Hawaii Business Magazine Interview

Read the recent article by Hawaii Business Magazine‘s article on Location Based Social Networking. Rob was interviewed by By Mariah Mellor of Hawaii Business.

An emerging way for stores, restaurants and other businesses to connect with customers is location-based social-media networks like MyTown, Foursquare, GoWalla and Whrrl.

Rob Bertholf, chief search architect of Chapter Three LLC, a San Francisco consulting firm, says there are more than 100 smartphone applications for location-based social-media networks. These applications let customers leave consumer tips, photos and feedback about their experiences on a company’s profile and with friends on Twitter and Facebook.

“Businesses can actually look at their locations in any of these apps and see who the top visitors are as well as the most recent visitors,” Bertholf says.

About Rob Bertholf

In the crowded marketplace of search & social experts, Rob Bertholf is literally a cut above the rest. With a #1 Google ranking for "Search Engine Optimization Expert" (SEO) Rob demonstrates how his effective techniques provide results in even the most saturated environments. A seasoned digital pioneer, @Rob sent the first "tweet" from Hawaii and was among the first to bring GeoSocial to Hawaii. A former Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force with 15 years programming experience Rob has written applications used at the Pentagon, has invented/patented a content management system, developed over a dozen WordPress plugins and launched over 1000 websites during his career. Rob regularly shares his knowledge as keynote speaker/lecturer for corporate and academic audiences.
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