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Entries Tagged as 'Merchant Circle'

SEO, Small Business Websites & Downtrepreneurs

October 7th, 2008 · 24 Comments

Downtreprenuer [doun-truh-pruh-nur] a person who organizes and manages a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk, because they have lost their jobs and baby needs a new pair of shoes. As different industries falter in the economic downturn (think real estate professions, the auto biz, etc.), people will start to look for alternative ways to [...]

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Tags: Merchant Circle · Small Business Marketing

Merchant Circle Offers Free Video With Spotzer

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Just sat down at the Kelsey Conference with Darren Waddell of Merchant Circle and Andy Klein of Spotzer to discuss their recent announcement that they will be offering free online videos to SMBs on MerchantCircle.com. Basically the way the system works is that you go to your profile page and by agreeing to get a [...]

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Tags: Local Video · Merchant Circle · Video SEO

The Top IYPs In The US – According to Google

August 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

My bud Ahmed has put together a list of the top IYPs in the US based on reach derived from Google’s stats.  Nothing too surprising except that Citysearch is #1.  I also think there are a number of sites missing from the list – 50states for example.  But still good info for all you local [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Merchant Circle · Yellowbook · Yellowbot · Yellowpages.com · Yelp

Irit Epelbaum of Merchant Circle Says…

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Around 20% of the merchants on our site are not listed on any other yellow pages site. have no other online presence.

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Merchant Circle Com Marketing Update

July 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

My previous post on Merchant Circle’s SEO generated a bit of heat as some commenters had been the recipient of some of their aggressive marketing tactics.  By coincidence this morning the Pleasanton Kitchen Remodeler who is installing my kitchen backsplash was over. The coincidence is that about a month ago I had signed him up [...]

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Merchant Circle SEO: Facebook + LinkedIn + Local

July 22nd, 2008 · 37 Comments

Merchant Circle = LinkedIn + Facebook + Local

After my earth shattering post on using phone numbers for SEO, where I discovered that Merchant Circle had been using small business phone numbers in URLs, Kevin Leu of MerchantCircle pinged me to offer a bit more insight into their SEO strategy. Here’s what I found: 17.5 million page views on June (that’s some nice [...]

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Tags: Merchant Circle · Small Business Video

How To Add a Business To Internet Yellow Pages Listings For Free

October 19th, 2007 · 147 Comments

Mr. Data

Making sure your business’ location and services data is up to date across the Web is perhaps the most important thing you can do to help potential customers find you. And the Local SEO Guide is here to help. The sites listed below are some of the most important in the local search world. On [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · InsiderPages · Local Data · Local Search · Localeze · MagicYellow · Merchant Circle · ReachLocal · Superpages · Yahoo Local · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com