Entries Tagged as 'Local Search'

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

Conversational Commerce Conference Coming Up in SF

January 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Just got an invite to Opus Research’s Conversational Commerce Conference aka C3 on Feb 2-3 in San Francisco. Opus is Dan Miller’s and Greg Sterling’s brainchild. I’ll be blogging the event. Here’s the conference summary: Opus Research’s Conversational Commerce Conference (C3) brings together a diverse array of interested groups and stakeholders to discuss the new [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Social Media Optimization

Why Are Yelp! & Yahoo! Still Spamming Google!?

January 4th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Update: Matt Mcgee informs me that this is way old news.  Still interesting though. First CityGrid and now Yahoo!?  What’s Yelp up to? A reader from a daily deals site just asked me why Yelp was linking to Yahoo on the bottom right of this URL with the words “New York Burgers” in the anchor [...]

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Tags: Google · Linkbuilding · Local Search · Yahoo Local · Yelp

2010 Local SEO Predictions Revisited

January 3rd, 2011 · 17 Comments

Inspired by John Battele’s scoring of his 2010 predictions I figured I’d see how I did with my 2010 Local SEO Predictions: The Open Source Yellow Pages Will Emerge Let’s see – Citysearch turned into CityGrid and is now supplying yellow pages data/ads to anyone who wants it.  YPG launched its Yellow API strategy.  A [...]

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Tags: Google · Groupon · Local Advertising · Local Search

My Top Local SEO Posts of 2010

December 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I thought it would be nice to end the year highlighting the blog’s top 10 most popular posts for the year. Thanks to all my readers, commenters, linkers, lurkers, clients and of course Google for making it a great year. Lifestyle Lift – Fake Reviews Will Cost You Real $ A 2009 post, but in [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Local Search · Online Reviews · Yellow Pages · Yext.com

What Do Local Searchers Do On IYPs?

November 17th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Mon ami Sebastien blogged about Amdocs’ Eitan Ackerman’s talk on Categorizing Consumer Activities on Merchant Listings or in other words – What do people actually do on Yellow Pages sites? Here’s what Eitan found: Search to call: I am looking for the merchant’s phone number, often a core element of a business directory site. Search to [...]

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Tags: Local Search

SMX East Twitter Takeaways – #SMX

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

I am not at SMX East today, but I thought it might be helpful to grab some interesting local tweets bubbling up from #SMX and record them here. I’ll be updating this from time to time over the next couple of days: Hot from #SMX: The Search Crossover: Local, Mobile Social http://outspokenmedia.com/4wbfless than a minute [...]

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Tags: Local Advertising · Local Data · Local Search

Blueglass FL Gets Local

September 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

As you can see by the above graphic, I’ll be speaking on the “Local Search” panel at Blueglass FL on Nov. 2nd along with David Mihm, Alan Bleiweiss & Jordan Kasteler. I am thinking about what twisted things I can talk about, so if you’re going to be there let me know what you’d like [...]

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Tags: Local Search

Check In Services Might Have An Edge on New Business Data

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments

If you have been following the saga of the newly opened Main Street Meat and Fish Market in Pleasanton, Greg Sterling and I were having a discussion last week about the fact that since they are a new business, they are not yet showing up in the local search databases like InfoUSA, Acxiom & Localeze, [...]

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Tags: Facebook Places · GoWalla · Local Data · Local Search