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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 bottom line through local business marketing. SmartFinds Internet Marketing is a metropolitan Detroit-based firm which provides businesses with Internet marketing services and solutions. SmartFinds Internet Marketing launched their SmartFinds Local Listing website to promote the benefits and details of their Local Business Listing Management Service offering. In... (more)

Local Business Listing Security and the Claiming Process

Security about Local Business Listings is critical to avoid local listing hijackings If you keep a eye out on Microsoft Bing’s Local Listing Center you will find that occasionally their system is backlogged and they do not accept new local business listing claiming until their backlog and issues have been resolved. When visiting the URL https://ssl.bing.com/listings/ListingCenter.aspx the following notice gets posted: “Local Listing Center Backlog: We have received a lot of feedback recently regarding issues with claiming and updating business listings using Bing Local Listing C... (more)

Claiming Local Business Listing Is Only the Beginning

Many businesses have gone down the path of claiming their local business listing, but we have seen two distinct problems. The first is that while the local business listings have been claimed, they are only claimed at Google. That doesn’t necessarily benefit the overall marketing process on the web, which we will discuss further. The other is that the local business listing has been claimed only at Google and nothing further has been done. No coupons updated, no customer reviews disputed, no events, no videos, and no photos. Essentially the local business listing has been claimed... (more)

Local Business Listing Hijackings

If you do a search on “local business listing hijacking” you will find information related to situations in which a competitor hijacked another businesses local listing to their benefit. As of December 7, 2009, Smart Company wrote an article about hijacking prevention. In New Zealand a florist is facing 7 years for hijacking local listings of competitors. This is a real situation that can and does have an impact upon a business that is not paying attention to their local business listings. If your business relies on the local consumer market for its primary revenue and you are n... (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)