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The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for pe...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is ...
Like many organisations across the globe today iomart is celebrating the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. To mark this anniversary we asked our staff to share their memories of the early days of the World Wide Web and we’ll come to their recollections in a moment. But one member of...
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Inspiring Change. As one of Europe’s leading cloud companies iomart has long championed the employment possibilities that working in the field of technology offers to women. Sadly current statistics show that our industry is still ...
Over the years we’ve worked with or talked to a number of law firms and lawyers who needed assistance with their websites, blogs or SEO efforts. Their struggles with internet marketing inspired us to create a stock WordPress theme specifically designed for their industry. This month we...
Elazon™, the world’s only Electronic Message Response and Remediation System, mitigates all forms of unwanted electronic messages and behavioral advertising and facilitates good computing for both consumers and businesses. Elazon™ reduces the profitability of sending unwanted electroni...
A start-up called Donuts Inc. says it’s raised more than $100 million in A round funding for the dubious purpose of becoming a registry for generic top-level domains (gTLDs) say like, maybe, .restaurant, .cleaning or .doctor that will be sold through other registrars like GoDaddy. Au...
Remember way back when the Internet first became popular? Its main use seemed to be downloading videos of monkeys doing weird things and people having accidents on their skateboards? The Internet was young and it was fun. Then things got serious. The Internet had to get a job, move ...
No doubt by now you would have heard of the black hat search engine optimization (SEO) tactics JCPenney’s pursued in order to be ranked well for various search terms particularly in planning for the 2010 holiday season. The news was uncovered by the New York Times in quite a bit of det...
local business listing holiday season readinessLocal business listings give your business the opportunity, for free, to make coupons, offers, discounts, photos, videos and more available to local customers. You can be as big as a Target and as small as a florist to take advantage of lo...
As you have undoubtedly heard, 4G wireless communication has now hit the market. Other than sounding really cool, what is this 4G thing all about? Simply put, 4G wireless technology is the fourth generation of wireless communication standards. 4G networks offer a wider band of secure d...
Have you noticed the changes at Google that occurred at the end of October? Local business listings and organic results are merging. The map is on the right and consumer ratings are front and center about a business. While many businesses still have not engaged in local business listin...
Local business marketing discussions using local business listings are presented by Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing, at TIECON Midwest 2010 at The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan. Focusing on creativity and innovation as the primary drivers of entrepreneurial success, ...
Local business listing websites are trying to attract local consumers to use their websites to find local businesses, to rate businesses and to post their reviews. Businesses dependent upon the local market for their revenue need to be aware how local business marketing is achieved wi...
Managing your local business listing through monthly maintenance to update your coupons, events, photos, videos, keywords is necessary. And, let's not forget monitoring and managing the consumer reviews at more than just Google. Many businesses have gone down the path of claiming the...
The only way local listings show up in search results next to the map is if you have managed your listings by entering marketing information. Managing the local business listings begins with claiming followed up updating them with your local business marketing information.
Privately held Arizona-based GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest registrar of Internet domain names, figures it’s time to cash out and has put itself up for auction. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story, says it could fetch more than a billion dollars.
The Michigan Chapter of Mobile Monday announced the speakers and topics for its upcoming monthly meeting. The event will be held on Monday, August 16th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Ann Arbor SPARK located at 330 E. Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attendance to this event is Free, an...
SmartFinds Internet Marketing has opened up an affiliate program for the first time in its 16 year history that is targeted to local business listings. Local business listings require management that many local businesses do not have the time resources to claim, update and monitor on a...
Free local business marketing raises a question what the local business should expect from free services. Is the local business going to work wait to engage in local business marketing to reach the local consumer. One of the comments made about these security discussions is why do th...
Local business listings began with a basic business directory more than a decade ago. Chances are, your business has a local listing wherever you have a physical address location. Check it out — go to Google, type in your company name. You’ll probably see a map locating your business a...
Geo-Marketing as a local business marketing tool with local business listings is something a local business cannot ignore. There are several components around local business listings and understanding them sooner rather than later will help a local business dependent upon the local co...
Melih Oztalay of SmartFinds Internet Marketing will serve as a featured speaker at Vision 2010, The TM Group’s 11th Annual Microsoft Dynamics Conference and Expo. The event will take place on March 23 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan, and will bring together bu...
Local business listing services are confusing the business owner because there are local listing marketing services, local listing data services and local listing advertising services. Fees for these services are different enough that the business owner cannot make a decision. We wan...
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), a leading global enterprise software, IT services and new media company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. For the fourth quarter of 2009, CDC Corporation reported Adjusted...
The European Commission figures over 100 million (doubtlessly utterly confused) European Windows users will be exposed to the browser-bearing Ballot Screen that Microsoft is being made to circulate offering alternatives to Internet Explorer to settle the EC’s latest antitrust action. ...
The webinars are being hosted by SmartFinds Internet Marketing, with two upcoming sessions scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. EST and Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST. These free webinars will help introduce the benefits of Local Business Listings to local bus...
Local business listing hijacking is a real situation that can and will have an impact upon a business brand name. Brand name security and brand security has to be front of mind for local businesses with their local business listing.
Free local business marketing with local business listings helps tap into local consumers. As a local business or small business dependent upon the local consumer for your revenue you can tap into a free marketing tool with search engines, social communities, 411 websites and GPS websi...
The local business is already listed with most of the major search engines and local listing websites. If you have a phone number for your business you are already listed with the major websites that focus their attention on the local market. Any one of these websites receives their ...
I’ve been asked from time to time by businesses about how to educate employees on using Social Media – from two perspectives. One perspective is simply as part of a broader Internet use policy, to help employees stay safe and protect information assets. Another perspective is to encour...
Global small businesses can use local business listings on the Internet as a yellow page alternative and to be more easily located by mobile local consumers. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on m...
During this morning’s IAC breakfast, discussing “Transparency, Collaboration and Web 2.0”, a panelist made a very interesting point. While the US Federal Government’s use of Internet social media services and cloud-based information-sharing applications is well underway, albeit at the ...
Your company’s online popularity, reputation and ultimately success is derived from two core things – what you say, and what others say about you. Let’s address these communication elements as “attributed source information” (ASI). “Attributed” from the perspective that there is in fac...
Social media activity has skyrocketed over the past three years -- in 2007 Forrester Research reported that just over half of all Internet users were sharing content and going online. Now it's over 80 percent. As people have adopted social media, companies have migrated online and b...
Even though the economy has been in the doldrums, and many businesses have had to lay off employees, Internet marketing statistics have been steadily climbing. Retail and travel sales grew from $31 million to $33 million in Q1 and Q2 this year and Forrester Research predicts that ...
Telx, a domestic interconnection and colocation data center operator, announced today that it has expanded its presence in Phoenix. The expanded space at 120 East Van Buren Street increases Telx’s Phoenix footprint, increases available capacity by more than 50 percent, and will provide...
Do you need it or not? Most socialites using twitter would quickly tell you that repeated messages from the same user is quite annoying. The average business person is thinking, How do i get one and which one is the best for my company. To fully understand the answer you would have to ...
Optimizing website performance is a challenging task. Websites are composed of many moving parts – both on the client and on the server – and optimizing performance requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses potential problems in all moving parts. Performance bottlenecks are caus...
The key to landing big-name customers for customer stories is finding what motivates each customer (on an individual, departmental or company level). Simply reminding the customer they receive free publicity may not be enough. Here are a few tips for using the win-win storytelling appr...