The Yext Blog http://www.yext.com/blog Integrated GeoMarketing Cloud Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:53:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Pocket Guide To The U.S. Navigation Market http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/07/pocket-guide-u-s-navigation-market/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/07/pocket-guide-u-s-navigation-market/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:08 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3552 From the first TomTom in 2004, to the rise of smartphones and apps, to the development of the connected car, the in-car GPS navigation industry is barely ten years old but it has already undergone several transformations.  This year market research firm Berg Insights estimates that there will be 97 million active users of turn-by-turn […]

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From the first TomTom in 2004, to the rise of smartphones and apps, to the development of the connected car, the in-car GPS navigation industry is barely ten years old but it has already undergone several transformations. 

This year market research firm Berg Insights estimates that there will be 97 million active users of turn-by-turn navigation in the U.S. 18% of those drivers already use local search in their car and another 22% are likely to use it. That’s millions of potential customers finding your business locations in a fundamentally new way.

To help businesses navigate this technical and constantly changing industry, we worked with Ludavic Privat, the founder and editor of GPS Business News, to create “The Pocket Guide to the U.S. Navigation Market.” Ludovic is a world-renowned expert in the location-based services industry, with a focus on location-based advertising, connected car services, and GPS navigation.

The Pocket Guide provides a detailed look into:

  • The History of GPS Navigation
  • Current Navigation Platforms
  • Technology Trends
  • The Future of GPS Navigation

For everything you need to know about the industry today and where it’s going tomorrow, download the paper here.

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Expanding the PowerListings Network With Nokia HERE, TomTom, DexKnows, Verizon & 2 More Publishers http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/07/adding-nokia-tomtom-dexknows-to-powerlistings-network/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/07/adding-nokia-tomtom-dexknows-to-powerlistings-network/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:56:31 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3529 The PowerListings Network of publishers has 50+ of the most prominent and innovative sites, maps, and apps and reaches 220 million customers every month. Today we’re excited to announce that the PowerListings Network is growing. 6 new publishers are joining the network, including Nokia HERE, TomTom, DexKnows, My Local Services, Verizon and TracFone. Nokia HERE […]

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The PowerListings Network of publishers has 50+ of the most prominent and innovative sites, maps, and apps and reaches 220 million customers every month. Today we’re excited to announce that the PowerListings Network is growing.

6 new publishers are joining the network, including Nokia HERE, TomTom, DexKnows, My Local Services, Verizon and TracFone.

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Nokia HERE

Nokia HERE maps are used on more than 1 billion mobile devices and power the in-dash navigation systems in 4 out of 5 cars in North America and Europe. HERE draws on more than 80,000 info sources in 196 countries to make 2.7 million map updates per day. With features like collections, 3D maps, live traffic, public transit and venue maps, HERE is a new generation of maps built for how people live and what they care about, no matter where they are. HERE is available for Enterprise clients only.

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DexKnows

Dexknows.com is the expert when it comes to online business listings. Each month, they help connect millions of consumers with local businesses and provide them with the information they’re looking for –– from phone numbers and driving directions to ratings, reviews, and special offers.

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TomTom

As a global leader in navigation and mapping products, every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. TomTom created the first Portable Navigation Device in 2004 and continues to develop innovative products to keep people moving toward their goals.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless provides wireless voice and data services to more than 35 million subscribers and more than 103 million connected devices across the United States. Verizon’s integrated directory is the ultimate resource to locate restaurants, shopping and other points of interest, 24 hours a day.

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TracFone

TracFone is America’s #1 National No-Contract Wireless service provider with handsets and airtime cards at over 90,000 retail locations across the United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. TracFone’s built in directory provides instant access to thousands of nearby businesses and destinations.

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My Local Services

My Local Services is a comprehensive, nationwide online business directory where visitors can search, review, and add business listings. The directory is broken down by State with an easy-to-use interface that allows visitors to find what they are looking for quickly.

Learn more about the 50+ publishers in the PowerListings Network here.

  

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Yext Launches Duplicate Suppression http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-duplicate-suppression/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-duplicate-suppression/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:56:54 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3517 Yext today launched Duplicate Suppression, a revolutionary new PowerListings® feature that enables marketers to easily suppress duplicate local business listings on 45 leading local search apps.  For the first time ever, marketers can instantly see automatically suggested duplicate listings, and instruct a publisher directly to redirect or suppress it. “Yext Duplicate Suppression is a revolutionary […]

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Yext today launched Duplicate Suppression, a revolutionary new PowerListings® feature that enables marketers to easily suppress duplicate local business listings on 45 leading local search apps.  For the first time ever, marketers can instantly see automatically suggested duplicate listings, and instruct a publisher directly to redirect or suppress it.

“Yext Duplicate Suppression is a revolutionary new capability for the entire local search ecosystem – for marketers, publishers and end users” said Howard Lerman, Yext’s CEO.  “Today’s innovation represents a quantum leap forward towards Yext’s mission to get perfect location information in every hand.”

Duplicates are annoying, time consuming, and nearly impossible to fix. You can’t fix them in the data or in the aggregators, only at the publisher level. So trying to fix them is a little like playing Whack-a-Mole. They are something our industry has had to endure without a scalable, effective solution. Until now.

