Local Search Updates 10/22/2012

Regular readers may have noticed my new Apple Maps blog getting a lot of my blogging attention these days at the expense of this fine collection of pixels.  I thought it might be of interest to one or two of you to explain what’s going on. A couple of months ago I realized that I […]The post What’s Up With The Apple Maps Blog? appeared first on Local SEO Guide…

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You’ve undoubtedly seen the news that once-great weekly news magazine Newsweek will soon be all digital. No more print edition in 2013. It will become a multi-platform, digital-subscription product.
Here’s what publisher Tina Brown said today about the decision:

We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek and The Daily Beast…

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As the New York Times reported yesterday and Matt McGee further discussed at Search Engine Land, Yelp recently conducted a “sting operation” and caught a number of SMBs trying to buy favorable reviews. That behavior is not only unethical it’s explicitly against Yelp’s policies…

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Local Search and Google+ Local News Highlights

– marketing-blog.catalystemarketing.com

Busy week? Today might be a good day for you to take a break and get caught up on the latest local SEO and Google+ Local news from the Local Search Community Forum you may have missed. Following are just a few October posts I hand picked and think are some of the most important to read. Also see BIG HEADs UP.

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Structured markup data and microformats are becoming extremely important. If you don’t start now, you’re going to be behind. Here’s how to create, edit, hack, and validate the schema.org address and location markup for your local business.

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