Archive for the ‘Social Marketing’ Category

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

“Link your Blog” aka “External Blogs” feature is live now!

January 24, 2009

If you run blog separate from your ShowMeLocal profile you can use our new “external blogs” feature to blend your existing content into blog section of your business profile.

Feature supports most of the popular blogging platforms and mixes your content into one continues blog with subscription button available. We support wordpress, blogger, typepad, livejournal, tumbrl, xanga, twitter and other popular blogging and micro blogging platforms.

Feature works with your business profile and business website.

You still can blog using our internal,  easy to use,  blogging tool.

Happy Blogging!
The Development Team

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.

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

Engaging Your Customer

April 22, 2008

To be successful, you need to engage your customer. You need to talk with them, not at them. You need to be open and answer questions. This is one of the harder things to do on-line since you are not on-line 24×7. This is where your web site comes in.

You need to have a web presence on-line that engages your visitor enough so that they become a customer.

Starting Conversations with Contact Pages by Bill Slawski over at Search Engine Land is an excellent article on the subject. Bill specifically addresses the contact page.

“It can also help to start conversations that can provide you invaluable feedback, which can make the pages of your site easier to use, more informative, and easier to find. Listening to the language of your customers can give you insights into their perspective on what you offer, and the words that they use to describe those offerings.”

Bill goes over what to include and why it is important. I have to say, since I updated my contact page, I have gotten more calls and emails.

In addition to your contact page, I think the whole web site needs to engage your visitor. Provide the critical info your visitors need. Make it easy for them to get a hold of you.

Blogging is an excellent tool you can use to interact with your visitor. You should use a blog to provide info, ask questions, answer questions, and so on. Blogging can be done for free-only thing it will cost is your time. One of ShowMeLocal’s features is providing some blog space, so can engage your customer. Take the time to show them you know what you are talking about.

Remember your web presense is your chance to make a good impression, so take some time to organize what you want to say and how you want to do it. You will find it is a very wise investment.