Google Rewards Mobile Friendly Websites

Today, April 21st 2015 Google released big changes to its search algorithm by giving mobile-friendly websites an increased ranking. This isn’t breaking news as Google announced back in February that this change would be taking affect with more and more users going mobile it only makes sense to give the users a more user friendly mobile experience.

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Bean's Coffee Bar - mini donuts

Client Focus: Beans Coffee Bar – Fargo

Beans Coffee Bar in Fargo, ND has an interesting back story, and it’s a large part of the ambience. Heidi Holland’s father was a popular former NDSU football coach who nicknamed her “Beans”. I wonder if he ever guessed she’d later open a coffee shop with the same moniker?

This first location is in a bustling location on Veterans Boulevard and Amber Valley Parkway. An area exploding with new businesses. So what makes Beans stand out? It a beautiful, contemporary setting. It has thoughtful touches like numerous power outlets with A/C and USB connectors, even on the bar top. There’s also a kid friendly area with plenty to keep the little ones occupied while you enjoy a cup of brew. But mini donuts may be the star attraction. You get one free with a hot drink, or they can be ordered by the bag or bucket. Always made fresh to order. What goes better with coffee than a fresh donut?

Mini Donuts

Is your business looking to attract more customers? We would be happy to help showcase your ambience and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

Until then, we’ll see you at Beans Coffee Bar 5675 26th Ave S Suite 100, Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 540-9055

Google Street View Trusted

6 Tips for Mastering Google Maps

David Pogue of Yahoo Tech (and formerly The New York Times), has 6 tips for mastering Google Maps. In case you didn’t know, Google Maps is the most used app on every smartphone platform. However, the new user interface can be confusing, especially to new users. There’s also a very nice plug for Google Local 360, although not mentioned by name. He says, “Come on, this is amazing! How are we not suing Google for witchcraft!”

Read full story here

#OnTheMap – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map with Google – We’re an Official Partner

Local 360 is happy to announce that we’ve been welcomed as an official partner of Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map #OnTheMap.

We’re here to help get small businesses online, and manage their information so more customers can find them. When we put small businesses on the map, we help people find, share, and connect with the people and places they love, strengthening our community.

Our services offered through this program are free, and we welcome your community to take advantage of them. If you have a local organization like a chamber of commerce, municipality, neighborhood association, downtown association, etc, we’d be glad to meet with you and share our specialized service and expertise.

Let’s put our cities on the map!

Read more on Google’s Official Blog

Client Focus: Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo, ND is located near scenic Island Park. It’s a serene and quiet location. That feeling extends into their building, whether on the main floor in one of their chapels, or the lower level fellowship room. Their Google Local 360 tour allows you to explore both levels with an elevator widget in the upper left corner that works similar to an elevator. Click the floor number to be transported to that floor. Try it above by clicking on the 1 or B.

Unless you’ve considered funeral preplanning, a funeral home is probably something you haven’t given much thought until you need one. A Google Local 360 tour is a great way to view the facilities, share with loved ones, and ultimately decide where to invite friends and family. It even allows out-of-town family members to have a voice in the decision, or perhaps visualize where they’ll be giving a eulogy. Providing comfort and inspiration.

Is your business looking to attract more clients? We would be happy to help showcase you to invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home 215 7th St S, Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 232-3222

Client Focus: Strive Chiropractic

Strive Chiropractic in Fargo, ND has a modern, almost coffee shop type atmosphere. It’s very warm and welcoming, and so is the staff. They’ve also paid special attention to make children feel welcome. Their Google Local 360 virtual tour does a good job of conveying those feelings, before you even set foot in the door. When choosing a chiropractor the skill of the doctors is paramount, but lets face it, the atmosphere is important too. While you’re not likely to visit every doctor before choosing one, it’s great when you can see inside from the comfort of your own computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Dr. Jake recommends you Just Get Checked. Whether you have chronic pain, or a nagging issue getting checked is the first step to getting better. That’s good advice for leading a healthier, fuller life. It’s also good advice for your Google Business profile, and website. We’ll verify your Business Profile for free, and ensure it meets Google’s guidelines. We can also give your website a local search engine optimization check up for a small charge.

Is your business looking to attract more patients? We would be happy to help showcase your professional office and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

Until then, we’ll see you at Strive Chiropractic 3120 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 893-4200

Strive Chiropractic

Fargo, ND Auto Shop

Client Focus: Mike’s Southside Auto Service

Mike’s Southside in South Fargo, ND is a neighborhood service station that isn’t afraid to tackle the big projects. Tires, brakes, or an engine overhaul they do it all.

