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  • The Price of Free Listings

    … When the Yellow Pages directory came out once a year, if your business’ phone number was printed incorrectly, you were screwed. It was the same with local business listings on the internet, except that instead of one or two books, there were thousands of websites carrying your bad data. Even when you fixed your phone number, there was a good…

    Andrew Shotland/ Street Fightin Google- 21 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- 23 readers -
  • Getting Down to the Basics of Local Search Marketing

    … search is accessible to all. 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 Google- 19 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Belly, UBL, WorldNow, and FreshLime

    … heavily involved with the development of Orange Soda two things are certain; he really must love citrus fruits and catering to small businesses! Paul Donlan – UBL The original Pauly D just got promoted to COO from President of international business development at my alma mater Universal Business Listing. I had the opportunity to catch up…

    Kelly Benish/ Street Fightin SEO Twitter- 18 readers -
  • The Power of Visual Appeal in Local Search

    … Not long ago I had a work-related realization that probably should not have surprised me, though it did. Why is it, I have often wondered, that when I send an email to a colleague containing several questions or requests, I so often get back one of three things: (1) responses that only address the beginning of the email; (2) responses that only…

    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- 29 readers -
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