July 1, 2016
About Chris Crum
Chris is a content coordinator and staff writer for SmallBusinessNewz and the iEntry Network. Subscribe to SmallBusinessNewz RSS Feeds.

Daily Deals: Groupon Down, LivingSocial Up, Facebook Out

August 29, 2011 Chris Crum

The daily deals space is getting quite interesting, and is one that local businesses ought to pay attention to.   For one, Facebook announced that it is shutting down its Deals service after four months. They are, however, keeping check-in deals, after changing the way Facebook Places works.  The company […]

Mobile App vs Mobile Site?

August 19, 2011 Chris Crum

Have you been trying to figure out your mobile strategy? Mobile’s only growing, and it’s already pretty big. If you don’t have some kind of mobile strategy, you’re likely missing out on a lot of opportunities.  You may be struggling to decide whether you what to go the route of […]

Lots of Americans Scanning QR and Bar Codes With Their Phones

August 12, 2011 Chris Crum

comScore released some interesting data about QR code and bar code use among Americans. According to the firm, 14 million Americans scanned them on their mobile phones in June. That’s 6.2 percent of the total mobile audience, according to comScore. The study also found users scanning QR or bar codes […]

Facebook May Be Getting Better for Local Businesses

August 11, 2011 Chris Crum

Earlier this month, Roost put out a study finding that 15% of fans on the average small business Facebook Page are actually local to the town where the business is located. Naturally, that means 85% are not local, so if you’re a brick and mortar, the chances of them coming […]

Google: Search Ads Drive 89% Incremental Traffic

August 9, 2011 Chris Crum

Google recently ran over 400 studies on paused AdWords accounts to figure out whether or not paid search campaigns cannibalize organic clicks. Google says they don’t.  We talked about this at WebProNews when this information was first released.  Today, Google is talking about these studies again, saying search ads drive […]

E-Commerce More Competitive in the U.S. Than a Year Ago

August 8, 2011 Chris Crum

Good news for small e-commerce businesses: a new report from comScore finds that the top 25 online retailers account for a smaller percentage of total online sales than they did a year ago. This is U.S. data.  Are your e-commerce sales up? Let us know in the comments. The firm […]

Businesses Taking Wait and See Approach on Recovery

August 1, 2011 Chris Crum

Insperity released its Business Confidence Survey, finding that small business owners are slowly proceeding with growth plans in 2011, but 40% are delaying their expectations of an economic rebound to the first quarter of 2012 or later still.  Only 12% think an economic recovery  is currently under way. That’s down […]

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