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Street Fight Daily: Email Closes Path to Purchase, Ad Tech Courts Subscription-Based Publishers

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Email Closes Path to Purchase, Ad Tech Courts Subscription-Based Publishers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Email Lures Back E-Shoppers With Abandoned Carts… Ad Tech Vendors Are Pitching Themselves to Publishers as Subscription Saviors… Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Users Based on ‘Sensitive’ Interests…

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Creeps Into Payments, Reviews Shape Local Offline Purchases

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Instagram Creeps Into Payments, Reviews Shape Local Offline Purchases

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Instagram Quietly Launches Payments for Commerce… Augmented Reality Heading to 3 Billion Devices, $85 Billion in Revenue… Yelp’s Chad Richard on the ‘Decentralization’ of Reservations…

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.”

Should Local Businesses Ask for Reviews?

Damian Rollison

Should Local Businesses Ask for Reviews?

Reputation management services should focus on helping businesses understand what consumers are saying and engage with reviewers by responding. Unbiased review content is a true goldmine for the brand who works with a reputation company to glean deep insights about consumer sentiment offered by consumers themselves for free.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Sets Sights on Yelp and Foursquare, Uber Approves $10B SoftBank Deal

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Sets Sights on Yelp and Foursquare, Uber Approves $10B SoftBank Deal

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Relaunches Events App as Facebook Local… Uber Approves SoftBank’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Offer… Spirited Media Fights Collapse of Local News…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Fights Companies Soliciting Reviews, Snap Reckons with Post-IPO Disaster

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Fights Companies Soliciting Reviews, Snap Reckons with Post-IPO Disaster

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Increasingly Cracking Down on ‘Review Solicitation’… Snapchat Is Having a Crisis of Confidence. So Are Investors… Postmates Launches Grocery Service, Scheduled Deliveries, and Revamped App…

Yelp Analysis Finds Bright Spots for Business Growth

Stephanie Miles

Yelp Analysis Finds Bright Spots for Business Growth

A new economic outlook report released by Yelp this morning finds ample opportunity for growth for small businesses throughout the country, and particularly those located in Southeastern states. “The markets we often think of as being on the forefront of trends in food, retail and other sectors can also be the toughest for small-business success,” explains data editor Carl Bialik.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Guides Retailers on Mobile, US Ad Firms Prepare for Data Regulation

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Guides Retailers on Mobile, US Ad Firms Prepare for Data Regulation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… A New Facebook Feature Will Help Print Catalogs Translate to Mobile… GDPR Is Coming, and Many U.S. Ad Tech Firms Are Not Ready… Yelp Claims Google Broke Promise Made to Regulators…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Partners with Curbside, Foursquare Check-Ins Evolve with Location Tech

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Partners with Curbside, Foursquare Check-Ins Evolve with Location Tech

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Partners with Curbside to Add Order Pickup to its App… Foursquare May Have Grown Up, But the Check-In Still Matters… Google Reboots Display Network, Gives Advertisers More Control…

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Sells Eat24 to GrubHub, Brands Rankled by Amazon’s Third-Party Selling

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Sells Eat24 to GrubHub, Brands Rankled by Amazon’s Third-Party Selling

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yelp Is Selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5M, and the Stock is Skyrocketing… Brands Bristle at Third-Party Selling on Amazon But Can’t Do Much to Stop It… Is Facebook’s Mobile Attribution Model Fair?…

Dead Fingers Still Walking?

Andrew Shotland

Dead Fingers Still Walking?

While Google and Facebook may have a lock on consumers and big advertisers, in no way do they have a lock on SMB advertisers. If Dex Media/YP can provide a better experience for its advertisers, it’s got a real shot at keeping those fingers walking well into the future.

The Current State of Google Maps — Fake News, Fake Reviews

David Mihm and Mike Blumenthal

The Current State of Google Maps — Fake News, Fake Reviews

“It’s incredible to me that given all of Google’s focus on new local products that they are still getting some of the basics wrong,” Mike Blumenthal tells David Mihm. “People who rely on Google more and more to find local businesses need to know that the fundamental metric of the business quality, reviews, is fair and well policed.”