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Google Local Business Center Adds Coupon Link & Bulk Upload Verification

The Google Local Business Center has added a way to link directly to your Google Maps coupons and has added a verification process for...

Three Ways To Optimize Business For Local Search Via Online Newspapers

Local search marketing experts have long recommended that businesses improve their online presence by optimizing profiles in online yellow pages (IYPs) and local search...

Google Adds More User Photos to Street View

Google is now adding public geotagged Picasa images to Google’s Street View on Maps. According to the Google Lat Long Blog:Millions of people already...

A Closer Look At Local Search Ranking Factors

I am continually amazed by, and thankful for, the efforts of the Local Search Ranking Factors panelists. The survey remains one of the most...

Google Pitches Benefits, Ease Of Using Google Maps

Google’s outreach last week was all about Street View. This week it appears to be Google Maps’ turn in the spotlight, thanks to a...

Google: Come See The Softer Side Of Street View

Perhaps tired of all the legal wrangling and even physical altercations over its Street View program, Google has launched a new Street View web...

Can Locally-Focused Display Ads Make The Phone Ring?

Display advertising and local search have been key points of emphasis for major online search engines and networks in earnings calls over the last...

What Micro-Hoo Might Mean For Local Search

As the dust begins to settle on the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal, we’re finding that this week’s announcement raised as many questions as it answered....