May 27, 2016

Local Marketing

Tips, advice and news about local marketing for your small business, whether through search engines. Google+ Local, Yahoo Local, yellow pages, directories, and more.

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How to Dominate Local Search with Multiple Locations

You know the importance of maintaining a strong company website. But what if your business has multiple locations? How can you optimize search results to let customers know which location is closest to them?

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Google Plus Local Pages Get Redesign

Google has updated the look of Google Plus Local pages, removing some pertinent information from the social site. How will this affect your small business?

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31 Tips for Local Digital Marketing

A local small business could still benefit from digital marketing. The people they serve are online so it behooves a small business to have an effective local digital marketing plan in place.

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Facebook Introduces Dynamic Call-To-Action Buttons for Local Ads

Sure, you can promote your business to the whole world these days. But if you operate a small chain of coffee shops in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, what does that matter? You need tools and data to reach the customers in your immediate neighborhood. Read on.

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Marketer’s Guide to Geo Targeting, Beacons and Proximity

You've probably already heard many times how important mobile marketing will be in the very near future. Now read about some of the tools and technology your business will need to make your mobile marketing a success.

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7 Ways to Give Your Retail Store the Local Advantage

Shopping local is important in the eyes of many consumers. And as many of those consumers prepare to dig deep into their pockets over the coming months, how do you get your small business to stand out among the local crowd?

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VarageSale App Makes eCommerce Local

The Varage Sale app is a little bit eBay, a little bit Pinterest. It's a community of virtual yard sales where buyers and sellers get to know and trust each other.

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Subject of Google Robocall Lawsuit No Stranger to Complaints

Last week, Google filed a lawsuit against a company, Local Lighthouse, which has contacted many small businesses claiming to guarantee front-page search results, among other services. Google says the company is misrepresenting itself and misleading consumers. Small Business Trends takes a deeper look at the company named in the lawsuit and its online reputation.

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Google My Business Users, Heed this Warning

Google has issued a warning to Google Small Business users who may not be keeping up-to-date with their accounts. If yours has been inactive for a about a year, Google will be asking to verify the information -- hours, address, phone number, etc. -- it has. Otherwise, it could choose to de-verify your business's account.

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