Local Search Case Study: Local Search Directory Referral Traffic Thanks to Universal Business Listings

24. March 2011
Local Search blog Growmap conductewd a case study on the positive impact of UBL listings and Google places. Read the detailed analysis of how a small business dramaically improved their online AND offline activity.  http://www.growmap.com/local-search-ubl-case-study/  

Universal Business Listing to Partner with Raven Tools on Local Search Profile Services

8. March 2011
UBL’s services will add to Raven’s popular centralized Internet marketing research and management platform.   CHARLOTTE, N.C. and Nashville, TN (March 8, 2011) – Universal Business Listing (www.UBL.org) today announced an agreement to provide Local Search Profile services ... [More]

UBL to Present Essentials of Business Identity Marketing at SMX West

7. March 2011
UBL will be presenting essentials of business identity marketing in multiple forums at the Search Marketing Expo - SMX West in San Jose this week. Chris Travers and David Ingram will attend the event and invite all visitors to meet them at the UBL Booth number 206. UBL Co-Founder Chris Travers w... [More]

Managing Directory Listings Can Create Trouble

28. February 2011
During an interview with local Internet marketing pro Mike Blumenthal, he said something that surprised me. The more I talk with Mike the more I get surprised but that has always been a good thing and this was no exception! What he said was that SMB’s should only update and maintain as many... [More]

BIA/Kelsey Adds Social Local Media Practice

24. February 2011
We are excited to see that a group that we work very closely with, BIA/Kelsey, has launched a Social Local Media practice as part of the firm’s commitment to giving the SMB market the best opportunity possible for digital success. The press release outlines what this group will be lookin... [More]

UBL Rates High In Key Report: Citation Sources Prioritized

9. February 2011
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Google’s Boost Available for Certain Categories Throughout US

28. January 2011
Oftentimes, SMB’s simply want to have the mystery taken out of Internet marketing. What usually happens, though, is that they get more confusion than relief when talking to a service provider who is well intentioned (meaning they want to help) but they talk a language that puts up a barrier be... [More]

UBL User Conference A Winner!

28. January 2011
  As a writer for the UBL team I don’t get a chance to interact regularly with anyone on the team other than through e-mails and the occasional phone call. In this day and age of live anywhere, work anywhere I can do this work from, well, just about anywhere. Well, this week I had the c... [More]

UniversalBusinessListing.org and Telnic Partner to Integrate .tel Domains in UBL’s Commercial Offerings

18. January 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jan. 18, 2011 – UniversalBusinessListing.org (UBL) (http://www.UBL.org), the business identity management service of Name Dynamics Inc, and Telnic Limited (http://telnic.tel), the registry operator for the award-winning communications-focused .tel top level domain, to... [More]

Business Identity, Reputation, and Brand Management: Interest Swells for UBL's User Conference

18. January 2011
Business Identity, Reputation & Brand Management - interest swells for UBL's User Conference [More]


Will Google Place Page Become the Most Important Part of Your Google Account?

5. January 2011
  For many business people there is an understanding that Google is important to their existence in some way or another. I say many businesses because there is still the statistic out there that somewhere between 40 and 50% of small businesses still don’t even have a website! Based on th... [More]

Why Data Will Rule in 2011

29. December 2010
  Ok, so it’s a pretty self-serving headline we know but data for business is what we do! We do it because there is a tremendous need for businesses of all sizes to gain control of the information and data that is on the Internet as it relates to their company. Whether you are a mom and... [More]

If Google Actually Favors It’s Own Properties, You Better Play Along

15. December 2010
  Google has been getting its fair share of grief as of late regarding the changes it has made in its SERP’s (search engine result pages). Most people are aware of how they have juggled the results for local search to show more of their Place Page results. It’s ... [More]

Google Maps for Android Going 3D!

8. December 2010
  Google wants people to really use their maps. So much so, that their latest iteration of the Android Maps app (5.0) will offer 3D renderings of their maps at street level. Initially this will be in place for 100 cities around the world but the direction Google is heading is creating even mor... [More]

UniversalBusinessListing.org and Locationary Create Real-Time Business Profile Broadcast System for Publishers

6. December 2010
New platform gives publishers free access to 22 million business profiles   CHARLOTTE, NC (Dec. 6, 2010) – UniversalBusinessListing.org (UBL) and Locationary today announced a strategic partnership to manage and distribute business profile data free to online and mobile directory publ... [More]