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Entries Tagged as 'Local Search'

New Google Places Ranking Factors Data Coming Monday

March 16th, 2012 · 13 Comments

 On Monday, my SearchEngineLand column will preview the results of a new Google Places Ranking Factors study conducted by Bizible.  Aaron Bird, CEO & Night Janitor of Bizible, approached me a month or two ago about the study and I was intrigued by his approach. The study is a scientific complement to David Mihm’s well-known [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Local Search

The Google Venice Update – Another Nail in the IYP Coffin?

March 5th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Linda Buquet has an interesting read on the recent Google Venice Update, which among other things appears to have boosted local businesses’ ability to rank in the organic, non-Places results: “If my research is right and 75% of searches are for “cityless keywords” then this is a huge opportunity that didn’t exist before – to [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Local Search

Local Listings Are The Most Trusted – #SMX West

February 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I am sitting in the SMX West exhibit hall where Gregg Stewart of 15miles is presenting some of the findings of the latest Local Search Usage study conducted in conjunction with Localeze. The survey study consists of a targeted sample of over 4,000 users of local business Internet searchers, broken into 3 search categories – [...]

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Tags: Daily Deals · Local Data · 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