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)
Security about Local Business Listings is critical to avoid local listing
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
Let's talk more about new developments at Google ... (more)