• Yext’s IPO Could Raise All Boats in Local — And Herald Consolidation

    … While Yext’s long-anticipated IPO announcement yesterday didn’t come as a huge surprise for those following local, the news that it was imminent still packed a punch. So we asked several luminaries to weigh in on what the offering might portend for the broader industry. Andrew Shotland, proprietor, LocalSEOGuide The entire local industry…

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  • ThriveHive Balances Software and Human Support to Power SMB Marketing

    …. If you start at the lower end of the products, such as our guided marketing platform and now — with the acquisition that we recently concluded of Closely and the Perch app — the guidance that’s involved in Perch as well … You’re going to answer some questions, and based on that you get a customized marketing platform. The software will automatically…

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  • GateHouse’s UpCurve Acquires Closely to Complement ThriveHive

    … GateHouse Media’s small and medium-sized business solutions provider UpCurve announced this morning that it has acquired Perry Evans’ Denver-based local/social tech company Closely. The company will be integrated into ThriveHive’s digital solutions, deepening UpCurve’s ability to aggregate and analyze SMB data. The buy enhances ThriveHive’s…

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