Local search by the numbers

Local search marketing19%

Now here’s a real curiosity.  According to the data contained in the lovely infographic below provided by MGD Advertising, local search is a bit of a mixed bag for a big percentage of consumers.   Continue reading

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The daily deal battlefield is getting more dangerous for Groupon

The daily deal battlefield is getting more dangerous for Groupon || “Google buys The Dealmap to bolster Groupon rivalry” http://ow.ly/5SpcQ

Yes, this video has nothing to do with the article above but who can forget this debacle?


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Google is making $3 billion a month in advertising

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Google keeps ’em guessing with changes to its search logic

Google Logo officially released on May 2010

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Look for more OEM auto solutions including Google Maps

Wordmark of Google Maps

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The online local coupon industry is reaching a fever pitch

The online local coupon industry is reaching a fever pitch – “Google readies Groupon competitor” http://ht.ly/3HR1v #shopping #socialmedia

Google’s iTunes competitor to take a shot at Apple’s music dominance

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Top posts for week ending 05-Sep

Humor reigns supreme this week – there’s no doubt about that fact.  On a side a note, I’ve change the cadence of the weekly summaries to correspond with the weekly tracking that WordPress uses in their stats engine (i.e., Monday through Sunday).  Here are the most popular posts from the past week:

  1. Human hay bale
  2. The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  4. Very interesting; recent discovery unlocks the secret
  5. They should call this doll Baby Scare-a-Lot
  6. TED: The world’s oldest living things
  7. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
  8. Wave didn’t make it with Google’s backing, why would someone else try?
  9. Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl
  10. Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set

To my U.S.-based readers – have a great Labor Day holiday weekend!

Wave didn’t make it with Google’s backing, why would someone else try?

Wave didn’t make it with Google’s backing, why would someone else try? – “Google Wave to Rise Again on Its Own” http://ht.ly/2z63j