Street Bytes

    • Understanding Facebook’s Place as a Small Business Marketing Vehicle

      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 us 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, I write to you from sunny, 70-degree Portland this week.

      Street Fightin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
    • Making Sense of Posts in Google’s SMB Product Portfolio

      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 us an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! Mike: Rode my bike into work today. It was glorious.

      Street Fightin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • The Current State of Google Maps — Fake News, Fake Reviews

    … 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 us an email or leave a comment if you have specific topics that you’d like them to touch on in future columns! David: Mike, this month it seems like…

    Street Fightin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Constructing the Enterprise Priority List for Local Search

    … to consider Phoenix or Denver as their next destination. Mike: Your discouragement is unlikely to deter them much if at all. David: I’m under no illusion, but it’s worth a shot… Mike: A reader asked that we talk about enterprise and local. What say we talk about the evolving local practices that we are seeing there? David: Sounds good. I’m working…

    Street Fightin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • Frustration With Digital Marketing Vendors Boils Over for One SMB

    … their Facebook Page as their website. When the two gorillas are both reinforcing the wrong message–which, to be fair, the SMB may not even be aware of–it’s even harder for the right message, delivered by a well-intentioned salesperson, to resonate. Mike: Yikes… That is a paradox that we are seeing even in large clients. They don’t fully understand why…

    Street Fight- 23 readers -
  • The Coming DIY Cataclysm

    … 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: Happy to be back for our first…

    Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • Why Google Is Becoming the ‘New Homepage’ for SMBs

    … has really become the new home page for most small businesses. That so many things are happening right on Google; clicks to call, driving directions, etc., and even more so than a website. For a business to do well there, things like photos, reviews (everywhere) and other visuals are becoming ever more important. And it appears that Adwords…

    Street Fightin Google- 23 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…

    Street Fightin Google How To's- 13 readers -
  • Apple Gets Into Position for the Voice Search Revolution

    … 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, so far in 2017, we’ve…

    Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • Making Sense of Amazon’s Push Deeper Into Local

    … 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, for our conversation…

    Street Fight- 25 readers -
  • Is There an SMB Analytics Market? And If So, What Should It Measure?

    … story of a business’s online success. David: Well, and I guess I would start even one level higher. I’m not convinced small businesses without a full-time in-house marketer really care about analytics, and they certainly don’t have the time or expertise to dive in each week and change their marketing or customer service behavior based on what…

    Street Fight- 38 readers -
  • 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- 23 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…

    Street Fightin Social- 9 readers -
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