Milestone Talks To Matt Cutts From Google: Best Practices For Promoting Hotels Online. – Milestone, 4Hotliers
We have been doing a great effort for mobile devices and I think in the past year I have been struggling with what is going to be the future? Should mobile sites be designed for iPhones or SmartPhones?
The short answer to this question is the target market. If your target market is in the United States, it is quite evident that phones are going to get better and smarter. Soon phones will be getting even smarter, and have browsers that will be able to support richer websites. So I think the focus should be to concentrate on creating good websites that would look good in mobile browsers as well as regular browsers, instead of creating specialized websites for smart phones only.
GOOG Goes North – Greg Sterling, LocalMobileSearch
The Goog-411 service now works exactly the same in Canada as it does in the US. From LocalMobile: you are right that Goog411 is testing in Canada. The business data for Goog411 is coming from Yellow Pages Group.
Google Local Business Referral Rep – Ms. Crystal
Five years ago, Congress killed an experimental Pentagon antiterrorism program meant to vacuum up electronic data about people in the U.S. to search for suspicious patterns. Opponents called it too broad an intrusion on Americans’ privacy, even after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the data-sifting effort didn’t disappear. The National Security Agency, once confined to foreign surveillance, has been building essentially the same system.
According to current and former intelligence officials, the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records.Local Links of Interest by Mike Blumenthal