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New SEO Master Plan Provides the Power of Webhooks, Zapier Integration and More

Update December 6, 2016: Zapier has now released the Zapier integration from beta — learn more here! Update November 30, 2016: SEO Master now includes our new Video Checkins feature — which enables you to upload a short video accompanying your local checkins instead of a photo — adding schema-encoded video signals to the hyperlocal value already offered by your checkins. Read our Video Checkins blog post to learn more. Original Post September 26, 2016: […]

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Audio Testimonials Extended to All SEO Master Subscribers

Previously available only as an add-on feature, we have just extended Audio Testimonials to any client on our new SEO Master plan. Get a dedicated phone number — local or toll-free — to add audio testimonials to your review flow! Every outbound review survey will now include your dedicated number, and you can also add your number to business cards and other leave-behind material. The great Nearby Now plugins and API you are already using […]

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Google Maps API Changes

Google recently made a change to their terms of service for the Google Maps API that may impact your or your client’s website. Overview of the Problem Sites are only affected by these issues if they were not already using the Google Maps API prior to June 22nd, 2016, whether you were using the Google Maps API through Nearby Now or some other plugin or code designed to show Google maps. You can recognize if you are […]

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Introducing New Nearby Now Advanced Reports

Pulse Report As you know, your success on the Nearby Now platform is contingent upon the interaction of you and your team interaction. With high-quality and consistent interaction, our customers see great results. Think of the new Pulse report as your success heart-beat. It’s an outlook of your health over the last two weeks, designed to give you a quick understanding of how your team has been doing and hopefully make it immediately obvious if anything needs to change. The report […]

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Nearby Now 2.0 for Android is Here!


We’re excited to announce that Nearby Now 2.0 for Android has arrived. This new release brings two main features we hope you’ll enjoy: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Nearby Now 2.0 for Android now supports Android 3.0 Honeycomb – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This means that Nearby Now is now tablet ready and has an easier to use menu system. Track Recent Reviews Like the iOS version, Nearby Now 2.0 for Android adds the Recent Reviews […]

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Service Area and Reviews Combination Map

As Nearby Now continues to grow, and our WordPress plugin is being implemented by new businesses every day, we are observing the various ways the plugin is being used. One setup that has become common is to display both the recent reviews, and service-area heat map on a single page. This setup works well, but we did not design both plugins to be used on the same page. So we decided to build a new […]

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Google Places Optimization & Review Syndication System

In this video, Josh Nelson from Contractor SEO talks about the importance of Google Places, syndicating your reviews online, and the power of Nearby Now to enable you to broadcast your service area and show-off your customer reviews. suggest equity trust

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Nearby Now v 1.3 released


We are excited to announce that Nearby Now for iPhone is no longer Nearby Now for iPhone. That’s right, Nearby Now is a universal app for iOS which means you can use your iPhone or iPad to use Nearby Now while in the field. And that’s not all… v1.3 brings an exciting new feature to the device called **Review tracking** – You can now keep track of the reviews that you send to your happy […]

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Nearby Now Plugin for WordPress


We are excited to release our official Nearby Now plugin for WordPress. Nearby Now for WordPress is an awesome way to add your live Nearby Now checkins and reviews right to your website. The plugin can be displayed in two ways: Recent Reviews One of the most useful features of Nearby Now is the ability to send your customers a review form before you leave their driveway. Since all reviews are tied to checkins, Nearby […]

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Nearby Now for Android 2.2

We’ve had a few users ask us if Nearby Now was available for Android Froyo. The answer, up until today, has been no. We’ve fixed that! An updated version is available for download today in the Android Marketplace. Enjoy!

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New features for Nearby Now on iOS and Android and more


We want Nearby Now to be awesome for service professionals. We also want it to be simple and frictionless. Adding useful features that are low friction is not always easy but we are working hard to make that happen. We’ve been thinking about what we can do to provide more value for service professionals in the field who are using Nearby Now. Value that helps the business get found by Google and the Nearby Now […]

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Android App Testers Needed

We just finished beta version 1.0 of Nearby Now for Android and would love some volunteers to put it to the test! Download it here for free! With the release of the Android app, we are introducing a new feature to both the Android and iPhone apps. Checkins with an optional message or photo! Now, when you checkin to Nearby Now from the device, you can optionally post a message or a photo or both, […]

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Nearby Now for iPhone


Nearby Now is the exciting new way for contractors to extend their local reach, and be discovered by customers who urgently need their services. Whenever your techs and sales people arrive at a customer’s house or business, they simply press a button on their iPhone, and Nearby Now will update their location on the Nearby Now map. New customers who need your services can see that you’re working nearby, and also that you frequently work […]

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iPhone App Testers Needed

Nearby Now is rolling out it’s exciting new iPhone app, and we need volunteers to put it to the test! How it Works: Use the app to update your current location whenever you arrive a job, estimate, delivery, sales call, or even lunch. As you continue to update your location over time, Nearby Now shows potential customers where you are now, and a Heat Map – which effectively illustrates to potential new customers where you […]

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