A great set of articles were recently published by Mike Blumenthals  over  at Understanding Google Maps & Local Search – Developing Knowledge about Local Search.

For the last few years, Mike as asked some of the key players in local search to provide what they thought were the best articles published for the past year.  Mike describes it as such, “Would you be willing to share the 3,5 or 10 articles that influenced your thinking or actions the most over the past year? The articles could be yours, or from others and could cover any topic that you think relates to Local ie local mobile, phones, mapping, Local VC, Local companies, Google, trends, marketing, best practices etc….but articles that you found of importance in one way or another throughout the year.”

This year Mike asked:

Loci 2011- David Mihm

Loci 2011: Ted Paff

Locai 2011 – Jim Moran

Loci 2011- Andrew Shotland

Loci 2011 – Darren Shaw

Loci 2011- Nyagoslav Zhekov

Take a few minutes and see what the experts are saying. Thanks Mike for a great series.