Optimizing for Mobile Search: New Tips and Old Tricks

It used to be that you wanted to be situated as close as possible to the city centroid, or clustered with similar businesses. Now you might literally have to be the closest shop to the place your potential customer happens to be standing. How in the world do you optimize for that?

Street Fight Daily: Alexa Now Sets Up 2-Hour Deliveries, Walmart to Make More E-Commerce Acquisitions

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Extends Alexa’s Voice Shopping Smarts to Include 2-Hour Prime Now Deliveries… Walmart E-Commerce CEO Marc Lore Says the Company Will Make More Acquisitions… Yext Hits $124 Million in Revenues in 2016-2017…

Foursquare Analytics, a Dashboard for Location Intel, Debuts

Today marks the public debut of Foursquare Analytics, a dashboard that puts location intelligence in the hands of brands the company works with. The dashboard, he says, leverages Foursquare’s location tech capabilities for restaurant chains, retailers, and others who need deeper consumer analytics.

Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Pitney Bowes, and Button

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Netsertive, Vendasta, Speakeasy and Tapad.

Foursquare Releases Pilgrim SDK, Allowing Third Parties to Access Its Location Intel

Apps and brands can now get their hands on some of the technology Foursquare uses to pinpoint where smartphones are in real-time — and get a clearer picture of when people move from location to location.

Openings and New Hires at Lyft, DAC Group and Placed

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Navads, Brandify and Foursquare.

Here’s How Marketers Can Capitalize on Valentine’s Day Foot Traffic Trends

According to a new analysis of Valentine’s Day foot traffic trends conducted by the location intelligence company Foursquare, movie theaters are the place to be on Valentine’s Day. Theaters see an incredible 255% lift in foot traffic, compared to the week before — and 64% of moviegoers opt to eat out before or after the show.

Foursquare Analysis Shows Where Customers Go When Retailers Close

Using both explicit and passive location data from its Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm apps and websites, the company analyzed consumer visits at Macy’s and Kmart locations that closed in 2016. Foursquare also looked at foot traffic at competing retail stores around the same time period.

Street Fight Daily: Google Updates AMP, Facebook Leverages AI for Advertising

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Now Lets You View and Share a Publisher’s Own Links on AMP… Facebook Leverages AI to Improve Advertising… Micro-targeting, Measurement Can Help Unlock In-App Brand Dollars…

Openings and New Hires at Foursquare, Pinterest and Verve

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. This week’s edition includes moves and new openings at Yext, Gravy, CTIA, and Soleo.

Street Fight Daily: Retailers Try Google’s Promoted Places, GrubHub’s Social Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Retailers Test Out Google Maps Promoted Places Ads… 65% of Connected Device Owners Are Open To IoT Advertising… With Digital Revolution, Expectations for Marketers Shift Toward Revenue Generation…

Foursquare Data Shows Shopping Patterns for Star Wars Fans and Trekkies

Marking the release of the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, today, Foursquare has put together an interesting infographic analyzing data from people who checked into Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Beyond.

Street Fight Daily: Microsoft Partners With Here, Uber Self-Driving Ops in SF Halted

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Here and Microsoft Expand Mapping Deal, Expanding Into Connected Car Data… California DMV Orders Uber to Stop Operating Its Self-Driving Cars In SF… Google’s Share of Referrals to Publishers Drops Significantly…

Street Fight Daily: Foursquare and Nielsen Team Up on Attribution, Moz Local Partners with Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare, Nielsen Team Up to Map Digital Ads to In-Store Visits… Moz Local Offers New Capabilities in Partnership with Yelp… Facebook’s Latest Measurement Error Irks Marketers…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Acquires Euro Rival for $1.8 Billion, How Foursquare Tackles Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… GoDaddy Acquires Rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 Billion… How Foursquare Leverages Location for Attribution… Don’t Expect To See Amazon’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store Mirrored by Local Retailers Anytime Soon…

LBMA Podcast: SnapChat/Foursquare, SocialRadar Acquisition, Hero Digital

This Week in Location Based Marketing is a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association with Asif Khan and Aubriana Lopez. On the show: Nadaam Cashmere + Cleanly, Hurd, Exponential Interactive, Bizly, PAI + MagTek, Skyhook & Verifone, Age UK with ClearChannel, and GeniCan.

Is Black Friday’s Importance Waning for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers?

As consumers do more of their holiday shopping online, brick-and-mortar retailers are working harder than ever to capitalize on evolving foot traffic patterns. Data scientists at Foursquare analyzed foot traffic trails from U.S. users to try and predict what next weekend’s sales numbers might look like.

Street Fight Daily: Snapchat Taps Foursquare For Sharper Location Data, xAd Raises Additional $42.5M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Signs Data Deal with Foursquare for Better Targeted Geofilters… Verizon Invests Further in Location Data, Ad Capabilities, Buying LQD Wifi to Expand IoT Strategy… Samsung Buys Harman International for $8 Billion in Bet on Connected Cars…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Leverage Apple Search Ads, Yelp Struggles Internationally

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Big Brands Are Already Targeting Their Competitors with Apple Search Ads… Yelp, Struggling Internationally, Lays Off 175 In Sales and Marketing… Foursquare Licenses Drawbridge’s Cross-Device Identity Data for Location Intelligence…

Foursquare’s Rosenblatt: ‘Location Is the Atomic Unit of Mobile’

Foursquare has gone from check-in darling to an under-recognized data powerhouse. But in that transition, it’s more successful than ever. And its primary emphasis has remained the entire time: real-world consumer behavior. Meanwhile, the ad industry’s hunger for location data grows.