Long gone are the days when consumers flipped through hundreds of pages in a phone book to find a local business. Search engine giants like Google have made it incredibly easy for consumers to find local businesses with the simple click of a mouse. In fact, a recent study compiled by BIA/Kelsey and ConStat indicated […]

local business listings

There is a lot of hype around the concept of local search these days, and there is a good reason for it. According to Google, 5.9 billion searches took place per day in 2013. Of those daily searches, 20% of desktop and 53% of mobile searches had local intent. Of that mobile group, nearly 90 […]

local search

Between marketing your business on social media, creating a business blog, and managing your business’s rankings on search engine results pages, building your brand’s online image can feel like a full time job. And now we’re going to throw one more thing out there for you to consider: local search. With Google working to improve […]

local business listings

The Internet is an extremely powerful tool for your small business. It’s an useful source to globally connect with people, access unlimited fields of knowledge and keep tabs on what is happening around the world and the space beyond. On a more relaxed note, the Internet is the ultimate entertainer with an overload of amusing, videos, […]

Local Business Listings

Given that over 70% of Internet searches are for local business services and products, and 59% of consumers use Google every month to locate a nearby business, establishing and optimizing your internet listings should be a high priority. However, given the thousands of available local business listings online, signing your company up for each individual listing […]

Business Listings

As a SMB owner, by now you’ve been told a million times that you should be active and engaging on social media.  You’ve read the reports and articles on how Facebook has driven new sales and increased customer retention for thousands of smaller businesses like yourself.  But, here’s the problem: you don’t know where to […]

Outsourcing social media

Having a local business listing is one of the most effective ways for small businesses to be found online by prospective customers. According to a recent survey, more than 70 percent of Internet searches are for products and services from local businesses, and 59 percent of consumers turn to Google each month to find businesses […]

Local business listings

Everyone loves a winner. Every business that launches a new marketing campaign envisions the perfect result, where the brand is flourishing and the leads are coming in faster than you can manage them. But the truth of the matter is that great marketing takes a great amount of work. Having your brand ‘Go viral’ is […]

Small Business Online Domination

It’s no secret that one of the most effective ways for owners of small and medium-sized businesses to leverage their online presence is through the proper management of their local business listings. But what most folks don’t know is that failure to do so could actually cost upwards of $10 billion in lost sales. Yep. […]