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Robocalls can impede phone communication between genuine businesses and their customers. Nearly 80% of people say they are not comfortable sharing private information in a phone call. Businesses should prioritize building an authentic, friendly connection with customers on the phone and allow them to share private information on other channels to build trust. More than 1 in 4 people (26%) say they can’t distinguish between a robocall and a real human from the beginning of a call, according to a

The first step is always the hardest, and blogging is no exception. You are entering an unknown world, which has its own set of rules; and when you are first starting out, you know none of those rules. This can lead to a fear of making mistakes, which in turn can lead to a lack of activity and progress. In the end, you won’t be able to learn the rules and tricks of the trade; that is, you’re bound to

Content, content, content – that’s all we hear about these days. But do you know why? What exactly will it do for your business? Today’s guest post comes from Karen Evans of StartBloggingOnline.com and explains the importance of getting your point of view out into the world. As an online business, you want to open every avenue available to bring traffic to your website. You’ve no doubt heard that you should put maximum effort into search engine optimization (SEO) as

This is the final installment of the five-part series written by our partner Whitespark called How to Win at Local Search in 2019.  Your website needs links to help you rank. External links pointing to your site can have a significant impact on your ability to show up in search results. The majority of small business sites have little to no links other than citation links (business directories), but this can work in their favor when they can acquire a handful of quality

Our friends at Easybee are here with a guest post that adds a new layer to the important question: What happens after the call connects? You’ve secured your memorable phone number that helps increase response rates, but how do you take those inbound calls and make sure nothing falls through the cracks – while also keeping the operations of your business going? Enter the virtual answering service. What is a Virtual Receptionist? A virtual receptionist is a service that answers

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This is the fourth installment of the five-part series written by our partner Whitespark called How to Win at Local Search in 2019.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can feel overwhelming for a small business trying to stand out in a crowd. Whether you hire a consultant to help you or are taking the reins yourself, it’s helpful to understand which elements of SEO can have the biggest impact. Five tips that will improve the visibility of your website. 1) Stop Under-utilizing Content High

This is the third installment of the five-part series written by our partner Whitespark called How to Win at Local Search in 2019.  Ensuring Your Vanity Number is Listed on the Top Sites 73% of people lose trust in brands due to inaccurate local business listings. Search Engine Watch If you’ve already scored your new and unforgettable phone number from RingBoost, you’ve taken the first step to make your contact details more memorable, you will want your new number updated on key listings

This is the second installment of the five-part series written by our partner Whitespark called How to Win at Local Search in 2019.  Reviews are one of the most powerful ways that you can make not only your Google My Business listing stand out, but also attract the attention of searchers. A person is more likely to click, engage, and spend more time with a listing that has more reviews. Look below – which business would you call? 6 Tips for

This is the first installment of the five-part series written by our partner Whitespark called How to Win at Local Search in 2019.  Having a Google My Business (GMB) listing is critical to showing up for search results in the local pack, local finder, and Maps. If you don’t have a listing, you won’t show up. In the past two years, Google has increased the number of features available in GMB, which means you can’t simply fill out your business