Online Reviews Get Some Press And Pimp Local Search

Yesterday’s USA Today had a feature story about the effect of online reviews for businesses leading to acquiring new clients. The focus of the article was a Los Angeles area chiropractor who actively encourages clients to write reviews on Google, Yelp, Yahoo and other local sites that allow reviews. His business has increased from people finding the reviews and choosing his practice over the others in the local search results.


Basic Online Marketing: The Sandwich Board of the Internet

Sandwich Board signI read a USA Today article this week about small businesses using sandwich board signs to attract more business and the issues some city governments/councils had with them “cluttering up” the streets. More businesses are looking to increase the ways that they attract customers past their existing signage in these economic times and the sandwich board is one of the cheap basics. I’ll stay out of the politics of the article, but it got me thinking about the online equivilant of a sandwich board.