Entries Tagged as 'Local Data'

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

Search Engine Seeks Good Local Search Content

May 7th, 2008 · 13 Comments

While at the Kelsey Local Search Conference last week I was talking to some folks from the local search group of one of the major search engines and they asked me if I knew any good sources of local content to add to their service.  They were already familiar with a lot of the sites [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search

Earthquake Survival Kit Item #1: Your Brand

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

The recession, or whatever it is, could be like an earthquake for local search players. And if you’re one of them you may want to make sure you packed your brand in your earthquake survival kit. While at Ad:Tech I overheard a provider of local business information mentioning that they are getting more inquiries than [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search

SEO for Businesses With Multiple Locations In The Same City

February 18th, 2008 · 27 Comments

Multiple Locations SEO

A while ago David Mihm asked if I could provide guidance on how to optimize a business with multiple locations in the same geographic area. Well Dave, here at Local SEO Guide we aim to please, eventually:

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Tags: Google Maps · Local Data · Local Search · Mobile Search · Online Reviews · Small Business Marketing

Business Name Search: The SEO Battleground For Local Search Engines

February 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Battleground SEO

With Google’s recent introduction of 10 yellow pages-like listings in Web search results for local queries, it is going to be harder for local search sites which depend on “category in city” search queries (e.g. “Plumbing Supplies in Pleasanton, CA”) for a lot of referral traffic from Google to get that traffic. If I were [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Local Data · Local Search

Why Is Your Business Information Out of Date?

October 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Puff Daddy 1

How many times have you found out of date information about your business on the Web? At Insider Pages we averaged several inquiries per day from disgruntled businesses because we were displaying an incorrect phone number, address or name.

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Tags: InsiderPages · Local Data · Local Search · Localeze

How To Add a Business To Internet Yellow Pages Listings For Free

October 19th, 2007 · 149 Comments

Mr. Data

Making sure your business’ location and services data is up to date across the Web is perhaps the most important thing you can do to help potential customers find you. And the Local SEO Guide is here to help. The sites listed below are some of the most important in the local search world. On [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · InsiderPages · Local Data · Local Search · Localeze · MagicYellow · Merchant Circle · ReachLocal · Superpages · Yahoo Local · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com

If You’ve Ever Been To A Dentist, This Post Is For You

October 18th, 2007 · 27 Comments

Marathon Man

You know you’ve got a problem with blogging when you’re high on nitrous oxide smelling the burning fragments of an old filling that’s being drilled and all you can think about is how this would make a great post about local search.

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search

Geotargeting Location by IP Address = SEO Death

October 14th, 2007 · 33 Comments

Off Target

If you’re not a provider of local search services you may want to skip this one as it’s very inside baseball. When I see someone blogging about geotargeting it usually refers to making sure that a site provides relevant information for the user’s physical location. However, some sites use a technique called “geotargeting location by [...]

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Tags: Local Data · Local Search