Clear Channel's "The Traders Network Show" Interview With UBL Interactive Provides Insight on How Subtle Changes in Search Engine Results Triggers a New Field of Online Marketing for Businesses

30. June 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC, Jun 27, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Clear Channel's "The Traders Network Show" host, Michael Yorba, gains insight on how gradual and subtle changes in search engine results have led to a new key aspect of online marketing for businesses through an exclusive interview with Chris Travers, Co-Founder and President of UBL Interactive, Inc. UBLI -4.35% ("UBL"). The show, which broadcasts daily on DFW1190AM KFXR, is now available for online streaming. In the interview, Yorba and Travers discuss UBL's core business and its products and services that allow local businesses to expand their scope of public identity and the means for communicating that identity online across search engines, social networks, mobile phones, directory assistance, and the next generation of online yellow and white pages.

"Internet search has changed greatly over the years, particularly when searching for a business location or service. Studies show that 50% of people visit a closed business after performing an online search, while our studies show that 40% of the data found in an Internet search is inaccurate. That is why what we do is so important. We help businesses maintain correct information across the Internet in order to be easily found in an online search," stated Travers.

Commenting further, Travers states, "A company's location information is considered a foundational aspect of marketing. Marketing agencies are integrating our directory solutions directly into the foundation of their business offerings to their clients. When the agency sells its advertising services, mobile coupon services, or any other kind of marketing campaign, they are now including UBL as a component of their service. By partnering with agencies of all sizes, UBL is able to help some of the largest companies (such as Walmart, Wells Fargo and FedEx) manage all their locations on the Internet."

"After interviewing UBL Interactive, it is apparent to us that having correct corporate information on the Internet is not only critical to the organization, but to the customer as well. Using a service or provider like UBL Interactive should be a must for every company - and I mean EVERY company," stated Michael Yorba.

All analysts, industry professionals and other interested parties are encouraged to listen to the two-part, 20-minute interview archive via the following links:

Interview Archive Information

Segment 1: (9min, 57 sec)

http://www.yorbamedia.com/images/stories/audio/TN061214SEG5.mp3

Segment 2: (10 min, 12 sec)

http://www.yorbamedia.com/images/stories/audio/TN061214SEG6.mp3

Network: Clear Channel Station: DFW 1190AM KFXR Show: The Traders Network Show Host: Michael Yorba

About Clear Channel Clear Channel's Media and Entertainment division has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America with 243 million monthly listeners. It serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations in the U.S., as well as more than 140 stations in New Zealand and Australia. www.clearchannel.com .

About Michael Yorba Michael Yorba is the founder of Yorba Media and featured host on Clear Channel. For the past six years he has produced and hosted "The Traders Network Show" broadcasted live daily on Clear Channel DFW 1190AM KFXR from 6AM - 7:30AM CT and 2PM - 3PM CT, Monday-Friday.

Michael Yorba interviews the front-page Titans about the latest in capital markets, CEO milestones, trading tools, real estate acquisitions and market trends. Learn how the experts use risk management techniques to build fully diversified portfolios and what it takes to put up big board earnings. It's a fast moving, high-energy show that presents stocks, commodities, bonds, forex, derivatives, real estate, political trends, technology trends, crowd funding and impact investment insights in a new light and keeps audience asking for more... shift your thinking and join us as we deliver "tomorrow's ideas today" on Clear Channel's "The Traders Network Show."

About UBL Interactive and Universal Business Listing Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and having served over 200,000 businesses across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia, UBL Interactive is the owner and operator of the Universal Business Listing (UBL) service. Through UBL, the Company provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small, as well as SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The Company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services. For more information on the Company and its Universal Business Listing solutions, please visit our web sites at www.ublinteractive.com or www.ubl.org .

Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "forecasts," "plans" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. These risks and uncertainties, include, without limitation, our ability to successfully centralize and consolidate various support functions, operating results, market acceptance of our solutions, strong brand recognition and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made in accordance with "safe harbor" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and no assurance can be given that the future results that are the subject of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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

15. October 2013

A couple of weeks back, Infogroup released a study surveying 1,000 US Adults on how they find businesses and how they navigate to them.  The thought-provoking results showed that actively managing your business listings is more important than ever:

  • Almost 60% of consumers use search engines, both on their computers and mobile devices, as their primary source for finding information on businesses, such as addresses and phone numbers. Review sites, such as Yelp, came in second place at 13%.  Less than 1% use print directories.
  • More than half of those consumers using search engines have visited a business to find that it permanently closed. 
  • 48% of consumers who use standalone GPS or in-car navigation systems are given bad directions at least once a month, with 13% saying it happens weekly and 4% getting lost daily.  Nearly as frequent are the errors encountered on smartphones (40%) and online maps (32%)

 

The percentage of consumers using search engines to find local businesses is rapidly increasing.   A survey conducted by MDG noted that 60% of consumers use Google at least once per month to find local businesses and 57% conduct mobile searches at least once a week.  By 2015, it is projected that 30% of all searches will be from consumers searching for local businesses. 

