Entries Tagged as 'Yellow Pages'

2014 Local Directory SEO Content Strategy

April 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments


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

The Definitive Top 10 Local Citation Sources for SEO!

February 24th, 2014 · 10 Comments

Than again maybe not

Six months ago, after 7+ years of being in business I finally got around to incorporating Local SEO Guide, Inc. A few weeks ago, I thought it would be interesting to create a Yext Powerlisting for the biz and see what happened. Today when I checked the indexation, I realized that given the freshness combined [...]

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Tags: Yellow Pages

“Your Ad Rep Turned Down A Job At A Gas Station – Just To Help YOU With Online Marketing”

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Phil Rozek has been spending too much time on this blog. Great post – IYP Advertising & Local SEO: How Badly Does It Suck? If you are not familiar with Phil’s work, spend a few hours on his site. It’s Local SEO gold.

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Tags: Local Search · Yellow Pages

Are Print Yellow Pages No Longer “Local”?

March 27th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Mike Blumenthal has some nice LocalSEOGuide bait today on print yellow pages usage trends by advertisers entitled “Annual Print YP Death Watch”: “In many categories the ads are for national players. In florists for example there are 2.5 pages and only 1/8 of one page covers truly local florists….The print YP are no longer a [...]

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Tags: Local Advertising · Yellow Pages

Are SMBs Impossible To Serve Well, Google Et Al?

November 30th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Train Wreck

Mike Blumenthal’s instant classic Google Local: Train Wreck at the Junction has spawned a lively Google Plus thread where various Localistas have been wringing their hands as to why oh why can’t Google stop screwing SMBs. While I am in agreement that Google Plus Place Local Multi Merge for Business Dashboardgate has been absolutely no [...]

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Tags: Google · Small Business Marketing · Yellow Pages

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 Future of the Yellow Pages

May 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Dick Larkin’s presentation to the Association of Directory Publishers.  The good news: Beer is cheaper than gas. Dick knows more about local than you do. Sit up straight and pay attention. The Future of Yellow Pages View more webinars from Dick Larkin

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Hunch.com Shows How Data = SEO

April 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Whenever I work with a client that has a relatively undifferentiated service (I am talking to you Yellow Pages sites of the world), inevitably the discussion moves to linkbuilding. I like to say that doing on-page/technical SEO is like building a high performance sports car and that links, and increasingly social media signals, are like [...]

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Tags: Linkbuilding · Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages SEO After the Panda Update

April 18th, 2011 · 12 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites.  My post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.

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Tags: Google · Yellow Pages

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