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Facebook’s New Advertiser Outcome Score Evaluates Ad Placement Performance

On Tuesday, Facebook announced Advertiser Outcome Score (AOS) for Audience Network, which is described as a measurement system to evaluate …

Yelp Announces The Members Of Its New Small Business Council

Yelp announced a new line-up for its Small Business Advisory Council. The company put a call out to business owners …

New Facebook Feature Helps Businesses With Customer Service
Facebook has a new customer service feature for businesses pages

Page admins can also reportedly search through their existing saved replies

How Small-Business Friendly Is Facebook?
Boost Your Business

Facebook Wants Businesses To Do More

Square Expands ‘Square Cash’ To Business Level Processing
Individuals aren’t the only ones who don’t like checks

ou can claim a $Cashtag in the Square Cash app or by going to cash.me.

Small Business Franchises Projected To Spend 1/2 Of Their Ad Budgets Online
Franchises are one of the most distinctive SMB segments

Many franchise SMBs work with digital or advertising agencies

Google Talks Small Business Growth And the Internet
Consumer Watchdog talks Google hurting competition

Google held in event in Brussels this week, along with small businesses, European Commission officials, European parliamentarians, business associations and others. …

Where Are Small Businesses Spending Their Marketing Budgets?
Are you paying enough attention to mobile?

Microsoft is sharing some survey results from BIA/Kelsey about small businesses. The results were presented at the ILM West conference …

Small Businesses Not Utilizing Social Media Like They Should
Study looks at some numbers

According to a new study, 67% of small business owners won’t invest in social media in 2012. All Twitter is …

Google Checkout No More. Google Wallet Takes Over.
Is this the right decision?

Google announced that it is dropping Google Checkout, and will be transitioning it to its newer product Google Wallet. Google …

84% of Organizations Use At Least One Cloud App
What’s the hold up for small businesses?
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Is everything moving to the cloud? According to a recent poll by CDW, 84% of organizations say they employ at …

Using Google+ For Business
Pages and Beyond

Google+ has been a useful business tool since it was launched. Immediately, people started following relevant people and adding them …

Google Launches AdWords SMB Partner Program
Aimed at connecting advertisers with partners

 Google announced a new partnership program for AdWords advertisers that is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses reach new …

Google and AmEx Do Small Business Contest for Free Advertising
Submit a video

Google introduced a new program in partnership with American Express called My Business Story. This lets small businesses tell their …

Small Business Optimism Lowest of the Year
Wells Fargo shares survey results

There’s a new small business owner optimism survey out from Wells Fargo, and it’s not the prettiest.  Small business owner …

Facebook Expected to Give Small Businesses Free Ads
Program to start next month

Facebook is giving small businesses free advertising, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.  Word is that Facebook …

Google Wallet Finally Launches
New way to accept payments

Back in May Google announced Google Wallet, the company’s efforts to try and change the payments industry. While Google is …

Most Businesses Unprepared for Data Disasters, Says Survey
Most "simply haven't thought about it"
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New research from Carbonite finds that the majority of small businesses are not prepared for a data disaster. "Disaster is …

Getting Back Into Google’s Good Graces
Google improves the reconsideration process

A lot of businesses have struggled with search, and sometimes make mistakes that pretty much render them invisible in the …

New APIs from Payvment May Help You Do Business on Facebook
Payvment launches Open Payvment

Payvment, a company that operators a social commerce platform for businesses to sell goods though Facebook has some new APIs …

Business Benefits of LinkedIn Cause Feature
Adding skills will help you come up in searches

You probably already recognize LinkedIn as a powerful tool for business. While other social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ …

25% of Small Businesses Have Virtualized Servers
Saved money as a result
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A new report finds that a quarter of small businesses have virtualized their servers, and that most have already realized …