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    CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    I just saw Phil Rozek post this on G+ yesterday:

    "Looks like CitySearch has been gobbled up by Yext. Now if you go to claim a listing you'll be redirected to Yext (whereas you used to be able to claim via CityGrid).

    I seem to remember +Greg Sterling's making a prediction like this (that Yext would acquire or at least partner with IAC), which appears to be playing out.

    Besides making sure your listings on ExpressUpdate.com are squared away, now it looks like the only way to exert any control over your CitySearch listings is to email them myaccount@citygridmedia.com or to call them at (800) 611-4827.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    Thanks for the update Joy. I have strong feelings and opinions about this. I just deleted them.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    I imagine a future where a lot of these directories become "closed" and operate through Yext and other partners. Unfortunately, this looks likely because in effect, Yext is probably making more money than them and the directories themselves aren't making significant revenues.

    This nexus is bad news for small businesses on a budget.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashwin View Post

    This nexus is bad news for small businesses on a budget.
    I couldn't agree more.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    Oh great!
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    I can see this getting heating up. Please everyone remember we do not allow attacks, libel or defamatory comments here.

    Factual and even tempered opinions are fine. But derogatory comments without basis, fact or first hand experience are not helpful.

    I just removed a new post for that reason.

    Thanks for understanding, as we try to keep a positive solution-focused environment for everyone.

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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    The good news is that CitySearch is usually responsive to edit requests. So unless and until they get flooded with requests, business owners do have a paddle.

    I'm also of the school of thought that a super-tidy citation profile just doesn't matter as much as we think.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    That's my bad Linda. I know better.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    Oh no Cody. You are fine, it was not your post. It was a brand new user that just joined today.
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    Re: CitySearch Now Powered by Yext

    This makes sense - InsiderPages made this switch a few months ago. I would expect that CityGrid will do the same thing any day (although they appear to have refreshed their site and I'm finding it very confusing).

    As we posted a few weeks ago on our blog, it looks like all the IAC properties are getting their listing information directly from InfoGroup (expressupdate.com). The adds/updates we put in expressupdate are showing up on the three IAC properties within days.
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