Yellow Pages Group Selected by Google as an AdWords Premier Partner for Small Businesses
Friday, 03 May 2013 12:12
Yellow Pages Group (YPG) announced today its selection by Google as a Canadian AdWords Premier SMB Partner. In 2007, YPG became the first authorized Canadian-based reseller of the Google AdWords advertising program and this certification solidifies YPG's reputation to driving value to its advertisers through marketing programs such as Google AdWords.
(Source: Market Watch. Read more....)
Yext’s next big target for local business data syncing: Facebook
Friday, 03 May 2013 12:09
In the blink of an eye, Facebook has quickly become a major player for connecting with local businesses.
Taking advantage of that huge opportunity, New York City-based Yext announced today that it will now let its users synchronize their local business information with Facebook. Yext's platform lets business owners manage their listings across sites like Yelp and Yellow Pages from a single dashboard. (Which, hopefully, leads to less inaccurate data and more sales.)
(Source: Venture Beat. Read more....)
Belgacom Q1 revenues flat, EBITDA falls 6%
Friday, 03 May 2013 12:07
Belgacom reported first-quarter sales down 0.1 percent to EUR 1.586 billion. Excluding the impact of regulatory measures, which took an estimated 1.5 percent off revenues, group sales were up 1.4 percent from a year earlier, mainly due to growth in international wholesale services (BICS) and a one-time gain on real estate. Mobile revenues in the business and consumer segments remained under pressure, which was only partially compensated by growth in TV and ICT services.
(Source: Telecom Paper. Read more....)
Relax, The Search Industry Is Doing Just Fine
Friday, 03 May 2013 08:50
For enterprise SEM practitioners looking to set budgets or otherwise anticipate their needs in the space for the months and years ahead, it's been a particularly difficult time to get a read on how the industry is really trending.
Conflicting data and opinions abound; new threats to the hegemony of search, real or just perceived, continue to spring up; and, there are times when all of us may wonder just how much the numbers are actually changing and whether we should be concerned.
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....)
LinkedIn second-quarter revenue forecast falls short of targets
Friday, 03 May 2013 08:27
LinkedIn Corp shares fell 10 percent on Thursday after disappointing revenue forecasts suggested that a revamped mobile app and other new products designed to keep smartphone users engaged will not deliver on advertising growth as quickly as anticipated.
(Source: Reuters. Read more....)
Facebook Earnings Results Show Progress On Mobile
Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:04
Mark Zuckerberg likes to say that Facebook is now a "mobile first, mobile best" company - and the company's earnings report for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 actually backs him up, in both usage rates and revenue:
(Source: Read Write. Read more....)
7 Takeaways From The Local Search Association Annual Conference
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:48
Earlier this month, local search marketing leaders from the U.S., Canada and 12 other countries gathered in Las Vegas for the Local Search Association's 2013 annual conference, "Search Starts Here."
Over several days, attendees engaged in informative discussions about the numerous opportunities and challenges facing our industry, ranging from the growing importance of original digital content to the rise of mobile and social media.
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....)
It’s time to buy Yellow Media again: Canaccord
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:10
Yellow Media Inc. has been fighting for its life over the last couple of years, but the company's recapitalization and aggressive push into digital media have one analyst recommending the stock to investors again.
Canaccord Genuity's Aravinda Galappatthige upgraded Yellow Media to a "buy" rating today (Canaccord had been restricted from covering the stock during its recapitalization), giving the embattled yellow pages publisher a vote of confidence in its future.
(Source: The Globe and Mail. Read more....)
- Telecoms leader: Voice apps are now 'serious competitors'
- Skype now available for Outlook.com for users in the UK
- IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) White Paper on Local Search
- Yellow-Pages Firm Hibu Aims for Restructuring by Summer
- EC seeks comments on Google search proposals
- Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You
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