ReachLocal To Help Power Facebook Deal Test

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of Internet advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday afternoon that it will participate in Facebook's Deals test in San Diego. Facebook said this week that it would be testing out a Groupon-style deals in San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, and Austin this week. ReachLocal said it will use its existing presence in San Diego to source deals from local businesses for Facebook.

ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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Woodland Hills-based online local online marketing provider ReachLocal is bragging today that it has signed up 1,000 clients for its new ReachEdge marketing automation product. ReachEdge helps small and medium sized businesses with their online marketing efforts, including managing their website, advertising, SEO, lead management, and tracking of customer acquisition efforts.

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ReachLocal Acquired By Gannett For $156M

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is being acquired by publishing giant Gannett Co. , ReachLocal helps small and medium sized businesses place and buy online advertising. in a deal worth approximately $156M, the two companies said on Monday afternoon. ReachLocal said Gannett would pay $4.60 per share in cash for the company.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google announced the new program this morning, to help small and medium sized business connect with others to place advertising on AdWords.

ReachLocal Expands To New Zealand

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has expanded into New Zealand, via a strategic alliance. ReachLocal helps small and medium sized busineses place pay-per-click ads on Google, Yahoo, and Bing, as well as other websites.

ReachLocal Expands Into Germany

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this week that it has expanded into Germany, and has opened up a new office in Berlin. The firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place search and online advertising, said the new office will help serve German businesses. The new office will be managed by Sascha Kronberg. READ MORE>>. international germany expansion reachlocal

ReachLocal Tapped By UK Government

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has been recognized by the British Government for its efforts in the UK. ReachLocal helps local businesses place online advertising with Google and other search advertisers.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. The provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. Barton was previously at Nero, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Nero also had served at Microsoft, heading up product development for MSN.com and MSN Network, in addition to serving at Omniture and Novell.

ReachLocal Revenues Grow On International Strength

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, reported strong growth in its international revenues, in addition to continued revenue growth at the company. ReachLocal provides services that helps local advertisers place online advertising.

ReachLocal Targets Healthcare, Wellness Providers

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services aimed at small and medium sized businesses, said late last night that it has launched a new, dedicated team aimed at healthcare and wellness providers. ReachLocal said its new team is aimed at helping those providers attract new patients, offering up tailored online marketing strategies for that segment.

ReachLocal Opens Office In Austria

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is further expanding its European operations today, saying that it has opened up its first office in Austria. ReachLocal, which provides help to businesses to help them market themselves online, said it selected Austria because of the SMB market opportunity and use of mobile and web search in the country.

ReachLocal Looks To Buy Back $20M In Shares

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said today that it has approved a $20M, share repurchase program. The publicly traded firm said that the effort reflects the "continued confidence" of its board and management in the strength of its business.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched three, brand new services today, including a new website focused on the booking of home services. The new products are part of a push by the company to expand the services it offers to small and medium sized businesses, beyond its roots in helping those firms advertise their businesses online.

ReachLocal Buys Daily Deals Firm DealOn.com

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring New York-based DealOn.com , a provider of daily deals. ReachLocal said it would use the buy to help it become the premier source of deals from local merchants to publishers. ReachLocal said it would pay approximately $10M for DealOn Media LLC, which offers up local deals businesses in 18 markets across the U.S.,

ReachLocal Expands in Amsterdam

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of services to help small and medium sized businesses advertise online, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ReachLocal relies on local representatives to help out its small and medium sized customers, and has a large network of local offices serving various markets.

ReachLocal Sees International Growth

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, released its results Tuesday afternoon, reporting a net loss of $4.6M on revenues of $98.6M. The firm saw an overall, 28 percent growth in its revenues from year to year, with particular growth in international markets. ReachLocal saw its international revenues grow 76%, from $13.4M in Q3 of 2010, to $23.56M in Q3 of this year.

CrowdGather Names Taher Scherzay As VP

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Woodland Hills-based CrowdGatehr , which operates a network of special interest message boards and forums, announced Thursday that it has named Taher Scherzay as Vice President of Technology. Although CrowdGather did not mention it, Scherzay is also the founder of FavRav.com, an online developer of a Facebook application to help small businesses find customers through social networks like Facebook; it appears that FavRav's web site is no longer accessible.

Bizzy Launches Check-Outs

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In a twist to the popularity of mobile "check-in" applications, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal's local recommendation site Bizzy said this morning that it has launched "Check-Outs", a new feature which allows users to rate and review local businesses--after visiting those businesses.

