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The Attacat BrainArchive for the ‘ Local Search ’ Category

Local search is basically geographical search engine optimisation. It’s primarily about ensuring that your business ranks through Google local listings. Expect posts about the latest algorithm updates, local search tips and industry insights.

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Local Search Roundup – June 2011

Here is a quick summary of the local search news I’ve been reading in June..

Google adds business characteristics to maps listing

2.2 billion local queries on Google

What NOT to do on local business websites

Google now showing local +1 counts

5 creative location-based campaigns for small business to learn from

Attacat Month in Numbers

Month In Numbers – June 2011

Attacat Month In Numbers – June 2011

Local Search Roundup – May 2011

Here’s what I picked up in local search news in May…

Google adds postcode outlines to map one box

Bing adds bulk uploads to local business listing

Google announce that location extension will now be charged on a CPC basis

6 key takeaways from the Local Search Association’s inaugural conference

30% of businesses are using local search as a marketing tool

Attacat Month in Numbers

Month In Numbers – May 2011

The Attacat Month In Numbers – May 2011

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Mobile Roundup – May 2011

It’s with you everywhere – it’s mobile! But what’s different in May?

 
Google reveals mobile ‘wallet’ system – allegedly nicked from PayPal?

 
Mobile is changing keyword research for companies and agencies

 
Tablet > mobile men > mobile women

 
The numbers game – iPhone apps and Android devices

 
Google News gets location aware

 
Google Music on Android

 
Mobile landing page ‘best practices’

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Wee Experiment: Gavin Walker Challenge

We’ve just recently put together a very quick website for Gavin Walker, Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC. Nothing special at the moment (and waiting for more content as usual!) – should be updated over the next few days.

More information to follow here about the nature of the experiment [...]

Attacat Month in Numbers

Month In Numbers – April 2011

The Attacat Month In Numbers – April 2011

Local Search – Google Boost

Back in December I blogged about the importance of local search, and promised a follow up post about Google’s new local ad product – Google Boost. Boost was initially launched in selected U.S. cities in October 2010 and rolled out across the rest of the U.S. in late January. It is now being [...]

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Adwords and Facebook ads: Go tweak crazy

It seems to have been a really rather busy few weeks for Google, withhem testing new appearances and variations of PPC advert display all over the place. Here’s a summary of the changes we’ve seen popping up recently:

Attacat Month in Numbers

Month In Numbers – January 2011

The Attacat Month in Numbers – January 2011


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