Facebook’s Dan Levy to Discuss ‘Nearby’ at LSA Annual Conference
January 29, 2013 | Contributed by: Wesley Young
We are looking forward to hearing from another great keynote speaker at our annual conference: Dan Levy, Director, Small Business, of Facebook.
Dan will be discussing Facebook’s “Nearby” feature that has captured a lot of press recently for its impact on local search. He will share insight into some of the recent updates to Nearby as well as plans for future updates such as the addition of information from third-party services.
Facebook’s Nearby combines the social elements of Facebook with its geo-location services by allowing users to find local spots that friends have checked into or “liked” such as restaurants or other local stores and businesses. In addition to social information, users are provided with addresses, contact info and hours of operation for these local businesses. Facebook also goes a step further by tapping into the hugely successful online reviews space with features that allow users to rate and review local businesses and recommend them to friends.
Dan leads the Small Business team at Facebook. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and service for the millions of small businesses who use Facebook to connect with their customers and grow their businesses. Dan joined Facebook in 2008 to start the Payments and Risk organization leading Facebook’s efforts to expand payment acceptance, industry relationships, and operations. Prior to Facebook, Dan started his own marketing business – Justarrive, and spent seven years at PayPal.
Dan will be speaking on Day 2 of “Search Starts Here” to close the conference via a fireside chat format. Get your questions ready!