 

What does this mean to your business? Simply showing up online is not enough anymore, it's how you show up.  Consumers searching for local businesses are highly disappointed when they are directed to the wrong address, to a business no longer in operation, or, because of faulty or missing hours of operations, to a business that is closed at the time of visit. 

Let your customers find you by taking control of your business listings!

To ensure your customers are getting the best information, use these basic tips when setting up your business profiles on sites like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and others.

  1. Your business name, address, phone number, and homepage URL must be consistent across the web and online directories:  Be sure to use the correct post office deliverable street address, the primary phone number as listed in the phone book, and consistent version of your business name with no extra keywords, just as it appears on your storefront.
  2. Hours of Operation: With more and more consumer search traffic going mobile, hours of operation are critical for users who are one the go and need quick relevant results.
  3. Business Category and Description: These details help ensure your business will be found in online and mobile keyword searches for your type of business. 
  4. Photos and Video: A business listing can get more clicks and calls by adding video as content. 

If customers aren't able to find you they will find your competitors instead.  An accurate and strong online local presence will ensure your customers will find you and bring new business to your door-instead of your competitor's. 

To learn more visit our website at www.ubl.org

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 businesses, particularly with the growth of mobile devices. Yet, many of these listings have incorrect information in the profiles as a result of mixed data sources and lack of management. During this webinar, Chris Travers, president, CRO and co-founder of UBL, will explain how business information gets to publishers, what the prime causes of errors are, how to analyze and monitor the information and how to correct and optimize it with a positive ROI.

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

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, a supplement to UBL’s business profile distribution services in the US, Canada, and UK.

In Australia, UBL will provide businesses with two options for claiming and managing online profiles across multiple search sites and apps. The UBL Essential package for Australia includes business listing submission on prominent sites like Google, Superpages Australia, Yelp, and Yellow Pages Online. With the UBL Professional package, business customers get expanded distribution as well as creation and syndication of an online video profile.

“We’ve known for some time that the Australian business marketplace was looking for an effective local SEO solution,” said CEO Doyal Bryant. “After research and coordination with partners in the country, we’re happy to say that we’ve developed two packages that meet the needs of a broad range of clients.”

The UBL reseller program has also expanded to include Australia. Resellers can begin offering Australian listing packages to their business clients immediately.

Australia and other International initiatives are part of UBL’s broader strategy to create effective services for international markets where local listing management is still an emerging industry, according to Bryant.

About UBL Interactive and Universal Business Listing

UBL Interactive, Inc. (UBLI) is based in Charlotte, NC, and operates Universal Business Listing at www.UBL.org. UBL provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small, SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," “forecasts,” “plans” and similar expressions. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations and actual results could differ materially. Our ability to achieve the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements is subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to successfully centralize and consolidate various support functions, operating results, market acceptance of our solutions, strong brand recognition and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made in accordance with "safe harbor" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and no assurance can be given that the future results that are the subject of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact: Press@UBL.org  (704) 200-9929

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 to come. For now, Bing says it is focused on creating a simplified process, and therefore has removed some elements such as deals, coupons, QR codes, mobile sites, and printable materials.

Bing promises a smooth transition from Bing Business Portal. In fact, business owners who have a Bing verified listing should already be seeing the new interface. Those who don’t yet have a verified listing are encouraged to create one.

For multi-location businesses, Bing has made submission a bit easier with a new web interface for uploading your information. The new interface will support Google’s bulk listing template as well as Bing’s own version.

Just as with Google’s recent update, Bing now accepts 10 categories for each business location. We have mentioned before that including multiple relevant categories increases the chances your listing will appear in keyword searches, so this update is good for businesses.

UBL’s Premium package features managed owner verification on important sites like Bing. We’re happy to see Bing move in the direction of improved usability and will let you know about other new features as they appear.

 

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 consisting of executives from several companies in the local search industry, including UBL president Chris Travers and vice president Damian Rollison. 

The purpose of the paper is to identify opportunities for online marketers to assist their business clients with local listing management, as well as to describe the listing publication and management process and convey the growing need for listing management services. As cited in the study, only a fraction of the 16 to 20 million businesses in the U.S. are actively managing their listings, while the vast majority of U.S. consumers turn to online listing sources for information about local businesses.

