SMX Live: Hardcore Local SEO Tactics - Driving Online & In-Person Traffic

Feb 28, 2012 • 11:54 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Marketing Expo 2012 West

Live Blogging Coverage SMXBelow is live coverage of the Hardcore Local SEO Tactics - Driving Online & In-Person Traffic panel from the SMX West 2012 conference. This coverage is provided by Avi Wilensky of Promedia Corp.

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    David Seymour

    03/19/2012 09:41 pm

    I have to say it. Google really is heading in a poor direction. Google 'sucks' because it follows Anglo-Saxon cultural ideas but the world is only partially like that. I am an Anglo Saxon but I have to tell you - reviews in latin culture! Look I can fix a customer's problem. I can bend over backwards and he will smile , say thank you but the chance of him ever bothering to fix a review or write a good one isn't going to happen. I know, I live it everyday. You want to go local search, fine, I will have a friend open an office in every major city and write reviews. Please please get real Google. In latin culture which covers 1/3 of America anyway, let alone Europe, this cultural trait will down you just because the person holding it can. In a nutshell 'fair play', a very British idea does not hold sway in continental Europe and a 1/3 of America.  Have you got that my U.S cousins. And I speak as a person that was indoctrinated by Xerox in customer satisfaction at a very senior level in marketing. I used to push it down to every level below me. 

    David Seymour

    03/19/2012 09:53 pm

    I thought of a quick way to get my point across. When technology (in this case search engine rankings) depends upon cultural behaviour, it is going to fail except in the culture it assumes. So in this case, Google is using an anglo-saxon cultural model and it is going to fail badly in 3/4 of the globe. Hence Google+ and Google Places is going to fail because of the assumptions it is making. 


    06/11/2012 04:51 pm

    BTW... Thanks for the coverage. Live blogging isn't easy, so I appreciate the effort. Pretty cool software you set up to do this as well.

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