Google is doing a test in the Houston market that is allowing small businesses to affordably stand out from their competition. Watch this video to learn how you could benefit from this.
February 23, 2010

Video blogger Sage Lewis keeps you up to date with what's hot in the world of search marketing and social media.

Sage is the founder and President of The Digital Marketing Agency, SageRock Inc.

SageRock was founded in 1999 to help clients engage customers across an ever expanding interactive marketplace. This is accomplished through multiple channels such as search, social media, and vertical targeting; emerging digital opportunities such as mobile and rich media; behavioral targeting thorough email and dynamic engagement; and refinement of all initiatives through understanding usability and metrics.

By using a nationally experienced, independent marketing agency focused only on digital deployment, SageRock's clients are able to navigate easily through this industry, take a holistic approach, leverage the right tools, and experience seamless implementation.

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Well that seems reasonable. $25 bucks per month to get a small business to list their local listing higher is not bad at all.

Hey, that was a really cool update on the offer from google,

I'm going to pass that little tip on to some friends in small business and send them your link for other cool stuff.

btw, Love you little logo song and dance too!! very fun!!.

I guess the idea is to have sponsored local listings. I am not sure if this is in the best interest of local searchers. I do like the local option in general though, as it allows an extremely targeted search which not many local businesses take advantage of at least in small towns like Bend, Oregon.

-Building a tool to assist small businesses in the hunt for opportunities like this. Check it out:


I read about this enhancement to Google Local Business Centre listings. Is there any word as to whether they are going to roll this out to other regions?

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