Google Q&A: More than 90 percent of questions unanswered by business owners

The answers that are there are mostly coming from Local Guides, who may or may not provide accurate information. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

The 8 Best Small Business Podcasts (and What They Taught Us)

I refuse to watch Game of Thrones. Why? Because a surefire, tried-and-true way to guarantee that I won’t watch something is to tell me that I have to watch it. Oh, do I have to watch Game of Thrones? Do I really? Is it really that important that I consume one of the most critically […]

Business owners can now reply to reviews on Google Maps desktop

If you primarily use a desktop computer, you’ll be happy to know that you can now reply to Google Maps reviews without opening a mobile app. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Romance Your Customers with Some Seriously Practical Business and Marketing Advice

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or if you’re not a fan, Happy Fake Emotional Obligation Day! Whether you’re hunting down a table… Continue Reading The post Romance Your Customers with Some Seriously Practical Business and Marketing Advice appeared first on Copyblogger. Copyblogger

Entrepreneurial Doomsday Prepping: How to Protect Your Business for When Life Hits Hard (cuz it will!) (FS306)

How do we create necessary safety nets for our businesses? What happens when disaster strikes or you just need to take a holiday? What are the most important areas to cover? Every business will have its own unexpected ups and downs. Being prepared for these can mean the difference between staying alight and fizzling out, […]

Do Businesses Really Use Google My Business Posts? A Case Study

Posted by Ben_Fisher Google My Business (GMB) is one of the most powerful ways to improve a business’ local search engine optimization and online visibility. If you’re a local business, claiming your Google My Business profile is one of the first steps you should take to increase your company’s online presence. As long as your […]

Unleash the Power of Video Marketing for Your Business: Five Ideas for Video Content

You probably have a social media presence and a blog, but if you really want to make a lasting impression on your online audience, you need to be creating videos. Here’s a look at why video marketing is one of the most effective methods of brand promotion there is–and how … Read the full article […]

How Voice Search Can Drive Phone Calls to Your Business [Infographic]

As more and more consumers use voice search, they are often following up on those search results via voice as well–by calling the businesses they want to reach. Here’s how you can make sure your business is set up for customers to find and connect with you via voice. Read the full article at MarketingProfs […]

10 questions to ask in your business demographics survey

Discovering valuable information about your customers has always been coveted in the business world: If you understand who your customers are, you can strengthen your relationship with them while building trust and credibility. You can also collect the information needed to make the right decisions for your company. A business demographics survey is a great […]

Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business (FS303)

How much growth is enough? Can you keep your company at an optimum size? What is the perfect size for you? A bigger business is not always a better business. And, keeping things on the right level is almost always preferable to precarious growth. If you can stay profitable, why would you need to keep […]