Melanie- Thanks for your input, we`ll keep an eye out online. Also, I was able to talk to the photographer again, but she was a little fuzzy on the details (not that I had too much hope for her in the first place).
Jeff- I will keep that in mind, and have casually perused the papers since then.
nevadascul- I appreciate your concern. The only information I gave was my name and business name. The reporter also informed me that they got my information from a colleague who I was able to follow up with because I had a similar concern. Also, everyone that I met with did have an appropriate looking id badge (not that that really means anything).
I was contacted a while ago by a news agency and answered some questions about startups in a tough economy. Their photographer came out and took some pictures of the office and everything and gave us a specific date for the article to run. The article date came and went, and I haven`t heard or seen anything. I am wondering who to contact to find out if the article ran a different day, or is yet to run, or was scrapped altogther. I havent` been able to get a hold of the journalist, and everyone else I talk to doesn`t seem to know anything.
How do you know when you are following up too much? Sometimes I feel that way, but I assume as long as people are receptive when I talk to them then I am okay. Is that wrong. I try to be personal, but feel that too many personal contacts are bad. (these are just my feelings). Is there some sort of standard with the frequency of following up?
Example:We had a meeting with a company about using our services. The meeting went well and all seemed postitive. A week later I followed up with an email and was told things were in the works. Two weeks later I followed up with an email and was told that one department had some concerns. A week went by without hearing anything, then two weeks. I followed up again, but no response. Where do I go from here? General followups (newsletters, announcements, etc) or continue with the specific personal ones?
I am pretty sure we`ve done Google Local, but will check. We are located on Yellowpages, and some other dirctory sites. I am not sure what link you are looking for, but let me know if this works. Our listing is usually around "h" and titled "De Novo Pittsburgh Chiropractic & Health."
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS310US310&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=chiropractic+pittsburgh&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&ei=jz6MSd6BCNPGtgfH0MGNCw&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=imageDCCSCS2/6/2009 8:42 AM
I run a chiropractic office and personal training studio, so my clients obviously need to come visit my location. We have a website, and it is working quite well and consistently improving in ranking and showing up on the first page or pages on most relevant searches. I am wondering how Google and Yahoo determine which sites go on the top portion in the map section. There doesn`t seem to be much correlation between those on the map and those that show up in the organic listing.
What can be done to show up in the top section?
If you actually click on the map I show up within the top 4-6, but not on the original search page. What`s up?
Thanks in advance for your help.