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    • 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 what’s old is new.

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    • Constructing the Enterprise Priority List for Local Search

      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: I actually started riding my bike to work… a sure sign that it i ...

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  • Frustration With Digital Marketing Vendors Boils Over for One SMB

    … 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: Hey Mike, I read with great…

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  • The Coming DIY Cataclysm

    … ecosystem. Mike: I think it may already be happening. Or at least we are seeing the beginnings of Facebook and Google consistently applying their learnings to these types of products. I just took a tour of Google Adwords Express and I have to say I was impressed with the power, ease of use AND very low cost. It’s an example of an automated product…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 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…

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  • 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…

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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- 21 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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