|Forum: Local Search|
|Displaying Topics 1 - 40 (40 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: forward|
|1:|| 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|
|2:|| 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|
|3:|| Google Local on Your Phone|
Google downsizes "local" search interface to fit the super small screen.
|Apr 12, 2005|
|4:|| 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|
|5:|| 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|
|6:|| 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|
|7:|| 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|
|8:|| 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|
|9:|| 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|
|10:|| 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|
|11:|| 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|
|12:|| 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|
|13:|| 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|
|14:|| 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|
|15:|| 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|
|16:|| 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|
|17:|| Dramatic Changes At Yahoo Local|
"Yahoo's local search seems vastly improved."
|Aug 15, 2007|
|18:|| 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|
|19:|| Microsoft Acquires Multimap|
"Microsoft has just purchased Multimap, a leading European mapping provider, for an undisclosed sum."
|Dec 12, 2007|
|20:|| Will Google Buy Yell?||Jan 11, 2008|
|21:|| 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|
|22:|| 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|
|23:|| 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|
|24:|| How to Get Reviews Into Local Search||Jan 14, 2009|
|25:|| 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|
|26:|| 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|
|27:|| Google Local, Was 10, Now Goes 7 For Some||Oct 9, 2009|
|28:|| Citysearch and Twitter Team Up to Offer Business Tools||Dec 7, 2009|
|29:|| 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|
|30:|| 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|
|31:|| Google Local Business Becomes Google Places|
"Today the Local Business Center is becoming Google Places."
|Apr 20, 2010|
|32:|| 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|
|33:|| 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|
|34:|| 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|
|35:|| 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:|| A Local SEO cheat sheet|
What and where to submit for local search engines
|Mar 5, 2014|
|37:|| 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|
|38:|| 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|
|39:|| 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|
|40:|| 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|