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Report: Google Exploring Sale Of Zagat Reviews

In a report that appears in Reuters, Google’s parent Alphabet, has been considering a sale of reviews publication Zagat.  The company was purchased back in September, 2011 for a reported $151 million after a failed deal to acquire Yelp. At the time of purchase, Google needed local reviews content to better compete in local search with rivals, like Yelp [...]

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Google Again Showing Third-Party Reviews In Local Results

Google is integrating third-party reviews into the Knowledge Graph for hotels.  Supposedly, this has been happening since 2016 and is entirely opt-in for the provider. Google directly works with the third-party review source in order to integrate the content.  In the example found below, TripAdvisor for Southern California hotel Terranea are available under the "view Google reviews" [...]

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Yext Begins To Verticalize Local Business Listings Syndication With ‘Yext For Food’

If your business listing has more content, it'll naturally see more engagement, rank higher, and perform better overall.  As more searches take place on mobile devices, marketers are going to h ave to expose more local business attributes and enhanced data for discovery and competitive advantage. Based on previous research done by Google, 50 percent of smartphone users [...]

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Business Profile And Review Best Practices From TripAdvisor And Yelp

Two of the most powerful local search and review sites online are Yep and TripAdvisor.  Based on information found in the consumer survey data from Burke, review sites drive more immediate actions, such as phone call, store visit, website visit, email, than social media or search. This behavior for consumers is because of review site content, [...]

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Study Argues Yelp Drives Higher Conversions Than Google And Facebook

Nelsen has released a new consumer survey, which was commissioned by Yelp, which argues that review sites are driving higher conversions than social media and search.  2,000 US adults were surveyed, and they found that 92 percent of respondents said that they made a purchase after visiting Yelp “at least sometimes, frequently or almost always.” This is understandable [...]

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Yelp Purchases Turnstyle To Expand Targeting And Offline Attribution Capabilities

Recently, Yelp bought up a company called Turnstyle for a reported $20 million.  Turnstyle calls itself a WiFi-based marketing and loyalty platform. Not only that, it can even be called a "marketing automation" platform, as well as a "marketing personalization platform." With Turnstyle, business can offer guest WiFi in exchange for customer email addresses (opt-in).  The company [...]

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Moz Local Is Offering New Capabilities In Partnership With Yelp

In an is announcment made on the morning of December 13th Moz has said they have a significant partnership with Yelp.  There are several elements to the deal, but the big feature of this partnership is the ability to claim and manage Yep listings entirely from within Moz Local.  Verification happens from within Moz. Regarding listings management, [...]

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