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BizReport | Advertising archives July 03, 2012

Study: SMBs receptive to political messages

With just over four months until the 2012 Presidential Election, it appears small businesses are receptive to political advertising. A new survey from MerchantCircle finds SMBs continue to show concern over the economic recovery in the US - in addition... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 28, 2012

MerchantCircle upgrade offers localized options for merchants

MerchantCircle isn't new to the online space, but an upgrade of their infrastructure may make it seem so to both local businesses and consumers. This morning they are unveiling a new look and new opportunities for local businesses to connect... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 08, 2011

Coupons/Deals and Mobile changing holiday happenings

The trend has been growing throughout 2011, but merchants are seeing the results during the holiday season: more consumers are looking at group deals/coupons and more merchants are signing on to provide deals. Similar results are found from mobile, where... >>

BizReport | Research archives June 14, 2011

What's in a social network? Plenty, say marketers, politicians

Social networks are quickly becoming a go-to advertising destination for both small and large businesses, but even more than business-based advertising, politicians are finding the social space has much to offer. It is specifically in Facebook, but other social destinations... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives February 16, 2011

MerchantCircle: SMB confidence up

For the first time since Q3 2009, small business (SMB) confidence has increased. According to a new MerchantCircle report 35% of small businesses saw 2010 holiday revenue increase Year over Year (YoY) and more than half (57%) of SMBs believe... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives November 11, 2010

MerchantCircle acquisition may make localized content simpler

This week, MerchantCircle announced plans to acquire Bloglines, a content aggregator service. The deal is set to take place in December, and may help local businesses and consumers stay in touch. How? By making it simpler for blog readers to... >>

BizReport | Research archives October 21, 2010

Report: SMB confidence declines in Q3

With the November mid-term elections just around the corner in the US, it may come as no surprise that the confidence of small business owners is declining. As with many citizens, as the political bickering and general election brouhaha have... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives August 27, 2010

MerchantCircle offers local content for small businesses

MerchantCircle, a social network for business owners, is launching a content portal which may help consumers find local businesses through search functionality. The Local Content Studio (LCS) soft-launched in May, giving local businesses the ability to create short-form content within... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 13, 2010

MerchantCircle now available on international basis

Add three more nationalities to the MerchantCircle circle of business minded social networks. This week the hub launches beta versions of its platform for small businesses in the UK, Canada and Australia. The platform connects small businesses, allows businesses to... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives April 15, 2010

Broaden your platform by becoming an expert

Sounds like a simple solution, doesn't it? Place your brand as an expert of all things in your category. It's actually much harder than it sounds. The thing is experts are needed in the online space today, but a good... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 11, 2010

MerchantCircle: Merchant confidence still low

Local marketers are beginning to see a gray area way at the back of the train tunnel that is consumer spending. Still, they are reluctant to believe that gray area is daylight and prefer to keep a tight fist around... >>

BizReport | Research archives November 17, 2009

Study: Merchant confidence low but growing

Consumers may have rebounded or begun rebounding from the struggling economy but ecommerce providers have been slower to react. However according to a new survey from MerchantCircle online merchants, who still have low optimism, are beginning to turn the corner.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing October 15, 2009

Survey: Small businesses invading social space

A new survey from Internet2Go underlines a growing trend for small businesses - the social trend. The survey, in which Internet2Go sampled a segment of MerchantCircle's small business clients, found that 45% of small businesses are now socially active with... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives September 10, 2009

Merchant Circle adds consumer connection to network

When it comes to marketing, local is sometimes the hardest sell. Marketers know they need to find local consumers to visit their store - online or offline - but finding those consumers can be hard. Consumers are turning off traditional... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives August 31, 2009

MerchantCircle launches pay-per-action platform

Want more action in your campaigns? Then you need stronger leads. A new programs from local business network MerchantCircle could be just the ticket. The pay-per-action platform gives advertising agencies and partners the ability to leverage the MerchantCircle network of... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives August 20, 2009

MerchantCircle, partner for advanced analytics

As summer begins to wrap up, merchants across the Internet are looking for new outlets and better planning for holiday campaigns. A partnership between MerchantCircle and could help by giving online merchants deeper analytics. The partnership brings MerchantCircle business... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing August 11, 2009

MerchantCircle, Demand Media partner for social solution

A new partnership between MerchantCircle and Demand Media should give marketers another way to harness social networking. MerchantCircle, a social network of local businesses, and Demand Media, a distributed social media company, will work together to give marketers a new... >>

BizReport | Research archives February 27, 2009

Survey: Small biz owners don't approve of US stimulus package

News headlines may be touting the latest US stimulus package as a great deal but small business owners aren't saying the same thing. According to a new survey from MerchantCircle only about 22% of small business owners like the plan... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content archives February 09, 2009

MerchantCircle: Blog use increasing for merchants

Merchants have turned on to blogs in these trying economic times and are reaping the rewards for doing so. According to a recent MerchantCircle report blog use by local merchants in their network increased by 190% year over year (month... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 23, 2008

MerchantCircle brings sales feet to merchants streets

If you think you can't have a greater sales ROI because you can't afford more salespeople, think again. A new offering from MerchantCircle, an online network for local merchants, gives local merchants access to advisors who can help local merchants... >>

BizReport | Domain Names August 18, 2008

Is a micro-site good for business?

A website is a website is a website, right? Not really. The best websites out there do two basic things: provide content surrounding the product while enhancing the brand. A new offering from MerchantCircle allows businesses of all sizes to... >>