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Local Search Wrap Up 4/2/10

April 2nd, 2010
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When I first started blogging someone told me to always do a wrap-up post on Friday so I wouldn’t have to come up with new content for that day.  Since my blog has been somewhat sparsely populated with posts over the past few months I figured I would give it a shot.  Maybe it’ll stick:

  1. Mike Blumenthal reports on a petition from citizens of Rogers, MN, a town which has been mysteriously deleted from Google Maps, to get Google to change its name to Rogers until the town reappears.
  2. Google Maps launched a new blog about the Google Maps API and also announced that it is now easier to upload your data to Google Maps.
  3. Lawrence Coburn wrote a great analysis of CitySearch’s CityGrid strategy – CitySearch and the Battle for the Local Merchant’s Soul
  4. Amy Arnold of SearchInfluence urged local marketers to break out of the local link same old, same old by getting you to review your current linking strategies and look for new sources.
  5. Matt McGee uncovered yet another SMB reputation management tool called MyReviewsPage.
  6. Brad Geddes announced the beta of Certified Knowledge, an Adwords Training service.
  7. Barry Schwartz discovered that Google may be auto-detecting your location and showing it under the search box
  8. Loopt launched Loopt Pulse, an iPad app that helps you plan what you are going to do tonight and is probably a precursor to hundreds of other similar apps from local search co’s.
  9. Mike Boland blogged about RingRevenue, a new pay per call service that sounds a bit like Yext.
  10. Greg Sterling announced he was going to run Google Local and then announced that you just got punkd dude!
Until next week amigos.

Tags: Yext.com

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aaron Weiche // Apr 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Good list Andrew. Thanks to some clients here in MN I have seen some of the back communication by Rogers area businesses to put together their attempt to get Rogers “on the map”. They took the constructive and positive approach and I hope it works.

    If I could add a 10a or 11 to your list, Mike Ramsey has started to put out an excellent local search interview series on his blog. 3 are out so far and more on the way. Worth a read!

    http://niftymarketing.com/category/local-search-talk-series

    Thanks!

  • 2 Will Scott // Apr 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for the mention Andrew. I’m really proud of my team for stepping up and blogging as aggressively as they hvae been.

    They’re all doing great and these are real tales from the trenches.

    Will

  • 3 Jon - Local SEO // Apr 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Andrew,
    If your looking for material for your Local Search Wrap Up 4/10/10 I’ve added a ton of posts this week. Gotta be something you like. Fingers crossed :)