Local Links of Interest

A Technology Consortium Plans a Wireless Network – Matt Richtel, NY Times

The consortium includes a disparate group of partners: Sprint Nextel, Google, Intel, Comcast, Time Warner and Clearwire….

They expect the network, which will provide the next generation of high-speed Internet access for cellphone users, to be built in as little as two years, but there is no timetable on when it will be available to users and the price is not determined. The partners are seeking to beat Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless to the market.

Sprint Scores Coup with WiMax Joint Venture – Greg Sterling, Local Mobile Search

Sprint and Google have also entered into an agreement related to Sprint’s mobile services, whereby Google will become the default provider of web and local search services, both of which will be enabled with location information, for Sprint. Sprint will also preload several Google services – including Google Maps for mobile, Gmail and YouTube – on select mobile phones and provide easier access to other Google services.

Apple and AT&T to launch iPhone 3G a lot sooner than we think – Boy Genius Report

AT&T reps just got an internal email stating that they would be unable to take vacation time from June 15th to July 12th”due to projected increased traffic and an exciting new promotion/product launch.” 

The Ten Commandments of Online Marketing for Small & Local Busines – David Mihm, Mihmorandum

Step-by-step instructions for the small business just trying to get a handle on this whole internet marketing thing. (I missed this one while on vacation but it is worth looking at if you haven’t read it)

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4 thoughts on “Local Links of Interest”

  1. I also missed David’s post. I’m glad you referenced it.

    having looked at both an existing business with tons of traffic and a new business with lesser rankings and far less traffic, I would add the following if one can afford it and make the effort.

    1. get ranking on as many long tail relevant terms as your keyword research suggests.

    2. buy ppc until you get those rankings…and possibly while you have them.

    in other words….get found!!!!

  2. Hi Dave

    Good to hear from you….I would agree with you in a practical sense but then it would have to be called “The 12 Commandments of Online Marketing for Small & Local Business”. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. :)

    Mike

  3. I really enjoyed David’s post, too. He has such a nice way of getting down to brass tacks. A really good article to send new businesses to.

    I hope you’re keeping well, Mike!

    Miriam

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