Local Search

I have been working on Google and Yahoo local search optimization for awhile. It is an area that while not earth shattering in terms of traffic that they have generated it became clear to me that the importance to Google and Yahoo and the client was increasing and it would be a benefit to understand more about it.

I searched the internet for technical and practical knowledge on Google Maps and Yahoo Local and while there were posts from time to time at a number of sites, none seemed to provide a single place to obtain comprehensive and current information or a place where experiments in techniques could be hashed out and discussed.

If you have an interest in this topic and have some experience I hope that you will take the time to share it so that the general state of knowledge about search optimization for Google and Yahoo local can move forward.

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
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4 thoughts on “Local Search”

  1. Dear Mike,
    Just a brief hello to let you know I’m excited about the focus of this blog. I saw Bill’s mention of you on SEO by the Sea. I’ve bookmarked it and will be dropping in to see what kind of a conversation begins to develop here about local search.

    It’s a subject of interest for us, as we have a number of clients who are most keen to succeed in their local area, offering local services. We thank you for creating this blog and will look forward to its future development!
    Kind Regards,
    Miriam

  2. Miriam

    Thanks for your encouraging note. I have lots of ideas for articles that I will be writing over the next few weeks but for this to really work we need real world experience reported.

    I am looking forward to hear of yours.

    Mike

  3. Nice start here, Mike. I’ll be glad to give you a plug on my SBS blog soon. Look forward to chatting with you….

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