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Tag: Local Search

Apple Maps Is More Important To Your Business Than Ever
If you run a small business and aren’t taking Apple Maps seriously as a place where people will find your business, you may want to rethink that...
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Google Pilots Local Business Markup for Knowledge Panels
Last week, Google launched the Google My Business API to let big businesses and third parties integrate with the Google My Business platform and publi...
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Facebook Professional Services Is Pretty Similar To Facebook Places…but for Services
Earlier this year, Facebook put out a new local search and discovery tool at, giving users a look at places with Facebook Pages, i...
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Google My Business Now Lets You Close, Reopen Business Locations
Google announced on its Advertiser Community site that Google My Business will now let you mark a location closed in the list view to keep users up to...
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Google Lists Google My Business Listing Visibility Factors
Update: Google has changed language to remove “clicks”. Very interesting. Your business listings on Google aren’t going to do much f...
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Pinterest Updates Billions Of Place Pins With Location Data And Info
Two years ago, Pinterest launched Place Pins adding a travel magazine-like experience to the popular social/search site. These enabled users to see in...
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Google My Business Gets A Refresh
Google announced the launch of a new redesign for Google May Business. This includes updated navigation, which the company says is aimed at making it ...
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Study: Local Search Gets Local Businesses More Clicks, Calls Than Any Other Channel
Facebook may be doing more with is ads to help local businesses, but local search is still much more effective. BrightLocal recently released results ...
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Where Your Business Needs To Be Listed For Apple Maps
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Apple dropped Google Maps from iOS in favor of its own maps offering. It got off to ...
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Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info
Microsoft announced that Bing will now display quick answers to queries related to local information. These come in the form of “facts” at...
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Yelp Reviews Say More Than You Realized
Yelp reviews can have a tremendous impact – for better or for worse – on a business. They can dictate whether or not a customer decides to...
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Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places
Facebook has an interesting new local search and discovery tool available at It gives users a look at places with Facebook pages,...
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Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias
As recently reported, Yelp has formed a coalition (not entirely unlike the FairSearch Coalition) with other Google critics/competitors Consumer Watchd...
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Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search
Yahoo has acquired Zofari, which offers a local search and discovery app of the same name. It first launched in 2012. Zofari announced the acquisition...
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Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone
Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company c...
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Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too
As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the foc...
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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here
Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into tw...
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Google Update Hits Local Search Results
Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following ...
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Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature
Google announced that it has added a new Explore button to the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, giving users a better way to discover places of int...
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Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins
Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorr...
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