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Entries Tagged as 'Local Data'

Is Google DeIndexing Place Pages?

September 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Not sure if GOOG is manually deindexing Google Place Pages or if this is just the algorithm at work – often new pages rank well and then disappear for a few days – but some of the Place Pages I referenced in yesterday’s post on Google Place Pages SEO are now gone:

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Local Data · Local Search

DataSF .org – A Local Search SEO Spammer’s Dream Come True

August 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome announced today on TechCrunch that the City has released more than 100 structured data sets for developers to use via DataSF.org.  According to the article: The new web site will provide a clearinghouse of structured, raw and machine-readable government data to the public in an easily downloadable format. For example, [...]

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Tags: Local Data

One From The Local SEO Guide Hall of Fame

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Was having a conversation with my sister about funny business names (we had exhausted all other civil topics) and it reminded me of this inspirational tale. For those interested in more family-oriented fare, might I recommend the Hallmark Visitors Center?

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Tags: Local Data · Reputation Management

Where The Hell Is Yellow Pages Connect?

April 28th, 2009 · 17 Comments

So Facebook and Twitter are getting all of the attention for providing APIs that let developers recreate their services on their own sites.  This strategy has in part led to Twitter’s growth explosion.  So giving away your data seems to work – and neither of these sites has a killer revenue model. So why wouldn’t [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search · Localeze · Yellow Pages

New York Pizza – Pleasanton, CA, I mean Netherlands? Pleasanton SEO

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Google Maps is on the verge of creating an international incident.  I did the following search on Google: “pizza 94566″ I got the 10 pack.  Check out the URL for “New York Pizza” If I had wanted a “Damn Tasty!” za from Amstelveen I would have asked for one Google. I highly recommend checking out [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Local Data

IBegin: Update Business Information Once – See It Everywhere

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ahmed Farooq of IBegin pinged me yesterday to let me know that he has joined the growing list of companies that are trying to become a one stop shop for updating your business listing and making sure the listing is updated across the Web.  As someone who has spent countless hours updating some of my [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Localeze

Zvents.com Raises $24MM for Events Based SEO

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Zvents just pinged me that they have raised $24 million in funding from Nokia Growth Partners, AT&T and NAVTEQ.   Zvents is an aggregator of local events information and they syndicate their data out to publishers such as newspapers like the Denver Post and portals like MSN’s City Guides. So why should you care? When it [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search

Bulk Update Your Yellow Pages Data or Pay Someone Else To Do It?

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

There’s a minor commotion going on in the comments section of my popular post on how to update your yellow pages listings for free.   One of my readers has been talking to Localeze about their service to bulk update businesses with thousands of locations across a large number of local search sites, and wondering [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Local Data · Localeze · Superpages · Yahoo Local · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com

Zaven Demerjian of UC Berkeley Says…

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Integration of video and pictures in search results is the most interesting thing about local search.  It’s going to take a lot of education to get SMBs to do video.  A lot of SMBs don’t understand what it means to give their data to a search engine.  I have heard a lot of restaurants complain [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search · Local Video

SEO for Phone Numbers?

June 16th, 2008 · 20 Comments

Merchant Circle Phone #

Last week my post about zip code SEO generated some minor controversy so I thought this week I would continue with obscure local search engine optimization tactics by talking about optimizing for phone number search. While I am not going to argue that phone number searches will generate a huge amount of traffic for you, [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Yellow Pages