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Apple Maps’ Business Data Quality Strategy

November 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

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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

Everything You Wanted To Know About Duplicate Business Listings…

May 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Yext Duplicate Business Listings

…but not really. I mean who really wants to understand how duplicate business listings are created and how the problem can be solved? It’s not exactly cocktail party conversation. But if your business is affected by them, like every business that relies on local search traffic is, perhaps you might want to take a few [...]

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Tags: Local Data