May 142011
 

This week was not as full of nice articles related to local search, Google Places and local-social as it was during the previous one. The biggest event was the Google I/O where a lot of innovations were announced, but only very few regarding local. However, let’s see what I’ve chosen for you to read during the peaceful weekend evenings.

Google Places and Local SEO:
Google Places Help – Verification Problems and Tips for Consultants
Hot Google Places Citations Source for Tier 1 Citations
Yelp Segues into Spain
YPG: 30% of Our Searches Come from Mobile
A Little Light Reading On Google Maps Ranking Factors
The Future of the Yellow Pages
Bing Quietly Adds Bulk Uploads to Local Business Listings
Yellow Pages Opt-In & Opt-Out in Seattle and San Francisco | 2011
Ten Things I Hope Google Places Fixes in 2011
Google Going Places With Local SMB Marketing Swag
Google Opens Places API to the Public
Citation Theory – Higher Rankings in Google with Google Places
Genbook Customer Reviews Now Published to Google Places

Local-Social:
A “real life” example of social media marketing
Social Profiles: It’s Quality, Not Quantity

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