Posts tagged with Maps

Waze opens up location-based advertising to SMEs

Location-based advertising can be a powerful tool for businesses with storefronts and yesterday, brick and mortar SMEs gained a potentially significant new location-based advertising tool. 

That's because Waze, the popular mapping app owned by Google, announced the launch of Waze Local, a new offering that allows SMEs to advertise to drivers as they're on the go.

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The smartphone and the customer journey: a Google perspective

Google has a unique viewpoint from which to look at mobile’s part to play in the customer journey.

SERPs, AdWords, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google accounts – all have a part to play. And perhaps soon Google Wallet and Google Glass.

I attended Latitude’s client summit last week and listened to Harry Davies, Lead Product Marketing Manager, Large Customer Marketing, at Google (helping customers get the most from search).

I’ve tried to sum up some of what Harry had to say, giving an overview of mobile’s involvement in retail in 2013.

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Six mobile marketing tools fit for small and local businesses

With mobile usage skyrocketing, it's no surprise that large brands are increasingly investing in mobile ad campaigns. But what about small businesses?

If mobile is ever going to grow into the advertising behemoth some believe it's destined to become, small and local businesses will need to be on board too. And, according to a recent study, they are.

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Apple shows chinks in the armor with Maps fiasco

Apple just won a billion-dollar lawsuit against its biggest competitor, Samsung. The iPhone 5 is selling well, despite overzealous analyst expectations. The company could, at some point in the not-too-distant future, be the world's first to be valued at one trillion dollars.

It can be easy to forget that Apple isn't perfect, but the high-flying company seems to be trying its best to remind us in the wake of its Maps fiasco.

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Apple to move away from Google Maps in iOS: report

Apple and Google may be arch rivals thanks to their competing mobile operating systems, iOS and Android, but the relationship between the two tech giants hasn't always been so rocky.

Case in point: since the iPhone's launch, Apple has used Google Maps to provide mapping in iOS.

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Google tries to lure local businesses to Tags with free trial

Google is the internet's 800 pound gorilla when it comes to advertising, but that doesn't mean that it has exploited all of the areas for growth potential. A significant one: small, local businesses.

While many small businesses use AdWords, or have given it a spin, even more aren't using it. There are plenty of reasons why. Many small business owners find paid search challenging to set up and manage, and if not set up and managed properly, campaigns can be very costly and ineffective. One costly, ineffective campaign can potentially cost Google a customer for life.

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