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Google Set To Launch “Click-to-Call in Ads on Mobile Devices with Google AdWords”

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Bing, Blog, Google | 0 comments

I have received a couple of emails from Google today regarding the launching of the long awaited “Click-to-Call” feature we have been anticipating. At this time, this feature only works with Google Adwords, so just make sure you have turned this option on in your Adwords Campaign Settings. I will show you a screenshot here below, but feel free to read the entire excerpt from Google…welcome to 2010 people, the year of Mobile advertising wars.         “Dear AdWords Advertiser, We’re pleased to announce that beginning in January, your location-specific business...

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Google Reportedly To Buy Yelp…Gulp!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in Bing, Blog, Google | 0 comments

Google Reportedly To Buy Yelp…Gulp!

This weekend I have been hearing rumblings that Google is poised to buy Yelp for $500 million, a social network of sorts based on reviews of local business establishments. Let me make a prediction, 2010 will be the year of “local Search” and local UGC (User Generated Reviews) What does this mean for Google? They can strong arm the local search market by acquiring Yelp, and snag an additional 25 million monthly unique visitors! Now this will add to Google’s recent aggressive push towards their own Business Local product, and “Favorite Places on Google” which will...

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How Will “Local Search” Change in 2010?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Bing, Google, Search Engines, Yahoo! | 2 comments

I have not wrote a piece like this in awhile, but thought we are due for a “prediction” for 2010.  So how will local search change in 2010? Drastically in my opinion, mainly due to mobile search.  Right now Smartphone’s are more like computers, with a phone, not the other way around. Statistics show that smartphone purchases will out pace pc purchases by 2011 (Chart below courtesy Silicon Alley Insider) ….hmmm…that means you will see huge changes in the coming year with mobile search becoming ever more critical, especially local search.  With Google announcing last week the...

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Yahoo! Joins With Bing (Microsoft) Take On Google?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Bing, Google, Search Engines, Yahoo! | 2 comments

Have you heard the news? Yes, it was announced this morning that Yahoo joined forces with Bing and the guys at Microsoft.  This type of relationship between them is nothing new, just a few years ago Microsoft was using Yahoo’s PPC ad system on their search engine, however this new “reconciliation” looks to be different.  Below are some details of this crazy news… I would love to hear your thoughts on this.  Do you think it will last? Will they really challenge Google?  I have my thoughts, but please, I want to hear yours! Feel free to leave an audio or video...

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