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Likely Result Of San Francisco’s Yellow Page Law

The Mayor of San Francisco acknowledged that many people “use yellow pages” but signed into law a bill that will require residents to opt-in to receive the phone book. The logic being that those folks who still use it can … Continue reading

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The Sum of All Small Business Owners Fears

One possible future: Joe looked up from his paperwork and thought out loud that the phone hadn’t been ringing much in the last few days. He finished the estimate he had been working on and emailed it to the old … Continue reading

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Pay For Email And Google? The FCC Votes Today

Whether you have to write a check to your internet provider when you search on Google, connect on Facebook or send an email will be decided today when the FCC votes on Free-Internet. Verizon, At&t and other internet providers insist … Continue reading

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Dominating Google Maps- The Most Effective Spam Ever And What You Can Learn From It

If you take a look at the image above at a Google Maps result you will find listings for 4 companies that don’t really exist, at least not with that name or at the address listed. I called and asked … Continue reading

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How Much Google Traffic Comes From Mobile Devices – A Quick Study

Most studies I’ve read regarding mobile seem to focus on statistics that may lead to conclusions that overstate the importance of mobile. I wanted to put together a study that would show the actual traffic from mobile devices to a … Continue reading

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Pay Per Call – The Conversation

Pay Per Call brings about a conversation like no other in local advertising. Small business owners, who normally deal in broad strokes, all of sudden are fighting tooth and nail each time their phone rings. And Yext, a technology that … Continue reading

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Free G1 – No Kidding!

At Christmas I got a Droid. That’s good. I had 10 months left on my T-mobile contract. That’s good for you. Here’s the offer. You get the G1 for free. You need to agree to take over my contract. What’s … Continue reading

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Adwords Click To Call Trouble Address shows in ads, but phone number is missing.

Last week Google formally launched its Click-to-Call functionality in Adwords. Greg Sterling spoke with Paul Feng, Google’s Group Product Manager for Mobile Ads, about this new feature. Feng said that some advertisers in Google’s Click-to-Call tests saw improvement in CTR’s … Continue reading

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Google Product Listing Ads Of The Third Kind

Over the weekend I had my first sighting of the new Google Product Listing Ads. Having missed all the write-ups last week I was shocked when they showed up in a search I was doing over the weekend. Visually dominant … Continue reading

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Google Maps Update – 10 Pack Displays For County Search

Google continues to expand the types of searches for which it displays the 10-Pack. Today for the first time I found the 10 pack for a search with a county geography.

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