Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.75.60

Forum Moderators: anallawalla & bakedjake

Message Too Old, No Replies

"Local Search Guide" Launched

YPA, Kelsey, and SEMPO

   
7:51 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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]

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

10+ Year Member



Lemmee see....

"Blind leading the blind"

"Too little, too late."

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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....

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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

10+ Year Member



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.

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Mistake number one: all Flash. I can't even see the page. Wow.
7:16 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bakedjake is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



They need a better webhost. It's been down all morning.
7:39 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Agree with HughMungus, too much flash. I have it disabled at all times. Can't even use their site now.
7:40 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Agree with HughMungus, too much flash. I have it disabled at all times. Can't even use their site now.
1:41 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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

10+ Year Member



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!)