The whitepaper may be downloaded from the IAB website. An announcement of its publication is also available from MediaPost. Alimi will present findings from the paper at the MediaPost Search Insider Summit, taking place this week in Florida. 

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 frustration of some business owners, the process of verifying and managing your listing got a little more complicated last spring when Google merged Places with its social network, Google+. Though the transition from Google Places to Google+ Local added some exciting new social features for businesses, it also created more work for small businesses and more chances for trouble to occur in the process.

Google has addressed at least some of these issues with the release this month of an updated Google Places for Business dashboard. The new dashboard is available to all newly verified Google business listings and will eventually roll out to all existing verified listings. The interface has been redesigned to bring the dashboard closer in look and feel to Google+, although it is not entirely a part of Google+ yet.

Along with the updated look and feel, the new dashboard offers some helpful features. Google has discontinued the use of custom categories, meaning that you now must pick from the predetermined list they provide – but they’ve increased the number of categories you can include in your listing from five to ten. This is important, because the greater the number of valid categories you list your business under, the more paths by which consumers can find your business via keyword searches. For example, listing your business as an auto repair shop and a transmission repair shop (if both are valid) means you are liable to show up under both “auto repair” and “transmission repair” searches.

The new dashboard also provides much better support for service-oriented businesses that perform work at the customer’s location rather than at a store. Owners of this type of business can now clearly flag their listings so that residential addresses are hidden and substituted by a service area. Anyone who owns or manages service-oriented businesses would be well advised to make use of this feature.

There are a few other updates of interest, such as better support for irregular hours of operation. The new dashboard also makes it easy to manage your AdWords Express and Offers campaigns from a single location. On the downside, business owners must proceed cautiously when creating and verifying both a Google+ Local listing and a Google+ Brand page, which is slightly different and offers more social features for businesses to use, such as the ability to add people to circles. At UBL, our current recommendation is to complete the Google+ Local / Google Places verification process first, then create and verify your Google+ Brand page. At that point the two pages will be merged together, making them easier to manage. Doing this process out of order could cause problems such as suspension of your account.

Also worth noting is the Insights tab which, like Facebook Insights, provides various metrics about user interaction with your Google+ Local listing, including impressions, actions, and requests for driving directions to your business location.

At some point in the future, Google will likely devise a way to integrate Google Places and Google+ into a single user experience, further simplifying what to many is still a confusing process. We expect that a greater number of features will be introduced over time as well, such as improved analytics and social tools.

UBL created its Premium package in order to help small and large businesses successfully navigate the process of verifying and managing listings on Google and other critical sites. Our service takes the complication out of the process and hands you a verified Google listing so that you can make your own updates and engage with customers using Google’s new features. Rest assured we will stay on top of further developments and make sure you are informed.

 

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 achieve "claimed" and verified profile status on
major search engines and directories.

This is in response to the increasing awareness among companies and Local SEO experts that verified profiles enhance the status and visibility of listings in
local and mobile search, driving more business for SMBs or the branches of multi-location corporations or franchises.  

A verified listing in local search is where the business owner claims its location on a search site, through phone, email or postcard response, allowing them to password-protect and enhance the profile.

The expanded UBL service creates and enhances profiles on Google+, Bing, Yahoo, Mapquest, Superpages, YP.com and Yelp, as well as creating locally optimized profiles on Facebook and Twitter. This process is in addition to UBL's core syndication of listings which reach hundreds of search, mobile and social sites, seen at  www.UBL.org.

"We have witnessed growing demand and appreciation of the value for these services," said  Chris Travers, President of Universal Business Listing. "We have a specialized team, leveraging our Patent pending technical process for
making this work across large numbers of publisher sites and customer locations very efficiently."

UBL will be presenting this at the International Franchise Association's conference in  Las Vegas  this week. It will also be showing new tools for multi-location companies and franchises to manage website store locators as part
of a listing management system.

About UBL Interactive and Universal Business Listing
UBL Interactive, Inc. (UBLI) is based in  Charlotte, NC, and operates Universal Business Listing at  www.UBL.org. UBL provides business identity management
tools for businesses large and small, SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details
as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The company also
offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates,"
"believes" and similar expressions. Our ability to achieve the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements is subject to risks and
uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to successfully centralize and consolidate various support functions, in addition to general
economic conditions, operating results, market acceptance of our solutions and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made in accordance with "safe harbor" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 and no assurance can be given that the future results that are the subject of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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

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 services in Australia.

UBL, a division of UBL Interactive, currently operates in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. The partner is Oz Pages Pty Ltd.