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With this pioneering feature, marketers everywhere will have access to:

  • Automatic Duplicate Detection – Upon your command, activate proprietary technology that automatically identifies the listings to suppress from the listings to optimize.

  • Unlimited Suppression – Suppress all the duplicate listings for all your locations. Because we believe complete should mean complete.

  • Publisher-Level Suppression – There are many ways duplicate listings get created, but only one way to solve it before reaching customers, and that’s at the publishers themselves. We work directly with 45 publishers to ensure your duplicates are suppressed correctly and effectively.

  • Suppression Status & Verification – Suppressing duplicates requires an on-going signal to the publisher. Our proprietary API connections let us constantly share this info and notifies you with the status of your duplicates.

  • Duplicate Redirects – Redirect traffic from your duplicate listings to a root listing, preserving your hard-earned SEO and listing traffic.

At Yext we work with more than 2,000 leading professional marketers who told us that the ability to suppress duplicates would save them countless hours and make their jobs easier, so we are excited to bring them this breakthrough technology today.

Want to see how it works? Sign up for a demo so that you can be one of the first to see Duplicate Suppression in action!

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Yext Raises $50 Million http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-raises-50-million/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-raises-50-million/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:57:01 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3511 Today Yext announced that it has raised $50 million in primary growth financing. Yext provides a critical digital service to over 300,000 businesses, 50+ local search publishers, and ultimately tens of millions of end-users around the world. Our Integrated GeoMarketing software lets marketers control their business listings across maps, directory sites, their own web and […]

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Today Yext announced that it has raised $50 million in primary
growth financing.

Yext provides a critical digital service to over 300,000 businesses, 50+ local
search publishers, and ultimately tens of millions of end-users around the
world. Our Integrated GeoMarketing software lets marketers control their
business listings across maps, directory sites, their own web and mobile apps,
social media and more. With Yext, a bank, retailer, or small business can keep
customers informed of store locations, hours, or photos for all their branch
locations everywhere, in real-time.

So if you’ve ever found the wrong information in a map, we’ve set out to help
you. Yext is there, behind the scenes, bringing you better and better results
each day.

This round was led by Deven Parekh at Insight Venture Partners, and included
our existing investors Marker LLC, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and Sutter
Hill Ventures. We are incredibly excited that Deven shares our long-term vision
to build the world’s best GeoMarketing Software company.

With over 50,000,000 locations around the world, we’ve got a lot of work ahead
of us. We’ll use the proceeds from this financing to continue our mission to get
perfect location information in every hand.

Onward.

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Yext Co-Hosts ‘Duplicates’ Webinar http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-co-hosts-duplicates-webinar/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/06/yext-co-hosts-duplicates-webinar/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:39:12 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3493 Yext is co-hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 5th at 2:00pm ET to discuss duplicate business listings, specifically what causes them, why they matter, and how to fix them. Click here to register! See details below for the full description: Duplicate business listings have long been a significant problem in the local SEO arena. Duplicate […]

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Yext is co-hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 5th at 2:00pm ET to discuss duplicate business listings, specifically what causes them, why they matter, and how to fix them.

Click here to register!

See details below for the full description:

Duplicate business listings have long been a significant problem in the local SEO arena. Duplicate records cause customer confusion in addition to a variety of other issues, all of which can cost a business time and money.

To solve the problem of duplicates, everyone in the local media industry must first understand how they are created and proliferated, and why they are so hard to remove. It’s also crucial to understand how they negatively affect consumers in their buying process and the implications this effect has on local business discoverability.

Duplicate Listings

Join BIA/Kelsey’s Jed Williams, Yext’s Christian Ward, and Local SEO expert Andrew Shotland for a webinar that covers everything you need to know about duplicates, why they matter for your business and customers, and how to fix them.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why dupes are bad for marketers and customers
  • How dupes are created
  • How to solve the duplicate listings problem…and keep it solved

Register here to join the webinar this Thursday, June 5th from 2:00-3:00pm EDT.

 

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Welcome to GeoMarketing http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/05/welcome-geomarketing/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/05/welcome-geomarketing/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 10:51:46 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3479 Today we’re excited to introduce GeoMarketing.com, the source of record for location-based advertising campaigns in all its forms. GeoMarketing is first a database of campaigns, brands, agencies, and professionals working on location-based marketing, and second a news site covering trends, companies, and people developing location-based marketing. With the rise of mobile there are increasing ways […]

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Today we’re excited to introduce GeoMarketing.com, the source of record for location-based advertising campaigns in all its forms. GeoMarketing is first a database of campaigns, brands, agencies, and professionals working on location-based marketing, and second a news site covering trends, companies, and people developing location-based marketing.

With the rise of mobile there are increasing ways to reach customers with messages based on where they are. Online-to-offline spending is estimated to be 10x larger than e-commerce, and it’s growing. BIA Kelsey estimates location-targeted mobile ad spending will account for 52% of the $30.2 billion in total mobile ad expenditures by the end of 2018.

But, there’s a lack of shared knowledge, best practices, and case studies about how GeoMarketers are beginning to adopt these new technologies and create campaigns – and GeoMarketing.com’s mission is to be that resource.

