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NAP – Name, Address & Phone Number

It’s important for your Business Name, Address and Phone Number (NAP) to be consistent across all the main local directories. Incorrect name, address and telephone details can be confusing for customers as well as Google.
In industry terms, your business appearing on a 3rd party website like a business directory or social networking account, is know as a citation. Citations have a direct impact on your sites rank in Google local search and in particular your Google Places listing. In […]

Claim Your Local Business Listings

If you run a local business, that is, a business that targets local prospects, it’s extremely important to claim your business listing on the 3 major search engines, Google+ Local / Google Places, Yahoo Local and Bing Local.
Claiming your business on these search engines greatly increases your chances of being found online through local search. Or in other words, when a local consumer searches for your products or services. Local SEO if done correctly is a cost effective strategy […]

Google Places Becomes Google+ Local

In a continued effort to become more social, Google has converted millions of Google Places pages for business into Google+ Local pages which is an extension of their Google+ platform.
It is a bold move and one that we think will pay off. Anyone that has been working with Google Places for some time will know that it left a lot to be desired and the help forum was cluttered with requests after requests for help. It often felt like […]

Is Social Media a Fad?

The answer is a definite NO!
Is it worth bothering getting your business on major social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook or Youtube? Yes, we think so. Check out this video from our friends over at Socialnomics to find out why……..
Get in touch with us for a free social media marketing strategy session and learn valuable actionable steps to leverage the power of social media marketing in your business.