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"Local Search Guide" Launched
YPA, Kelsey, and SEMPO
Chicago




msg:1572370
 7:51 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Today, The Yellow Pages Association with partners SEMPO and the Kelsey Group announced the launch of the "Local Search Guide" - An informational reference guide to local search advertising.

The Local Search Guide [localsearchguide.org]

MediaPost Article [mediapost.com]

 

dbcooper




msg:1572371
 7:55 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Lemmee see....

"Blind leading the blind"

"Too little, too late."

treeline




msg:1572372
 8:00 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

This looks like just a directory of who's doing local search, with some editorializing where they pat each other on the back.

I was hoping for the yellow page companies leveraging their databases for a real, powerful localized search. Still hoping....

stuntdubl




msg:1572373
 8:00 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Okay...perhaps a little bit off topic and picky, but how can an organization of "industry leaders" be involved with a site that uses the TLD url as the title of every page?

lorenzinho2




msg:1572374
 8:31 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Stuntdubl, I noticed that too. Odd to have SEMPO associated with that.

The Local Search Guide seems sort of like a "Local Search for Dummies" thing - not a bad introduction, but not interesting to folks who are actually in the industry.

Good for them that they can get an article written about it.

HughMungus




msg:1572375
 8:46 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Mistake number one: all Flash. I can't even see the page. Wow.

bakedjake




msg:1572376
 7:16 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

They need a better webhost. It's been down all morning.

moltar




msg:1572377
 7:39 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agree with HughMungus, too much flash. I have it disabled at all times. Can't even use their site now.

moltar




msg:1572378
 7:40 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agree with HughMungus, too much flash. I have it disabled at all times. Can't even use their site now.

chrisnrae




msg:1572379
 1:41 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I checked out their list of Local SE's and IYP's and it seems to be missing companies in both categories. Can anyone point out a site that has a more complete list of local SE's and IYP providers? Both fully launched and possibly those in beta form?

GameMasterM




msg:1572380
 6:39 pm on Jan 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is a nice site that answers alot of questions I had about who powers whom, partners etc.. Even they don't know who feeds Google local. Any guesses?

(edit; found answer on other thread!)

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