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Comparing Google Local and Acxiom Categories

February 21, 2007 reuben 0

The Google Local Business Center offers advertisers a way to geographically authenticate themselves and then select an appropriate category for their business listing. Google Maps takes data from various sources including Acxiom which provides data for many of the phone … [continue]

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Google LBC Categories

February 2, 2007 reuben 3

Edit (Aug 25 2009) I haven’t kept track of how Google handles categories in their Local Business Center for quite a while. I just received a great email from Maxou in France letting me know that Google’s method to select … [continue]

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Google thinks I’m Google

January 30, 2007 reuben 0

Because I work for an SEO company in Pittsburgh, I tend to do quite a lot of local searches in and around the Pittsburgh metro area. At work we’ve been receiving some phone calls from people who think we’re Google … [continue]

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Google.com SERPs and Google Phone MRPs?

December 17, 2006 reuben 0

Google OS blogged about a rumored project Google Phone. I was just reading some of Mike Blumenthal‘s research about Google local and a thought popped into my head. If the new device has GPS capability, then Google would know your … [continue]