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University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology country rank : 57 world rank     : 826 University Overview    Established in 1907, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the metropolis of Shanghai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Shanghai Municipal

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University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences country rank : 1407 world rank     : 4509 University Overview    Founded in 1973, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the large town of San Marcos (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the

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Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women country rank : 1115 world rank     : 3481 University Overview    Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Columbus (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of

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College for Creative Studies

College for Creative Studies country rank : 1000 world rank     : 3043 University Overview    Established in 1906, College for Creative Studies is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Detroit (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences country rank : 505 world rank     : 1420 University Overview    Established in 1879, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Little Rock (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Arkansas. Officially accredited and/or recognized

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art country rank : 450 world rank     : 1251 University Overview    Founded in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of New York City (population range

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University for Development Studies

University for Development Studies country rank : 8 world rank     : 7290 University Overview    Established in 1992, University for Development Studies is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Tamale (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Northern Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation

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Ahfad University for Women

Ahfad University for Women country rank : 4 world rank     : 7137 University Overview    Founded in 1966, Ahfad University for Women is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Omdurman (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Khartoum. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher

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Misr University for Science and Technology

Misr University for Science and Technology country rank : 12 world rank     : 5593 University Overview    Established in 1996, Misr University for Science and Technology is a private higher education institution located in the small city of 6th of October City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Cairo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry

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Survey: 85% Of SEOs Shoot For 1-5 New Local Reviews Per Month

Managing reviews and reputation isn’t a new discipline for search consultants and agencies to focus on, but it is gaining prominence as reviews take on more significance in the world of local search. Consumers consult online reviews more regularly in their research process and put an increasing amount of trust in ratings and review sentiment

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MapQuest Aims For Reboot With New Content, Partners, UI

A few years ago, while others were investing in their mapping platforms, AOL was coasting with MapQuest. AOL’s sustained neglect of the online mapping pioneer cost the site its leadership in digital maps. Now, the company hopes to claw its way back with new content and functionality in what was described to me as phase

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Google “Mapping” Real World With Incredible Precision For Self-Driving Cars

A fascinating article in the Atlantic appeared this weekend. It’s mostly about Google’s self-driving cars and how they operate technically. But it’s also about something much bigger: how Google is now effectively “crawling” the real world as it has crawled the web for years. The analogy or insight isn’t mine it’s the Atlantic’s. But it’s

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Google Maps For iOS Brings “Smoother” & “Faster” Street View Controls

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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Survey Finds Organic Search Delivers The Best ROI For Local Businesses

We at BrightLocal recently conducted a survey that examines the sources of traffic and leads to local businesses. We had 288 SEOs and SMBs complete the survey. Combined, this group claimed to have optimized over 7,000 locations in the last 12 months. (That’s a whopping 24 locations per head — good effort!) We asked this

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New “Google My Business” Simplifies Local Marketing For SMBs

For quite some time since the introduction of Google+ Local, managing local listings and content across Google properties has confused many local SEOs and local business owners alike. Now Google has launched a new, integrated approach called Google My Business. The core idea is to make it “easier than ever to update business information across

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9 Tricks For Local Businesses To Increase Their SERP Click-Through Rate

Sometimes you can move the needle — and dramatically — outside of obsessing and laboring over obtaining improving rankings in search engines. Simply increasing your click-through rates on the organic rankings you’ve already achieved can increase sales and revenue, even without having to do some of the difficult things that could be necessary to inch

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Yandex Introduces Cityguide Apps For Russian Market

Combining maps, business listings, reviews and other content aggregated from 70 partners, Yandex has introduced a cityguide app for iOS and Android. There’s also a PC site as well. Called Yandex City, it’s a straight-up map-centric local search site. It’s only available for Russia currently but will likely expand to other geographies that Yandex serves:

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Is Your Local Business Ready For Google’s Neighborhood Algorithm?

While doing some research in Costa Mesa, CA last week, I hit a Google test bucket that specified the East Side Costa Mesa neighborhood as my location in Search Tools: Google has long understood super well-known dense neighborhoods like SoHo, NY. But there’s a good reason why neighborhoods, particularly smaller city neighborhoods, have not been

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Top 10 Tips For Local Search Success

Many local businesses today are overwhelmed by the variety of local marketing choices available. Unlike the old days when a small handful of advertising outlets would cover the majority of your audience, the sheer volume of marketing options has seemingly flattened the reach of each advertising channel. Business owners see all the different ways that

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Apple Maps To Offer Choice Of Google, Others For Directions

According to Cult of Mac, Apple is doing something very interesting with iOS 8 Maps. It’s giving people a choice of apps to use for directions. A GIF in the article shows that once a destination is located users will be able to choose directions from, presumably, any mapping-related app installed on their iPhones: Starting

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