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What Google’s New Review Guidelines Mean for SMBs, Agencies, and Vendors

David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal

What Google’s New Review Guidelines Mean for SMBs, Agencies, and Vendors

Given Google’s new anti-review gating guidelines, what’s important for businesses, Mike Blumenthal tells David Mihm in their biweekly column, is to “make giving direct feedback to the business extremely easy. Most unhappy consumers just want to express their dissatisfaction and given a choice will do so directly with the business rather than on a review site.”

Street Fight Daily: AR/VR Market Grows 72% YOY, How Mall of America Leverages Local Tech

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: AR/VR Market Grows 72% YOY, How Mall of America Leverages Local Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Content Market for Visual, Augmented Reality Hits $3 Billion… Even as Amazon Lurks, Drugstores Double Down on Bricks and Mortar… Is Google Using GDPR As an Excuse to Restrict Publisher and Advertiser Choices?…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Debuts API for SMBs/Startups, Google to Survive Antitrust Challenge

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Debuts API for SMBs/Startups, Google to Survive Antitrust Challenge

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… With New Solution, Foursquare Targets SMB and Startup Markets… Google Poised to Emerge Unscathed from European Antitrust Crackdown… 5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture Stand Out…

Street Fight Daily: Sites Tap Audiences for Product Dev, Restaurants Court Young Customers

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Sites Tap Audiences for Product Dev, Restaurants Court Young Customers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Publishers Use Their Audiences to Develop Products… Casual Restaurant Chains Use Tech to Attract Elusive Younger Customers… Facebook Suspends Another Data Firm for Using Cambridge Analytica-Like Tactics…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Wise Up About Location Tech, Google’s Exchange Bidding Exits Beta

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Brands Wise Up About Location Tech, Google’s Exchange Bidding Exits Beta

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Brands Are Getting More Sophisticated at Using Location Data… Google’s Answer to Header Bidding Is Now Generally Available… Instacart Raises Another $150 Million…

Street Fight Daily: Google and Target Partner on Voice; Amazon’s Future in Search Ads

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google and Target Partner on Voice; Amazon’s Future in Search Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google and Target Offer the First Voice-Activated Coupon on Google Assistant… Amazon Could Dominate Product Search Ads by 2020… LA Times: ‘Programmatic Is Going to Be a Big Part’ of Publisher’s Future..

Is Voice the Future of Local AR?

Mike Boland

Is Voice the Future of Local AR?

Visual AR won’t go away and is aligned with several use cases like gaming. But audio could get here sooner and take over a certain share of micro moments like getting informed about people or surroundings. We’re talking local discovery, shopping, and proximity-based social media.

Street Fight Daily: Media Buyers Weigh in on Facebook’s Data Changes, A New Era for Uber?

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Media Buyers Weigh in on Facebook’s Data Changes, A New Era for Uber?

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Agencies: Facebook’s Removal of Third-Party Data Turns Back the Clock on Targeting… A Deep Dive on the Challenges Facing New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi… Paid Search, Shopping Campaign Media Buys Continue to Rise…

Q&A, Reviews, and Fake News on Google: False Content Is Not Just a Facebook Problem

David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal

Q&A, Reviews, and Fake News on Google: False Content Is Not Just a Facebook Problem

“Given the primacy of Google’s market position, and the primacy of Knowledge Panels in SERPs—also a conscious product decision on Google’s part—the percentage of customers who are likely to come across fake information is great,” David Mihm tells Mike Blumenthal in their biweekly column.

Street Fight Daily: Zuckerberg Breaks His Silence, Voice Revolution Not Here Yet

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Zuckerberg Breaks His Silence, Voice Revolution Not Here Yet

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Zuckerberg Breaks His Silence on the Controversy Surrounding Data Security… Survey Finds Few Consumers Using Voice-Assisted Devices to Browse, Make Purchases… Amazon Customer Shopping Habits Divided by Age, With Some Surprises…

Street Fight Daily: Leave In-Store Shoppers Alone, Google Courts Publishers as Facebook Flails

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Leave In-Store Shoppers Alone, Google Courts Publishers as Facebook Flails

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… In-Store Shoppers Lean on Tech, Want to Be Left Alone in Stores… While Facebook Battles Fires, Google Rolls Out Pro-Publisher Initiatives… Media Rating Council Considers Bumping up Video Ad Standards…

Street Fight Daily: Duopoly Dominance Declines, Macy’s Rolls Out AR & Mobile Checkout

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Duopoly Dominance Declines, Macy’s Rolls Out AR & Mobile Checkout

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Duopoly’s Share of the Ad Market Could Decline for the First Time… Demonstrating Where Retailers Are Going, Macy’s Rolls Out Mobile Checkout & AR Feature… The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Won’t Stop Advertisers from Spending on Facebook..

Street Fight Daily: Google Monetizes Product Searches, Amazon’s Next Whole Foods Move

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Monetizes Product Searches, Amazon’s Next Whole Foods Move

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Partners with Retail Giants to Monetize Online Product Searches… Amazon Accidentally Revealed Its Next Plan for Whole Foods in a Job Posting… 10% Own an AI Device, 32% Plan to Get One, 58% Don’t Want Any…