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Local business listings give your business the opportunity, for free, to make coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos and more available to local customers. You can be as big as a Target and as small as a florist to take advantage of local business listings. As long as your business is dependent upon the local economy for your revenue, local business listings is an important local business marketing tool. Local business listings show up in search results, in mobile search results and also in mobile applications. For this reason it is important that you to claim, update and manage your local business listing at multiple local listing websites, search engines, social communities, 411 websites, GPS websites and business directories. There is more to this than just Google. If you have started to work with your local business listing, here are some tips for the holida... (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, Consumer Reviews, and PR

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. O... (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)

Free Webinars Promote Advantages of Local Business Listings

BIRMINGHAM, MI – February 22, 2010 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING ) – Ongoing FREE webinars (http://www.smartfindslocallisting.com/webinar.php) entitled, An Introduction to the Benefits of Local Business Listings, are scheduled to take place. The webinars are being hosted by SmartFinds Internet Marketing, with two upcoming sessions scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. EST and Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST. The free webinars will provide business owners with an opportunity to learn the many ways that local business listings can positively impact their bo... (more)