Entries Tagged as 'Facebook Places'

Local Search Steel-Cage Match: Google+ Local v. Apple Maps v. Facebook Nearby v. Everyone Else

December 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Facebook Nearby

Just caught Greg’s piece on Facebook’s new mobile local search feature:¬†Facebook Gets Into Local Search with Facebook Nearby for iOS & Android. While I don’t expect Facebook Nearby to stay ad-free forever, with the entry of Facebook Nearby and Apple Maps, both ad-free, I’d say 2012 has been the most interesting year in the Local […]

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Tags: Apple Maps · Facebook Places · Google Place Pages

Dittmer’s is Smoking at Local Social

July 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments

For those in the know, Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats & Wurst Haus was the best place in Silicon Valley to get a smoked pork chop, a pickled pigs foot or a tub of duck fat. Unfortunately, last year a faulty smoker caused a fire and Dittmers had to shut down while it moved locations and rebuilt. […]

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Tags: Facebook · Facebook Places · Social Media Optimization

48% of Small Businesses Have a Facebook Page – #ILM10

December 7th, 2010 · 7 Comments

According to the BIA Kelsey’s 2010 Local Commerce Monitor, the use of social media by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who spend at least $25K in online marketing/year has risen dramatically over the past year. As I mentioned in my post on The Local Reviews Ecosystem, the focus on customer engagement via reviews and social […]

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Tags: Facebook · Facebook Places · Social Media Optimization

Check In Services Might Have An Edge on New Business Data

September 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Check In Services Might Have An Edge on New Business Data

If you have been following the saga of the newly opened Main Street Meat and Fish Market in Pleasanton, Greg Sterling and I were having a discussion last week about the fact that since they are a new business, they are not yet showing up in the local search databases like InfoUSA, Acxiom & Localeze, […]

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Tags: Facebook Places · GoWalla · Local Data · Local Search

Facebook Places – The API To Rule All API’s?

August 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments

So it’s finally here. Predictions: Facebook Places will (and probably already has) become the Twitter of location check-ins.¬† Anyone creating an application that relies on check-ins will need to use Facebook Places as its foundation.¬† And anyone who didn’t know what a check-in was two days ago probably knows what it is now. This is […]

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Tags: Facebook · Facebook Places