• http://www.madrasgeek.com/ Srivathsan G.K

    very good article. Shift from Acquisition to Retention is very important trend that is helpful for local SEO.

  • http://www.madrasgeek.com/ Srivathsan G.K

    very good article. Shift from Acquisition to Retention is very important trend that is helpful for local SEO.

  • http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/ Linda Buquet

    Thanks for another great post Myles. You always have such meaningful insights on local!

    So many great tips. Especially like the points about importance of data purity due to mobile and the reminder to get your listing on mobile services like TomTom and Nokia. And the “trusted filter” comment is important too due to all the confusing options that are out there for SMBs.

    Thanks, Linda

  • local SEO dude

    Miles – great point about leaving SMBs floundering – we need to make sure our services have their best interests in mind, but let them outline what exactly they want instead of bombarding them with technical jargon and confusing them out of the sales process.

    You get paid in either strokes or money, but rarely in both.

    I prefer the latter and have to bite my tongue at times ;-)

  • http://www.949local.com/ Jim Froling

    I had not thought of Tom Tom and Nokia as citation sources. But will from now on.

  • http://www.cobwebseo.com/ Ajay Jhunjhunwala

    The owner of any business should be visionary. So a business will get success if it can predict the future or current trends. You post specifically the SEO tips section is very useful. As a owner of SMB I am happy with these tips.

  • Touch_Point

    Great information, Myles. Mobile and local are fundamentally tied together and every local business needs to realize the importance of addressing both in their marketing. But as you mentioned, most small businesses have no time and most of all, little or knowledge about how. So we who are in these fields need to educate them first, then we can help them with our services.

  • http://www.searchresultsmedia.com/ Search Results Media

    Hi,

    I absolutely agree with you that today local search is given more preferences as user like results based on their location & preferences. I also liked the point that you made on Data Purity & Ubiquity. Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing such informative Blog.

  • http://twitter.com/MogulLabs MogulLabs

    We’re trying a different approach to local search. We’re utilising social data (of both the user and the local business) to match people with the most relevant local product/service . Interested to hear thoughts on our debut product which is focused on applying this approach to pubs and bars http://www.fidothefinder.com

  • http://twitter.com/pijnz pijnz

    Good point on Local Discovery. We should see a rise in local directory type solutions and other alternative means of presenting options for local businesses, services and deals.