July 19, 2012
Local is Social Google Places are out, and Google+ Local pages are in. Local Sacramento and Elk Grove businesses must learn to be social, or they will be left behind by Google. Google is making Google+ the main go-to hub for all our internet search needs. What is Google+ Local? Videos explaining Google+ Local which […]
June 20, 2012
According to the article linked below, an 18 question online survey sent to a panel of about 4500 local consumers (2,862 respondents) from the US, Canada and the UK between 15th January – 1st March 2012 revealed that approximately 72% of them trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, and 52% said that positive […]
April 19, 2012
Local Search Elk Grove – 10 Important Items to Consider I ran across an article today that pretty well sums up local search do’s and don’ts for local Elk Grove small businesses. As a Local SEO professional, I have been reminded [and been schooled on] some of the things that a local business must contend […]
January 17, 2012
We are protesting some of the language in these bills… You may have heard that there is legislation pending in the form of both a House Bill – H.R. 3261 (SOPA) and a Senate Bill- S.968 (PIPA) that could have the effect of completely changing the very nature of the free and open internet as we now […]
January 13, 2012
Elk Grove Business Net – local search and web marketing services – mobile / text message marketing – for YOUR Elk Grove small business – Elk Grove Business Net is a local Elk Grove company dedicated to helping other small businesses in the Elk Grove area that have come to the realization that if you […]
Coming Soon to Elk Grove and Sacramento
A hosted tool that can be linked to any web site that will give local businesses the ability to ask for customer feedback directly on their site, as well as to accumulate good business reviews on leading sites.
If the feedback is negative, a text message is sent immediately to the business owner or manager so that immediate followup can occur before reputation damage is done. The disgruntled customer is simply thanked for their comments, and whatever they wrote is held for moderation.
If the review is positive, it can be posted automatically in a "testimonials" area of the site, and the user is immediately dumped into a page with buttons leading directly to pages associated with the business to leave additional feedback on sites such as Yelp, CityVoter, etc.
January 12, 2012
I’m not sure if this one is a victory for non-union small businesses or just a sad end to a long-standing jewel in our community. As many of the readers here probably already know, the Bel-Air Market at 8787 Elk Grove Blvd., near Williamson Drive in Old Town Elk Grove will be closing its doors soon; […]
September 16, 2011
The City of Elk Grove has given notice that the City Council will hear comments on September 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the council chambers on a proposed Large Format Retail Establishment land use ordinance that would largely affect businesses occupying more than 100000 square feet. The planning commission recommended the elimination of certain […]
September 7, 2011
On September 1, 2011, the Elk Grove Planning Commission suggested some changes concerning the current requirements of large retailers and grocery stores (such as Walmart ) to operate. According to City Planning Manager Christopher Jordan and Chair George Murphey, the City of Elk Grove has some of the most restrictive regulations concerning such large retail […]
April 5, 2011
Elk Grove Business Net has put together a web site just for those small, locally owned hair salons here in the Elk Grove area. We invite the shop owners to contact us to find out how to get listed and/or featured both here on this site and on HairSalonElkGrove.com, one of our “Search Engine Magnet” […]