Mobile User Survey Redux: the Late Adopter

After Greg Sterling surveyed SEL readers on their mobile internet usage patterns, I thought it would be interesting to survey a totally distinct user group. Greg agreed and we surveyed the 1123 registered readers of OleanInfo.com, of those 124 took the survey. OleanInfo.com is a local portal site catering to folks interested in Olean NY. …

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Google Maps: RSS feeds of data into My Maps?

Updated 9:00 am 1/18 One of the on-going problems confronting any local search environment is the difficulty of keeping local data fresh. The many gyrations and the long path of local data before it actually shows up in Google Maps almost guarantees a persistent accuracy problem. Imagine though local sites that are closer to the …

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Local Links of Interest

The Chicken has Landed – Sandra Niehaus, Closed Loop Marketing on the role of linkbait worms as feed for surrogate rubber chickens. Microsoft Takes ‘Local’ Targeting into Stores – Greg Sterling, Sreenwerk What Does Your PPC Ad Say About You – Matt McGee, smallbusinesssem.com does a followup piece on MerchantCircle’s marketing stratgies. Rural Verticals: The …

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Nominees in Local Search category: 2008 SEMMY Awards

The following are the nominees in the Local Search category for the 2008 SEMMY Awards. The judge(s) will narrow this group down to 5-6 finalists. Congratulations to all nominees! Thanks for the recognition! Local Search Interviews, Information, and Resources Michael Gray, Graywolf | 2/5/07 Location Prominence and Differences in Local OneBox and Google Maps Bill …

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Local Links of Interest

Local SEO 2008 Predicitons – Andrew Shortland, LOC@LSEOGuide. Andrew is doing the fumes of Delphi Oracle thing. Google Maps Gaining On Market Leader Mapquest – Greg Sterling, SearchEngineLand provides some great analysis about Google neutrality and technology in the maps market share mayhem. iPhone specific web sites — do they make sense? – Martin Kleppmann, …

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Local Links of Interest

Yahooo Makes a New Play for Ads on Mobile Phones – Miguel Helft, NY times Magellan Device Adds Google Local Listings – Greg Sterling, LocalMobileSearch Google’s Lunchtime Betting Game – Noam Cohen NY Times This has little to do with local but is an interesting research report on the use of prediction markets within Google. …

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SEL Survey Data & Comparison

Mobile User Survey Redux: the Late Adopter After Greg Sterling surveyed SEL readers on their mobile internet usage patterns, I thought it would be interesting to survey a totally distinct user group. Greg agreed and we surveyed the 1123 registered readers of OleanInfo.com, a local portal site catering to folks interested in Olean NY. Roughly …

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Local Links of Interest

As noted in WRAL.com there is a new local search engine, WhatsOpen.com that is now open. WhatsOpen is an intriguing service with an even more intriguing about us page. Their approach to local search is not the standard who, what or where but rather what and when. They ask a question that even folks familiar …

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Understanding Google Maps nominated for Search Blog Award 2007

SearchEngineJournal.com once again has their annual Vote for the Search Blogs Awards posted and Understanding Google Maps and Yahoo Local has been nominated in the Best Local Search Blog category. Thanks to Miriam of SolasWebDesign and Frank of LocallyType.com for nominating this blog. I really appreciate the recognition. It has been a fun year for …

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Local Links of Interest

8 White-Hot Trends Lift Local Search in ’08  – Michael Boland, Search Engine Watch Eight local search trends will rock the search engine world in ’08. Here are the ones with the most momentum as we roll into the New Year  Amazon Kindle does Maps – Joshua Topolsky, Engadget Users of the device have been …

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