Archive for July, 2011

Google Places could be a valuable tool for businesses

Written by Local Marketing on July 31st, 2011. Posted in News

QUESTION: What’s the most important thing a business should do to be found online? (3 hours ago)

Thanks to Mashable’s Socially Savvy Supporters

Written by Local Marketing on July 30th, 2011. Posted in News

Thanks to this week’s advertisers and partners for enabling us to bring you the latest social media news and resources. Mashable’s spons? (23 hours ago)

Classes aimed at entrepreneurs, small businesses

Written by Local Marketing on July 30th, 2011. Posted in News

An estimated 89 percent of annual incomes of more than $50,000 are earned by owners of small businesses. But, four out of five small businesses don’t last five years. What is the difference between success and failure? (3 hours ago)

Yellow Pages Sustainability and Consumer Choice Initiatives to be Featured at California Resource Recovery Association

Written by Local Marketing on July 29th, 2011. Posted in News

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2011 — The Local Search Association and Yellowbook announced today a joint Platinum level sponsorship of the California Resource Recovery Association’s 35th Annual Conference, “Zero Waste: Ride the Wave to Sustainability.” The conference, which begins next we (8 hours ago)

Buying Facebook Fans is a Horrible Idea

Written by Local Marketing on July 29th, 2011. Posted in News

It always starts the same way. My inbox chirps and I have a new message from someone inquiring about social media services . The nice man talking to me wants Outspoken Media to build out his company’s Facebook page. He wants to know how he can get more fans. (16 hours ago)

Twitter introduces Promoted Tweets for brands you follow

Written by Local Marketing on July 28th, 2011. Posted in News

The phrase Promoted Tweets? is almost slanderous given users? initial reaction to the Twitter marketing scheme. When an internal memo leaked earlier this year revealing the microblogging site’s plans for monetization, we were first introduced to Promoted Tweets. The concept is different from former Twitter ad schemes because regardless of who you follow, you will see random ads in your feed. (7 hours ago)

Wazala Online Store Simplifies Social Ecommerce with One-Click Social Media Marketing

Written by Local Marketing on July 28th, 2011. Posted in News

New York – Los Angeles, California – Wazala, the shopping cart solution built for bloggers, artists and tastemakers, released the Wazala Social Promoter, a handy tool for store owners to better market their online stores through the social networks Facebook and Twitter. (2 hours ago)

Facebook touts small business marketing capabilities

Written by Local Marketing on July 28th, 2011. Posted in News

Facebook has launched a dedicated site to educate small businesses on the social network’s marketing tools. The Facebook for Business portal features links to step-by-step how-to guides to help small companies use the site’s advertising offerings, such as Pages, Ads and Sponsored Stories. (17 hours ago)

Webtrends Announces Availability of New, Price-Shattering Social Suite

Written by Local Marketing on July 27th, 2011. Posted in News

With Free, Middle-Market and Enterprise Pricing Offerings, Automated Suite Stands to Change Way Brands Market on Facebook (15 hours ago)

New Twitter Algorithm Could Out Guys Pretending to Be Lesbians

Written by Local Marketing on July 27th, 2011. Posted in News

Researchers have built an algorithm that can predict the gender of a tweeter based solely on the 140 characters they choose to tweet (10 hours ago)