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If your business is dependent upon the local consumer for revenue then you will need to start paying attention to your local business listing.  You, also, need to know that paying attention to your local business listing is not about one location.  There are over 60 different local listing websites and search engines in four different categories.  Most allow the local consumer to post their experience about your business, products and services without your knowledge or involvement.  While this has more importance for B2C companies, it does indeed apply to B2B companies as well. One way of describing local business listings is to call them the interactive internet yellow pages. I say "interactive" because it is a two way street. Local business listings are a convergence of search, social media and mobile marketing. More importantly they have evolved to be an excellent ... (more)

TiECon Midwest 2010 Includes Melih Oztalay as Guest Speaker

Focusing on creativity and innovation as the primary drivers of entrepreneurial success, current and aspiring entrepreneurs will gather at TiECon Midwest 2010, where Melih Oztalay will discuss Local Business Marketing on the Internet using Local Business Listings. Organized by Detroit Chapter of TiE (Talents, Ideas, Enterprise) at The Henry in Dearborn, Mich. on Oct. 28 and 29, 2010, the theme of the conference is Business Karma 3.0 – Create. Connect. Collaborate. Amongst the speakers for the event will be Melih Oztalay, CEO of Birmingham-based SmartFinds Internet Marketing, who ... (more)

Get Your Business Ranked At Google Without A Website

What if you could be on the major search engines without a website? Yes, it is possible with Local Business Listings! Traditional businesses that are dependent upon the local economy can now we ranked on the search engines without a website! The search engine Local Business Listing is how you can use the Internet to generate sales. This is a service that is a part of Google Local Business Listing via Google Maps, Yahoo Local Listing and Bing Local Listing. In summary this is your free yellow page listings by with many websites including the major search engines. You might ask you... (more)

Google Local Business Listing Enhancements

Local business listings have been around for some time and based on the direction the industry is going, they this will be the next major wave on the Internet. If you're wondering what Local Business Listings are, please take a look at some of our other blog posts on Local Business Listings. One thing we can tell you is the last thing you need is to "get listed". If you have a phone number for your business you are already listed with the major search engines and the major websites that focus their attention on the local market. Let's talk more about new developments at Google ... (more)

Local Business Listings Pose Brand Security Concerns

Local business listing hijacking is a real situation that can and will have an impact upon a business brand name. If the business is reliant on the local consumer for revenue, local business listings have evolved into a good local marketing tool. In order to tap into this business marketing tool you have to claim, update and manage your local listing at multiple local listing websites. No, you probably do not need to “get listed” at the tier 1 local listing websites and search engines. Local business listings are in five major categories of websites. They include search engines,... (more)