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    • Why Google Is Becoming the ‘New Homepage’ for SMBs

      In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, great to talk to you again.

      Street Fightin Google- 21 readers -
    • What Does the Bot Bubble Mean for Facebook’s Long Game?

      In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! Mike: How is Portland? Did the weather improve over my vacation week ther ...

      Street Fightin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • How Does Google Determine the Authority of Local Entities?

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, sorry for the longer…

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  • Apple Gets Into Position for the Voice Search Revolution

    … focused primarily on Google and Amazon. I thought this week we might move on to the third of the four horsepeople: Apple. Mike: They rarely get mentioned in the assistant race particularly in the home but I think they have as good a shot at is anyone at this point with the building blocks they are putting in place. They seem to be working…

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  • Making Sense of Amazon’s Push Deeper Into Local

    … in Last Week in Local earlier this week and think some of them are amazing. Clearly they are positioning themselves in the sales funnel aggressively, and unlike Google their presale efforts lead directly to sales that they control. How do you think Alexa plays into this whole picture? David: Being the biggest Voice bull I know, I think Alexa might…

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  • Is There an SMB Analytics Market? And If So, What Should It Measure?

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Well, Mike, 2016 is in the books…

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  • What Is the Essential Digital Marketing Bundle for Local Businesses?

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, feels to me like it’s…

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  • The Increasing Impact of Reviews and Google+ (?!) on Local SEO

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Great to see you in Bend a couple…

    Street Fightin Social SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • Can Google Shift Its Revenue Model From Advertising to Products?

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! Mike: It’s still sunny in Western New…

    Street Fightin Google- 12 readers -
  • Is Apple’s Encroachment on Local Finally Ready for Prime Time?

    … In this regular Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Hey Mike, glad to be doing another…

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  • Tackling the Problem of Measurement in Local

    … on this front in the last eight years. Mike: Man, we could talk for ages on the ages that Google has spent making, breaking and throwing away SMB products…so back to the topic. A real black hole though is what Apple is sending that isn’t going through Google. About 50% of her traffic is now mobile and 75% of that is from Apple. Don’t Android users…

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  • Mihm & Blumenthal: How Google’s Monetization Shift Will Impact Local Search

    … In this new Street Fight feature, local marketing gurus David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal will semi-regularly kick around some of the biggest ideas affecting the local search ecosystem and the broader industry. Send an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! Mike: We both have been…

    Street Fightin How To's- 7 readers -
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