Seattle Times one of the last privately owned papers in the US. 7 online brands (listed here at top of page) covering 73% of the market online. Seattle is most wired and wireless market in the nation. Our challenge: How to add value in a craigslist culture? Social media and word or mouth are growing […]

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Yellowbook Kung Fus David Carradine

Marshall steps up to the plate with Charles Laughlin of The Kelsey Group pitching. An exec with a long history in IYP, etc. Full Disclosure: I had lunch with Pat Marshall once. I think the food was good and I paid, but I don’t think it will bias me one way or another. Update: Pat […]

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Rob is walking through the dramatic change LATimes.com went through over the past year and how they have gone more hyperlocal and more Web2.0 while improving the editorial. They started with their Travel section which they rebuilt entirely in Ruby on Rails then they attacked their Entertainment section, including The Envelope, and added a local […]

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I am headed up to Seattle where I’ll be blogging live from the Kelsey Conference.  The event is a bit of a schmoozefest and I am now speaking on Friday morning so I am not sure how much time I’ll have to write but I’ll try to give all of you who won’t be there […]

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I just got an email from the Kelsey Group re their next local search conference – Drilling Down on Local 2008: Marketplaces coming up in Seattle in April. For those of you interested in really digging into the business of local there is no better venue than the Kelsey conferences. I remember when these conferences […]

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Zvents

Zvents, the “what’s going on in town” search site, launched a new local search service. I guess they are thinking that while you are looking for a local concert or bookreading that you might want to go out to eat after and so they will show relevant local listings (and provide the ability to review). […]

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I’ll be commiserating with some serious local search junkies at the Kelsey Group’s Interactive Local Media 2007 conference next week in Los Angeles.  If you’d like to connect there and talk about the wild world of local search marketing please shoot me an email at localseo at localseoguide.com.

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