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  • The Price of Free Listings

    … like Brandify (formerly Where2GetIt), RioSEO, SIM Partners, Connectivity, MomentFeed, Placeable, Local Market Launch, Local Site Submit, SweetIQ, and UBL, which had previously been selling data aggregator updates. Many of these companies started out by providing related services such as store locator software, but quickly adapted their offerings…

    Andrew Shotland/ Street Fightin Google- 25 readers -
  • Survey Highlights Challenges of Marketing to Smaller SMBs

    … a lot of foot traffic or are well known in their communities. Henry Grabar, whose recent Guardian article includes some comments of mine as well as quotes from local expert Mike Blumenthal, notes that neighborhoods like Jackson Heights, in Queens, contain lots of businesses that can’t be found in Google Maps at all, a fact that leaves business…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin SEO Twitter- 26 readers -
  • Getting Down to the Basics of Local Search Marketing

    … being worried about meeting Google’s quality guidelines, the restaurant owner didn’t own a computer and was only vaguely aware that his Google listing existed. This is perhaps an extreme case, but it serves to illustrate the critical importance of taking action — any action — to influence how Google and other sites represent your business. At UBL we…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin Google- 21 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Belly, UBL, WorldNow, and FreshLime

    … from national sales director at Bandwidth.com after 4+ years to Fathom Voice as their VP of Marketplace. I’m sure Ryan’s keen likeability and eagerness to understand new business models will take this SaaS communication platform to the next level. Marc Mulgrum -WorldNow The broadcasting giant WorldNow just added Marc Mulgrum as their VP of sales…

    Kelly Benish/ Street Fightin SEO Twitter- 27 readers -
  • The Power of Visual Appeal in Local Search

    … in the most effective way possible. Damian Rollison is vice president of product and technology at Universal Business Listing, a company dedicated to promoting online visibility for local businesses. He holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley and the University of Virginia, where he worked at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. He can be reached via Twitter. …

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin Social SEO Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • The Impact of Google’s Local Update Is Still a Developing Story

    … it does seem counterintuitive that Google would cede this much real estate to third parties, so it will be interesting to see if these results get tweaked over time. Growth in visibility for local directories will have some affect on the work of local SEO services like UBL, Yext, and Moz Local. For the time being anyway, Google seems…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin SEO- 30 readers -