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Local Search Take-Aways from Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends Report

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Mary Meeker may be a venture capitalist and not a local marketing specialist, but the main Internet trends affecting her world - the growth of mobile and mobile wallets, in particular - are crucial to ours, as well. Mary Meeker may be a venture capitalist and not a local marketing specialist, but the main Internet trends affecting her world - the growth of mobile and mobile wallets, in particular - are crucial to ours, as well. 0 Comments

Google Now on Tap Shows Advances in Contextual Proactive Features

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At its recent developer conference, Google announced an update, Google Now on Tap, that can help not only revive forgotten apps, but drive their searches back to the search engine itself. At its recent developer conference, Google announced an update, Google Now on Tap, that can help not only revive forgotten apps, but drive their searches back to the search engine itself. 0 Comments

Apple to Upgrade Siri and Update Maps

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At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. At Apple's keynote during the Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company introduced plans to upgrade Siri's voice search capabilities and make Maps more efficient. 0 Comments

Bing's App-Linking Tags Advance SEO

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Following in Google's footsteps, Bing plans to introduce app-linking tags in the near future, which will lead to an increased app discovery. Following in Google's footsteps, Bing plans to introduce app-linking tags in the near future, which will lead to an increased app discovery. 0 Comments

Apple Maps Using TripAdvisor Reviews in Some Searches

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Apple Maps has relied solely on Yelp reviews for hotels in the past, but one Apple Insider user has found several instances of Apple relying on other sources for recent hotel searches. Apple Maps has relied solely on Yelp reviews for hotels in the past, but one Apple Insider user has found Apple to be relying on other sources. 0 Comments

Wearables to Heighten Demand for Local Search: Prepare Now!

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The impending release of the Apple Watch means that marketers should get ready for the rise of wearables by optimizing voice search and embracing geo-location capabilities. The impending release of the Apple Watch means that marketers should get ready for the rise of wearables by optimizing voice search and embracing geo-location capabilities. 0 Comments

Will Apple Have Its Own Search Engine?

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A job posting for an Apple Search project manager has led to speculation about Apple becoming a Google competitor. But some are skeptical and don't think search is a natural fit for Apple. A job posting for an Apple Search project manager has led to speculation about Apple becoming a Google competitor. 0 Comments

Amazon Steps Further Into Search With Amazon Echo

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If you have a solid liberty of experiential content on your site, it will be many decades before Siri, Cortina, Google Now, or Amazon's Alexa poses any threat to your traffic. If you have a solid liberty of experiential content on your site, it will be many decades before Amazon's Alexa poses any threat to your traffic. 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

Google Tests "Listen Now" Ads for Music Searches

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The ads appear in the Knowledge Graph for services like Google Play, Rhapsody, and Spotify. They are part of an effort that also includes "Watch Now" ads for movies and TV. Ads appear in the Knowledge Graph for services like Google Play and Spotify and are part of an effort that includes "Watch Now" ads for movies and TV. 0 Comments

Bing Ads 2014 Recap

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In the past year, Bing has added features like product ads, auto-tagging and online insertion orders to make it easier to advertise on the network. In the past year, Bing has added features like product ads, auto-tagging and online insertion orders to make it easier to advertise on the network. 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

Apple Adds DuckDuckGo as Search Option to Safari in OS X Yosemite

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. 0 Comments