After Yelp walked away from a $500M offer from Google, Yelp reviews which were a prime source of reviews placed on Google’s local business listings (Now called Google Places), were removed. Yelp reviews were still indexed by Google and would come up on searches, but were not integrated into a individual business Google Place. Since [...]
It may not have happened yet to your businesses’ Google Places, but soon you will be seeing a new look to the review section of Google Places. As with all changes Google, this can be either good or bad news for the local small business. But first below is how it looks: Talking the time [...]
Every small business should create a Facebook Place, but only places where people meet their friends (ie. Restaurants, Gyms, Events, etc.) should spend the time and effort to maintain the Place page on a real-time basis.
At $25.00 per month, paying for Google newest advertising tool Google Tags within Google Places can be a great value. Several of my clients are starting to use Google Tags and seeing results. Last week I posted a description of what is Google Tags, I thought it would be useful to see a real life [...]
In 2010, the properly informed Yellow Pages customer has all the advantage in negotiating with any of the Yellow Pages Providers. Today advertising in Yellow Pages is only one of many ways new customers can learn about your products and services. You have strong alternatives and Yellow Pages knows it. Yellow Page Providers need your [...]
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Google PlacesMany established business do great work, have excellent customer service and have NO REVIEWS on Google or Yahoo. I am not surprised by this. Are you? What I find surprising is that more companies are not making an effort to get their customers to [...]
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Reviews are one of the most important ways to insure that your Local Search Listing is on the first page of Internet Searches. Jeff Saxon does a nice job of showing that there is not much you can do to control the negative reviews that may occur. You Can’t Edit Your Way Out of Negative [...]
In the U.S. at the end of 2007 there are well over 10 billion unique searches done each month. Of those searches 4 billion have Local intent (42% increase from 2006). Out of all local business searches, 86% of Internet users follow up their search with a phone call or a visit to the store. Of those, 61% end up making a purchase.