Yodle Expands Local Search Marketing Reach

Local online marketing leader Yodle has announced its acquisition of ProfitFuel, creating the largest independent provider of local search marketing in the United States. Yodle, which has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online, is the fastest-growing… [[ This is a content summary only. […]

Groupon: We're the Savior for Small Businesses

Legend has it that Groupon turned down a $6 billion offer from Google, which if accepted would have been Google’s biggest acquisition to date. Time will tell if this was a smart move or not, but Andrew Mason, Groupon’s CEO seems fairly confident in the company’s future. Do you think Groupon will remain independent? Will […]

Google Talks Local Search Relevance Factors

Google is placing a great deal of emphasis on local in its search results these days. In fact in many cases, it would appear to significantly reduce the importance of ranking in the regular organic results.  Google talked a little about how local search ranking works today in a blog post on its Lat Long […]

Search and Social Media: Who Can You Trust?

The New York Times published a very interesting (and very long) article over the holiday break that raises a lot of questions about Google and search in general. I’ll let you read the 8-page story yourself if you want all the details, but what it boils down to is that Google doesn’t always point you […]

Get Custom Local Business Recommendations with Bizzy

Fledgling startup Bizzy has debuted a new version of its service that could be perhaps best thought of as a Netflix for local businesses — you tell it what you like, and it suggests places that you may also…

Facebook Group Works Great for Small Businesses

A couple of weeks ago, we got really excited about how Facebook’s revamped group would be like and look like. As soon as it was launched, @stooffi (a potential world’s coolest intern) created a group for us. It didn’t take us long to figure out how to use it. It’s that simple. In short, the […]