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Infographic: Breaking Down The Local Stack

Steven Jacobs

Infographic: Breaking Down The Local Stack

A stack of technologies has emerged to quietly reinvent the way business and consumers interact locally. One by one, technology firms have recreated the way we find, buy and retrieve goods and services locally as well as the way businesses reward, and retain, past customers. Siloed early on, these industries are starting to coalesce, working together to form layers in a coordinated Local Stack.

TIMELINE: Two Years in Hyperlocal

The Editors

TIMELINE: Two Years in Hyperlocal

On the occasion of our second anniversary, we took a look at the events in hyperlocal since we launched in 2011. Then: All Groupon all the time. Now: Not so much. The evolution of the hyperlocal landscape charts the same path as any new industry, beginning with the pioneers who take risks to prove a model; replications on the idea; consolidation and contraction; entrenchment of the ideas and business models; and legacy companies who buy or build their way in. 2013: Still the wild west, and what a great frontier it is.

INFOGRAPHIC: SF, LA Top List of Cities With Socially Savvy SMBs

Steven Jacobs

INFOGRAPHIC: SF, LA Top List of Cities With Socially Savvy SMBs

The study found that Grand Rapids and Oklahoma City have the highest percentage of SMBs with Facebook pages at 29% and 28% respectively. The number is a little less than half of what Borrell Associates estimated for the overall percent of SMBs that used Facebook as a promotional tool in 2011 (60.4%) and well below Merchant Circle’s figure in late 2011 (70.0%)…

Yext Infographic: 64% of Foursquare Listings Have Missing or Incorrect Info

Steven Jacobs

Yext Infographic: 64% of Foursquare Listings Have Missing or Incorrect Info

The graphic draws from data collected through Yext’s diagnostic tool, and shows that upwards of 40% of business listings on major hyperlocal services and directories include incorrect information. Foursquare is most consistently incorrect or incomplete, with 64% of the listings in the service including an error or missing key information (like a phone number), followed closely by AOL-owned MapQuest and Citysearch at 57%…

Infographic: Retailers Were Second-Largest Source of Google Ad Revenue in 2011

David Hirschman

Infographic: Retailers Were Second-Largest Source of Google Ad Revenue in 2011

A new infographic released by search marketing software provider WordStream looks at the breakdown of industries that account for the 96 percent of Google’s income that comes from keyword advertising. While the finance and insurance industry took the top spot, retailers and general merchandise companies (including small local business owners) came in second…