“OK, Google”: How This Mind-Blowing Feature Works

If you are an Android user there is a new feature you should know about, “OK, Google.” It’s an incredible addition that lets you talk to your phone starting with the phrase, “OK, Google” to initiate an online search. “OK, Google”: A Boon for Local Business Listing For those of you who have already tried it, the 3.5.14 version is different because you no longer have to initiate from the homepage. You can say “OK, Google” from any screen and go right into your request. For a local business listing, this is a real boon, especially if you have a … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Learn How to Grow Your Accounting System

Outgrowing your current accounting system is one sign that your business is doing well but with it comes a lot of problems. To learn when it is time for a new system and the best ways to transition, register for Free Small Business Talk: Growing Out of Your Current Accounting System and start implementing changes that will not only help you cope with your current system but will make it easier to streamline into a more robust accounting system as your business grows. Free Small Business Talk! Event Details: Date: Thursday, July 24 Time: 3:30PM – 5PM Venue: Microsoft Store … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Local SEO: Basic Insights to Grow Your Business

On top of inbound marketing and SEO, local search marketing is very crucial for your small business because you could be losing out on customers without it. A local business listing is crucial to get more exposure on search engines like Google as well as new customers finding your business at the top of the search list. How Can SEO Grow Your Local Business? But how do you implement a local search marketing strategy? It’s rather simple, pain-free, and inexpensive when you know the basics. Read on to know the basic insights and grow your business: Get Google Places Listings … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Socialize at the L7 Cocktail Mixer for Professionals

Would you like to expand Southern California contacts within your community? You have an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and consumers today, July 16, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, located at 11461 West Sunset Boulevard in Bel Air. Known as the L7 Business Networking Cocktail Mixer, this event begins at 6:30 pm and lasts until 10 pm. Be sure to get there early to enjoy the complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres the first hour and then you can buy food and drinks. Event planners expect over 150 attendees. Mixer Description The L7 mixer began in 2003 and has … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

SEO Tips: Rank Your Website in Multiple Locations

Small businesses can take advantage of local search marketing services if they manage multiple locations. Despite assumptions that Google favors big names in search results, the truth is that business size isn’t the biggest factor. Many small businesses owe part of their marketing success to search engines that put the spotlight on local establishments for geo-targeted searches. The following tips can help expand your visibility in search engines for multiple locations using local SEO: How Local SEO Can Help Your Business Even in the internet age, your business location is still very important to search engines, which has replaced the … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

How to Market Your Dental Service

Marketing is a big part of any business plan and without it there’s no way you can expect to attract new clients. However, when it comes to the dental business, marketing is even more important because clients need to trust with their dental health. Use these tips to help you market your dental services in an effective manner: Use Traditional Methods Sparingly The traditional methods dentists use to market their practice to the local market aren’t particularly effective.If you do things like hire telemarketers to call people in your area or mail out fliers letting people know that you’ve opened … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Why Microformats Are Crucial for Mobile Search

Microformats are becoming an increasingly critical part of mobile searches because of the power and control it gives you as a business owner. Applying labels to different portions of the site means that established properties will be applied when the site is displayed from any mobile device. Search engines can easily interpret microformats to properly display nearly any type of text without formatting issues. For example, labeling a phone number and product review in a microformat will tell search engines what properties to display it. This gives search engines a way to quickly process and accurately display information for people … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine optimization firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

5 Sure Shot Tips to Market Your Business Website

Are you looking for ways to market your business website? There are so many marketing ideas these days that it can be hard to know where to start. But, you only have so much time to devote to local search marketing and you don’t want to waste your efforts. These 5 marketing strategies will help you boost your search results and increase your traffic and conversion rates: 1. Optimize for mobile. Four out of five consumers use their smartphones to shop which often includes consulting multiple channels before making a purchase. Consider responsive web design that adjusts site format automatically … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, an agency that provides local search marketing services focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Top 5 Online Marketing Tips for Food Business

At one time small businesses involved with food service depended on walk-in traffic, local media and word of mouth promotion. But now thanks to search engines, small business establishments can now compete with bigger companies to attract new customers. These top 5 tips will help you maximize local search engine marketing for restaurants: 1. Social Media Marketing A recent study published by the National Restaurant Association revealed that 90 percent of restaurant operators attribute their success to social media marketing. Most of these companies use or expect to use Facebook in the future for marketing. The main reason why food … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, an agency that provides local search marketing services focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Network with Creative Genius at an Evening Cocktail

Individuals that work in advertising, marketing and digital media know how important networking is. After all, your next job or great project could really depend on who you meet and talk to. That’s why networking events are so incredibly important. Networking Event of the Advertising Society Take the time to join The Advertising Society on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 for a night of cocktails and networking with diverse talent from all sectors of digital media, advertising and marketing. You never know who you could meet or what you could learn in just a few hours. About the Advertising Society The … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+