Entries Tagged as 'CitySearch'

IYP SEO Rankings Report 2009

August 12th, 2009 · 73 Comments

National IYPs (Internet Yellow Pages) have long been amongst the biggest benefactors of organic search engine traffic.  The typical IYP has north of 15MM business listings.  Add category pages, city pages, reviews, maps, etc and you are easily looking at a 50MM+ page site with a huge amount of high value & high volume keyword […]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Facebook · Google · InsiderPages · Local Search · MagicYellow · Merchant Circle · Superpages · Yahoo Local · Yellow Pages · Yellowbook · Yellowbot · Yellowpages.com · Yelp

Sidewalk.com – The Beginning of the Yellow Pages API Onslaught?

June 25th, 2009 · 10 Comments

IAC/Citysearch just announced a contest for third party developers to come up with “the next hot local guide app for the Web and mobile devices” on their Sidewalk.com domain.  It’s called the “Sidewalk: Right Here Right Now Contest”. BTW – banana peel, fire hydrant & pigeon?  Subliminal messages? Greg Sterling thinks this is interesting because […]

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The Top IYPs In The US – According to Google

August 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My bud Ahmed has put together a list of the top IYPs in the US based on reach derived from Google’s stats.  Nothing too surprising except that Citysearch is #1.  I also think there are a number of sites missing from the list – 50states for example.  But still good info for all you local […]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Merchant Circle · Yellowbook · Yellowbot · Yellowpages.com · Yelp

How Many Sites Do SMBs Advertise On?

June 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Boston Restaurants

The guys over at Palore have been sending me some interesting info on the local search sites they have been crawling.  Recently they looked at how many sites a particular business appeared on as an advertiser.  According to their data it looks like a high percentage of SMBs advertise on only one site.   Check […]

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Tags: CitySearch · Local Advertising · Small Business Marketing · Yellow Pages

My First Local SEO Retraction

February 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments


Hey gang, While on vacation in Mexico I published a post about Citysearch perhaps having some issues with Google by providing links to advertisers without adding a nofollow tag. Matt McGee rightly pointed out that Citysearch is linking to advertisers via a redirect that will not provide any SEO value and therefore is not in […]

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