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Amazon Goes Local With Home Services

Apr 6, 2015 - Amazon's new Home Services may help the e-commerce giant cement its status as a local service marketplace provider across the country. Comments

Is Mobile-Friendly Good Enough?

mobilefriendly-articleembed Mar 9, 2015 - Is passing Google's mobile-friendly test good enough to ensure that your site is optimized the best it can be? Comments

3 Areas to Master in 2015 for National Brands Marketing Locally

Localized Search Jan 12, 2015 - What should national brands who want to market locally focus on in the coming year? Here are three areas to concentrate on. Comments

What’s in Your Wallet...err Phone

mobile-payments Dec 15, 2014 - What can companies do to become successful in the mobile commerce space? Here's a look at two steps they need to take. Comments

Your Car Now Makes Local – Mobile

volvo-yelp Nov 17, 2014 - The Internet of Things is bringing local search to your car's dashboard. How can marketers make sure their listings are optimized for consumers on the go? Comments

4 Rules to Consider When Battling the Marketing Heavyweight, Wearables

business-fight Sep 22, 2014 - Wearables will provide local marketers with a host of new opportunities. Here are four rules to consider when thinking about how to apply this 'marketing heavyweight' to your business. Comments

Voice Search – and You Thought "Auto Correct" Was Bad

Buy side prefers voice trading to electronic execution Aug 25, 2014 - A look at Apple, Google, and Microsoft's voice search programs and how they stack up against each other. Which one comes out on top? Comments

Google Targets Local With Latest Algorithm Update

Localized Search Aug 8, 2014 - Recently, Google introduced a new algorithm change aimed at improving local search results. Here's a look at the changes and how marketers can make the algorithm work for their businesses. Comments

Google My Business – A Step Forward or Lipstick on a Pig?

Welcome to Google My Business Jun 30, 2014 - Google's new local marketing platform is a small step forward to help the tech giant to engage with small businesses. Here's a deeper look at its functionality. Comments

PCs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones Each Play a Different Role in Local Search

mixed mobiles Jun 2, 2014 - Marketers must match their content on a specific device to the types of information consumers most often access through that device in order to guarantee the best conversion rate. Comments

Local Misdirection - Would You Give a Customer a Wrong Address?

local-search-marketing May 5, 2014 - While you wouldn't think to give a customer an incorrect physical address, you need to make sure your digital "addresses" are correct, too. Comments

Local Innovation - What's the Next Big Thing?

local-innovation Apr 7, 2014 - A look at a few promising items on the "bleeding edge" of technology that could very well be the "next big thing" in local: wearables, multi-touch attribution, and visual search. Comments

When Is a 4-Star Rating Better Than a 5-Star Rating?

rating-shutterstock-95739796 Mar 10, 2014 - The answer? "Almost always." The reason is simple; consumers do not expect a business to be perfect. The key the consumer is looking for is how the business engages with consumers that leave less-than-stellar ratings and how they work with the consumer... Comments

Facebook "Can't Buy Me Love" - Now "Likes" on the Other Hand...

Facebook thumbs up Feb 10, 2014 - Can Facebook's own advertising and promotion products be beneficial for local businesses? Here's a look at one business' campaign, and the results. Comments

2014 Local Marketing Checklist

black-friday-checklist Jan 13, 2014 - 2014 will be a breakout year for integration across all aspects of the consumer engagement path to purchase. Are you ready? Comments

Dear Santa: A Google Wishlist for Local Marketers

santaonlaptop Nov 18, 2013 - Columnist Gregg Stewart has a few suggestions for Santa this year, to help local marketers get more out of Google+, Google Maps and Places. Comments

Will Recent Google Updates Help or Hurt Your Holiday Marketing Plans?

pla-cpc Oct 21, 2013 - Recent changes by Google may have some impact on your holiday marketing campaigns. Gregg Stewart explains. Comments

Counting Offline Conversions from Online Advertising, Made Easy

abacus accounting Sep 24, 2013 - Measuring online advertising’s impact on offline conversion is hard work, but not impossible. Once the exercise is completed, we end up with reliable media effectiveness projection models that can be used to guide ad expenditure and media planning. Comments

The Future of Local

Google Glass is now available in the UK for 1000 Aug 26, 2013 - All too often we get caught up reacting to the latest changes Google, Yahoo, and Bing throw at marketers as we race to gain advantage for our clients and the brands they represent. Comments

Where Will Google's Local Carousel Go to Next?

largenewgooglelogofinalflat-a Jul 29, 2013 - The new Google Carousel is part of the continuing evolution of Google's local offering, increasing user functionality and advertiser utility. Comments

Total U.S. PC Search Volume Down 6 Percent Year-Over-Year

mobile-measurement Jun 24, 2013 - As more advertisers enter the search marketplace and the inventory of available searches begins to slow, one can expect a number of effects. Comments

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