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Google Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Become More Visible
Google

Google Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Become More Visible

The web giant's latest initiative provides online and in-person assistance to help small business owners throughout the U.S. list their companies on Google Search, Google Maps and Google+.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Techniques for Earning Links to Your Site
Online Marketing

4 Techniques for Earning Links to Your Site

Links are still the key to your site's visibility. Find out how to attract links that attract viewers.
Mitch Meyerson
How to Get Online Customers to Find You and Trust You
Online Marketing

How to Get Online Customers to Find You and Trust You

Content marketing is a must these days for almost every business. Find out how to do it right.
Mitch Meyerson
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Focus on Local SEO
SEO

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Focus on Local SEO

Local SEO is a highly targeted, niche strategy that every entrepreneur can -- and should -- be thinking about.
Jayson DeMers
5 Things Most People Forget About Local SEO
Local SEO

5 Things Most People Forget About Local SEO

Local SEO is critical to local business. This in-depth guide will get you started and clarify some of the perplexing elements.
Neil Patel
City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners
Technology

City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

New web addresses with endings such as .london and .nyc will amplify the online presence of local businesses.
Geoff Weiss
How Local SEO Works and Why It Matters for Small Businesses
SEO

How Local SEO Works and Why It Matters for Small Businesses

Now is the best time to start creating a local strategy and to start building up your presence on search engine results pages.
Scott Langdon
Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis
Yelp

Lazy Customers Can Now Search Yelp Using Emojis

Fewer characters? Sure. More convenient? Probably not.
Kate Taylor
Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results
Technology

Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results

With the partnership, Yahoo's data on local businesses is about to get a lot more detailed.
Jason Fell
Foursquare Testing 'Sixth Sense' Location-Based Recommendations
Marketing

Foursquare Testing 'Sixth Sense' Location-Based Recommendations

New feature will proactively help users discover businesses and other interests they otherwise might miss.
Benjamin Kabin
5 Lessons in Local Mobile Advertising from Big Brands
Marketing

5 Lessons in Local Mobile Advertising from Big Brands

Mobile advertising has the potential to spur customers to action in ways tradition advertising doesn't. Here are a few things you need to know to get it right.
Kathleen Davis
Social Media

How Facebook's Updated 'Nearby' Tool Can Boost Your Business

Here's what small businesses can do to ensure they're more easily discovered on the giant social network.
Rick Mulready
How to Mine Google's Gold Mine for Local Businesses
Marketing

How to Mine Google's Gold Mine for Local Businesses

Optimizing Place Pages and garnering five-star reviews can help you beat rivals large and small.
Apple vs. Google Maps Battle Revs Up Local Search Options
Marketing

Apple vs. Google Maps Battle Revs Up Local Search Options

Maps are now a battleground for tech giants. Here are three things you need to know to get the most from marketing on mobile maps.