All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘small business’

Facebook Expands Business Manager Tool

On Monday, Facebook announced the expanded availability of Business Manager, which lets advertisers manage all ad accounts, Pages, apps and permissions from one central location at business.facebook.com. The tool shows you the Pages, ad accounts and apps linked to your brand, the people on your team who can access each, external partners like agencies or Preferred Marketing Developers with access, …

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Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance

Yelp announced that it is now showing when businesses accept Bitcoin on business pages. This comes as a new attribute in the “More Business Info” section. “We’re constantly thinking about how to make our business attributes more useful for consumers and businesses,” says Justin Overdorrf, business development lead at Yelp. Business owners accepting Bitcoin as a payment option can update …

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Google Removes Some Zagat Reviews, Says Overall Ratings For Businesses May Be Affected

Some businesses may soon find that their ratings on Google have changed for better or for worse. They’re doing away with old anonymous Zagat reviews – the ones where the person’s name is “A Zagat User.” Google’s Jade Wang wrote in the Google and Your Business forum (via Barry Schwartz): To show a consistent reviews experience to our users, reviews …

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Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo

Yelp has been in the headlines as business owners have been complaining. You’re shocked, right? This seems to be a narrative that the company just can’t shake. One of the big topics this week has been about a deal Yelp made with Yahoo, which saw the search engine replace its own local reviews with Yelp’s. This has not gone over …

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Small Businesses Struggle With Finding New Customers More Than Anything Else [Report]

Gallup and Wells Fargo recently released results from their Q1 2014 Small Business Index. The study found that attracting customers, targeting business opportunities, and finding new business were among the top challenges for small business owners in the U.S. 21% of owners cited these (combined) as the top challenge. Behind these, but significantly lower in percentage, were government regulation, the …

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Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category

Groupon is now providing in-store coupons in its Freebies offering, giving retailers another way to drive traffic to their stores. The company says it’s “providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions that drive traffic into their business.” “With the addition of in-store coupons, national retailers can now use Groupon’s Freebies category …

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A Montage Of Media Personalities Talking About Yelp

Yelp recently released this montage of its service being talked about and referenced in the media. It includes clips from everything from Ellen to Tosh.0. I couldn’t help but notice that The People’s Court was absent from the video: Image via YouTube

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Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new redesign for Facebook Pages. The changes began rolling out, but the company has been telling Page admins that they can get on a waiting list for the new design. It’s rare that Facebook ever rolls out major changes quickly. The new layout essentially puts all posts in one column on the right, and …

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Yelp To Businesses: Want More Customers? Try Our Ads.

In a push to get more advertisers, Yelp put out a new blog post and video about why businesses should advertise on Yelp. Have you advertised on Yelp? Was the experience positive or negative? Are you considering giving it a try? Let us know in the comments. Let’s go ahead and get to the big elephant in the room right …

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Google Is Working On The ‘Next Generation’ Of Panda

Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo on Thursday, and reportedly said that the search team is working on the “next generation” of the controversial Panda update, which will be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. Do you expect Google to really be more friendly to small sites? Let us know in the comments. Barry …

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Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search

We heard last month that Yahoo and Yelp were teaming up to add local business reviews to Yahoo’s local search results. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly revealed the partnership in an employee meeting. These things never stay inside the company. Anyhow, both companies have now announced the partnership and integration. When Yahoo users in the U.S. look up local businesses, …

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Google Launches AdWords Format With Consumer Ratings, Says CTR Can Improve By 10%

Google announced that it is rolling out a new consumer ratings annotations format for search ads, which gives users “detailed” consumer opinion data. Don’t worry. They highlight the good ratings. Specifically, Google says the ads will highlight one or more strongly rated aspects of your business as part of the ad. Here’s what they look like: The data comes from …

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