The Top 6 Local Business Review Sites


If you have a business, online or off, and you want more exposure, why not allow yourself to be found more often by listing your biz on business review sites?

Local business review sites are great for SEO and advertising.  If you’re not already taking advantage of them, you should be.  These are sites where you make a profile and customers can leave their reviews. When people are searching for a local business, they find yours and can take things from there.  Here are the 6 hottest local business review sites right now:-

Google Places –

Google Places is Google’s local business listing directory. It replaced Google Local Business Center in 2009.  It’s really easy to set up your Google Places listing (and free!) and it will come up in search engines, so it’s important to write a good profile and optimize for keywords.

You can send out real-time updates, post pictures of your business and take advantage of their analytics to see how you’re doing.

Yahoo! Local –

Yahoo! Local is similar to Google Places. You get a map, a profile and your own landing page. One of the great things about Yahoo! Local is that listings show up above the organic search results.

If somebody is looking for a business like yours and using the right keywords, they’ll see your listing first. Yahoo may not get as much Web traffic as Google, but it’s still pretty significant and well worth using.

Yelp! –

Especially in urban areas, everybody now uses Yelp to find out where to buy stuff, eat stuff, and be entertained by stuff.  There are something like 9 million reviews on the site and it gets tens of millions of visitors each month.  In fact, your business may already have a Yelp listing without you even knowing it.

Citysearch –

Citysearch is the oldest listings site and it also gives you some tools you can use to promote it.  You can make special offers through your profile and it has built-in analytics to give you statistics about your profile’s visitors.  They have both a free membership and a paid membership that gets you additional business services.

Insider Pages –

Insider Pages is a site that focuses especially on businesses for families.  Like Yelp, it has an urban and suburban focus. Users can browse by city or service and read reviews from others.  Insider Pages listings come up high in the search engine results pages for local searches, so it’s great for geographical keyword optimization.

MerchantCircle –

MerchantCircle is a new review site on the scene. It offers a number of bonuses in addition to your listing like your own blog, a question and answer site where you can build authority, and a schedule feature that lets you make appointments.

The really unique thing about MC is that it gives you complete control over reviews. You can even delete them!  This is a pretty big disservice for customers, but it’s helpful for businesses.

These sites are user created, which means that customers can basically create your profile by leaving reviews.  What this means is that even if you’re not using these sites, you might already have a listing on them.

Each site gives you the option of claiming your listing and taking control of it.  I suggest you do it right away!

Talk soon.

Chineme –

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If you have a website you must have this!

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I thought I'd let you all know about it so
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No time to waste - see you on the inside.

Talk soon.


PS: Every membership comes with 1 million up
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how to collect in the members area of 1 click
(Value 1270 to 12,700)

These sokens build you a list on auto pilot
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“Pay-Per Click” Ad Campaigns: Earn More by Spending Less

What is “Pay-Per Click”?   “Pay-Per Click”  is an easy to understand
advertising strategy.  There are around 300 million searches at major search engines everyday.  This accounts for 80% of internet traffic.

Placing your websites on these search engines is very important in
reaching as many potential customers as possible.  But in order to be
seen and clicked most frequently, your website should be viewed at
the top of the search list.  Most people only reach up to the third
page of a search engine so the lower your rank, the lesser the
chance your site will be clicked.

Search engine optimization or SEO is the hottest way to drive
targeted traffic to your website.  Maximizing the benefits of a well
optimized website will yield lots of earnings for the marketer.

However, optimizing your site might cost you thousands of dollars if
you are not skilled in this area.

But to tell you the truth, you can essentially get information on
low cost SEO anywhere on the Internet.  But only a few really show
you how to work out an affordable search engine optimization

In “Pay-Per Click” advertising, you pay to be always visible on the internet.  You select keywords or key phrases about your website, and the highest bidder ranks the best.  There is no upfront cost.  You only pay after a visitor clicks your link.  This is why it is called
“Pay-Per Click”.

Everyday millions of people around the world click on Pay-Per Click
Advertising Campaigns.  With the booming internet industry and ever growing online businesses, an ad of virtually anybody on the planet can be seen on the internet, anywhere in the world, and for less than you would have imagined.

The “Pay-Per Click” advertising campaign is the premier growth area
in online marketing
.  Last year, an estimated $741.2 million was
spent on “Pay-Per Click” advertising.  The usual ‘organic’ search
engine optimization can take weeks or even months to produce
results.  “Pay-Per Click” advertising can attract customers in an
instant.  Why? Because, this cutting edge ad campaign can be placed
on any website and can be viewed by potential online customers,
anywhere, anytime and all the time.  The only challenge is placing
the ads on proper websites that will attract possible customers for
a specific product or services.

