Entries Tagged as 'Yellow Pages'

Dead Fingers Walking?

July 14th, 2010 · 50 Comments

To: Local Directory Sites From: Google Subject: A Little Head’s Up As you may have heard, we’ve been testing a new design for the SERPs we display when we detect a query with local intent.  In the past these results have typically been a mix of local businesses, local directories and other random sites that […]

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It’s MayDay for Yellow Pages Sites

May 27th, 2010 · 17 Comments

image liberally appropriated from Roger Hollander Thanks to Vanessa Fox as always for eliciting grains of truth from Google.  At last week’s Google I/O conference Matt Cutts confirmed that there was an algo change at the beginning of May that will likely be affecting sites that generate a lot of long-tail traffic:  ”this is an […]

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Tags: Google · Local Search · Online Reviews · Twitter · Yellow Pages · Yelp

The Best Local Search Directories For Vertical SEO

May 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Last year I published the first IYP SEO Rankings Report which looked at which yellow pages/general local search sites ranked the best in Google for popular queries in the top U.S. markets.  That post has spawned a few other SEOs to try a similar approach for specific verticals.  Here are a few worth checking out: […]

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If Warhol Sold Yellow Pages Ads

April 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Someone has got to do this for yellow pages ads. Anyone want to go in on it with me? via Kottke.org

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Yellow Pages Are What? Google’s Got Some Suggestions

November 23rd, 2009 · 19 Comments

TechCrunch ran a Newspapers Are What? post last Friday that got me wondering what Google might suggest for a few yellow pages queries.  Who says algorithms don’t have a sense of humor? Yellow Pages Are… And for the Sarah Palin crowd: Yellow Pages Is…

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