Yup I am behind as usual. Got a lot of nice articles from the last 3 weeks. Here they are:

Social:

[Case Study] Foursquare For Local Business – TheGardenSlug

3 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Social Media To Drive Customer Loyalty

Small Business News: Are You Blogging For Your Business?

SMBs Turn to Social Before Search

Local Search:

13 Must-Have Tips for Local Search Marketing

Do Directories Really Matter for Local Search Rankings in Google?

7 Local Web Marketing Infographics To Overload Your Brain

The Future of Local Search: Back to the Basics

Google Places:

Google Places : Local SEO That Influences Global Search Marketing

Google’s Mayer: “We Do Have Too Many Products” In Local

Google Places Dashboard – There’s Good News and There’s Bad News

YouTube – A Crash Course in Local Searchonomics Google Places (video)