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Street Fight Daily: Google Rolls Out Media Subscription Tool, Amazon Expands Delivery

Joseph Zappa

Street Fight Daily: Google Rolls Out Media Subscription Tool, Amazon Expands Delivery

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Rolls Out New Subscription Tool with McClatchy News Sites… Amazon Shows Its Drive for Efficient Ordering is Relentless, Delivering Straight to Cars… DoorDash Makes a Big Push into Grocery Delivery, Partnering with Walmart…

Case Study: Westport Restaurant Views Social Marketing as Digital Word-of-Mouth

Stephanie Miles

Case Study: Westport Restaurant Views Social Marketing as Digital Word-of-Mouth

Local merchants in every vertical are relying more on social media marketing for customer acquisition and retention, but restaurants in particular have become heavy users of social platforms. This year, 50 percent of casual dining and fine dining operators said they planned to devote even more resources to social media marketing. Hyperlocal vendors like Perch are providing business owners with a way to consolidate most social marketing tasks in one centralized app.

6 Tools for Tracking Business Competitors

Stephanie Miles

6 Tools for Tracking Business Competitors

Every business owner wants to know the competition’s secret sauce. Now, merchants who are interested in tracking their competitors can let technology do some of the work. Competitive analysis tools allow local business owners to understand what neighboring merchants are doing right through their digital marketing and on social media to get people through the door. Here are six examples of platforms that businesses can use.

5 Platforms SMBs Can Use to Monitor Local Competitors

Stephanie Miles

5 Platforms SMBs Can Use to Monitor Local Competitors

Today’s top competitive intelligence platforms give SMBs a way to go far beyond tracking keywords and mentions. These hyperlocal tools give merchants and service providers a way to identify the most important players in their local markets and analyze which of those businesses’ marketing strategies is producing the greatest returns…

SMBs on Mobile: Questions of Analytics and Performance

Damian Rollison

SMBs on Mobile: Questions of Analytics and Performance

The proliferation of mobile apps for local continues, with all major local search players maintaining their own apps, and Apple’s App Store currently returning 347 results for the phrase “local search.” With all of this attention, the time is not far away when businesses will begin to get concerned about the presence, accuracy, and effectiveness of their listings on mobile apps. I’d love to see a service that aims at comprehensive analysis of SMB presence across the “app space” for Android and Apple…

Closely Launches Business Intelligence App for Local Merchants

Steven Jacobs

Closely Launches Business Intelligence App for Local Merchants

Closely, a Denver-based startup that has created an online marketing dashboard for small businesses, has launched a mobile business intelligence app that aggregates nearby competitors’ deal and social media activity in a live stream. The new product, Perch, which is currently in a closed beta, is intended to give local merchants a snapshot update of their competitors’ marketing activities…