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Wood-Lewis: Local Grayboxx Results 'Bad Advice'

Grayboxx, which ranks local businesses based on the number of mentions they receive on online consumer services, has finally launched, almost a year after I first wrote about it. The service, which assumes that people generally only mention services they…

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Wood-Lewis: Local Grayboxx Results ‘Bad Advice’

Grayboxx, which ranks local businesses based on the number of mentions they receive on online consumer services, has finally launched, almost a year after I first wrote about it. The service, which assumes that people generally only mention services they…

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Restaurant.com Drives New Eat-In Diners

Using the Web to drive customers to restaurants via online ads, 2-for-1 coupons, certificates, menus and/or reservations is a big idea that hasn’t totally arrived but is getting closer. There has definitely been some progress in the space. For instance,…

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Interviews With YP Publishers' Partners

           Every Yellow Pages publisher is trying to answer the question of how to increase revenues through the addition or enhancement of an Internet Yellow Pages product. The larger publishers are able to hire a team of highly skilled and increasingly…

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Interviews With YP Publishers’ Partners

           Every Yellow Pages publisher is trying to answer the question of how to increase revenues through the addition or enhancement of an Internet Yellow Pages product. The larger publishers are able to hire a team of highly skilled and increasingly…

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RHD Expands Relationship With Yahoo!

R.H. Donnelley announced today that it will partner with Yahoo! to give its advertisers a more substantial presence on Yahoo! Local. This will come in three flavors. From the release: Featured Listings -- Sponsored listings with guaranteed placement on the…

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Grayboxx Launches

New local search destination Grayboxx launched today in its first locality of Burlington, VT. As mentioned in Grayboxx: A Sneak Peek, the site will have a staggered launch starting in small towns and cities where it believes it has a…

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Yelp Integrates Event Listings in 10 Cities

Yelp has added events to its listings, maps and user reviews in 10 cities -- San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, San Jose, Austin, Chicago, Washington D.C., and San Diego. The feature includes a landing page for each…

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Jingle Expands Free DA Deal With Nuance

Jingle Networks, the provider of 1-800-FREE411, has expanded its relationship with Nuance for speech recognition technology. Under terms of the deal, Nuance will also be referring its voice-enabled customers to the Jingle ad platform. Presumably, if Nuance does audio work…

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AdMission Seeks Middle Ground Between Search and Display

The big picture we’ve all been looking at is that online ad spending for search and lead generation is beginning to plateau. ComScore pegs search's share at around 40 percent. Google certainly sees it, hence its recent effort to entrench…

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Gannett Says ‘No’ to Planet Discover’s Outside Work

Planet Discover, the pioneering local search and Internet Yellow Pages vendor, won’t sign new contracts with local media outlets that compete with Gannett newspaper and TV properties, according to sources. Gannett purchased Planet Discover in May 2006, but up to…

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White Directory Rings Up Jingle for Free DA

White Directory Publishers, a division of Hearst Holdings, announced a marketing partnership with Jingle’s 1-800-FREE411 making it the first independent publisher to resell sponsorship products on the 1-800-FREE411 media channel. The deal with White Directory comes on the heels of…

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