Facebook has implemented a Verified Page system very similar to the Google My Business Local Verified Page system. According to Facebook once you have been verified there is a natural boost in the search feature from Facebook users looking for your business once the profile has been phone verified.
How do I verify my Page?
Some Pages for local businesses may be eligible for a gray verification badge. If you’re an admin and your Page is eligible, you’ll see this option in your Page’s Settings. To verify your Page, you can use your business’ publicly listed phone number or a business document (ex: phone bill). We’ll only use this information to verify your Page.
To verify your Page:
- Click Settings at the top of your Page
- From General, click Page Verification
- Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started
- Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country and language
- Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code
- Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue
If you prefer to verify your Page with a business document, follow the steps above and click Verify this Page with documents instead at the bottom left of the window that appears, then upload a picture of an official document showing your business’ name and address.
After we receive your verification code or business document, we’ll review your info to confirm that it matches public records and send you a notification or email about your verification status within a few days. Keep in mind that you’re not required to verify your Page.
Who/What: ReachLocal & Google will be presenting Digital Marketing for Small to Medium Size Businesses.
When/Where: October 22 2015 8:30AM-11:30AM .This free event will be at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
How: space is limited register soon! go to http:/Reachlocal.com/googleplex-seminar
after you register email me your name number and business to firstname.lastname@example.org so i can confirm
We will be having a Display Booth at the Silicon Valley Chamber Business Xpo
It is today here are the details:
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Grow Your Business! Attend the Inaugural Silicon Valley Chamber Business Xpo on April 10.
**Pre Registration for this event is now closed. Walk ins are welcome!**
Mix and Mingle with 1,000 chamber members and non-members at the Silicon Valley Chamber Business Xpo. Over 100 table top booths will be featured at this Xpo. Please note, we are sold out of table top booths.
2-3:15 p.m. How Business Owners Make More Money and Have More Time
3:30-4:45 p.m. Build Your Brand – Build Your Business: Social, Video, Email, & Other Marketing Tools to Take Your Business to the Next Level
3:30-4:45 p.m. Business Opportunities through Super Bowl 50 – Are you interested in learning how your business can benefit from Super Bowl 50?
The Following Chambers are Participating:
Cupertino Chamber of Commerce | Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley | Los Altos Chamber of Commerce | Mountain View Chamber of Commerce | Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce | San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce | Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce | Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce | Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce
— Cost of Parking: FREE
— Where in the Santa Clara Convention Center will the Xpo be: HALL D
— Attendee check in will take place in the Great America Lobby, located outside HALL D
— Directions: Click here to view google map
— CASH BAR, please plan accordingly
And don’t forget . . . bring plenty of business cards!
Still think the grass is greener on the other side? Think Again! Google has just announced the winner of the Premier SMB Partner Award for Best Quality and drum roll,,,,,,,,,,,,, ReachLocal has won!
Not only is ReachLocal a Premier SMB partner (the highest level achieved available) but we are also the exclusive Global SMB Partner with offices in almost every major continent.
“Our participation in the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program underscores our commitment to helping local businesses harness the power of digital to help attract customers and grow their businesses,” said Josh Claman, president of ReachLocal. “Receipt of these awards is an honor and validation of our online marketing leadership and proficiency.”
In what the Washington Times is calling a decision “that could reshape the rules for online consumer reviews,” a Virginia court has ruled that Yelp must identify seven anonymous reviewers who left negative reviews for a carpet-cleaning business. In turn, the carpet-cleaning business will then be allowed to sue the Yelpers for defamation.
“We are disappointed that the Virginia Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that fails to adequately protect free speech rights on the internet, and which allows businesses to seek personal details about website users — without any evidence of wrongdoing — in efforts to silence online critics,” Yelp spokesman Vince Sollitto said in a statement. “Other states require that plaintiffs lay out actual facts before such information is allowed to be obtained, and have adopted strong protections in order to prevent online speech from being stifled by those upset with what has been said. We continue to urge Virginia to do the same.”
Blogger Matt McGee writes “It’s been almost a year and a half since Yelp began issuing Consumer Alerts when a business on its site has been caught trying to get fake reviews; but after a cautious start, that program appears to be turning up the heat.”
This comes after news of an interview from the UK telegraph publication where Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman explains how the company is catching local businesses that pay for fake reviews red handed.
So what’s ReachEdge?
Simply put it is a service that includes CMS Website Design, SEO, CRM, and Email Marketing.
lets go over the basic acronyms:
- Website Design with CMS or Content Management System – ReachLocal Designs you a Conversion Friendly Website that has all best practices to get you more leads plus a CMS. Simply put a CMS lets you log in to your website and make updates to it like adding pics or updating paragraphs (think of how you update your personal facebook page)
- SEO – or Search Engine Optimization, falls in two main buckets on-site and offsite. ReachLocal has the hardware in place to work on the On-Site SEO to help you rank on the search engines.
- CRM – Or Customer Relationship Management is a software that is baked into the ReachEdge technology that lets you organize and manage all new leads and customers in a platform that is designed to let you get more sales and insight on new vs active vs existing leads or accounts.
- Email Marketing, this ties into the CRM lead management system and lets you create workflows for automated emails based on the type of lead.
When looking at the sales funnel above ReachEdge is designed to boost the middle section of the funnel specifically the Contact and Choose sections.