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Blogs I Read: Living La Vida Local

December 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

My new role at Google (yes, it still feels new after not quite a month!) has given me a professional interest in local search. I’ve adjusted my reading materials accordingly, and I’ve started reading blogs that focus on local. Here are a handful that I’ve discovered so far:

Not surprisingly, these blogs offers me a critical perspective on how Google and other search engines serve the local space.  Granted, everyone has their own motives–and it’s hard to avoid some tension in a space with the competitive dynamics of local search. But now that I’m no longer an outsider myself, I appreciate having others to help keep me honest as I work to make local search better for users and businesses.

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nigel // Jan 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Hey Daniel – haven’t caught up with you since you moved over to the new gig at Google but belated congrats.

    Local is a tough space! Great to hear Google has you on the job

  • 2 Reflecting on 2010: Searching for Answers // Dec 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    […] Finally, I couldn’t help being an extrovert: I developed warm relationships with the lead bloggers covering local search, including Andrew Shotland, David Mihm, Gib Olander, Greg Sterling, and Mike Blumenthal. Indeed, […]

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