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YP Data Helps National Brands Go Local

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YP is using search data to deliver real-time, cross-device ads based on local search history. The ads will appear on mobile even if customers search on desktop and vice versa. YP is using search data to deliver real-time, cross-device ads based on local search history. 0 Comments

Local and Mobile Converge in 2015

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Succeeding with local search means succeeding with mobile marketing, as mobile success is synonymous with local. Succeeding with local search means succeeding with mobile marketing, as mobile success is synonymous with local. 0 Comments

GM Puts Local Search in the Driver's Seat With AtYourService

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GM and OnStar have partnered with mobile coupon service RetailMeNot to provide drivers with turn-by-turn directions and coupons for thousands of major restaurants and retailers. GM and OnStar have partnered with mobile coupon service RetailMeNot to provide drivers with turn-by-turn directions and coupons for thousands of major restaurants and retailers. 0 Comments

How Location Data Can Change Search

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Search could be further improved if search engines leveraged location data from our mobile devices to personalize and target results. Search could be further improved if search engines leveraged location data from our mobile devices to personalize and target results. 0 Comments

Secret Sauce LoMo Tips for More PPC Sales

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Paid search marketers have understood that mobile is important for some time, but few are leveraging the power of mobile advertising tailored for local traffic. Paid search marketers have understood that mobile is important for some time, but few are leveraging the power of mobile advertising tailored for local traffic. 0 Comments

Finding Local Search Success, Post-Pigeon and Penguin 3.0

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In the constantly shifting local search landscape, where it can feel like the targets are forever on the move (and interspersed with furry and feathered but unfriendly animals), what's a marketer to do? In the constantly shifting local search landscape, where it can feel like the targets are forever on the move, what's a marketer to do? 0 Comments

Introducing the Local Marketing Adoption Curve

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Local marketing consists of more than just optimized pages and listings - it’s a complex ecosystem that is always on and always changing. Local marketing consists of more than just optimized pages and listings - it’s a complex ecosystem that is always on and always changing. 0 Comments

Centralizing Location Data: 3 Steps to Local SEO Success

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National-local businesses with locations opening, closing or moving should take inventory of local business data and put processes in place to ensure it is constantly updated. National-local businesses with locations opening, closing or moving should take inventory of local business data and put processes in place to ensure it is constantly updated. 0 Comments

Apple Watch Opens New Doors in Local Search

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The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. 0 Comments

YP Taps Goodzer for Enhanced Local Data

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YP says it will add hyper-local data about products and services to "a select portion of [its] 20 million business listings" as a result of the deal. YP says it will add hyper-local data about products and services to "a select portion of [its] 20 million business listings" as a result of the deal. 0 Comments

Yahoo Acquires Local Recommendation App Zofari

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The app, which says it was inspired by what Pandora has done for music and what Netflix has done for movies, will join the Yahoo Search team. The app, which says it was inspired by what Pandora has done for music and what Netflix has done for movies, will join the Yahoo Search team. 0 Comments

Is Google's New Local Algorithm 'Pigeon' for the Birds?

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Google rolled out a new local ranking algorithm that more closely mimics traditional organic search ranking -- but some queries have lost the 7-pack results entirely, pushing many local businesses off Page 1 altogether. Google rolled out a new local ranking algorithm that more closely mimics traditional organic search ranking -- but some queries have lost the 7-pack results entirely, pushing many local businesses off Page 1 altogether. 0 Comments

Yelp Trends Reveals What's Hot or Not Locally, But Beware of Unreliable Data

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Yelp Trends works like any search engine, except you can compare multiple search terms in the context of one city. Reviews are from 98 cities in 20 countries, so there is a wealth of information to play with, but how much of that data is viable? To power Trends, Yelp draws upon data it has accumulated from user reviews over the past 10 years. But how much of that data is viable? 0 Comments

Defining Local SEO KPIs & How to Measure Them for Maximum ROI

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With these seven local SEO key performance indicators, you can implement a simple three-step process to quickly track local search performance, measure the effectiveness of local SEO efforts, and analyze results to optimize future efforts. Seven local SEO key performance indicators to track that actually matter, and a simple three-step process to KPI measurement for maximum ROI. 0 Comments

Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm

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Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like. Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like. 0 Comments

Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO

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Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy. Listing management continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these major factors when creating your strategy. 0 Comments