Entries Tagged as 'Facebook'

Will Yelp Like Facebook Like Buttons?

April 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

I haven’t seen them live on Yelp yet because years ago Jeremy Stoppleman banned my email address, but that’s another story. The big question – are Facebook’s Like buttons complementary to reviews or do they cannibalize them?

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Tags: Facebook · Online Reviews · Yelp

Where Is The Facebook Platform for Small Businesses?

August 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Last week I was on a panel at the Local Search Summit with Sarah Smith of Facebook.  I asked her about their platform strategy for small business and she responded that besides advertising they weren’t really focused on SMB Apps.  The FB Platform has been a big magnet for developers writing consumer apps, and while [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Merchant Circle · Yellow Pages

IYP SEO Rankings Report 2009

August 12th, 2009 · 104 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

Twitter Local Apps Review

August 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled over Twitter’s local search implications.  Over the past few months several Twitter services have launched with a local angle.  I thought it would be interesting to get them all in one place and provide some details: Launched by the Praized Media guys, TwitArea is an add-on [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Local Search · Twitter · Yellow Pages · Yelp

Will You Be My Store’s Facebook Friend? Pretty Please?

April 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Just saw this on the front door of a kid’s clothing store in Rye, NY. The number of online “friends” your business has may be a good indication of its health. The storefronts next to Sasha’s were empty. Must have been using Yahoo 360.

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Tags: Facebook · Social Media Optimization

Loladex Updates Facebook Local App

March 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Loladex - Facebook Local App

Dan Goodman of Loladex, a recently launched local search service on Facebook, tells me that the company has launched an update today improving the UI and adding a bunch of local search filters (category, distance, etc.).  The service is focused on the Washington, DC area for now but clearly has national intentions. The new UI [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Local Search · Social Media Optimization

Facebook Pages & Local Search Engine Optimization

March 24th, 2008 · 96 Comments

and all I got was this idea about Facebook local search engine optimization

In a previous post I stated that Facebook Local could end up being a very important marketing opportunity for you business. Since then, thousands of businesses have created Facebook Pages – simple templates to create a page about your service that can be promoted via Facebook’s social network. In principle the more networked your business’ [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Linkbuilding

Loladex – New Facebook Local App

March 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Loladex - Facebook Local App

Way back when I met Laurence Hooper who at the time was head product guy on AOL’s local search. He left AOL last year and I stumbled upon his blog one day where he was talking about a new local search service he was working on called Loladex. For whatever reason I checked it out [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Online Reviews

Has Facebook Consulted A Patent Attorney For Its Social Ads System?

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

I just heard a presentation from Facebook on its social ads system where you can use referrals from a customer as part of your ad to promote your business across a social network.  I am no attorney but I am pretty sure that there are several companies who have applied for patents on this concept [...]

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Tags: Facebook

Has Facebook Solved Local Search?

November 29th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Here’s what I am getting from the ILM presentation by Chamath Palihapitiya, VP of Product Marketing & Operations, Facebook: Facebook = big: 55 million active users 250,000 new users per day One year from now 200 million people Greater than entire sum of paid and unpaid usage of newspapers in 2006

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Tags: Facebook · ILM