“Pay-Per Click” advertising campaigns attract the right consumers at
the shortest possible time.  This is the most cost effective way of
marketing products or services.  You can also monitor the customers
who visit your site, what they are looking for and what they are
buying.  With the right creativity in using the right search-phrases,
we can direct the right people who are willing to do business with

“Pay-Per Click” advertising can easily be managed 24 hours per day
and 7 days a week through the internet.  This allows you to improve
the campaign strategy by effectively responding to the activities of
both customers and competitors.

So what are you waiting for?  “Pay-Per Click” now and let your
business take the fast route to success.

Plus, it doesn’t need to cost alot!

Talk soon.


The Evolution of the Extreme Robotic Cash Dragons?!


Today I’m looking at two ingenious programs that are still in prelaunch and threaten to take online advertising to another level.  They both work on the concept of automation of our advertising efforts and, for what they are said to accomplish, are very reasonably priced indeed.

One is Extreme Cash Robot, an “Automated Internet Marketing Machine” (ECR), by Max Stiegemeier.  The other, The Dragon Killers, “The Most Powerful Money Making Website on Earth” (TDK), by Paul Darby.

They both charge an initial fee and then monthly subscriptions – but ONLY after launch!  For those joining prior to launch, all future monthly installments will be waived.  This is a fantastic incentive for marketers who can make a decision and act on it quickly.  But what do we get for the initial fee?

ECR is a new automated advertising robot that advertises ANY website
on 100% autopilot, 24 hours a day, and pays recurring $150 commissions to affiliates.  It now costs $298.

The Robot joins social media sites, writes articles, contributes to
blog posts etc, etc, etc – all on behalf of members’ websites!  And there’s a promise of free membership to Max’s $1000 program for those who activate their Robots prior to the launch date.

TDK is a very powerful marketing, relationship, JV, list building and selling center that will show your stuff in every person’s website that you refer, that the company refers to you and that the advertising campaigns sign up for you.  Therefore, you profit from alot more than just your own efforts.

TDK is a fully automatic system, easy to set up (even for a techno-novice like me);  there’s a one time fee of $197 and you own it (the monthly fees are avoided if upgraded before launch)!  It pays recurring $100 commissions to your personal account from your own payment button on your site.  It has a downline builder, a JV marketer, a three million targeted email solo with your link in a rotator!

The Verdicts?

I consider that everyone with a website should want to get their hands on these magnificent creations and so both programs will virtually sell themselves in true robotic fashion!

All powerful stuff, I’d say.  Online marketing is certainly getting more exciting!

Talk soon.


Sokule meets KuleSpace – the double it deal!


I am an avid fan of social media sites, especially those designed for business owners to interact with like-minded individuals.  There is a new kid on the net and it’s set to take online marketing by storm – think of MySpace for business! 

Just as Sokule was created to enable business owners to post messages like Twitter but have them blasted all over the net, KuleSpace has been created to work hand in glove with Sokule.  And there’s a humdinger of a deal being offered right now to give access to both of these social/business media sites.

So enamoured am I with this innovative site that I’m reproducing a very special message from Jane, the creator of Sokule:

“In exactly one month Sokule will turn
1 year old and, on August 25th, we will
be holding a celebration to beat the
band but…

The party starts right now.

Here is the deal.

Quick and easy

We just launched a sister site to Sokule.
It’s called Kule Space

And I am going to make this prediction right now

1 Year from now Kule Space will be as
powerful as Sokule as they are being
Designed to work hand in glove.

So here’s the deal…

Become a founder at Sokule, today, and we
will give you a founding membership at
Sokule’s sister site, Kule space, for nada,

absolutely free.

A Kule Space founding membership sells
for 2995.00 and you get it absolutely
fr*ee  when you join Sokule as a founder.

You heard right.

Become a Sokule Founding Member and
we will give you a founding membership
in Kule Space at absolutely no cost
if you act today.

Join Sokule

Sokule has grown into one of the most
powerful advertising sites on the net
with it’s reach daily to over 1.1 million
people and it’s 70 Social Media sites
that you can post to instantly.

Sokule is the one ton of power advertising
you need to succeed at your own business

Our founding memberships at Sokule are
worth their weight in gold.

You pay once and that’s it.
You earn our highest commissions at 50%.
You can earn big chucks of change as
well as monthly recurring income at Sokule.

You can post to all of our 70 Social Media sites
and blogs instantly with just 1 click.

You can post 3 times a day on Kule Wall
which reaches 1.1 million people.

You can pre Schedule up to 25 post at one time.
You can auto welcome your trackers.
You can build a list of trackers almost
instantly using the 5 million sokens
that come with your membership.
You can email those trackers every three days.

You can use every application in Sokule and
every one we add in the future.

