|was 2005 the year of local search?|
or will it be 2006?
with my blinders on, i whisper...both
happy New Year LS forum.
|with my blinders on, i whisper...both |
But maybe for different reasons?
Merry Christmas to you Chicago and to all the kind folks who've shared a bit of wisdom in the Local Search Forum.
I'd vote for 2006, on this side of the pond at least (UK).
Have a great festive season and I'll see you all in 'the year of local search'
Looking back 10 years from now, some might say that 04 was the unofficial start of the larger movement. In terms of utility, the big three Ylocal, Glocal, and Yellowpages.com were all launched or bought (yellowpages.com) in 04.
If I had to put a label on LS in 2005 it was the formal start to the convergence of utility, data, mediums, and the all important user adoption. ( though many of us started the race long before the gunshot went off )
I enjoy the discussion - regardless of the year.
now Iím going to test local search and do some last minute shopping. Oh how I yearn for the days of ubiquitous data dissemination. :)
Happy Holidays all
2004: industry awareness reaches critical mass (we better plan for or start to evolve a strategy to deal with this)
2005: the serious marketplace buzz begins, the early push is on, this is real, this is happening now, first mover advantage thinking/action plan sets in deeply, it IS real, companies ARE doing it
2006: the selling of local becomes serious as the land grab mentality takes hold, the buzz starts to work it's way down to (prospective) endusers, endusers are still in a show me state of mind - but not all of them, Barry Diller in discussions to buy TrueLocal and Jake contemplates learning how to fly a private jet
[edited by: Webwork at 5:06 pm (utc) on Dec. 23, 2005]
2007: What was that local search thing again? Everyone was talking about it a year or two ago.