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  • The Truth About Online Reputation Management

    According to a study conducted by SMS Marketing in 2012, 65 percent of online shoppers read only 2-10 reviews per buying decision vs. 58 percent in 2011. In addition, Nielsen reports that consumer trust of online reviews has increased to 70 percent worldwide, up 15 percent in the last four years. What this tells me is that more people are reading fewer online reviews to make their shopping and...
  • The New Google+ Local: Your Property’s New First Impression

    Recently, Google decided to ditch its Google Places site in favor of a brand new application. The new, revamped Google+ Local integrates the best of both the Places site and the social network Google+. Much like its previous iteration, Google+ Local is the first thing customers will see when they search for your company’s property. So with these new changes, how should your business adapt...
  • How to Keep Your Rockstar Employees

    You’ve just hired a rockstar employee—now you’re wondering how long you’ll be able to keep her. Competitive wages and benefits are not enough to ensure that your best and brightest rockstars will remain engaged. In fact, I bet you will find that when you interview your employees about what they value most at work, very few — if any — will say salary. Rather,...
  • Catching the Apartment Love Bug

    In case the hordes of men having panic attacks in the card aisle of CVS hasn’t tipped you off, today is Valentine’s Day. This cruel holiday certainly makes us all ponder a lot of things. Why, for example, do candy hearts taste like chalk dust? Why do we still eat 40 of them? Why can’t we meet that special someone while sitting on our respective couches in pajamas? We also stop...

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