Gumiyo Sees Surge From Hurricane Irene

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Woodland Hills-based Gumiyo , the mobile publishing software firm led by Shuki Lehavi, reported this week that it saw a surge in mobile traffic due to Hurricane Irene. Gumiyo develops software which helps publishers create mobile apps. Gumiyo said its newspaper customers on the East Coast saw a bump of up to 300 percent in their mobile traffic due to the hurricane, as residents in the affected areas sought out information.

LinkedIn's Classmates Tempts Trademark Battle

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Mountain View-based business networking service LinkedIn appears to be tempting some trademark confusion--and maybe, a lawsuit-- with the launch Wednesday of a new service it bills Classmates , to help its users connect with former classmates via the service. The name of the firm's new feature goes head to head with a trove of trademarks owned by Classmates Online , the subsidiary of Woodland Hills-based United Online.

How ReachLocal Wants To Own The Consumer Transaction

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ReachLocal (www.reachlocal.com) was born in the age of Internet search marketing, and helped define Internet marketing from local service providers--letting people know about your local business via the Internet.

Gannett Co.'s ReachLocal Arm Acquires SweetIQ Analytics

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the digital marketing service now owned by Gannett Co. , said the acquisition will help it accelerate its product roadmap and expand the ReachLocal digital marketing suite of products. has acquired SweetIQ Analytics Corp. , a developer of software for location and reputation management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Gannett Co.

ReachLocal To Shut Bizzy

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized business place Internet advertising, is shutting down its Bizzy local business recommendations site, according to a blog post from the site. The site said that it will be "closing its doors soon", saying that it ultimately did not attract the number of users needed to sustain the site in the long run.

ReachLocal's Zorik Gordon On Daily Deals

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Earlier this week, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal (www.reachlocal.com), which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, announced a deal to buy daily deals site DealOn.com. They have the technology suite, which helps us to connect to those partners.

United Online's Helfand Departs, Joins Auditude

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Jeremy Helfand , the President of United Online 's Media Group, has departed the Woodland Hills-based firm and ended up at a Palo Alto startup. Auditude develops technology to help companies monetize their online video. According to Palo Alto-based Auditude this morning, Helfand has joined the company as CEO. Helfand had previously headed by advertising and partnerships for United Online's Adcurate, Netzero, Juno, Classmates, FTD and MyPoints brands.

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Home of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), which helps put rockets into space. ReachLocal, founded by Zorik Gordon, publicly traded company helping small businesses across America use the Internet for marketing [Woodland Hills. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.

Interview with Mike Whitmire, CEO and Co-founder, FloQast

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One of the really cool part of this company, is we are a company of accountants, and we've built close management software for accountants, by accountants, which helps them close their books faster and more accurately. In particular, we had an issue with the process of reconciliation, and I helped to automate that as well. The big difference between us and our competitor in Woodland Hills, is they were founded in the late 90's, and have been at it for awhile.

MyPoints Debut New Gifting App, Swappable

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Woodland Hills-based United Online said this morning that its MyPoints.com loyalty marketing service has launched a new, mobile app called Swappable , to help consumers buy and send gift cards.

United Online Sells StayFriends

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Woodland Hills-based United Online has sold its StayFriends social networking site, to German company Stroer Content Group GmbH , the company said Thursday afternoon. StayFriends included sites in Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, and France, and offered up tools to help connect users to old high school classmates, similar to United Online's former Classmates unit.

ReachLocal Shuffles Board

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is shuffling the makeup of its board of directors, saying late Thursday that it has added two new board members--Tom Hale and Larry Kutscher--to the body, replacing existing board members David Carlick and Robert Dykes. ReachLocal operates an online marketing business which helps local businesses with placing online ads and other related marketing efforts.

ReachLocal Opens New Offices In Canada, Germany

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Continuing its international expansion, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps local businesses market themselves online through paid search marketing and other advertising, said it has opened up new offices in Canada and Germany. The firm said it has opened up new offices in Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton, as well as new offices in Munich and Frankfurt. ReachLocal has been active in Canada since 2008, and in Germany since 2011. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Acquires Division of New Zealand Company

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps run local, online marketing efforts for small and medium sized businesses, said today that it has acquired a divisio of a New Zealand company, the SME division of SureFire Search Limied. ReachLocal said the move will help supports its growing international presence: the company said its international revenues were 38% of its total revenue last year, and gres 41 percent last year.

ReachLocal Extends Lead Management Software To Canada

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched its leads tracking and management software, ReachEdge, into the Canadian market. The software--which ReachLocal recently launched in the United States--helps manage leads conversion, capturing lead details, and automatically reminding staff via text message, email, or mobile apps to follow up on those leads.