Archive for the ‘Local Marketing’ Category

Aug 12

New Change in Google : This IS Going to Affect Your Small Business!

by | August 12th, 2015 | Posted in Local Marketing | Comments (0)

I’m frustrated as I do a multitude of searches this morning and search after search after search shows this new 3-pack for local listings across various cities in search results. I’m frustrated as a search marketer, but I’m even more frustrated for my clients and those small businesses that have worked so hard to gain […]

Aug 12

The 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors Released

by | August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Local Marketing | Comments (0)

Nobody knows Local Search like David Mihm, which is why each year’s Local Search Ranking Factors release is something that’s always anticipated by the search community. This year the 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors survey looks at general ranking factors, specific ranking factors, negative factors along with discussions and input from the experts. And once […]

Jun 07

Google AdWords Location Ad Extensions Provide a Visible Boost To Local Map PPC Listings

by | June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Local Marketing, Pay Per Click | Comments (2)

Over the past few years Google has been implementing small, but significant, formatting and functional changes to their search result pages, as well as the release and upgrade of several ad extensions like the Location Extension shown in the image to the right. The Location Ad Extension, with it’s grey pin, has morphed over time […]

Feb 14

Win a ticket to the GetListed.org Local University in Portland

by | February 14th, 2011 | Posted in Local Marketing, Portland Events | Comments (0)

As proud sponsors of GetListed.org’s Local University, WebRanking would like to give one Portland business owner the opportunity to attend the February 22nd in Portland for Free ($129 value) as our guest. Local U is an intensive 4 hour crash course in Internet marketing that will help you promote your business online, presented by some […]

Nov 09

How To Succeed on Yelp (Without Even Really Trying)

by | November 9th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Top 10 Lists | Comments (3)

WebRanking is proud to present the following guest blog post by Don Bourassa, the Portland Community Manager for Yelp.com.  We wanted to personally thank Don for taking time out of his busy schedule to put together this informative post featuring 8 tips to help local businesses find success on Yelp. Take it away, Don… As […]

May 14

Local Search Marketing Takeaways from the Twin Cities Local U

The recent Local University marketing workshop held here in the Twin Cities had a line up of local search marketing speakers that was by far and away the most proficient local SEM panel ever assembled. Ever. Being a search engine marketer myself, whom works on many local and small business campaigns, I thought I would […]

May 07

Twin Cities Local University Workshop Free Ticket Contest

WebRanking has 2 tickets to the morning session of the Twin Cities Local University Workshop on Thursday, May 13th in Edina, Minnesota that we are giving away in a contest. If you are interested, just fill out the entry form below for your chance to win. All entries must be in by Tuesday, May 11th […]

Apr 06

Yelp Increases Transparency and Eliminates Favorite Review Feature

by | April 6th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (1)

Yelp has been getting a lot of attention recently and none of it is for being funny, useful or cool. With multiple lawsuits in the works, and claims of extortion and review manipulation being bantered around daily, the integrity of Yelp’s has been up for debate. In an attempt to quell those complaints and add […]

Apr 01

Yelp Interview Part 3: Luther Lowe Discusses Free & Paid Tools for Businesses, Opting out of Reviews & New Webinar Series for Small Businesses

by | April 1st, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (2)

This is the third and final part of my interview with Luther Lowe, Business Outreach Manager at Yelp. In the first part we discussed what it means to be Yelp’s Business Outreach Manger, the recent class action lawsuit brought against their company and how Yelp is a transactional social media website. While part two covered […]

Mar 30

Yelp Interview Part 2: Luther Lowe Discusses Review Solicitation, Fraudulent Review Protection & Dealing with Negative Reviews

by | March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Local Marketing, Social Media | Comments (0)

This is the second part of my three part interview with Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager. In Part One, we discussed what it means to be Yelp’s Business Outreach Manger, the recent class action lawsuit brought against their company and how Yelp is a transactional social media website. In this second part of the […]

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