If you read Mike’s Google reviews you’ll notice the word honest appears often. When we first approached Mike we had a taste of that honesty. While explaining Google Street View | Trusted he immediately rejected it because it was on the computer, and he must have been having a bad day with his computer. However, on a return visit he was savvy enough to know his customers love their computers, and their smart phones, and are looking for businesses like his every day.

It used to be if you were looking for a mechanic, plumber, electrician or other service worker you’d consult a friend or family member. More often, people are instead turning to the internet. A verified Google Business profile and Google Street View | Trusted 360 tour instantly doubles your visibility on Google, and immediately invites users inside. When you view Mike’s virtual tour, you see his shop is a buzz with activity. A clean comfortable waiting area, and some of the specialized equipment they use to perform their work. Including an alignment rack not offered by most smaller shops.

 

Not tech savvy? Not sure if a Google Street View | Trusted 360 can benefit your business? Give us a call, and you could get a FREE Google T-Shirt. It’s Simple, Fast and Affordable and it Doubles your visibility on Google…WOW!

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Mike’s Southside Service, 1617 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103 ph. (701) 282-5305

Client Focus: Kupper Subaru

When we arrived at Kupper Subaru in Mandan, ND to shoot their Google Street View | Trusted 360 virtual tour, we noticed a problem. They’re selling Subaru’s so fast, it was difficult to capture them standing still long enough to take photos. If you look close, you’ll even notice a transport dropping off new inventory.

Kupper Subaru is the #1 Subaru in North Dakota, and you don’t have to spend much time at a Subaru dealership to learn Subaru owners love their Subarus! Like Kupper Chevrolet, they have one low price, and sales people paid on customer satisfaction, not commission. As they were selling cars as fast as they could get them, it’s obviously a formula their customers find attractive.

Speaking of attractive, there was an interactive touch screen Subaru kiosk, a toasty fireplace, and cozy customer waiting area with even something to keep their littlest customers occupied. The tour also features their sales, parts and service departments. It’s an inviting atmosphere to shop for, or service your Subaru. But hurry, they’re moving fast!

Looking to attract more customers in Bismarck and Mandan? We would be happy to help showcase your business and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Kupper Subaru 805 East Main Street Mandan, ND 58554 (888) 274-4916

Client Focus: Kupper Chevrolet

Kupper Chevrolet [ko͞opər] in Mandan, ND resides in a building that is over 100-years old, but you’d never guess by looking at their modern facilities. In their Google Street View | Trusted tour you get to explore the showroom, sales floor, waiting room, service drop-off, and parts department. Throughout the dealership, the staff was wonderful, and couldn’t have been more pleasant to work with.

Kupper Chevrolet is part of a larger dealer group that is changing the car buying experience. Sales compensation is paid based on customer satisfaction surveys. Upfront best-pricing and a money back guarantee have all combined to make them the #1 Chevrolet dealer in North Dakota.

Looking to attract more car buyers? We would be happy to help showcase your dealership and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google MapsStreet View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Kupper Chevrolet 1500 2nd Street NE Mandan, ND 58554 (888) 468-3093

Fargo Theatre Panorama

Client Focus: Fargo Theatre

The historic Fargo Theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its iconic marquee is the most photographed location in North Dakota, not to mention Fargo. When ESPN Gameday visited Fargo, they chose a downtown location on Broadway, with the Fargo Theater playing a major role. But if you asked the average Fargoan when the last time they were inside the Fargo Theatre, you’d likely be met with a blank stare.

It’s a beautiful, historic theatre both inside and out. We were thrilled to allow Google users to “See Inside”. While shooting the virtual tour, we couldn’t help but notice the new Digital projector right next to the classic film projector. It seemed a nice parallel to the work we were doing creating a digital virtual tour of such a historic building. In both cases, the mix of old and new blending nicely.

If you haven’t been to the Fargo Theatre lately, it’s still a great place to catch a movie. Many people may not realize that in 2009 the Fargo Theatre opened a “second screen”, Off Broadway. It’s a more intimate theatre that hosts many Off Broadway events, and can even be rented to host a birthday party with your own DVD/Blu-Ray movie selection!


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Looking to attract more theatre patrons? We would be happy to help showcase your theatre or any historic location, and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you!  It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

Until then, see you inside the Fargo Theatre! 314 Broadway Fargo, North Dakota 58102 (701) 239-8385