Visual Visitor News

The News category of the Visual Visitor blog contains information about current events happening both within Visual Visitor and with other  online companies that we think might be of interest to our customers.

Common topics for news posts might be updates to the Visual Visitor software, new features added to the Visual Visitor software, Google updates, changes in SEO ranking criteria, new marketing alerts, and more.

Other blog areas contain specific questions and answers to the use of anonymous website visitor tracking and identification that might help new or established users.

Please contact us directly with any specific questions or concerns, or to learn more about how your business can benefit from Visual Visitor today!

Grow Your Business with Anonymous Visitor Identification?

Website visitor tracking – or caller id for your website – has been around for a while, but did you know..?

Most of the small, medium, large businesses already know that getting more quality prospects to your website, isn’t always easy. This process can take not only a lot of time, but also a lot of money and effort. Some of these efforts will lead to more customers and more money, some won’t.

Google to Provide Search Ads on Yahoo

Yahoo and Google have agree to a non-exclusive deal for Google to provide ads on Yahoo search results pages.
Yahoo has been partnering with Microsoft Bing for several years.

Google to Remove Non Verified Plus Pages

Things are changing at Google. If your company has a Google Plus page now is the time to ensure it has been claimed and verified.

Google recently announced they plan to start “shutting down those GMB–associated Google+ pages that have not been associated with user accounts and are also not verified.”

What’s Happening in Franchising?

The franchise industry has been riding the wave of growth and prosperity for the past few years. While the rest of the economy has been limping along, franchise businesses have been growing steadily. In fact over the past four years, the franchise industry has seen record growth. This year is shaping up to be another great year for franchising.

Digital Ad Spend to Reach 25% in 2016

Smartphones and tablets continue to dominate our lives as we rely on these mobile devices to view content, research products, purchase goods, and access information. Our reliance on mobile devices will drive up digital ad spend market share over the coming years.

Google Launches Local Guides Review Service

Looking to compete with review leader Yelp, Google has recently launched its Local Guides review service. Local Guides gives consumers another avenue for providing high quality online reviews of local businesses.

$227 Billion Dollar Economic Impact of Facebook

A new report released through Deloitte LLP declares that Facebook has generated an estimated $227 billion dollars in economic value and created 4.5 million job opportunities. The study reveals $104 billion of the estimated impact occurred in the United States.

Place Tips: The Newest Facebook Offering

Facebook is once again increasing their product offerings with a new service called Place Tips. Place Tips may remind you of Foursquare. It’s similar to the check-in service, but doesn’t automatically post to your Facebook feed.

Social Referrals Surpass Search

It’s no secret that today’s consumers are frequently turning to social media for information about companies and products, as well as for general research purposes. Whether you turn to Google or Facebook, Bing or Twitter, where you find links to information matters to marketers. Times are changing as social referrals are competing with search referrals.

Wit.ai Acquired by Facebook

Wit.ai, a startup founded in 2013, was recently acquired by Facebook. Wit.ai is a leading developer of applications and voice control interfaces. Wit.ai employs a team of 6,000 developers who have created a vast array of apps.