Greg Sterling

  • Google rolling out GMB simple website creator

    According to Mike Blumenthal, Google is now broadly rolling out its simple website creator for small businesses: websites. It first appeared in January and can be accessed through the Google My Business dashboard. It’s an even simpler tool than Google Sites and was reportedly designed for developing markets (e.g., India). However, it’s also accessible to US businesses.

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  • Location data predictive of retail store closures

    As marketers are discovering, mobile location data can be used for many purposes. Among them, according to inMarket, is predicting retail store closures. The company’s SDK (software development kit) is integrated into 700 apps, and it sees more than 50 million active mobile devices in the US. One of the data sets the company captures is the frequency of retail store visits.

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  • Apple introduces HomePod: A premium speaker with Siri

    As anticipated, Apple introduced its Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor today at WWDC, its developer conference in San Jose. The retro-named HomePod has Siri built in, but Apple didn’t lead with that or immediately present the new device as a stand-alone virtual assistant. The company made its pitch by emphasizing the sound quality of the speaker and the overall music ex ...

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  • Business profile and review best practices from TripAdvisor and Yelp

    TripAdvisor and Yelp are two of the most powerful local search and review sites online. According to consumer survey data from Burke, review sites drive more immediate actions (i.e., phone call, store visit, website visit, email) than social media or search. This consumer behavior is because of review site content and because they’re often consulted lower in the funnel.

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