Entries Tagged as 'Local Search'

Death (and Linkbait) Becomes The PhoneBook

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments

WhitePages.com gets into the infographic/linkbait game:

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Tags: Linkbuilding · Local Search · Yellow Pages

The Local Innovator’s Dilemma

November 15th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Great post from Muckerlab on the agony and the ecstasy of Local: “By my count, around 100 startups focused on local were launched between Q2 and Q3 of 2011. there are mobile apps, deals/offers companies, social relationship management dashboards, ad networks, merchant acquiring/ processing solutions and more. (Although the slow down in the last 30-60 [...]

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Tags: Local Search

Local SEO Bullshitters Please Stop Calling Me…And Everybody Else

October 20th, 2011 · 39 Comments

I know I should put my phone number on the Do Not Call List, but I actually find it interesting to see who ends up calling.  My wife of course finds it incredibly annoying. But it blows my mind that by far the majority of sales calls are from people trying to sell me SEO [...]

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Tags: Local Search

Some Good Local Economic News…Finally

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

I am currently in Prague at the EIDQ conference and have been feeling a bit lame re my lack of blogging as of late so I thought I would offer a link to this Patch article I found that offers up some upbeat economic news – so tired of the downer stuff: Pleasanton Economy: Downtown [...]

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Tags: Local Search

See You At Borell Associates’ Mobile Advertising Conference in Chicago

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

I am going to be at Borrell’s Local Mobile Advertising Conference in Chicago next week.  I’ll be moderating the “Mobile by the Numbers” panel.  If you’re going to be there let me know and want to connect let me know.

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Tags: Local Search · Mobile Search

The Local SEO Editorial Calendar

August 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Here’s the Local SEO Seasonal Calendar I mentioned on today’s post on SEL re Seasonal SEO (originally entitled “Back To School With Seasonal SEO”)

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Tags: Local Search

SEO in Emerging Markets is Hot!

May 26th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Earlier this week I spent a few days in Barbados as a guest of Global Directories where, along with Randy Orth & Vince Graziano of EM4B, we ran a local online marketing seminar for about 200 Barbadian businesses. As I went through my talk about how to get ranked for searches like “Barbados car rental” [...]

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Tags: International SEO · Local Search

Ebay’s Local Strategy

May 15th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Leena Rao tries to make sense of Ebay’s recent acquisitions: t’s no secret that eBay has been heavily investing in a local commerce strategy. The central core of this is trying to capitalize on the $917 million online-to-offline buying market, which Forrester estimates will eventually reach $1.3 trillion (although this number seems low) and account [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Local Search · ReachLocal · Small Business Marketing · Yodle

Local Search Association News

April 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Did I say I was speaking at the Yellow Pages Association Conference this week? I meant the Local Search Association.

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Tags: Local Search · Yellow Pages

YellowPages.com Google Traffic: Pre & Post Farmer Update Shows Growth

March 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

In response to my post on how some of top local sites did in the Farmer Update, Yellowpages.com’s John Cole forwarded me the following traffic charts showing how their traffic has grown since the update. Week Over Week Comparison 2/20-2/26 v. 2/13-2/19 Week Over Week Comparison 2/23 -3/1 v. 2/16-2/22 Thanks for sharing John.  If [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search · Uncategorized · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com