super Bowl LII Poll in Google Search: Google Polls?

In August 2017 I noticed something new in Google’s search results. A poll! I had not seen one before. Just like Super Bowl LII, the poll was for a highly anticipated sporting event: Connor Vs McGregor. You can see the screenshots of the Connor Vs McGregor Google

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Are Tide Pods Dangerous To Eat?

Are Tide Pods Dangerous To Eat?

Laundry detergent packets such as Tide Pods are poisonous and extremely dangerous to eat. They are concentrated and come in a variety of different chemicals. Potential effects of eating detergent include seizures, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and death. Sources: American Association of Poison Control Centers http://www.aapcc.org/press/83/

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How To Upload Video to Google My Business

How To Upload Video to Google My Business

2018 is here and so is the ability to add video to Google My Business. The ability has been live for “Local Guides” for about 4 months now. That means that anyone can upload a video to your business listing. The move was expected, as Yelpers have

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Google Bulletin – Now Everyone is a Hyper Local Content Creator

Google Bulletin - Now Everyone is a Hyper Local Content Creator

On January 25, 2018, Google announced Google Bulletin to a live audience in Nashville Tennessee. The people of Nashville and Oakland, California will be the first two markets getting “Bulletin”. From the official Bulletin page: Bulletin is an app for contributing hyperlocal stories about your community, for

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Congratulations Amazon User – Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

Congratulations Amazon User - Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

I was on a legitimate news website the other day in early 2018 on my Android phone (this also affects iPhone and desktop computer users) and up popped up a message for “Amazon Membership Rewards”. This is NOT a legitimate message; the website is impersonating Amazon. The

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Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

If you are unable to log in to the HuffPost Contibutor Network blogging platform, you should know that the system has shut down. Most people think it shut down due to a pending lawsuit and so that HuffPost could control the direction of their content. Where do

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Introducing the new Search Console (beta) Message – What’s New?

Introducing the new Search Console (beta) Message - What's New?

In early 2018, many website owners began receiving a message from Google about a new version of Google Search Console. This edition is in beta and users can switch back and forth between the old version and the new version while the new version is being tested.

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NAP Consistency and Local Citation SEO Myths – 2018 Edition

NAP Consistency and Local Citation SEO Myths - 2018 Edition

Your business name, address, and phone number (on other sites) do not affect your placement in Google Local packs. Today, I finally had enough time to sit down and type out some facts on this confusing topic along my thoughts just for you. 🙂 Maybe at one

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Google My Business “people who called you” and Performance Reports Wrong

Google My Business "people who called you" and Performance Reports Wrong

Business owners now receive a neat little recap at the end of the month from Google My Business (GMB). While most business owners are still very confused and have absolutely no idea what GMB is, most are even more confused by this highly inaccurate and misleading report.

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Cannabis Store Category Comes to Google My Business

Cannabis Store Category Comes to Google My Business

I am a little late on this one, but now that recreational marijuana is legal in California as of 2018, I decided to revisit how Google My Business is handling the business category. For years, dispensaries providing medical marijuana to sick patients were stuck using random categories

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Blog Content Displaying in Google News as Community Updates in 2017 and 2018

Blog Content Displaying in Google News as Community Updates in 2017 and 2018

In December 2017, a client pointed out to me that another local business’s blog content was displaying in Google News. I was perplexed at first, as indeed, an article from their blog was displaying in Google News. I checked the site out and it did not appear

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Website Content a Ranking Factor for Google Local Results

Website Content a Ranking Factor for Google Local Results

I saw something new today underneath a business’s Google My Business listing in Google Local Results. There was a special section which read “Their Website Mentions”. Google specifically quotes content from the website in local results. Google Local looks at website content?! Yes, of course it does.

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Google Testing Showing Reviews in Local Search and Maps Results

Google Testing Showing Reviews in Local Search and Maps Results

On December 11, 2017, I discovered something new in Google’s local search results and also in the Maps results – reviews are displaying for some types of businesses. This appears to be a test at the moment, so who knows if it will roll out to all

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Ultra Rare Melanistic Black Whitetail Deer Seen in North Carolina WITH an Albino

Ultra Rare Melanistic Black Whitetail Deer Seen in North Carolina WITH an Albino

On September 1, 2017, the remnants of Hurricane Harvey were passing through central North Carolina after devastating Texas and blew the transformer out on my property a few acres away from my house. So, we went out for a drive. We are near the new development of

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Meta Descriptions Can Now Be Up To 300 Characters in Google Mobile Search

Meta Descriptions Can Now Be Up To 300 Characters in Google Mobile Search

As of December 5, 2017, I’ve been able to get 300 character snippets in Google’s mobile search results. Google is now showing larger snippets in both desktop and mobile search results, and to better control the snippet displayed you can now use up to 300 character Meta

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Writing Opportunities for SFist.com Freelancers and Authors

SFist.com, the website about San Francisco, abruptly shut down on November 2, 2017. It was part of DNAinfo and Gothamist, and other similar sites which closed up shop included the DCist and LAist. Like these other sites, SFist.com had a loyal following and dedicated group of freelancers.

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