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Entries Tagged as 'Merchant Circle'

2014 Local Directory SEO Content Strategy

April 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

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This post was originally published on Search Engine Land, but I didn’t like how they rewrote the title so here’s the director’s cut: To:           Local Directories From:      Google Re:           Local Search Rankings Hey guys… You may have noticed that over the past year, a lot [...]

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Tags: AngiesList · Foursquare · Google · Linkbuilding · Local Search · Merchant Circle · Yellow Pages · Yelp

#c32011: Yelp, Groupon, Merchant Circle & Pelago

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

We’re back at C3 and starting out with “A Conversation With the Networks”: Doug Kilponen, SVP Biz Dev, Merchant Circle John Kim, VP, Products, Pelago Sumir Meghani, Director BD, Groupon Jed Nachman, VP Sales, Yelp Kim – If you can create content and connect with other people, it’s social media Meghani – Groupon has two [...]

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Tags: Groupon · Merchant Circle · Social Media Optimization · Yelp

MerchantCircle – Mayors of SMB SEO?

June 23rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Merchant Circle just launched a City “Mayor” program designed to promote the most connected SMBs in a service area on the site.  As Greg Sterling, he of the newly redesigned Screenwerk blog, put it: Because MerchantCircle gets so much traffic from SEO in search results this will also be a major SEO play for the [...]

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Tags: Local Advertising · Local Search · Merchant Circle

Merchant Circle Checks In With A Location-Based API

April 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Merchant Circle just launched an API to allow development of applications on top of their content.  The site is loaded with unique business descriptions, reviews, coupons, SMB blog posts and other fun data that they think will be useful, particularly to the Foursquare’s. GoWalla’s and Loopt’s of the local world. Here’s the link to the [...]

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Where Is The Facebook Platform for Small Businesses?

August 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Last week I was on a panel at the Local Search Summit with Sarah Smith of Facebook.  I asked her about their platform strategy for small business and she responded that besides advertising they weren’t really focused on SMB Apps.  The FB Platform has been a big magnet for developers writing consumer apps, and while [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Merchant Circle · Yellow Pages