UBL provides businesses and their interactive agencies with one place to create enhanced profiles and then ensures they are published on key search engines, online directories, mobile and social sites. This corrects many inaccuracies that are commonly found, and increases customer connections, calls and ultimately sales in what is considered a foundation of any internet marketing activity. The service works with small businesses, with or without a website, as well as enterprises with thousands of locations like national retailers.

The sites will includes Google, Bing, Yahoo, SuperPages (A), Sensis, Local Directories, TruLocal and Dlook.com as well as many other local Australian internet directories. 

"The problem of inaccurate data is a global one, and we have been hearing for many years of the growing interest in our service in countries such as Australia," said Doyal Bryant, CEO of UBL.  "We are fortunate to have a local partner with the expertise to guide our launch there."

"In our exhaustive preparation work for UBL, we have consistently found interest among the business community and publishers for a service that accurately distributes business listings in a way that is efficient for both sides," says Pete Donlan, Managing Director of Oz Pages.

The service will launch in November and the company is taking Beta trial requests at its site AU.UBL.org.

 

About UBL Interactive and Universal Business Listing

UBL Interactive, Inc. (UBLI) is based in Charlotte, NC, and operates Universal Business Listing at www.UBL.org. UBL provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small, SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services.

 

About Oz Pages

Oz Pages Pty Ltd, the publisher of 'SuperPages(R)', is 100% Australian owned company trading as SuperPages(R), headquartered in Mornington, Victoria.  Oz Pages Pty Ltd provides a full suite of local advertising and marketing products to thousands of Australian local businesses.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions. Our ability to achieve the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements is subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to successfully centralize and consolidate various support functions, in addition to general economic conditions, operating results, market acceptance of our solutions and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made in accordance with "safe harbor" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and no assurance can be given that the future results that are the subject of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


 

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 help manufacturers, brand managers and co-operative marketers ensure their brands are mentioned accurately and uniformly in local retailer listings online.

In co-operative marketing programs, manufacturers provide trade promotion budgets to their dealers to advertise in local markets. Although there are hundreds of these programs totaling over a billion dollars in marketing expenditure in the U.S. each year, they have traditionally been used for print newspapers, yellow pages, and broadcast media.

According to UBL president Chris Travers, there has been an increasing trend for marketers to permit digital promotions as approved uses of these funds, including web advertising and search engine optimization.

“In recent months, UBL has already successfully completed business listing management services under co-op marketing budgets, in association with large interactive agencies familiar with these programs,” said Travers. “The brand wins by getting included in millions of search results shown to customers, and the retailer wins by not having to bear the costs.”

In one recent instance, the business listing management model was presented to the manufacturer, and the manufacturer fully funded the service for its local retailers. Many similar trade promotions cover 80% to 100% of the costs.

Service included distribution through the UBL Direct network to dozens of major search sites, as well as the claiming of verified profiles on Google Places, Google Plus, Bing, and Yahoo and the building of dedicated profile pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. In all, the manufacturer was able to see its brand name, keywords and images included on hundreds of sites for each retail location for under $200 each.

The Local Search Association and the Interactive Advertising Bureau last week said co-op budgets were being under-spent by $450 million dollars due to lack of participation.

UBL’s Co-op Local Search Marketing Service works with the brand manager to provide uniform descriptions and visuals to the retailer, and in turn assists the retailer in submitting relevant claim codes and forms for reimbursement as required. In some cases, the brand manager will fund the program directly.

UBL makes today’s announcement in advance of BIA/Kelsey's SMB Digital Marketing conference in Chicago, for which it is a sponsor. For more information go to www.UBL.org/coop.

About UBL Interactive and Universal Business Listing

UBL Interactive, Inc. (UBLI) is based in Charlotte, NC, and operates Universal Business Listing at www.UBL.org. UBL provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small as well as SEO providers, advertising agencies, and interactive marketers, helping their customers distribute trusted business details across search engines, online yellow pages directories, 411 directory assistance services, social networks, and mobile devices. The company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium local search optimization services. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "believes" and similar expressions. Our ability to achieve the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements is subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to successfully centralize and consolidate various support functions, in addition to general economic conditions, operating results, market acceptance of our solutions and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made in accordance with "safe harbor" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and no assurance can be given that the future results that are the subject of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

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

UBL's Damian Rollison Will Be Regular Contributor on Local Search Industry Blog Street Fight

16. August 2012

Street Fight

UBL's VP of Product, Damian Rollison, has contributed two commentaries to Street Fight, a popular and respected local search industry blog. Today it was announced that Damian will become a regular contributor, with articles appearing about once a week. You can read Damian's previous posts by clicking the links below.

