A Dozen Takeaways and Follow-Ups from the Bright Local Review Study

David Mihm: BrightLocal’s study of reviews is interactive, digestible by the average small business, and useful for agencies and resellers, too. In this column, I provide some of the highlights and pose questions for further research in the reviews space.

Why Yelp Is Steadily Becoming a Force in Local Data Aggregation

Unlike traditional aggregators like Infogroup, Acxiom, Neustar Localeze, and Factual, which provide basic listings for a very broad range of something like 20 million businesses in the U.S., Yelp is primarily focused on popular businesses — especially reviews of, and deals at, those businesses…

Assess Your Clients’ Local Search Competition in Three Quick Steps

Local SearchCongratulations! You’ve just signed that hard-to-land client that’s been in your sales pipeline for months. Now the hard (or, I think, the fun) work begins. Where can you deliver the most value for this hard-earned client, right from Day One?