Google Ad Matches Keep Getting Less Exact

Google Ads reported in September that “exact match close variants will begin including close variations that share the same meaning as your keyword.” This example from Google is for the keyword “yosemite camping.” Editor’s Note: This column was written by Robert Brady and appears at In April 2017, I wrote about a change to AdWords — now Google Ads — affecting exact match keywords that made them, well, less exact. The change had three components: Function... Read more

New RV Park May Be Coming To Va. County

A new RV park could be coming to Stanleytown, Va., next year following a Henry County Planning Commission recommendation Wednesday (Dec. 5) night, according to the Martinsville Bulletin. The commission unanimously recommended that the Henry County Board of Supervisors approve the rezoning of a 74.4-acre property in Stanleytown. No one spoke out against it. The property, which has most recently been used as a cornfield, is located off of T.B. Stanley Highway and Riverside Drive in Stanleytown.... Read more

Levee Work To Cut Number Of Sites At KOA

Looking south along the Lower Russell Road levee on the Green River during a 2006 high-water event. Construction is expected to start next year in Kent, Wash., on the most expensive, massive and complicated Green River levee project since work to improve flood control began about 10 years ago, according to the Kent Reporter. The estimated $52 million Lower Russell Road Levee improvement will include relocating and reconstructing the city’s 10-acre Van Doren’s Landing Park; installing 1,000 feet... Read more

Wisc. Officials Reject ‘Discrimination’ Claim

Walworth County, Wisc., officials released this image from what they say was an illicit campground operated by John Neighbors on his property for an Alpine Valley concert crowd. Walworth County, Wisc., officials have rejected a race-discrimination claim seeking $3.5 million filed by the operator of an alleged campground for concert goers at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, according to the Lake Geneva Regional News. The action by the Walworth County Board means that accused campground operator, John... Read more

Va. Marina Could Soon Be Home to RV Park

The owner of a marina hopes to bring a luxury campground to Union Hall, Va., but the project has raised some eyebrows in the neighborhood, according to the Smith Mountain Eagle. Southlake Motorsports and Marine is seeking a special use permit to allow the construction of an RV park and cabins on 14 acres on Old Salem School Road in Union Hall. The site currently is zoned A-1 agricultural district and B-2 business district, general. The campground will consist of 14 one-bedroom cabins and 28 pull-through... Read more

N.Y. Announces 2nd Yr. of Ambassador Prog.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the opening of the 2019 application period for the Campground Ambassador program as part of the state’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with the outdoors, according to Volunteer Campground Ambassadors support DEC campground staff in welcoming and assisting the millions of visitors that vacation in the Adirondack and Catskill parks each year. The program was introduced last year and... Read more

Nov. Jobless Claims are Less than Expected

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell less than expected last week while the four-week moving average of claims rose to its highest level since April, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market. CNBC reported that initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 231,000 for the week ended Dec. 1, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously... Read more

Trump NAFTA Deal Facing Hurdle on Tariffs

President Donald Trump just celebrated the signing of a new North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico, but he faces a huge roadblock in Congress over U.S. tariffs that are still in place on steel and aluminum imports from the two U.S. neighbors. Politico reported that the two nations are still working to negotiate a deal with the Trump administration so that they can be exempt from the duties. In the meantime, American industries will continue to be hurt by Mexico and Canada’s retaliatory... Read more

S.D. Officials Increase Fees At Campground

The Spearfish (S.D.) City Council Monday (Dec. 3) approved an updated fee resolution that affects campground and rec center fees, effective Jan. 3. Updated fees at the Spearfish City (S.D.) Campground and recreation center will become effective Jan. 3, following the city council’s Monday (Dec. 3) approval of a fee resolution, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. “These are a number of fee changes for the campground rally rates, for all types, whether it be tent, nonhookup or full hookup sites,”... Read more

Texas AG Says Park Guests may be Tenants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton An agreement between an RV park and a guest staying at the park’s premises may establish a landlord-tenant relationship, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says. Paxton issued a four-page opinion on the subject on Nov. 21 upon request of the state’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Chair Sen. Charles Perry, who expressed doubts on whether guests at those parks were either licensees or tenants for eviction purposes, according to... Read more

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