Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Greg Sterling Responds

Greg Sterling of Screenwerks gets the last word (well other than mine of course) on the topic of whether Local needs to be held to a higher standard. Greg: Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Whether or not it should be in a sense it already is – by virtue of … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Greg Sterling Responds

Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Matt McGee Responds

I have put the following to a number of folks whose opinion I respect. Premise: The internet is coming face to face with the communities we live in. Local is at the nexus of this juncture. With the iPhone we now listen to our music, answer our phones, read our email, look at our maps … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Matt McGee Responds

Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Bill Slawski Responds

Bill Slawski of SeobytheSea brings a deep understanding of the underlying techniques that Google & Yahoo have developed to assemble their local data. Here is his answer to whether Local needs to be held to a higher standard: Bill: I’m not sure that local can succeed without the actual involvement of people on a local … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Bill Slawski Responds

Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Miriam Ellis Responds

Miriam Ellis and her husband are a web development team in California with extensive practical experience in Local Search. She is always a voice for reason and ethical behavior and writes frequently about local search in her blog. Miriam understands the frustration of running a small business and often speaks of the needs of small … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Miriam Ellis Responds

Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Ahmed Farooq Responds

Given the recent reports (A New Scourge For Yahoo: Affiliate Mapspam) of mapspam at Yahoo that I perceived as possibly criminal, several folks responded that I had overreacted or mischaracterized the event. I started thinking about the legal, social and technical context for Local in our lives and whether if we didn’t hold it to … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Ahmed Farooq Responds

Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Danny Sullivan and Chris Silver Smith Respond

I have been thinking about Yahoo lately (big surprise that eh?) and have been mulling over in my head what is what in the world of Local. Thinking that I needed some more voices to compliment what is rattling around in my brain I wanted to hear what others had to say. I sent the … Continue reading Does Local need to be held to a higher standard? Danny Sullivan and Chris Silver Smith Respond

Google Maps: Geo Data Quality & Time to Fix

Update 7:30 PM 3/29: Reader Penguinopus reports that Google has fixed the mapping error that was directing folks to drive down an unfinished section of the Intercounty Connector in Maryland. Time to fix ~ 102 hours. (And that was over a weekend). The Baltimore Sun reported on Friday, March 25th around noon that Google Maps … Continue reading Google Maps: Geo Data Quality & Time to Fix