Review Management: How Vendasta Gets the Last Word (and Keeps It)

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It’s fairly obvious that the phrase “the only bad press is no press” was coined Pre-YE (that’s Pre Yelp Era, for the uninitiated). Any business that has suffered at the hands of the reviewing public knows that infamy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when that infamy could entail the wrath of Real… Read More

6 Reasons Your Local Business Listings Need To Be Accurate

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Trouble understanding the importance of local business listings? Even worse yet, have you ever been late to an appointment due to bad listing data? I.e. you follow Google Maps all the way to the other end of town and dun dun dun… the business isn’t there. Imagine this scenario: Don’t be late, be listed! Check… Read More

16 Top Travel Directories: Soar Straight to Listing Success

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The Evolution of Travel Directories: Blurred Lines The Popularity of Travel Directories Has Shifted Travel directories have changed over the past five (and even moreso over the past ten) years as the vertical specific, general travel directories have lost website traffic to travel agency website heavy hitters such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Kayak and the… Read More

The 8 Easy Steps to Start Selling! | Marketplace Mondays

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This week’s Marketplace blog is going to be much prettier and full of pictures, I promise! Now that I’ve blogged about what Marketplace means to you, the Vendasta partner, your salespeople and (arguably, most importantly) your customer—it’s time for me to show you (yes, with pictures!) how easy it really is to start selling with… Read More

Marketing Automation Platforms: What You Need to Know

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You’ve heard about marketing automation and marketing automation platforms. You probably know a lot of marketers that are infatuated with the term. But at the end of the day, what the heck is it? In this post, we’re going to cover the fundamentals of marketing automation , what we’ve learned in the field working with… Read More

How to Get Customers to Buy! | Marketplace Mondays

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We’ve talked about what Marketplace means to Vendasta’s partners, and how it helps your salespeople learn about new solutions and close deals faster. Now, I want to walk you through exactly how Marketplace puts the products and services of your choosing right in front of all your prospects and customers, so you can get customers… Read More

Hot Sales Leads and Closing the Deal | Marketplace Mondays

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What’s Marketplace again? It’s been a week since my last post about managing digital vendors, so why not start with a quick refresher? Here’s my Vendasta Marketplace elevator pitch to you. Imagine a brandable platform that helps you find new products and services to sell, helps you sell your existing suite of solutions, generates and… Read More

How to Manage Multiple Digital Vendors | Marketplace Mondays

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To grow your digital revenue, you’ll need to partner with a growing list of vendors. How do you manage all those Vendors? How do you give instant access to your entire sales team? Hellooooooo Vendasta Marketplace! Vendasta’s growing Marketplace offers best-in-class digital solutions for you to sell to local businesses. All products are thoroughly vetted, allowing you to… Read More

Bootstrap 3 Themes Are Productive and Cost Effective

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Guest post by John Sander of HTML Pro, follow on Google+.  Mobile websites have been the game-changer for businesses, especially following “mobilegeddon,” when Google shifted their algorithm to more heavily favour mobile friendly sites for users on those devices. Mobile sites became famous over a decade ago, and their growth has been exponential since. Mobile is… Read More

[Infographic] How to Respond to Positive Reviews

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Unless you’re Joan Jett, a bad reputation is something your clients should care about. A good or bad reputation could mean the difference between a business thriving and expanding, and closing their doors for good. In the digital age, a business’s reputation is controlled by consumers using online review platforms like Yelp, Google and Facebook… Read More