Links of Local Interest Archive

Recent Search Articles of Interest

No. 1033 • November 5th, 2011 • 4 Comments

Hey everyone, I know I’ve been incredibly lax in posting recently.  October was a very busy month.  Including the last week of September and the first week of November, I was busy putting on four Local University events with Mike Blumenthal, Mary Bowling, Matt McGee, Aaron Weiche (PS–Minnesotans looking for a web gig, Aaron is hiring), […]

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Quite a Month in Local Search

No. 945 • April 26th, 2011 • 3 Comments

As I found out from a Twitter conversation last week, I apparently neglected to share with people that I'm traveling in sunny England--it's rained exactly twice since April 1--through the beginning of June. As a result, it's been almost a full month since I last checked my feedreader and I was finally able to plow through it this morning. There have obviously been some pretty key developments to keep an eye on if you're in the Local Search space.

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Q1 2010 in Local Search (Developments of Interest)

No. 560 • May 4th, 2010 • 15 Comments

Obviously, a lot has happened in the last six months--let alone the last 18 months. We'd have hardly recognized the space of May 1, 2010 in December of 2008. This extreme iteration is going to continue to frustrate and "blow the minds" of SEOs and SMBs alike...but I do my best to highlight some of the most critical developments in this post.

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SMX East Local Items of Interest

No. 541 • October 8th, 2009 • 5 Comments

What this post lacks in coherence it will make up for in speed 🙂  Below are some of the items I found most interesting during my three days in New York this week: Ranking Tactics for Local Search It was truly an honor to be on a panel with Mike Blumenthal, Mary Bowling, Will Scott, […]

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 9B

No. 515 • September 30th, 2009 • 1 Comment

A continuation of some of the most important stories in the Local Search world from August and September.

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 9A

No. 512 • September 29th, 2009 • No Comments

It's been quite a while since I posted anything of real value to readers (unless you somehow derived value from my last post on random vanity searching), so I hope to rectify that situation this week with some more content-based posts.

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 8

No. 334 • June 16th, 2009 • 4 Comments

Included in this more-or-less monthly installment of my Links of Local Interest Series: Whiteboard Friday videos on Local, Twitter for SMB's, what's in a business title?, online reputation management, an introduction to Location Prominence, great advice from Matt McGee on launching a website, and a new Local/mobile road service for truckers.

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 7

No. 256 • April 16th, 2009 • 1 Comment

Well, it looks like I've finally caught up with all the links I've been saving for the past two months. Covered in this volume of the Links of Local Interest are a Locally-focused monetization strategy for Twitter, two phenomenal Local Search posts from Lisa Barone, a strategy for tracking 10-pack clickthroughs (finally!) and a couple of interesting developments in the real estate and rank tracking spaces.

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 6

No. 255 • April 15th, 2009 • 1 Comment

In quick succession, volume 6 of the Local Links of Interest series discusses international Local SEO, old-line marketers failing to keep pace with "new age" techniques that have actually been around for a couple of years (like Twitter and the LBC), a great strategy for HyperLocal content development, and even praise for Google Maps!

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Links of Local Interest, Volume 5

No. 224 • April 10th, 2009 • 2 Comments

Back by popular demand (or not, as the case may be), the fifth installment of my Links of Local Interest Series discusses the spread of 10-packs across Google SERPs, the "Brand" update and its effect on SMB's, Locksmith MapSpam, duplicate LBC listings, and Local Keyword Research.

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