I just put this post up on SearchEngineLand, but I liked it so much I decided to republish it here: Does Your Local Mobile Search Strategy Suck? If you are a small or local business, I bet it does. If you are a big business I bet it does too, but let’s stick with the […]

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Google announced a number of upgrades to its voice search application today.  One of them looks like it could be particularly troublesome to local search directory players.  From TechCrunch: Another feature is the ability to call any business in Google Search. This does not have to be a company in your local contacts app — […]

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Today the Yellow Pages Association released a new study based on Comscore data that shows an increase in local mobile usage, particularly as it affects the use of local directories.  Here are some of the highlights: The number of mobile subscribers accessing business directories on a mobile phone increased 14 percent year-over-year to 17.3 million users […]

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Some of the more interesting data that Mehdi mentioned: When looking for a lake tahoe house rental, in a four hour session, the searcher repeats some queries as much as 6 times Mobile search behavior gets users to intent much faster than traditional search 40% of purchases happen two weeks or later after product search […]

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Of course I haven’t figured out what this post is about yet.  I just couldn’t resist the title, or Paris. While I am pondering this one please check out my Location Wars post on Search Engine Land

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Mike Boland of BIA Kelsey is overseeing the mobile local search panel. Danny Francis of Cellcity walks through an implementation of GoOrlando which appears to be a simple IYP put on an iPhone.  Per Danny’s comment below this was just a demo app to show what a basic local mobile search app could be.  I […]

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Geodelic, a local mobile search start-up, just went public with its funding and some screenshots.  I had the opportunity to get a demo from Geodelic CEO Rahul Sonnad about a month ago and I really liked what I saw.  While there is nothing really new about the basic idea behind Geodelic – find something local […]

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according to TechCrunch.  The update now allows for writing reviews from the Iphone so get ready for a lot of “I am writing this while drunk!” type stuff.  I use the current Yelp App once in a while but I find that it becomes frustrating pretty quickly once you try to use the map to […]

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I always thought that Google Sitelinks were sort of useless, but now I get it.  If the iPhone is how we are going to experience mobile search for the near future, Google Sitelinks can be really helpful.  For example, today I was looking for a phone number of a company I was going to see […]

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I downloaded Yellowpages.com’s iPhone App this weekend and was psyched to give it a test run after hearing Frank Jules speak about it at Kelsey DMS last week.  The executive summary: not bad but needs work. It does its main function of allowing you to search for businesses fine.  And this may almost be enough […]

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