BBC: Google ordered to reveal author of Australian dentist’s bad review. “An Australian court has ordered Google to identify the person behind an anonymous bad review of a dentist. Dr Matthew Kabbabe, a teeth-whitening specialist in Melbourne, sought the order so he could sue for defamation.”
Search Engine Journal: Citations & Local SEO: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide. “When set up correctly, citations can be really easy to manage and can lead to improved local rankings. However, if done incorrectly, citations can be a nightmare to clean up. In this guide, I’ll walk you through every facet of citations to help you improve your local SEO strategy.”
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report: Louisiana unveils regulatory database for small businesses . “The Small Business Protection Act is taking effect in Louisiana this week. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced today his office has created the online database of current and proposed rules and regulations.”
BuzzFeed News, and I beg your pardon for the headline: Facebook Won’t Remove This Woman’s Butthole As A Business Page. “The exact street address of the so-called business isn’t listed, but the pin on the map shows the precise location of her former home (she and her family no longer live there). What has really vexed [Samantha] Jespersen is that she’s been unable to get it taken down. Since she discovered the Page in 2015, she’s reported it several times — but Facebook has said it isn’t in violation of its community standards (Facebook removed the Page after this article was published).” What drives me crazy about this is that Facebook removes legitimate businesses at the drop of a hat, but this lady had to endure what is (intentionally or not) essentially harassment for years.
New Hampshire Union Leader: LGBTQ-friendly cafe sues Facebook over vanished Instagram account. “The owner of the Somersworth café Teatotaller is taking a lawsuit against Facebook to the New Hampshire Supreme Court for breach of contract over an Instagram account. Emmett Soldati is challenging a lower court ruling that granted Facebook’s motion to dismiss the case he initiated as a small-claims matter after Teatotaller’s Instagram account vanished in June 2018.”
Milwaukee Independent: First-Of-Its-Kind Portal Launched By Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Offers Searchable Venue Database. “The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee recently launched its Venue Search Portal, a first-of-its-kind digital search platform that features information about over 400 venues from across Milwaukee and the surrounding region.”
Arizona Public Media: New online tool points consumers Native American-owned businesses. “RezRising is meant to be a sort of Yelp for Native American-owned businesses. It’s geared both for members of Native communities who want to keep their business on the reservation and for other types of consumers.” The site lists over 500 businesses across the southwestern United States.