Bing launches bots for local businesses

From SearchEngineLand Bots are created automatically from data in Bing Places and will soon work with Facebook Messenger and Cortana. Bots are coming to Bing in a big way. Through its Bot Framework, Microsoft is starting to integrate chatbots into search results — to make search more interactive and transactional. In April, Matt McGee spotted … Read more

Google’s Mission to Eliminate Fake Google My Business Listings

by Bernadette Coleman While, we might not love all the updates Google is constantly making to the local pack and search algorithms, Google’s cracking down on fake Google My Business Listings is one update we can all get behind. As you know, one of Google’s top priorities is serving relevant, accurate search results that consumers … Read more

LinkedIn vs Facebook B2B advertising – and more stats

Some interesting statistics on B2B advertising in social media…  what are people really doing? 48% of marketers build a new landing page for each marketing campaign. (MarketingSherpa) 68% of B2B businesses use landing pages to garner a new sales lead for future conversion. (MarketingSherpa) 16% of landing pages are free of navigation bars. (MarketingSherpa) 48% … Read more

The Power of Yelp’s Questions & Answers Feature for Businesses

By Bernadette Coleman Have you checked out Yelp’s new Questions & Answers feature yet? This feature enables the Yelp community to ask and answer specific questions about a business. Each question is connected to a specific business and the answers to the questions can come from other consumers or the businesses themselves.   This feature … Read more

Are We Headed for a Golden Age of Small Business?

By Rieva Lesonsky – Is the number of U.S. small businesses about to soar? Yes, if you believe the QuickBooks Future of Small Business report from Intuit. The study predicts a 3.3 percent growth rate for small business in the next 10 years, compared to the current 2 percent. As a result, Intuit predicts, … Read more

5 Things Most People Forget About Local SEO

Neil Patel is an acknowledged guru in online marketing. Simply put, the guy knows what he is talking about, and he presents things in a very easy-to-understand format. No time wasting here – just facts, support for the facts and direct actions to take. Read this article taken from – it really shows just how … Read more