What percentage of online searches are local? If you consider searches that end up having some influence on local buying activity, the opportunity is put into perspective. But there are still large gaps between the point of search and the point of purchase. How are online mapping, shopping engines, and directories starting to fill these gaps with user-generated content, video, or inventory data that funnel searchers towards local businesses? More importantly, how are location-based services (LBS) opening up new markets in wireless advertising and providing search marketers with increasing opportunities to target searches based on specific locations?
Clearly two of the hottest categories in online marketing are local search and social. Find which data feed services work best for mass local listings online and on the mobile web plus which social networking features have the most effect on local marketing. From Geolocation social media with FourSquare to Local Search Marketing with Google Places, this session will offer tried and true strategies for maximizing visibility on the local search and social web.
15th–19th August 2011