New Vertical Focus: On Demand ‘Maintenance’ Info

The focus for vertical sites is likely to shift in coming months. In addition to regular features, such as listings, many vertical sites will also begin to blend personalized or on demand “maintenance” information with various social media features such as scheduling and reviews. We’ve seen it with garden and health sites, and also, increasingly, […]

NY Magazine Uses Local Search to Extend Wedding Content Views, Other Verticals

New York Connects, the local “content discovery” project launched late last year by New York Magazine and Clickable, has seen definite progress since its launch last December, according to General Manager Michael Silberman. Silberman spoke to us as part for a broad profile on’s extensive vertical efforts being issued in BIA/Kelsey’s Marketplaces program. […]

NEW: The Hot Lineup for Marketplaces 2010 (March 22-24, San Diego)

Three years ago, BIA/Kelsey created the Marketplaces research program and conference because we saw that local advertising was quickly “verticalizing.” Indeed, money and talent has poured in for the new breed of vertical products that would take their place among existing vertical success stories, such as AutoTrader,, and ServiceMagic. Marketplaces 2010, the conference, […]

New G5 Venture: SEO Meets Real Time Reservations

Real time reservations have moved beyond restaurants,hair parlors and parking garages and are now being offered for self storage units. G5 Search Marketing, which specializes in self storage, has teamed with Centershift and United Stor-All Management to launch websites that integrate G5’s SEO and click thru solutions with unit availability, pricing, promotions and payment. The […]