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An Introduction to Google Local Carousel

The Google Local Carousel is Google’s latest product designed to bring consumers the most relevant local search results possible. This article gives you a quick intro on what it is all about.

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Social Media Internet Marketing

Hotel 1000 Facebook Like Counter Sweepstakes

Milestone developed a custom Facebook sweepstakes for Hotel 1000 with the more likes the property gets, the bigger the prizes it gives away…see how the campaign is doing so far.

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Creekside Inn Social Media Sweepstakes [Case Study]

Creekside Inn, a charming boutique in Palo Alto, collaborated with Milestone to develop a custom Facebook sweepstakes to generate leads, increase social fan base, and boost its website SEO. Learn how here.

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Review Filtering in the Local World – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Better customer reviews lead to higher rankings in search engines yet many authentic positive reviews seem to be disappearing due to review filtering. Find out how reviews are filtered and what you can do to prevent genuine ones from being taken off your page.

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Paid Search Marketing Opportunities for Hotels

It’s no surprise that online advertising has become increasingly more popular among savvy hotels looking for more direct bookings and higher returns from ad budgets. Here are several opportunities available to help increase online revenue and profitability for your hotel.

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Google Map Maker – Now Anyone Can Be a Local Expert!

Google Map Maker, a wholly-separate tool from Google Maps, allows you to add or edit the local information that you know, including local businesses, roads, parks, pathways, college campuses and more.

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SMX Advanced Q&A with Matt Cutts: Ranking, Penalties, Mobile [SMX Advanced 2013]

Learn more about ranking, penalties and mobile during the Q&A session with Google’s Matt Cutts at SMX Advanced

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Looking For Education?

Responsive, Dynamic Serving Mobile – Which Path Is Right For Me?

Attending the 2013 SES in San Francisco in September? Make sure to attend Milestone President’s educational session on mobile strategies. Understand the difference and identify which strategy would work best for your hotel.

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About Milestone

Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing and social media solutions for the lodging industry since 1998. Milestone's portfolio of services includes Hotel Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click marketing, Social Media Optimization, eBuzz ConnectTM Online Reputation Monitoring, etc.
Milestone currently works with over 1500 hotels and drives over $550M in annual revenue for its clients. Milestone is a preferred vendor for several major lodging industry brands and works with some of the leading management companies. Milestone is also well known as a lodging industry educator for its Hotels to HTMLs internet marketing workshops and book. For more information, please visit or call (888) 350-8396.
If you are interested in attending the workshops, send an email to [email protected]