Dex One-Google in AdWords Deal

Dex One announced today that it has signed an agreement with Google to serve as a Google AdWords "Certified Partner." Dex One is making this deal a pillar of its announced goal of reaching 30 percent of revenues from digital…

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New Research on Cross-Platform Video User Experience

At this week's Advertising Research Foundation annual Audience Measurement 6.0 conference, BIA/Kelsey presented a new research study on the cross-platform video User Experience ("UX") it conducted for the Council for Research Excellence. BIA/Kelsey reviewed well over 100 industry and academic…

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New LSA Data Show Search in the Lead, but YP Still Matters

Yellow Pages has yielded the top spot for local business lookups to search engines like Google and Bing, but it still holds a significant spot in the local search hierarchy, according to new data released today by the Local Search Association.

The latest “Local Media Tracking Study” shows that search engines rank higher than Yellow Pages (print and digital combined) in monthly reach (67 percent vs. 62 percent), while combined Yellow Pages still has the edge over search in annual reach (84 percent vs. 76 percent). Print Yellow Pages alone, however, has fallen behind search in both annual (78 percent to 74 percent) and monthly (67 percent to 49 percent) reach.

LSA President Neg Norton said in a briefing last week that the study reflects the new direction of the association, which earlier this year changed its name from the Yellow Pages Association.

“This is an example of how the association is changing,” he said. “This is not a Yellow Pages study. It is a more holistic look at the local landscape.”

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Latest in GeoLocation: You Know You Want.it

Product launches in mobile LBS are reaching ridiculous levels. Without exaggeration, there are many per day, prompting what I've started to call NAGS (Not Another GeoLocation Service). Many are good, but most are opportunistic bolt-ons to a hot segment with…

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Yellowbook Launches New Android Tablet App

Yellowbook announced the launch of its new Android tablet app today. The new app features map-based business listing results. This feature allows users to find a business by searching the business name, popular categories, nearby businesses or by browsing their…

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