Author Archives: Toby Crabtree

What Google Hotel Finder Rankings Reveal

You may have heard that Google has a new search ranking system for the hospitality industry called Google Hotel Finder. Google has also introduced a new pay per click platform for hotels called Hotel Price Ads which is much like AdWords. These new innovations are designed to help hotels and motels maximize reservations beyond the traditional travel agency booking system. Rank Your Restaurant Well in Google Hotel Finder The following information can help you gain new travelers using local search marketing for restaurant and hotel properties: Factors for Hotel Finder Rankings: Reviews, as you may have guessed, are extremely important … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

“OK, Google”: How This Mind-Blowing Feature Works

If you are an Android user there is a new feature you should know about, “OK, Google.” It’s an incredible addition that lets you talk to your phone starting with the phrase, “OK, Google” to initiate an online search. “OK, Google”: A Boon for Local Business Listing For those of you who have already tried it, the 3.5.14 version is different because you no longer have to initiate from the homepage. You can say “OK, Google” from any screen and go right into your request. For a local business listing, this is a real boon, especially if you have a … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Share Your Success With Women Entrepreneur

The Women’s Entrepreneur Event offers new businesses a chance to share their stories and to learn about making it through early business stages. It will feature three guest speakers explaining their businesses and offering support to new entrepreneurs. The main purpose of the event is to provide a comfortable platform for new entrepreneurs that allows them to learn from experienced professionals. This event, which will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 11am to 3:30pm, is organized by Silvia Masera Events and Diana Moreno Mybrations at Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles. Guest speakers include Scott Pearring, Sean Kubota and … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Local Online Marketing: A Must for Marketeers

Local internet marketing is now an essential component for local businesses since the internet has become more popular than the phone book. Search engines and local directories are the key catalysts for this emerging paradigm. The more you can get your web pages indexed in these resources, the more edge you can gain over your competitors who haven’t bothered to do so. In order to maximize local internet marketing you need to target mobile users as well. Online Visibility is the Key Instead of driving around town looking for places to shop, consumers are increasingly spending more time searching for … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+

Save the Date: Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Awards Reception

On Wednesday, November 20, the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) will hold its third annual “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet Awards Reception”. During this event, the OCBC gives out awards in different categories to Orange County public agencies. In order to receive an award, the agency must have a program that has cut through the red tape to open a new door for business growth and general success. The programs that receive awards have innovative designs in business and/or economic development. They generate or retain jobs and invest on a continual basis. A program must have a stated objective … Continue reading

About Toby Crabtree

Toby Crabtree is the Account Manager for Local Search HQ, a local search engine marketing firm focused on enhancing the online presence and visibility for small local businesses. Through thorough research of the client's target market and online behavior, social media networking, local mobile search optimization and an integrated marketing campaign, Toby and the team at Local Search HQ has built a reputation for delivery results for its clients since it was founded. Google+