The Managing Editor of GeoMarketing, David Kaplan, has been covering the advertising space for the last two decades. And along with Associate Editor, Nicole Spector, David has spent the past few months interviewing brands, agencies and people in the space working on cutting-edge campaigns and compiling the database.

GeoMarketing is an independent news site, and David and Nicole have complete control of the content on the site. Yext is simply the parent company, but will have no influence on the coverage. We think that’s what makes the best content.

For more head to GeoMarketing.com.

Onward!

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Yext Acquires Citrrus to Establish Professional Services Division http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/yext-acquires-citrrus-establish-professional-services-division/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/yext-acquires-citrrus-establish-professional-services-division/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:18:41 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3475 Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired Citrrus, a software consulting company. The team at Citrrus will become the Yext Professional Services Group. This group will enable our customers to do amazing things with our GeoMarketing Cloud software products. Citrrus accelerates our ability to provide the best GeoMarketing software and services on the planet […]

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Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired Citrrus, a software consulting company.

The team at Citrrus will become the Yext Professional Services Group. This group will enable our customers to do amazing things with our GeoMarketing Cloud software products.

Citrrus accelerates our ability to provide the best GeoMarketing software and services on the planet to the Fortune 2000, globally.

Onward!

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Yext at NY’s Uncubed Event http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/yext-nys-uncubed-event/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/yext-nys-uncubed-event/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:17:58 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3461 The NYC Tech Scene made a strong showing at #Uncubed last week. Our recruiters had a blast hanging out and chatting with top talent at our Keg & Karaoke lounge. We’re growing quickly so recruiting is a top priority! We have 275+ employees and are looking for new hires in all of our departments. It was […]

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The NYC Tech Scene made a strong showing at #Uncubed last week. Our recruiters had a blast hanging out and chatting with top talent at our Keg & Karaoke lounge. We’re growing quickly so recruiting is a top priority! We have 275+ employees and are looking for new hires in all of our departments.
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It was great to once again be a part of a recruiting event that showcases the most innovative tech companies in NYC that are disrupting their industries.
We were also excited to show off our new corporate branding and fun swag items!
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If you couldn’t make it to the event but are still interested in applying to Yext, you can browse our open positions on our careers page or email your resume to jobs@yext.com.
We’re growing fast, and need the best talent to help us achieve our goals even faster!
Hiring Departments:
Engineering
Product
User Experience
Operations
Partner
Marketing
Small Business
We look forward to hearing from you!
-Yext Recruiting Team

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Introducing Pages http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/introducing-pages/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/04/introducing-pages/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:16:09 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3440 2014 is the year mobile search is expected to surpass desktop search.  Since over half of mobile searches are local, this means GeoMarketers have a huge opportunity to reach customers in organic search.   To help GeoMarketers reach even more local customers, today Yext is announcing Pages, a new product that allows marketers to easily […]

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2014 is the year mobile search is expected to surpass desktop search.  Since over half of mobile searches are local, this means GeoMarketers have a huge opportunity to reach customers in organic search.  

To help GeoMarketers reach even more local customers, today Yext is announcing Pages, a new product that allows marketers to easily create a store page site from local data and content already in Yext.  It’s Store Pages, ready right out of the box – and they work even better when integrated with your Listings.

Pages allows GeoMarketers to easily create web and mobile pages for each of their locations – in one directory site.  Powered by cutting-edge technology with built in SEO, you’ll be up and running in no time. All from the local data you already have in Yext.

  • Location Page: Unique websites for locations created with SEO optimization

  • Directory: Location directory build into your current website

  • Landing Page: Extend your campaign to the location level

Best of all, it’s completely integrated with your Listings and Social in the GeoMarketing Cloud, so you will maximize the performance of your local digital presence. Benefit from integrated Listings and Social in your organization and in your SEO.

This might not be the first you’re hearing of Pages. To help spread the news of Pages we created our biggest ever advertising campaign with AdAge and AdWeek.  Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot and our idea for the campaign here.

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Your brand’s Listings and Pages work better together.

To learn more about the benefits of an integrated approach to your local presence, please download this complimentary whitepaper by local SEO expert, Andrew Shotland, here.

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Pie for Pi Day http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/03/pie-for-pi-day/ http://www.yext.com/blog/2014/03/pie-for-pi-day/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:45:56 +0000 http://www.yext.com/blog/?p=3425 Every year on March 14th the world celebrates Pi, one of the most recognized and important mathematical constants in history, and the only appropriate way to honor this mathematical triumph is with a pie feast. The official celebrations began at 1:59 pm to symbolize the value sequence of Pi (3.14159). Nothing sets the mood like […]

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Every year on March 14th the world celebrates Pi, one of the most recognized and important mathematical constants in history, and the only appropriate way to honor this mathematical triumph is with a pie feast.

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The official celebrations began at 1:59 pm to symbolize the value sequence of Pi (3.14159).

Pie dig-in

Nothing sets the mood like some Pi tunes (Yes, it’s a real thing!)

Pi Tunes

Yexters love their pi(e)!

Ali Penny

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