You get two free business listings in the
members area of Sokule – big listings!

You get a special Sokule founder seal which
clicks through to your affiliate link and
helps you sell other founding memberships.
When you do, a nice fat commission of
897.50 lands in your pocket.

You get 5 million sokens with the deal.
Those are worth 6,350.00 just on their own

You get first crack at doing JV deals with
Phil and I. We have done many deals with
our sokule founding members. You get
our ear and our attention as a founder
of Sokule.

You can customize your posting page with
links and videos and graphics.

You can send messages as long as you like
using Sokwall and instantly they will appear
on Twitter and Facebook and MySpace and 67
other Social Media sites and blogs.

You can post short messages.
You can ping 33 weblogs to increase your
search engine rankings.

And most importantly, you will be one of
a very exclusive group.

We are only ever going to sell 1500 Sokule
founding membership and almost 900 have
already been sold.

You will find everything you get with your
founding membership right in the members
area of Sokule in the upgrade box.

Sokule is our most powerful advertising site.
I have never used anything with this kind
of advertising reach in my life and, as I have
said, I have been around the block a while :-)

So here’s all you do.
Grab your founding membership to Sokule today
 – join free.

Next upgrade to founder in the Sokule members

Then join our sister site, Kule Space
which is in pre launch and
I will upgrade
your Kule Space account to Founder immediately

Join KuleSpace

This is one of the best deals you are going
to see on the net.

Kule Space is in it’s infancy.
We just pre launched it.

Most of you have seen the way Sokule
has grown into the Gentle Giant of Advertising.

Kule Space will be just as powerful.

We are giving you 2995 for a founding membership
in Kule Space once you become a founder in
Sokule and it will cost you nothing.

These two sites will work hand in glove as
Kule space develops over time.

Go for it.


Jane Mark
Sokule Inc

PS And in case you haven’t heard about
Kule Space – it’s Your Space. You do it
your way and…

Join Kulespace

You earn fast start bonuses for every upgrade
– 25.00 a pop.
You earn 50% commission on three levels.
You can use every application in there
and every one we ever add.
You get one free year of Advertising at
Kule Space once we put advertising in place
in about 3 weeks.
You get 5000 points at Kule Space.
And 5 million sokens at Sokule.

On it’s own, It is a super deal worth 2995.00
Today you get it free with your Sokule founding

PPS If you are already a founding member
of Sokule and have not yet upgraded at Kule
Space, please contact me for the special
founders upgrade link which will get you
the same deal I am offering above.


So, what are you waiting for??!!

Talk soon.


The Phenomenon of the Freebie


Today I’m making some observations on an interesting feature of internet/affiliate marketing (or a strata of internet marketers) regarding the ideology behind signing up for free stuff to the exclusion of all else.  This is what I call The Phenomenon of the Freebie.

It appears that many people who are trying to make a decent income from working on the internet will only get involved with a program so long as it’s free.  We all love to get something for nothing but it’s very important to ensure that anything we obtain has some value – be it free or paid for.

Online marketing is no different to offline marketing in that in order to be successful, people need to know about one’s product or service and therefore one needs to market effectively via various means including advertising, blogs, social media etc etc.

Therefore, it is rarely the case that one can have a successful business online without spending some money!  I know of many people who join affiliate programs or advertising sites but neglect to upgrade or activate their membership due, it appears, to there being a cost involved.  Therefore, they struggle to make their enterprises work for them because they have not invested the necessary funds in order to ensure some degree of success.

Even worse, some excellent training programs are overlooked simply because the ones investing their time and expertise to teach others are asking for a fee for the privilege.  Again, in the offline world, although one may find some good training programs for no charge, it really is a matter of getting what one pays for.

To be successful on the net it takes dilligence, discipline and an investment of time and money.  Advertising is essential and one needs to go beyond the freebie to have any real impact.

Who was it that said, “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”?  This is so true.  Again, one gets what one pays for so do not be dismayed if you opt only for free advertising sources and fail to reach any level of success.  Paid advertising generally targets other marketers who have proved their seriousness by putting their hands in their pockets.  In order to reach those hungry buyers, one also has to become one of them.

Also, if one is aiming to build a team, team members will emulate what you do.  If you upgrade, they are more likely to upgrade.  If you remain a free member, so will they.  This means stagnation and no natural flow of money.  This means death to your business!

Sure, grab whatever freebies you can but ensure you’re not wasting your time.  Ensure they offer some value.  Otherwise, pay that upgrade fee and begin to take your business to the next level.


I referred to marketing using various methods such as advertising, blogs, social media etc.  There are some excellent sites emerging which target all of these areas and even have very generous affiliate programs. To name but two:

Sokule – “Not your grandmother’s social networking site.”

Aaachoo! – “Can’t stop once you start.”

