New Google Experiment: Google Posts

Eric Welke Google, Small Business Leave a Comment

“Is there a restaurant serving green beer for St. Patrick’s Day around here?” asked Sherri. “I don’t know, just Google it” replied Frank. Google is one of the most used search engines on the web. You can Google just about anything and it has quickly become the shining star of search engines. In fact, Google has been the answer to many arguments, bets, conversations, questions, and more. In the conversation above, you can see the familiarity of simply saying, ‘Google it’. How many times have you looked to Google for the answer? It’s very interesting how Google has created a platform that has become apart of our daily vocabulary. But there are some searches that don’t show results immediately in what we were looking for, thus Google has created a new innovation (still in beta). Google is constantly creating new ways to use the Internet and their newest development is …

Best Business and Company Online Review Sites – A Cheat Sheet by Industry

Eric Welke Cheat Sheets, Online Reviews 2 Comments

Online review websites are gaining more and more traffic as customers and travelers seek the best businesses for their money and families to go. As the Internet world of reviews becomes more and more common, more review sites are popping up and it can seem overwhelming for the average customer and even small business owner to know which sites are best to focus on. As a rule of thumb, it is best to stick to the bigger, more known sites. There are two types of review sites: First, there are the general websites that offer a place for reviews of all kinds of businesses and even medical professionals. And second, there are designated reviews sites for specifically focused industries. There are probably several review websites you have already heard of and even used; however, there are some you may have forgotten or did not know existed. RenegadeWorks has compiled a list …

Online Reputation and Online Reviews Statistics You Need to Know

Eric Welke Online Reviews, Reputation Management, Statistics 3 Comments

The World Wide Web has truly transformed the world; including, the way in which people communicate, gather and provide information, the ability to watch hundreds of videos without moving from a couch, and arguably one of the most important ways the internet has changed the world: the access to every individual and business online. With access to you or your company only a click away for billions of people, your online reputation is extremely important. The days of just a few critics writing a column in the Sunday newspaper have passed with the common world of the Internet. Today, we live in a culture that takes multiple voices to form opinions about a business. This can work in your favor or against you. Within minutes, your name could be branded positively or negatively in the minds of the world with just one web search. Customer reviews will either make or …