The Whys for Using Instagram Stories to Market a Business

When it comes to establishing a strong brand presence online, it’s important to create engaging content across a variety of social networks. Although different forms of social media tend to work best for marketing different brands, Instagram Stories offers several compelling reasons for businesses of all types to give the new feature a shot. Six Reasons Why Businesses Need to Start Creating Instagram Stories 1. Connect with the Most Engaged […Read More]

Best Image Sizes for a Facebook Page

As the most popular social media platform in the world, Facebook presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to connect with customers online. Maintaining a professional Facebook Page for a business requires uploading up-to-date, relevant, ‘likeable’ photos that adhere to the site’s size requirements for cover photos and profile pictures. Cover Photo Recommended size: 851 x 315 Minimum size: 399 x 150 Display size on computers: 828 x 315 Display size […Read More]

How to Prevent a ‘Google My Business’ Photo Mishap

The Google My Business listing and featured image is usually the first thing a potential customer notices when they search for a business online. As such, it plays an important role in shaping a business’s online presence and reflects directly on business or brand reputation. Any failure to regulate the content displayed on a local business listing can leave the business susceptible to some rather embarrassing situations, as seen with this image for a Bed Bath & […Read More]

Top 10 Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July in DFW

 If you are looking to catch the fireworks while sporting your red, white and blue this Fourth of July, then look no further! We have put together a list of the top 10 places to celebrate in DFW. 1. Red, White and Boom on the Bridge Watch the Downtown Dallas skyline light up with gorgeous fireworks at the Continental Bridge for the first time ever!. Pedestrians can also enjoy the show […Read More]

SMB Q&A: McKinney Wine Merchant

For Small Business Week, we tapped into our own community and interviewed the owner of one of our favorite McKinney small businesses, McKinney Wine Merchant. He offers insights into competing with big box stores and how a genuine interaction with customers keeps them coming back week after week. Business name: McKinney Wine Merchant Owner’s name: Andy Doyle Number of employees: 1; just him Hours of operation: 11-9 Tuesday-Saturday; 12-4 Sunday; […Read More]

Social News: Instagram Algorithm Update

Today, Instagram supposedly rolls out a major algorithm update. The idea is that it will no longer display posts chronologically, but rather what it determines is most relevant to you. Much like Facebook, you will no longer see all posts from pages you follow. However, according to the social network’s Twitter activity, the change is not going into full effect today: It seems that perhaps the algorithm update is still being tested or […Read More]

Top 15 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW

Looking the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DFW? Then you have come to the right place. We’ve combed the Metroplex and found the absolute best 15 places to spend your favorite holiday. So put on your green and your Irish dancing shoes and make your way to one of DFW’s best places to spend St. Paddy’s. 1. Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant Located in bustling Mockingbird Station, […Read More]

New Product Line Announcement: GPS POI Integration

As we prepare to launch Advice Local, we’re going to give you a sneak preview of our new product line every day this week. We heard your requests for expanded services and products, so we’re happy to say we’re ready to deliver even more features than you could dream of. First up: GPS POI integration. The Problems It’s one thing to pull out your smartphone, open Google Maps and find […Read More]

Product Line Announcement #2: Niche Citation Packages

Yesterday we announced our first new Advice Local product, GPS point of interest integration. Today we’re revealing the second product feature to further expand your business reach: niche citation packages. What are Niche Citation Packages? Niche citation packages are business listings segmented by verticals. Currently, we have a niche citation packages for health and law and are working hard to expand to even more verticals this year! Stay tuned for […Read More]