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1: new post   A Local SEO cheat sheet
What and where to submit for local search engines
Mar 5, 2014
2: new post   AOL Tests Local Search Engine Features
"AOL opened up for testing a new local search service, finally adding a component to its search engine..."
Mar 14, 2007
3: new post   Citysearch and Twitter Team Up to Offer Business Tools
Dec 7, 2009
4: new post   Dramatic Changes At Yahoo Local
"Yahoo's local search seems vastly improved."
Aug 15, 2007
5: new post   Geocoding Pages For A Local Site
"Is there an emerging standard for how to indicate the location for each page, so that local searches will particularly identify them?"
Jan 18, 2007
6: new post   Geosign Lands $160 Million - WOW!
"...announced the closing of $160 million in private financing from American Capital Strategies Ltd. . Geosign is an Internet media company focused on online publishing and targeted search. "
Mar 7, 2007
7: new post   Get Access to Analytics Data From Your Google Local Business Listing
"...a dashboard that will provide you with information on how Google users are interacting with your local listing in Google Maps and Google Search."
June 4, 2009
8: new post   Google "My Business" Launched: Makes It Easier To Update Info In One Place
"In addition to new businesses getting started with Google My Business, we're also upgrading current users of Places for Business and the Google+ Dashboard to this new experience."
June 12, 2014
9: new post   Google "Pigeon" Updates Local Search Algorithm
"From what I've heard so far, this is a significant update with major changes in Google's Local results."
July 28, 2014
10: new post   Google Invents PlaceRank for Google Maps
"'PlaceRank is like PageRank for places. It tries to figure out how prominent a place is based on factors such as references on the Web, reviews, photos,' said John Hanke, VP of Google Earth, Maps, and Local."
Dec 8, 2009
11: new post   Google Local Adds Web Reviews
"Google Inc. is tapping into Web reviews to provide a snapshot of the online ratings and comments about restaurants, shops and other local business."
Mar 3, 2005
12: new post   Google Local Business Becomes Google Places
"Today the Local Business Center is becoming Google Places."
Apr 20, 2010
13: new post   Google Local on Your Phone
Google downsizes "local" search interface to fit the super small screen.
Apr 12, 2005
14: new post   Google Local, Was 10, Now Goes 7 For Some
Oct 9, 2009
15: new post   Google Patent Reveals Plans for Enhanced Local Search
In what looks like a very full service offering, Google want to mashup maps, click to call and geotargetted search from mobile devices.
May 24, 2007
16: new post   Google+ Local Replaces Google Places
From the new 'Local' tab on the left-hand side of Google+, you can search for specific places or browse for ones that fit your mood. If you click on a restaurant, or a museum (or whatever), you'll be taken to a local Google+ page that includes photos, Zagat scores and summaries, reviews from people you know, and other useful information like address and opening hours.
May 30, 2012
17: new post   How Bad Reviews in Google Maps May Be Scammers
"About a month after the posts, the company gets a call and is told that the negative reviews can be removed for a fee..."
Oct 1, 2010
18: new post   How to Get Reviews Into Local Search
Jan 14, 2009
19: new post   Local SEO Cheat Sheet
If you follow the steps and are very careful about accuracy and consistency, this information should work for you as well.
Mar 7, 2014
20: new post   Local Search Advertising Spend Will Double
"Paid local search is expected to remain the fastest-growing ad category..... accounting for almost a quarter of local online ad spending."
Sept 7, 2006
21: new post   Local Search Summarized: A Lack of Data and Definition
What exactly is the scope or span or the special criteria for measuring what is included in this thing called "local search".
Mar 13, 2005
22: new post   LocalLaunch Acquired by R.H. Donnelley
"R.H. Donnelley's acquisition of LocalLaunch! adds approximately 40 Internet marketing professionals who are highly skilled in developing innovative search engine marketing and optimization products that help connect businesses with consumers who are searching for goods and services online."
Sept 7, 2006
23: new post   Location-Based Marketing To Mobiles and Portables
"Will the uptake of Smartphones and other portable devices finally make location-based marketing a reality."
Mar 25, 2010
24: new post   MSN Debuts Local Search
"Microsoft's MSN has entered the local search war, debuting a beta product that incorporates city- and region-specific White and Yellow Pages business listings. The site also maps businesses and incorporates some locally targeted paid listings."
June 21, 2005
25: new post   Mainstream Press Article on Local Search
"In about a year, Yahoo! alone launched services that hunt for videos, pictures, travel deals, local information, and even files buried in your desktop hard drive."
Nov 28, 2005
26: new post   Marketing a Web Site at the State Level
"Does anyone have any suggestions on how to bring in a lot of visitors from a specific state?"
Mar 29, 2006
27: new post   Microsoft Acquires Multimap
"Microsoft has just purchased Multimap, a leading European mapping provider, for an undisclosed sum."
Dec 12, 2007
28: new post   Microsoft Adds Foursquare Data To Cortana
"It's a great use of both platforms and when they are combined, they are able to offer up smart recommendations that help to differentiate Cortana from other digital assistants."
July 29, 2014
29: new post   Nokia to buy Navteq for $8.1 billion
"Nokia is paying $8 billion for Navteq, the map maker that supplies maps to websites (such as Google Maps) and GPS devices..."
Oct 2, 2007
30: new post   Tellme Announces Mobile Search Service
"Tellme Networks Inc., a provider of computerized, voice-driven directory assistance, launched a new mobile search service on Tuesday that allows users to ask for information and see the results pop up with maps and directions on the phone's screen."
Apr 17, 2007
31: new post   TrueLocal Launches Canadian Local Search Engine
"TrueLocal.ca launched Tuesday in Canada, describing itself as an "intelligent business phonebook" on the internet."
Aug 31, 2006
32: new post   Twitter Helping Local Business Opportunities
"Every phone call was tracked, every order was measured by where it came from, and it told us very quickly that Twitter is useful,"
May 19, 2009
33: new post   UK Pay Per Call Service by ingenio/MIVA to be Withdrawn
"The pay per call service offered by ingenio/MIVA will cease on April 5th according to an email I recieved from MIVA today."
Mar 21, 2007
34: new post   US Residents: Do You Know Your ZIP + 4?
"The US has an extension to the ZIP code that, if adopted widely, could solve the problem of codes covering too large an area."
Jan 17, 2008
35: new post   Wikimedia Foundation Launches Wikipedia Nearby (Beta)
As a first pass, the mobile team has focused on using the Nearby page to surfaces articles in close proximity that lack images, inviting users to add one.
May 30, 2013
36: new post   Will Google Buy Yell?
Jan 11, 2008
37: new post   Yahoo Local Beta Goes Live with Community Feature
"...The new Yahoo service, at http://beta.local.yahoo.com, helps users search neighbourhoods within a city for events, recommendations and links to Yahoo's other services such as Yahoo Classifieds, Yahoo Movies, and the company's HotJobs employment service."
Aug 17, 2005
38: new post   Yahoo Local Search Circles
"It's a neat little feature that makes it easier to change the radius of a search, something that seems to be more intuitive on a map than just picking a text based search radius."
Apr 26, 2008
39: new post   Yell.com launches netReach - advertising syndication product
"Ad syndication programmes also provide a valuable revenue stream, and Yell.com netReach remunerates partners on a pay per-click basis... It will remove the pain of managing a PPC (pay-per-click) programme for the smaller business."
Mar 17, 2008
40: new post   Yelp Shares Surge In Early Trading
The company yesterday priced its shares at $15, raising $107.25 million on the 7.15 million shares it made available.
Mar 2, 2012
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