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  • Yext Organizes The Anti-Google Local Advertising Alliance (Screenshots)

    Yext Organizes The Anti-Google Local Advertising Alliance (Screenshots)

    Google, as you may have heard, is making a big push into local advertising. It is currently offering $100 million in AdWords credits to new small businesses that sign up and promotes Google Places results for all local searches. Quite frankly, this is scaring the shit out of competitors like Citysearch, Yellowbook, SuperPages, WhitePages, and Yelp. They all rely on Google search results… Read More

  • Dogster And Catster Go To The Groomer, Come Out With Freshly Curated Fur

    When it comes to social sites on the Internet, Dogster and Catster have to be doing something right — they’ve been profitable for the past three years. But that doesn’t mean they should just sit back and not tweak the sites at all to offer a better user experience, and they know it. That’s why both sites have undergone a complete refresh. In what CEO Ted Rheingold… Read More

  • Yext Signs Up Superpages To Distribute Its Dashboard To 300,000 Local Businesses

    Fresh on the heels of the launch of Yext Rep last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Yext just signed up its first major distribution partner. Superpages will make an online, co-branded Dashboard which includes Yext Rep available to its 300,000 local business advertisers across the country. The Superpages Dashboard will roll out in the coming weeks. Yext Rep is a way for local merchants to manage… Read More

  • Yext Signs Up Superpages To Distribute Its Dashboard To 300,000 Local Businesses

    Fresh on the heels of the launch of Yext Rep last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Yext just signed up its first major distribution partner. Superpages will make an online, co-branded Dashboard which includes Yext Rep available to its 300,000 local business advertisers across the country. The Superpages Dashboard will roll out in the coming weeks. Yext Rep is a way for local merchants to manage… Read More

  • Yext Launches Realtime Reputation Management System For Local Businesses

    Yext, a popular local business search engine, debuted Yext Calls last year at TechCrunch50, which is sort of like a Google Voice for businesses. Yext allows local businesses to use its software to process incoming phone calls and organize them based on what was said during the conversation. This gives businesses the ability to search or browse through the transcripts and calls at any point. Read More

  • Skype Starts to Roll Out Those Click-To-Call Ads

    Over the past few months, Skype has been testing click-to-call ads on the Web, partnering with local-business directories who pay for the calls. Tomorrow, Skype is set to announce the official roll-out of its click-to-call advertising service with European Directories, one of the largest local business directory services in Europe. Part of Skype’s latest version for Windows (Skype… Read More

  • The $25 Million Demo. Yext Scores A Big Round From IVP After TechCrunch50 Debut.

    Howard Lerman can be a little intense. After the CEO of Yext finished his demo at this year’s Techcrunch50 (embedded below) he left one judge “speechless,” and during rehearsals Michael took him aside and asked him, “Are you on drugs?” He wasn’t. Lerman just has the heightened dopamine levels of an entrepreneur. And he hadn’t slept for 45… Read More

  • TC50: Yext Offers Local Businesses A Smart Inbox For Phone Calls

    Yext, a popular local business search engine that for some reason managed to stay under the radar so far, is launching a new product dubbed Yext Calls at the TechCrunch50 event today that’s bound to raise some eyebrows. Local businesses can use the Yext Calls software to process incoming phone calls and organize them based on semantic analysis of what was said during the conversation… Read More