30 Nov '12, 5pm

Are SMBs Impossible To Serve Well, Google Et Al? via @localseoguide

Are SMBs Impossible To Serve Well, Google Et Al? via @localseoguide

Mike Blumenthal’s instant classic Google Local: Train Wreck at the Junction has spawned a lively Google Plus thread where various Localistas have been wringing their hands as to why oh why can’t Google stop screwing SMBs. While I am in agreement that Google Plus Place Local Multi Merge for Business Dashboardgate has been absolutely no fun, to me it seems like just the latest in an ongoing saga of companies trying to serve SMBs and falling short. While Google and others have done great things for SMBs, small businesses as a group are notoriously hard to serve: They are hard to acquire as customersWhen you do acquire them, they tend not to want to spend a lot of money Once you start doing stuff for them, they tend to have a lot of questions/issues, etc. so customer support costs are high They tend to churn out at a high rate – a lot go out of business, many don’t want to wai...

Full article: http://www.localseoguide.com/are-smbs-impossible-to-serve...

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