Sponsored Report: Optimizing Local Presence for Mobile Search

This free report looks puts a focus on key areas that will give marketers an edge: mobile-optimized websites; mobile-optimized SEO; and an attention to basic name/address/phone number information, particularly as it pertains to those “near me” searches. The report also features actionable takeaways with a “7 Strategies for Local Search Success” tip sheet…

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Will Acquire Vurb, Local Sites Fill Traditional News Void

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat is Acquiring Mobile Search App Vurb for Over $110 Million… As Legacy News Organizations Cut Back, Local Sites Are Cropping Up to Fill the Void… Omnichannel May Never Catch On, But It’s the Next Big Thing for Local…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook News Feed Changes Barely Alter Traffic, On-Demand Startups Falling Short

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Friends-and-Family News Feed Change Doesn’t Seem to be Hurting Publisher Traffic… Omnicom Wins Massive $3 Billion AT&T Ad Account… Postmates Has Failed to Make Uber-for-Anything Cheap…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Using Apps to Drive Revenue, Facebook Tweaks News Feed (Again)

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Three Brands Use Apps to Drive Loyalty and Revenue… Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Favor ‘Personally Informative’ Stories… How AMP Will Affect the Wider Web…

Street Fight Daily: Restaurants Eager for New Tech, P&G’s Facebook Experiment

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… How Yelp Plans to Consolidate Mobile Gains and Reach $1B in Revenue… Restaurants Would Implement Predictive Ordering, Drones if Available… Why P&G Decided Facebook Ad Targeting Often Isn’t Worth the Money…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon’s Drone Program, Location and Mobile Ads

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Future of Retail Delivery: Amazon’s Drone Program… Mobile Programmatic Ad Growth Propelled By Geotargeting… Facebook Combats Ad Blocking By Giving Users Control Over What They See…

Street Fight Daily: Lyft Adds Multi-Stop Feature, Search Attribution Elusive for SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Riders Can Now Add More Than One Stop to Their Routes… Moz Targets Duplicate Listings with Revamped Dashboard for Businesses… Most Retailers Offer Mobile Coupons, Payments, But Implementation Not Always Easy…

Street Fight Daily: Retailers Use Snapchat to Target Millennials, Walmart Buys Jet.com

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Walmart is Buying Jet.com for $3 Billion and Will Announce the Deal Monday… With Hype Faded, Foursquare Tries Reinvention as a Data Business… Some Retailers Ignore Snapchat, While Others Capitalize with Lens and Geofilter Ads…

Street Fight Daily: Brands See Success with Kik Chatbots, Facebook Demotes Clickbait

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Kik Users Have Now Sent Branded Chatbots Nearly 2 Billion Messages… On Track to Bring in $850,000 This Year, Charlotte Agenda Says Its Model Works… Jet.com Has Been Trying to Beat Amazon at the Wrong Game,,,

Street Fight Daily: Wal-Mart May Buy Jet.com, MasterCard Teams Up with PlaceIQ

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Looking at Amazon, Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Web Retailer Jet.com… New Report Identifies Enterprise Customer Types and Needs… MasterCard Hooks Up With PlaceIQ for Location-Based Insights…

Street Fight Daily: Google Expands AMP, Instagram Debuts ‘Stories’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Lyft Hit a Record of 14 Million Rides Last Month… Google Expands AMP in Search Results as Retailers Join Push for Faster Mobile Web… Instagram Takes a Page From Snapchat, and Takes Aim At It, Too…

Street Fight Daily: Attribution Tech’s Star Is Rising, Mall Operator Enlists Local Startups

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… What Yext’s Snapchat Integration Means for Brick-and-Mortar Biz… Attribution is Becoming More of a Priority for Marketers… Giant Mall Company Enlists 10 Tech Startups to Drive Brick-and-Mortar Business…

Street Fight Daily: Uber and Didi Close $35B Deal, Most Businesses Still Lack Mobile Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Sells China Operations to Didi After Losing Billions… Even as Mobile Gobbles Up Web Traffic, 80% of Businesses Lack Long-Term Mobile Strategies… Excited about Google’s New Map Ads? You Should Be!…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Posts Record-Shattering Q2, Whole Foods Enters Meal-Kit Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Beats Expectations with $857 Million in Profits Driven by AWS, Prime… America’s Meal-Kit Craze Attracts a Big New Competitor… GrubHub Announces More Investments Following Strong Q2…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Profits Skyrocket, Gannett Expansion Faces Ad Difficulties

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Profit Nearly Triples on Mobile Ad Sales and New Users… Gannett’s Expansion Strategy Runs Into Bad News on the Ad Front… How Businesses Creating New Website Platforms Can Optimize for Search…

Street Fight Daily: Shopper Intent and Location, Brands Tap Pokémon Go

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… flok Launches Chatbots to Bolster Customer Engagement for Local Businesses… Can Insights on Shopper Intent Improve Location Data?… This Brand Found a Clever Way to Connect with Pokémon Go Players…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare Debuts Attribution Dashboard, MyTaxi Merges with Hailo

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare Debuts a Dashboard for its Foot Traffic Measurement System… MyTaxi Reportedly to Merge with Hailo in Bid to Compete with Uber… Verizon-Yahoo Deal is the Best Possible Outcome for Consumers and Marketers…

Street Fight Daily: Verizon Acquires Yahoo, Retailers Leverage Instagram for Loyalty

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Yahoo Cuts $4.8 Billion Deal to Sell Core Business to Verizon… How Retailers Like Michael Kors Are Turning Instagram Into a Customer-Loyalty Vehicle… Retail Emails Lead to Quick Sales…

Street Fight Daily: Bots Boom on Facebook, Tinder-Like Interface Takes on Retail

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Bots Take Over Facebook… Twitter’s User Base to Grow by Double Digits This Year… Sephora is Driving Mobile Sales with Tinder-Like Features…

Street Fight Daily: The Location Data Sharing Boom, Google Enables Call Campaign Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Marketers Don’t Need Pokémon Go to Track You: Inside The Location Data Sharing Boom… Google Empowers Businesses to Establish Attribution for Call Campaigns… Uber Rival Gett Enjoys a Lift from Brand Filter on Hot App, Prisma…