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ILM10 Recap

Well another ILM is in the books. I did not get a chance to go this year but I still learned a lot via Twitter, blogs, etc.  What I wanted to do here was provide some links and resources for others who did not attend but wanted to learn more …

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In Case You Missed It – Week 51

If you have some free time before Christmas, here is some reading: Mobile Searches Grew 130% On Google Local Search Traffic White Paper Majority of People Surveyed Say Online Rep is Important Google Going into Local Events Blekko, Bing & How Facebook Likes Are Changing Search How To Get More …

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Missed Opportunity

A couple of weeks back, my wife was hit while driving my car. Nothing major and no one was hurt but we needed to have some body work done on the car. I took it to probably one of the better known shops here in town. They did a great …

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In Case You Missed It – Week 50

For your reading pleasure: 3 Misconceptions About Google Places & SEO byMatt McGee With all of the commentary and questions surrounding Google’s recent changes, Matt comments on what he thinks are some misconceptions about the changes. It is a short article but a good one, as is most of what …

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In Case You Missed It – Week 49

Here is some more reading for you…. What Can Brick and Mortar Teach You About SEO? “But, for the most part, these online business successes are rooted in the old-school business brick and mortar business philosophies. What has changed are the methods of marketing and advertising used to generate new …

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Local Search Rankings- Info Video

Found this short video over at Google’s blog the other day. It is always nice to hear Google’s side on local search! “Local search ranking refers to the placement and order of local information on a Google or Google Maps organic search results page. There are a variety of factors …

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ILM 2010 In Full Swing

This week in Santa Clara CA, the BIA Kelsey group is putting on Interactive Local Media (ILM) 2010 conference. This conference is always well attended and provides a ton of great information about the local search market.  Unfortunately I was not able to attend again this year. I would love …

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In Case You Missed It – Week 47

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Here are some informative articles, I recommend reviewing. 5 Ways to Win More Business with Google Places by Ken Horst 73% of all online activity is related to local content (Google) 82% of local searchers follow up with a phone call or show up …

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Backyard Buys CitySquares

This is just a quick posting to let folks know, if you have not already heard, that a new website, Backyard (BCKYRD),  a local-social site has purchased CitySquares. I was very surprised about it but, things do change quickly here online. My good friend Ben Saren of CitySquares, sent me …

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Hotpot – How To Video

Saw this video on the Google LatLong blog today.  Another new service from Google, to work with Google Places.  Take a look and let me know what you think. Has anyone been using it? I have played around with it a bit but need to spend some more time on …

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