Google Offers has added a lot of detail about how the program works and tips for participating businesses. Mike B. has excerpted some of the more pertinent info so I thought I’d provide my spin on some of my favorites from the fact sheet: Publicity No photos, please! Er — actually, lots and lots of [...]
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June 2nd, 2011 · No Comments
May 16th, 2011 · 18 Comments
Anyone else seeing these? Kind of useless but nice.
May 12th, 2011 · 9 Comments
Greg Linden uncovers a potential new Google Maps ranking signal: direction requests: …certain very large search engines have massive logs of people asking for directions from A to B, hundreds of millions of people and billions of A to B queries. And, it appears this data may be as or more useful than user reviews [...]
April 18th, 2011 · 12 Comments
Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites. My post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.
April 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments
Just saw the news over at Greg’s blog and couldn’t resist…
April 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments
Lior Ron announced today that Google is dumping the HotPot brand for its local reviews system and rolling it into Google Places. It’s a good move and I am guessing an indicator of more product coherence from GOOG as a result of Larry Page becoming CEO. I was always confused by the HotPot brand. Most, [...]
April 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments
I logged into Gmail today and saw the following message: Ironically a second later I got the following email from a client: So you probably already know this, but thought I would share. I am working on an email to past customers, and in the process of testing it, I send a copy to my [...]
March 7th, 2011 · 4 Comments
Since my YP.com Post-Farmer Traffic post, site owners who lost traffic have started to send me similar charts for their sites. I think it would be kind of cool to post charts for sites that were affected so that SEOs can study the patterns and we can call some attention to those sites that need [...]
March 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments
In response to my post on how some of top local sites did in the Farmer Update, Yellowpages.com’s John Cole forwarded me the following traffic charts showing how their traffic has grown since the update. Week Over Week Comparison 2/20-2/26 v. 2/13-2/19 Week Over Week Comparison 2/23 -3/1 v. 2/16-2/22 Thanks for sharing John. If [...]
March 2nd, 2011 · 14 Comments
I thought it would be interesting to review the Quantcast data for the local-oriented sites in Quantcast’s Top 100 to see if anything has changed (of course take this data with a grain of salt) since the Google Farmer Update: Update: Some readers pointed out the non-Quantified sites I used were not showing the right [...]