Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,062
    Thanks (Received)
    41
    Likes (Received)
    48

    The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    Name:  pins.png
Views: 177
Size:  165.0 KB
    Image credit: Google A cool but discontinued Christmas card I found.

    Here is a very comprehensive year in review from Damian Rollison of UBL over at Street Fight!

    The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014
    (Just a snippet - Head to Street Fight for all the monthly updates.)

    The holiday season is a time to contemplate the year gone by, so let’s take a look at some of the top news stories in local search over the past twelve months. It was a year marked by Foursquare’s dramatic rebranding, Google’s release of a new interface for small businesses and a major algorithm update, and several product upgrades and partnership announcements from the likes of Apple, Yelp, Yahoo, YP, MapQuest, and Bing. Studies released during 2014 emphasized the growth of mobile search and personalization and the importance of listings management. In all, it was a busy year for local.
    So head over to Street Fight for a monthly play by play of Local search 2014.

    Very comprehensive year in review. Thanks Damian!

    What do you think???

    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  2. #2
    Member Since
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    953
    Thanks (Received)
    6
    Likes (Received)
    12

    Re: The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    Great share! I didn't think too much changed (besides the major updates), but wow looking at this list really changed my mind on that
    My rarely updated website (I should fix that) - https://www.ericrohrback.com
    Follow me on Twitter
    Want to talk? Book time with me here

  3. #3
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,062
    Thanks (Received)
    41
    Likes (Received)
    48

    Re: The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    Here's another year in review post that just came out.
    This one from BrightLocal with a some pics and more details.

    A Year In Local Search: A Look Back At 2014

    Another year has almost come to an end. Its easy to forget how quickly the local search space can change, even over such a short period of time.

    In this yearly review, we want to take a look back at 2014, and the impact it has had on the local search world. Well review the biggest changes & updates that have shaken up the industry along the way.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  4. #4
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,062
    Thanks (Received)
    41
    Likes (Received)
    48

    Re: The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    Here's a little different look back at 2014 and forward to 2015:

    How Local SEO Changed in 2014 and How to Get Ready for 2015
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  5. #5
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    477
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    It's interesting that neither of these articles mention the GMB guidelines update. We've seen clients and competitors that rank mostly due to the use of descriptors.
    Free Local Checklist
    51Blocks - "White Label" Google Places & Website Development/Hosting - Will Pay Good $$ for Wordpress website hosting referrals
    Wordpress Site Speed Problems? Site speed optimization is part of our hosting - 90's on Google PageSpeed Insights

  6. #6
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    17,062
    Thanks (Received)
    41
    Likes (Received)
    48

    Re: The Year in Local Search: A Timeline of the Top Stories of 2014 - Street Fight

    The 1st one mentioned it, but I'm surprised BrightLocal missed that one.

    Good catch Michael!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

Similar Threads

  1. 2012 Local Search Year in Review - Timeline Infographic
    By Linda Buquet in forum Local Search
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-04-2013, 08:32 AM
  2. How Can Local Search Better Serve Service-Oriented Businesses? | Street Fight
    By Local Search News Curator in forum Local Search News (Archive - Closed)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-12-2012, 10:11 AM
  3. Facebook and the Latent Local Layer | Street Fight
    By Local Search News Curator in forum Local Search News (Archive - Closed)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-21-2012, 07:59 AM
  4. Deep Data and the Semantics of Local | Street Fight
    By Local Search News Curator in forum Local Search News (Archive - Closed)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-15-2012, 08:33 AM
  5. The Long Tail of Local Search | Street Fight
    By Local Search News Curator in forum Local Search News (Archive - Closed)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2012, 07:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •