When Big Platforms Go Local

13. December 2013
Latest Street Fight Column from Damian Rollison. From 2013 BIA/Kelsey Leading in Local Conference [More]

Online presence, Street Fight

Do Small Businesses Need a Website?

31. October 2013
Do Small Businesses Need a Website [More]

Street Fight

When consumers search online, will they find you -or your competitor?

15. October 2013
Being found by your customers is challenging when your business can appear differently or incorrectly within many different search engines and directories. Here are a few tips to better manage your online local presence. [More]

Local Search Optimization

Local Business Listings Data Flow and Fixing Incorrect Listings

25. September 2013
Fixing Incorrect Local Business Listings Webinar   Join Universal Business Listing and Local Search Association on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Business listings are increasingly prominent in search results and in many cases form the main method for connecting customers to ... [More]

business listings, Google, Local citations, Local Search Optimization, Online presence

UBL Acquires Local Incite – Adds Chicago Presence

12. June 2013
Universal Business Listing to expand offerings to companies looking for improved Local Search visibility and insights Charlotte, NC (June 11, 2013) – Universal Business Listing, a service of UBL Interactive, Inc., today announced the acquisition of the assets of Local Incite, the Chicago-base... [More]

UBLI

UBL Expands International Offerings with Australian Service

7. June 2013
Company continues international expansion, aims to provide solutions for small businesses in underserved and emerging markets Charlotte, NC (June 5, 2013) – Universal Business Listing, a service of UBL Interactive, Inc., today announced the launch of its new Australian service at au.ubl.org, ... [More]

Local Search Optimization, Online presence, UBLI

UBL Featured in USA Today

7. June 2013
UBL was featured this week in a USA Today story about mobile and web presence for local businesses. As noted in the article, UBL is a leading service for local businesses who need to manage listings on multiple sites and apps from a single location. The USA Today article is posted here.

Local Search Optimization, Online presence, UBLI

Bing Launches Bing Places for Business

30. April 2013
Hard on the heels of the announcement from Google of an updated dashboard for Google Places, Bing has rechristened its Business Portal with a familiar-sounding name. The service will now be known as Bing Places for Business. The name change brings with it some feature updates, with promise of more ... [More]

Local Search Optimization, Bing

UBL Contributes to New Local Search Whitepaper from IAB

29. April 2013
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has announced the publication of a new whitepaper, "Local Search: Managing Listings Across Digital Platforms." Coordinated by Sabrina Alimi, senior manager of the IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, the whitepaper was produced by a working group consis... [More]

Local Search Optimization

The New Google Places Dashboard: What It Means for You

25. April 2013
One of the most important things you can do to take charge of your online presence as a local business is to verify and manage your Google+ Local listing. This listing underlies the presence of your business across all Google offerings, including Maps, Places, Google+, and mobile apps. To the frust... [More]

Local Search Optimization, Google

Universal Business Listing Releases Expanded Verified Profile Service For Local Search

18. February 2013
Businesses are able to "claim" and protect their profiles on more major search engines and directories with patent-pending process for local search optimization Universal Business Listing, a service of UBL Interactive, Inc., today announced the release of an expanded service to help businesses ... [More]

Local citations, Local Search Optimization, Online presence

BIA/Kelsey's Peter Krasilovsky on UBL brand initiative

12. October 2012
BIA/Kelsey analyst Peter Krasilovsky has published a thoughtful piece on the availability of co-op advertising dollars for local search programs, sparked by UBL's initiative in the brands space. Click here to read.

Brands, Co-op Marketing, Local Search Optimization

UBL Interactive and VoodooVox Help Local Businesses Through Smarter Mobile Advertising

24. September 2012
  Service Will Generate Customer Calls on a Locally-Targeted Basis, With Intelligent Data Reports TORONTO, ONTARIO and CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA-- UBL Interactive, the parent of Universal Business Listing -- the leader in local search listings management -- is expanding its digital reach to t... [More]

Mobile advertising, AdsLocal

Universal Business Listing Announces Partnership To Launch Its Local Search Optimization Services In Australia

17. September 2012
UBL will distribute Australian business profiles to dozens of top local search sites and directories CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2012 -- Universal Business Listing, the leader in local search listings management, has announced a partnership to launch its local search optimization and syndication s... [More]

Local citations, Local Search Optimization, Online presence, Australia

Universal Business Listing Launches Co-op Local Search Marketing Service for Brands and Retailers

13. September 2012
Service enables manufacturers to include brand information in business profiles in local search and online directories. Charlotte, NC, (via PR Newswire) September 13, 2012 – Universal Business Listing – the leader in local search listings management – announced a new program to he... [More]

Brands, Co-op Marketing, Local Search Optimization, UBLI