National IYPs (Internet Yellow Pages) have long been amongst the biggest benefactors of organic search engine traffic. The typical IYP has north of 15MM business listings. Add category pages, city pages, reviews, maps, etc and you are easily looking at a 50MM+ page site with a huge amount of high value & high volume keyword [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Merchant Circle'
August 12th, 2009 · 104 Comments
Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Facebook · Google · InsiderPages · Local Search · MagicYellow · Merchant Circle · Superpages · Yahoo Local · Yellow Pages · Yellowbook · Yellowbot · Yellowpages.com · Yelp
April 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments
There’s a great discussion going on over on Mike Blumenthal’s What Is Merchant Circle Up To Now? post. Mike had heard about Merchant Circle owning a lot of small business domains, did some research and suggested that MC could be squatting on a large number of SMB-branded domains and that many of these SMBs would [...]
April 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment
In the previous post, where I stumbled on to ads on a Google Map on Merchant Circle, “Mappin’” Mike Blumenthal took me to the local search woodshed with the following comment: In mid March, Google announced that they have changed the API to allow the hosting site show ads along with searches for local businesses [...]
April 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments
I was just looking at this page on Merchant Circle and noticed ads showing up on their Google Map! I am sensing a trend.
January 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Just got a press release from Merchant Circle that they are launching a promotion where they will buy your next yellow pages ad if you are not satisfied with the MC experience (I haven’t read the fine print yet). They are not so subtly tapping into the negative pr that exists out there in the [...]