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Google Places Fraud Alert

Last Thursday, our Customer Care Department received a call from a client who had been contacted by a company named Futurology. The Futurology representative had told him that his Google Places Listing (the listing that we manage for him), was not “VALIDATED”. Understandably, the client who was paying us good money to help him optimize and promote his listing was quite alarmed. The rep then proceeded to tell him that they would request a NEW PIN from Google and that once he received it he should call them and provide the PIN so that they could “manage his listing”. Our Customer Care agent called the toll-free number for Futurology where the representative that answered the phone told her that since the “Manage This Listing” link was still present that the listing had not been “validated”. This is, of course, 100% untrue. Listings can be reclaimed any number of times as […]

Why is LinkNow Media NOT a member of the BBB?

LinkNow Media was an accredited BBB Member with an A minus rating and zero complaints until August 2011, at the time we had over 2200 clients. We were informed by press release that the Quebec BBB was closed down and there was no alternative branch that would accept Quebec businesses. When LinkNow Media signed up to be an accredited BBB member we signed a contract to be fair and honest in our business dealings with our clients and although we are no longer a member we still believe in what the BBB represents and have maintained the same level of service and honesty as when we were a member. We continuously make several attempts a year to the US and Canadian BBB to push them to give us an option, however we still have not been successful in our attempt. Below is our correspondences with the BBB as well as […]

Using Description Tags on Your Website

We wanted to clear the air about description tag usage on a website. All too often we run into people with outdated or incomplete knowledge of this very basic subject all the while totally unaware of this fact. Could this be damaging to your website’s performance? You betcha. <TITLE> Tag: This is THE most important aspect of a page in terms on on-site SEO. The other days I spoke to someone who claimed his site had already been optimized by another company and his <TITLE> tag was still his business name. <META NAME=”Description”> Tag: This tag won’t really help your rank anymore – but written properly will definitely help you get more clicks. <META NAME=”Keywords”> Tag: Useless. These tags will do absolutely nothing for your search engine ranking. We feel you can ignore them completely. Video Meta Tags: These are now extremely important if you use video on your site. […]

The Awesome LinkNow Media Web Design Experience

We all love to use the internet to hang out and have fun but when it comes down to getting work done – few do it better than LinkNow Media. I wanted to share with you reasons why I believe the LinkNow Media design experience is awesome. Collective Experience The DesignTeam @ LNM always works as a collaborative team. We believe that grouping several talented individuals together is by far and away the best way to create incredible websites. We are always learning from each other and growing as designers. We also have a lot of fun on our web design projects which also makes for a better final product as well. The saying that two heads are better than one certainly applies here – except we take it to the  next level. Each one of our DesignTeam brings a different skillset to the table. Each one of us can […]

REBLOG: Dear Architect, Your Website Sucks

One of our clients who is an architect pointed us to this post by Enoch. Enoch blogs on marketing for architects at We agreed so much with Enoch’s posting that we decided to reblog it on our own blog. Dear architect, would you like more of the ‘right’ kind of clients? Well, if you are hoping the web will help you with this goal, let me give you a tip: your website sucks. I know, it isn’t a very polite thing to say. But I’m helping architects here, not trying to be the best-liked blogger on the Internet. The Mistake 0n 99% of Architect’s Websites Many architects affirm that websites do not produce leads. And the leads that do come through don’t turn into paying clients. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. By nature architects are visually inclined; we like images. We assume our prospects are similar […]