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Chris is a content coordinator and staff writer for SmallBusinessNewz and the iEntry Network. Subscribe to SmallBusinessNewz RSS Feeds.
Google Representing Apps at Small Business Summit
Small Business Summit form Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
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Google may be hosting its developer conference I/O in San Francisco next week, but the company will also have a …

Providing Could-Be Customers With What they Seek Via Twitter
Using the Right Queries Can Increase the Value of Twitter Search Marketing
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There’s a good chance that by this point you have found a way to incorporate Twitter into your marketing efforts. …

Mobile App Lets Anyone Accept Credit Cards
Square Launches Mobile Credit Card Apps, Gives Away Card Readers
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Square, which whose CEO is also one of the co-founders of Twitter, has released apps for the iPhone, iPad, and …

Facebook Location Features Will Unlock More Potential for Businesses
Facebook Location Features Coming Soon
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We’ve talked about multiple ways Facebook can help your business online, and that is not limited to online businesses, although …

Blogs, Social Media Will Now Have a Greater Impact on Your Google Traffic
Google SERP Redesign Means Evaluating the Options
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As you’ve probably noticed and/or read about, Google has rolled out its newly redesigned search results pages after experimenting for …

Customer Support From the Facebook Page
App Adds Support Tab to Facebook Pages
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Businesses have found Facebook to be a great platform for customer support for some time now, but more companies are …

Is Print Marketing Still in Your Mix?
Study Suggests Businesses Sticking with Print
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FedEx Office released the results from its annual Signs of the Times national small business survey, finding that small business …

Study Looks at Small Business International Expansion
International Orders Grew 11% from '08 to '09
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Shipwire has revealed the results of an interesting study on small business online retailer trends in global expansion. The firm …

Google Patent Has Implications for Small Businesses
Navigator App May Get Beneficial Feature Additions
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We’ve been discussing the importance of being listed in Google Places a lot lately, particularly since the company changed the …

Ignoring Social Media May Have Long-Term Effects
Without a Social Presence Now, You May Be Behind Later
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If you’re still not in the social media game, and you’re making things work, then more power to you. However, …

Google Optimizes Place Pages for Mobile
Android/iPhone Users Can Access Mobile Version
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This week Google announced that it has launched mobile versions of Place Pages, which the company has been developing since …

Facebook Making Important Moves Small Businesses Should Pay Attention To
Are You Part of Facebook’s Version of the Web?
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We’ve been talking a lot about Google Places on SmallBusinessNewz lately, and while I’ve been writing a great deal about …

Get the Most Out of Your Google Places Listing
Resources for Making Sure Your Listing is Up to Snuff
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About a week ago, Google announced that it had changed the name of the Google Local Business Center to Google …

Report: Most Small Businesses Still Not Sold on Social Media
Many Businesses Still Ignoring Social Networks
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Citibank put out a new report indicating that most small businesses still are not leveraging the social media tools available …

Report Looks at Online Advertising in Q1 Compared to Q4 ’09
Online Video Doing Well
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The Webvisible Report: State of Small Business Online Advertising Q1 2010, which examines trends among Webvisible’s U.S. advertisers finds that …

A Way to Get Facebook Fans to Actually Buy
Facebook App Gives Retailers/Fans Incentive Opportunity
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As you’ve probably figured out by now, there a lot of reasons social media, and Facebook in particular can be …

Google Adds iPad Targeting for AdWords
iPad Option Added to Device Targeting
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This week, we looked at a survey from Kit Digital, which found tha most marketers are intersted in reaching iPad …

Twitter @Anywhere Gets Twitter More Integrated Into Your Site
Twitter @Anywhere Now Available for Site Owners
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Twitter has made a lot of headlines this week, beginning with its new Promoted Tweets advertising platform, and then with …

Twitter Gives 3 Huge Reasons for Businesses to Use Twitter
19 Billion Searches Per Month, 105 Million Users, 100,000 Apps
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If you truly feel that not using Twitter for your business is the way to go, then don’t use it. …

Survey Finds Businesses Mostly Confident to Neutral for 2010
Most Expect Business Growth This Year
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This week Constant Contact released findings from a survey, indicating that 79% of small business have a confident to neutral …

An Equation for Improving Your Forms and Conversions
Check Out Form Error Rate
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The other day, we discussed the importance of not wasting you customers’ time when trying to get them to buy …

Don’t Waste Your Customers’ Time with Your Site
If it's Not Easy, They'll Just Leave.
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If you’ve ever analyzed your website’s bounce rate, you may have found problems with people leaving before they get through …