Entries Tagged as 'Local Data'

Why Is This Closed Listing Not Like Other Closed Listings?

May 18th, 2015 · 15 Comments

Close in knoweldge graph

Because the listing isn’t closed… Okay, so that makes no sense right? Let me start from the beginning. We have a client that has a Ford dealership. When doing searches for Ford + geo, we were seeing the above “permanently closed” business showing up in the Knowledge Graph panel. So we had a team member […]

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Tags: Google My Business · Local Data · Local Search

Apple Maps’ Business Data Quality Strategy

November 25th, 2014 · 6 Comments


Last week, when we uncovered that Apple Maps had cut deals with at least ten new companies (e.g. Yext, Location3, Yodle, etc.) to provide business listings data, I got a few emails asking what the big deal was. Here’s what I see is going on: Apple has come to realize that organizing the world’s local […]

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Tags: Apple Maps · Local Data · Local Search

Apple Maps Rejects Home-Based Businesses

November 20th, 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s Apple Maps week over here. Just wanted to point you over to my latest post on AMM, Apple Maps Is Not Intended To Be A General Business Directory, my rant on why I think Apple Maps should allow home-based businesses to be listed. Kind of ironic given this from the U.S. Small Business Administration: […]

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Tags: Apple Maps · Local Data · Local Search · Online Maps

Local Directories May Survive Google’s New Local Knowledge Pack

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Total Google Traffic New K-Pack

Last week, Google started to switch out its local Carousel results for a new set of mobilish-type pack results that appear to rely heavily on its local Knowledge Panels, so let’s call it a Knowledge Pack, or “K-Pack”, for the purposes of this post. In his seminal post Some Thoughts On The New Pak Results […]

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Tags: Google · Google+ Local · Local Data · Local Search · Yellow Pages

Why Fixing Bad N.A.P. Data Issues Sucks

August 25th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Nyagoslav (think Cher, Michael, Brittany, etc.) gets all OCD on my recent post where I used our NAP Hunter extension to surface some bogus N.A.P. data issues. He really peels back the rotten onion: “The NPI registry is one of the most trustworthy data sources in the medical industry, so the chances that this was […]

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Tags: Local Data