Category Archives: yellow pages

Google Maps adds click-to-call

Google Maps now offers a free click-to-call service. When you see a phone number, you can click a “call” link, enter your phone number and Google will call you and the business. The feature worked flawlessly; my phone rang almost … Continue reading

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Following local search to nowhere

One of the big frustrations I have with local search is that the data is often old. With many sites, the information can be 18 months old. More than once I’ve driven to businesses that were no longer in business. … Continue reading

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Getting to AT&T/SBC/Pac Bell Park with local search

I was in San Francisco over the weekend and needed to get to the Giants game from Golden Gate Park. I tried entering “Pac Bell Park” into the GPS. No go. “SBC Park”. Nope. I ended up looking at my … Continue reading

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Local search – making people think like computers

Quick, what’s the ZIP code for Georgetown? How about Clarendon? Unless you live in one of these areas, chances are you don’t know. I might as well have asked you for the longitude and latitude. Yet almost every local search … Continue reading

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Local reviews and credit cards

Various Internet companies, including Yahoo! Local, CitySearch, AOL CityGuide, have been promising to be the uber-provider of local ratings and reviews for more than a decade. To date. there isn’t a solid source for comprehensive, credible reviews. There are a … Continue reading

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