Are you one of the millions of Americans who own a smartphone? Then you're probably aware of voice search. You hold down a button on your phone, ask a question out loud, and voilà! In a matter of seconds, your phone gives you an answer. The New Language of Voice Search However, Siri doesn't just magically have all the answers. Instead, your phone's virtual assistant transmits your question directly to a search engine (most likely Google or Bing, but we'll refer to Google from now on for … [Read more...] about How Voice Search Is Changing the Way You Need to Write
Has Yext recently told you there's incorrect or missing information about your business online? Yext has been sending reports to small business owners claiming that they aren't listed on certain sites. These reports contain the alleged "results" of a scan of your business's directory listings. They are completely inaccurate. Their sole function, at best, is to be a misleading sales tactic. Yext's PowerListings scan tells you your business is not listed on major sites like Google, Bing, Yelp, and … [Read more...] about Have You Been Duped by Yext's PowerListings Scan?
So, this is pretty unbelievable news. Very quietly, over the last two weeks, some of our country's biggest search engine companies have moved their operations over to Russia. Google, Yahoo!, and Bing are among these companies. The news hasn't been publicly announced yet, but we managed to get an early scoop. Why the move? Our sources tell us it boils down to money—specifically, taxes. The owners of Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and other Internet companies escaped to Russia for tax benefits. President … [Read more...] about Shocking News: Russia Buys Google
They say you can't believe everything you read on the Internet—but try telling that to online consumers. A recent study shows that nearly 80% of consumers in the U.S. and Canada trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. That's why our blog covers the topic of customer reviews so heavily. With the vast majority of consumers making decisions based on the reviews that they read, it's clear that reviews are an extremely valuable asset to any business, no matter what industry you're … [Read more...] about Put Your Trust in Online Reviews