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Twitter for Business

July 25, 2009

If you are curious what Twitter is and how to use it for your business, take few minutes to read “Twitter 101 A Special Guide” that explains how business owners can use Twitter to promote their businesses. Guide is nicely organized and contains various case studies and a slide show.

In the begging of this year we introduced a new feature called Tweet This! that allows you to post coupons and promotions to your Twitter account directly from business dashboard. As a logical evolution of this feature we have decided to put together “Twitter Dashboard” that lists all content you can post on one page along with dedicated pages for each post.

Take a look at our coupon posted on Twitter @showmelocal:
http://twitter.com/showmelocal/statuses/2839780908
Click on coupon link: http://tinyurl.com/ktws5k to see the actual coupon.

Login to your account to review “Twitter Dashboard” and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter

New Feature Alert: Tweet This!

January 30, 2009

Along with Facebook Business Space comes new Tweet This feature.

You can now post your coupons, blog posts, specials, jobs and events to your twitter time line directly from your business dashboard. We will keep adding this feature to all portable content of your business profile.

Related: Facebook Business Space, 5 Things about Coupon, “Post To” Button, External Blog

Buzzaround.us – free reputation monitoring and social search.

January 12, 2009



We would like to introduce buzzaround.us – free reputation monitoring and social search service. Site is checking popular social destinations, including various blog directories like Google Blog Search, Technorati, micro-blogging sites like Twitter, FriendFeed, popular bookmark services like Delicious, blog comments, news sites, videos, images and many other community powered resources,  for relevant and time aligned results. It is really easy to check what web is buzzing about your company, or keep track of hot topics that you are interested in.

We also put buzzaround.us engine to work for your businesses on ShowMeLocal, allowing you to check the buzz without leaving your business dashboard.

For more information, please visit buzzaround.us, Twitter @buzzaroundus.

5 Things about ShowMeLocal Coupons that you might not know about.

December 5, 2008

1. You can create “Appreciation” coupon and assign it to customer actions. When customer writes a review you can award him/her with the exclusive coupon that will only appear when customer finishes the review.

2. Your coupon is automatically converted to widget in form of HTML or javascript and is available for you to place on the website of your choice. Summary of all coupons is also widgetized. See “Content ToGo” section of a coupon.

3. You can email a coupon (as well as “Appreciation” coupon) to your customer base via “Email this Coupon to your Customers” feature.

4. We distribute your coupon to different websites including Google Maps.

5. Customers can send your coupon to cell phones and present them to you electronically.

These and other coupon features are standard and included with Free, Premium and Business Website services.

To start effectively utilize coupons with your Business Profiles visit your Business Dashboard.

Business Website – amazingly easy tool that converts your Local Business Profile into fully functional Website is Live Now!

October 24, 2008

After successful private use* we are delighted to announce availability of “Business Website”– amazingly easy tool that converts your existing business profile into standalone fully functional, professionally looking, locally tuned, search engine optimized informational business website.

Business Website package at extremely affordable rate of $9.99/mo, includes free domain registration and renewal, 5-business email redirects to the email of your choice and standalone website with ability to control displayed sections.

Business Website is completely ad-free and is based on the selected business package (promotions are included). No design and development is required; the most complicated part is to come up with the right domain name!

Some of the examples are here:

EckoImports.com

JosephKellnerHairColoristinOrlando.com

ShowMeLocal.org

KingsCourtDrugs.com

EternalMemorials.net

To read more Click Here

*This tool was available for private beta since spring 2008 and became publicly available to the registered business owners September 2008.

Introducing Premium Profiles.

September 8, 2008

Dear Valued Customer,

After a successful beta launch, we are happy to announce the release of one-stop fully functional website with opportunities for you to find new local customers using the power of Internet marketing, web 2.0 tools, advertising, social networking and extensive content distribution.

Today we are introducing premium profile packages (press release), to help you stand out among the competitors and convert online visitors into returning and loyal customers.

Premium profiles are advertising free, have extended collections of features, unique splash pages and detailed statistics for each visit to a business profile. As usual it is free for a business to get started at ShowMeLocal.com and full subscription packages are priced up to the deluxe package at an extremely affordable price per month.

For those of you who joined before September 5th 2008 and have free beta account, we are offering you an extension of service until October 31st 2008. You will still be able to enjoy our premium features free of charge. After that date your account will be downgraded to a regular free plan. You can upgrade your account at anytime before or after that date.

We’ve proved to deliver great results to you, strongly establishing and dramatically increasing your business’s online visibility, driving your local profile to the top organic positions in all of the major search engines. Most of you are using your local business profiles as prime online presence for your business. As you have noticed we have the most advanced tools and features that any player in the local advertising market has today. With introduction of our premium packages we will help you grow your business even further by creating new and unique features, extending your premium distribution network and tremendously boosting your local online share.

We hope you join us in reaching this goal!

Eugene Belenky

Founder of ShowMeLocal.com

We Want Your Input

December 30, 2007

Our goal of the ShowMeLocal Blog is to provide you, the small business owner, with helpful advise and information on how to use the Internet to promote your business.

With this in mind, we are asking that you send us questions you might have on how to use the Internet to promote and build your business. We will pick several questions each month and answer them here on the ShowMeLocal blog so everyone can benefit. As a thank you, we will provide a link back to your primary business website or ShowMeLocal profile.

Please send you questions to larry@showmelocal.com

Thanks and here’s to a great 2008!