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While striving for a POSITIVE online reputation, don’t forget about the NEGATIVE experiences occurring every day that you never hear about

Posted by admin on Jul 6, 2016 1:05:03 PM

We hear businesses on a daily basis assume that the majority of reviews online are a result of customers having negative experiences. The truth is, only about 20% of customerswill post a review after a negative experience, and about the same would submit a review after a positive experience. The majority of negative shopping experiences are actually never recorded and fall on deaf employee ears. While this is good news to most storefronts, the problem is that negative feedback, in fact, helps a business improve operations, retain customers, and avoid repeated mistakes. Without knowing what is turning customers away, the result could be more, negatively, powerful than having 5 stars for all of your locations.

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Topics: Blog, Internet Marketing, Local Business, Local Search, Online Marketing, Online Reviews, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Review Monitoring, Reviews

American Blue Ribbon Holdings Leverages Customers Engagement Through Utilization of Chatmeter's Services

Posted by admin on Oct 8, 2015 1:46:23 PM

American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the eighth largest full service restaurant holding company in the United States, has always placed an emphasis on guest feedback. ABRH has created a process to monitor and respond to customer feedback by utilizing Chatmeter’s Services to monitor their restaurants' reputation and online listings. Online reviews are now considered one of the fastest-growing social marketing tools, which can be leveraged to improve existing marketing efforts while boosting on-site conversion, traffic and engagement.

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Topics: Google, Blog, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, local business listings, Local Search Rankings, Mobile, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, press release, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews, social media monitoring

Zomato is Stealing the Restaurant Local Search Market with One Purchase. Who is Zomato and How Does it Affect Your Restaurant's Local SEO and Offline Traffic?

Posted by admin on Oct 2, 2015 10:20:37 AM

As of January 2015, Zomato acquired Urbanspoon for a reported $50-60 million. You may ask, who is Zomato?  How can they easily buy out an online monster in the world of Restaurant Local Search?  Zomato is actually the largest Restaurant Review Site in the world, even more popular than Yelp in every country except the US (we’re actually late adopters for once). The acquisition was the first US venture for the New Delhi based company, spreading its platform to 22 Countries, boosting its restaurant listings from 330,000 to 1 Million. So popular, that Chatmeter has decided to add the Review/Search Site to it’s list of provider partners and display all information within our platform.

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Topics: Blog, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, Mobile, mobile, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, Review Management, Reviews, Zomato

Are More of Your Customers Coming From Local Search or Traditional Media?

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2015 9:45:12 AM

Ask any Millennial; they will tell you the only way to find out more about a company (or anything for that matter) is by searching online. They probably don’t know Yellow Pages is named after the color of the book or that a Penny Saver isn’t just about saving a copper Abraham.

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Topics: Blog, business listing, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local Business Listings, Local Search, Local Search Rankings, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews

Texas de Brazil Chooses Chatmeter to Improve Local SEO, Review Management and Online Reputation for Restaurants

Posted by admin on Jul 21, 2015 3:50:52 PM

SAN DIEGO - July 21, 2015 - Texas de Brazil Corporation has partnered with Chatmeter to manage the online reputation of their restaurant locations. The Brazilian Steakhouse will utilize Chatmeter's reputation controlling solution that offers review management, social media listening, and competitive benchmarking for over 35 locations across 14 states.

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Topics: Blog, Internet Marketing, Local SEO, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, press release, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews, Texas de Brazil, Uncategorized

Organic and Local SEO are as Different as Night and Day

Posted by collin on Oct 16, 2014 4:03:16 PM

The way in which potential customers find businesses has evolved dramatically with advances in technology over the last few decades. Search engines have replaced standard word of mouth, forcing companies to re-evaluate their marketing strategies. If you’re a local business owner looking to rank high on SERPs, you first need to know the difference between organic and local SEO.

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Topics: Google, Blog, chatmeter, Google SERP, Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Local business listing, Local Business Listings, Local Search, local search marketing, Local Search Rankings, Local SEO, Online Marketing, Small Business Marketing

So You Got a Negative Review? Don’t Panic, Chatmeter Has The Answer!

Posted by collin on Mar 11, 2013 12:57:06 PM

A few months ago, we wrote about how Yelp is cracking down on paid reviews (check it out here) and that they were increasing their filtering service to try to deter companies from producing fake reviews. Now, along with the help of Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, chatmeter would like to give some tips and advice on responding correctly to reviews. Responding to reviews can be an extremely helpful tactic if done correctly; but if done incorrectly, you may just be adding fuel to the fire. These tips should be directly incorporated into your review management strategy and referred to whenever you respond.

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Topics: Google, Blog, Brand Monitoring, chatmeter, Internet Marketing, Local Business Listings, Local Search Rankings, Online Marketing, online reputation, Online Reputation Management, Online Review Management, Online Reviews, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Review Management, Reviews, Social Media, Uncategorized, Yelp

The age ol’question: How does Yelp rank businesses?

Posted by collin on Sep 5, 2012 11:47:54 AM

This is a great question and we all have pondered the answer. At times, we all have had some idea about how Yelp actually ranks busineses, from the amount and quality of reviews that a business has, to the categories that the businessis listed under and even to the relevance of keywords in reviews. These are all very common but we all know that there is more to it. The article Yelp Ranking Fators really divesin to some of the other factors Yelp appears to use to determine how a business is ranked.

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Topics: Internet Marketing, Local Search, Local Business Listings, Local Search Rankings, Monitoring Online Reviews, Online Marketing, online marketing, Reputation Management, Reputation Monitoring, Reviews, Yelp

Facebook made easier for Small Business owners

Posted by collin on May 6, 2011 8:58:27 PM

Facebook has recently made changes to make Facebook pages easier to use for small businesses. Let’s face it, setting up a Facebook page, can be a little confusing for some less savvy business owners.   When initially setting up a Facebook account for business purposes, many business owners don’t realize and set up a personal profile page.. We have seen that about 20% of SMB businesses that have registered for chatmeter and provided us with their Facebook URL have setup these personal profile pages. The problem with this is that only “friends” of this business can see the valuable posts, updates, feeds, and information that the business owner is providing.  Which means potential consumers are “out”…that’s not good.  Also these individual profile pages do not allow you to add your listing information (Name, Address, Phone Number), which can provide a valuable citation  (reference to your business and website from an external site…Facebook.) . These citations are  important because they provide more credibility, especially from a popular site like Facebook..

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Topics: Internet Marketing, online marketing, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, Social media

Merging Facebook Places with Facebook Fan Pages

Posted by collin on Jan 20, 2011 5:03:59 PM

There are two different Facebook pages that you should know about if you’re serious about social media marketing. First is the Facebook Fan page.  Any type of business can create a a business page that can be used to accumulate fans, post new status messages, and manage a variety of tabs like you see in the image below:

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Topics: Facebook Place Pages, Fan Pages, Internet Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, Social media

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