Does SEO make a difference? Traditional on-page SEO typically ranks behind a verified Local Business Listing, off-page and off-listing criteria, and reviews. Think about some of the leading businesses you see ranking in local search results, even in some of the more competitive industries. In many cases, restaurants ranking at the top of the list have poorly-optimized or even all-Flash websites. Large chain hotels frequently rank with location-page URLs that are buried within parent site architecture.In both of these cases, and countless others, different factors seem to outweigh the strength of an individual website or webpage. For instance, restaurants may have powerful profiles on places like YP, Yelp or UrbanSpoon; hotels may have really great reviews on TripAdvisor. Both are likely presenting a very strong signal among the traditional data providers. It remains critical to think about Local as its own entity within a broader SEO framework.[…click headline to read more!]
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Traditional, customer-pays 411 is in decline and quickly being replaced by a new generation of Voice-Enabled Mobile Category Search. Directory assistance (DA) is the original “local search” and its younger sibling, wireless DA, is the original mobile-local search. But now customers are starting to understand how much they pay for these services, as free alternatives are emerging. And as the customer-pays, traditional DA market declines a range of new services, models and providers is arising such as 1800Free411 and YellowPages411 [… Click headline to read more!]
GigPark allows users to make specific recommendations about local businesses and service providers to their friends. For Canpages, adding GigPark’s functionality to their own growing platform was an obvious choice [… Click headline to read more!]
Video is definately making its mark in Canada with a number of local search sites launching video products. Companies such as Yellow Pages Group on YellowPages.ca, GoldBook, Canpages all have video products available to their customers.
Of particular note in this post is the ability to embed these videos into 3rd party websites. For end customers this is a great way to leverage the video service on their own websites to generate a richer experience for customers who might type their URL directly. This service is available on YellowPages.ca. Under any video you can select “embed”, grab the code and place it on your website. […Click headline to read more]
Yellow Pages Group Co (YPG), the leading multiplatform directory search and advertising solutions provider, today announced that it is collaborating with Nokia to provide local directory search functionality for Nokia users on selected models.
As part of this collaboration, Yellow Pages Canada will provide localized content within the Nokia Mobile Search that enables users to access Yellow Pages’ directory, and search by company, business type, call suppliers immediately, save information in their contact books, and view maps. This offers users a simple, convenient, and fast way to find and connect to yellowpages.ca content as they want it directly from their Nokia devices. […Click headline to read more]