Here is a listing of online tools you should get to know to market and promote your buiness.
Google Places – More people search for businesses online than anywhere else, so it’s important to make sure your business listing can be easily found on Google.com and Google Maps. Your Google listing is an easy way to maintain an online presence even if you don’t have a website. You can visit Google Places anytime to edit your information or see how many people have seen and clicked on your listing.
Bing Business Portal - The bing answer to Google Places for local search. Your business should be listed here. Bing includes a free mobile site, QR codes and many more features.
Yahoo Local Listings - The Yahoo answer to local search. Includes a free listing and an ebhanced listing for $9.95 per month.
Twitter – Share your business in 140 chartacters or less. This is a significant opportunity for your business to develop a social following with customer that use Twitter on the go..
Yelp for Business - Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great — and not so great — in your world.
Hotfrog – A Hotfrog profile is a tool for you to create demand for your business. Say exactly what’s different about your products and services, add images, create coupons and put your business’ unique approach and personality in front of people searching online. So if you believe service is more than just delivering something on time, Hotfrog can help you stand out to potential customers.
Best of the Web - local listing search and review site with both free and premium options.
Localeze.com - At the center of the Local Search ecosystem, Localeze facilitates authoritative, interactive relationships between local search platforms and local businesses/national brands. We’re the central source for validating, managing, distributing and continuously improving 14 million+ trusted local business listings for Local Search—including the most listings actively managed by local businesses themselves
MerchantCircle – is the largest online network of local business owners, combining social networking features with customizable web listings that allow local merchants to attract new customers. We are a small, growing company dedicated to connecting neighbors and merchants online to help build real relationships between local business owners and their customers.
Twylah - a unique context and experience for your readers that shows them who you are and what you’re about at a glance. This context drives engagement well beyond a single tweet and into the whole of your content and biographical information, providing a richer platform for your mission, your messages, and your offers.