"The Long Tail of Local Search," August 7, 2012

"Deep Data and the Semantics of Local," August 15, 2012

Local Search Optimization, Street Fight

Business Social Network Company.com Partners with UBL.org

25. June 2012

 

Business Social Network Company.com Partners with UBL.org

Company.com Corporation is proud to partner with Universal Business Listing to help businesses improve their online visibility.

Roswell, GA (PRWEB) June 23, 2012

Company.com, the social network for small business, today announced its partnership with Universal Business Listing (UBL.org), a profile syndication service that seamlessly lists business profiles across major search engines. Together, Company.com and UBL.org will help businesses get found online and grow.

"We’re excited to partner with UBL.org," said Kevin Sasser, vice president of Company.com Corporation. "This partnership will take online visibility to the next level by combining search engine optimization services, tracking tools and professional communities that can help businesses grow."

Chris Travers, UBL president and co-founder, said the Company.com proposition for businesses was a compelling one, targeting essential networking and marketing needs. "Our partnership with Company.com creates even more value for these customers, with a foundational tool to increase their company's presence online."

Company.com and UBL.org both believe that consistent business representation is a key component to being found online. To support the growing need for this online visibility, UBL.org allows businesses to create a single detailed and accurate listing across the biggest search engines, which in turn achieves a higher search ranking.

UBL.org also provides a tracking tool that measures a company’s presence across those search engines. By integrating tools like this into the Company.com social platform, this partnership makes it easy for businesses to gain and monitor online presences, and also find the necessary support and services to help improve that presence all from one place.

In addition to helping businesses be found, with quality SEO tools and services, Company.com is committed to providing members with all the services they need to be found, connect and grow. By registering an account with Company.com, businesses instantly gain access to thousands of resources and opportunities that make business communication, networking, marketing and operation simple.

For more information about Company.com’s SEO services or any of Company.com’s business networking solutions, visit http://www.Company.com or call 855-812-6290.

Stay connected with Company.com on Facebook and Twitter, @companydotcom.

About Company.com 

Company.com is a unique business social network focused on the needs and opportunities of new and growing businesses. It allows businesses to connect, communicate, and collaborate with clients, partners, vendors and suppliers, create new partnerships and engage with customers in new and more effective ways. The company has recently announced a major upgrade to their network that will be available later in Q3 ’12. Visit Company.com for more detail.

About Universal Business Listing 

UBL provides business identity management tools for businesses large and small, SEO providers, advertising agencies and interactive marketers to help their customers distribute their business details as a trusted source across search engines, online Yellow Pages directories, 411 directory assistance, social networks and mobile devices. The company also offers reputation monitoring tools and a variety of premium Local SEO optimization services.


 

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UBL communicates with its Agency Partners about UBL Direct improvements and its delivery to the imminent Apple Maps

22. June 2012

UBL communicated today with its Agency Partners about UBL Direct improvements and its delivery to the imminent Apple Maps.

Dear UBL Partner,

We are excited to advise you of some important product improvements at Universal Business Listing, and how they might impact our service to you. We recently announced the launch of the UBL Direct product feature which we are advising you today will replace the Quick Listings that were part of many of our product tiers. This is a significant improvement in our distribution on behalf of your clients.

UBL Direct will now deliver business profiles directly to over 20 key publishers (and growing) via API, FTP, and other methods, resulting in faster, more enhanced listing display. See the current list at https://www.ubl.org/Products/UBLDirect.aspx. As experts in the online world, you will appreciate that such direct technical connections are a logical evolution, and UBL expects the number of these sites and data providers to grow rapidly. The Quick Listing method, which was largely manual, will be retired.

This change will impact those of you who are displaying reporting data to your customers including links and publication confirmations, via our dashboard or reporting API.

To be clear, this is not a new product; it is a feature. As such, it will result in no immediate price change to you, but we urge you to review which product sets you are offering your customers. Many of our partners are still using our “Basic” package which does not have access to UBL Direct, nor does it take advantage of any of our claiming services which help you manage the transition of Google Places to Google+ Local, for example.

You may also be curious about the impact of the newly announced Apple Maps on our service. While this has not been released, UBL’s listings are included in the information of the primary data providers, so we are confident of inclusion. We will be watching the launch closely.

Finally, we want to advise you that the name of the parent company of UBL has been changed from Name Dynamics, Inc. to UBL Interactive, Inc. We believe this will save confusion as we continue to grow our organization around the strength of the UBL brand. All invoices will now come from UBL Interactive and you should advise your accounting departments of the change. Otherwise this will not affect your agreements with UBL.

We thank you again for your support and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about our product developments.

Sincerely,   

The Support Team at UBL

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