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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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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.... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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 Web.com could help by giving online merchants deeper analytics. The partnership brings MerchantCircle business... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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... >>
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