Check them out.  You can certainly join free but the real benefits for you and your business are found in upgrading!

Talk soon.

Chineme –

Product Review: Epic Traffic Boss

I’m always on the look out for good online advertising sources and I think I’ve found another one.

Epic Traffic Boss is a new site that says it guarantees more CONVERTING web visitors and online advertising with very little effort or cost.  So I decided to put it to the test…

My first impression was the site looks professional and clean, with an attractive look and feel.  It is easy to read and understand.  Joining the site was easy and painless–they do offer 2 upgrade options but they are not required to gain the benefits.

The Members Area is very well laid out and intuitive–I could figure out what to do after only a few minutes and was able to get up and running in less than 5 minutes.
Inside the site, you create links and ads–the links you simply enter any URL links you use into the generator and it transforms them into “Epic Traffic Boss” links.  You create ads for anything you want to promote using the Epic Traffic Boss Ad Generator, which is very easy to use.  You can create as many links and as many ads as you like.  And they are organized in a logical way–links are displayed in the order you create them but also your 5 most recent links appear on the main page for quick reference.
Also, since the link generator is the tool you’ll use most, it is also right at the top of the main page when you login.  Very smart!
After you’ve created at least 1 link and 1 ad you can start to generate traffic.  Just use and promote the new Epic Traffic Boss link instead of the original source link you had.  Every time the Epic Traffic Boss link is clicked, the page loads followed by a cool slide-up ad window at the bottom.
It displays an ad PLUS an image with your affiliate link that goes back to Epic Traffic Boss.  So if anyone clicks the Epic Traffic Boss image they see the site, and if they signup they become your referral.  It’s a great viral feature because you can build referrals without even trying to just by using the site.
Now every time the ad window displays (your Epic Traffic Boss links get clicked) you earn credits that get YOUR ad displayed in the ad windows when other members’ links get clicked.  So the more clicks, the more times your ads get displayed.
And this works virally–meaning as you make referrals into Epic Traffic Boss (either by promoting it or just using it and visitors click the Epic Traffic Boss image on the ad window to join) you also earn ad credits on THEIR link clicks.  And this works up to 5 levels deep.  So you can create a massive amount of free ad views and web traffic by referring others to Epic Traffic Boss also.
I didn’t get to test the full effect of a big downline yet (I just got the tool) but I can tell you the rest of the site works exactly as stated–my links got clicked, I earned credits, and my ads got displayed.
Epic Traffic Boss even tracked my results so I know how many clicks and how many ad displays.  That was an impressive unadvertised extra feature.
There is one more benefit and feature which might be the best of them all–downline emailing.  You can email your downline with offers, promotions, or whatever you like, and here is where Epic Traffic Boss really shines.  They took time to make the emailing often enough that it’s valuable as a user, but no so often that it’s a burden to your downline.  But the best part about this feature (and actually the credit earning too) is that it tells you exactly how long until you can mail again.  Now THAT’s cool.

Overall I have to say I am impressed with Epic Traffic Boss.  It is simple yet powerful, and delivers on its promises.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to increase traffic and advertising.

See it and join here: Epic Traffic Boss.
Talk soon.


Internet Affiliate Marketing – a goldmine if you get it right!

I am so glad you have visited this page.  I assume you are an internet marketer or are hoping to become one very soon.  I am here to help with some fantastic news, offers and reviews – some of my own, but mostly from others that know a great deal more than I do.

You will come across a great deal of self-professed ‘gurus’ who will urge you to buy their product immediately to achieve immortality (or some such!).  However, you will grow to learn that the truly talented and successful online marketers will shine through.  They will offer valuable advice and guidance without it costing you a fortune.

It is however up to you to put everything you learn into practise.  No one but you can ensure you achieve success in your chosen field.  Internet marketing is actually quite simple as a concept – but do not make the mistake of believing that it is easy!  You will not become rich over-night (unless you are exceptionally lucky) but with diligence you can indeed become very wealthy as long as you have put in the ground work and work on improving your skill set.

Whatever program you are involved in or decide to join, the fundamental aspect of internet marketing is getting as many eyeballs as possible on your offers.  Just as in the offline world, a business must invest in advertising and marketing in order to be visible.  A business must offer what people actually want to be noticed.  A business must offer value for money in order to make sales.

To that end, this site will also bring you news and reviews of various advertising programs out there in due course.

But first things first – you really need learn the skills that you need to make some real money on the internet.  I have been an internet marketer for some years now but would not be without the support and guidance of programs such as make real money and plr specials for such matters as putting up a new website quickly, or needing some excellent content for an article or blog.

Please navigate the links around the site and also leave your comments and opinions – all constructive posts are welcome.

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Until next time…

Chineme Noke (Ms)