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Cedar Rapids, Iowa — August 15, 2019
 

Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US, is pleased to announce its inclusion in Selling Power’s 2019 list of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For”, the second year in a row that Hibu has made the list.
 

"Being selected as one of Selling Power’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For proves that Hibu is an employer of choice for top-notch sales professionals,” said Angie Corcoran, Hibu’s VP of Human Resources. “Hibu provides its sales representatives with best-in-class training and state-of-the-art tools to drive their success in selling Hibu’s suite of digital marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses.
 

Selling Power’s annual list includes companies of all sizes, with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 to thousands of salespeople.  The 2019 list can be viewed here.

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. We’re a one-stop shop for all the digital marketing a small business needs - providing our clients with one-on-one service and unmatched expertise, saving them time, money and frustration. We make sure their business information is correct wherever and however customers are searching for them — with search or voice search. We build cutting-edge, secure websites, that are written and designed to engage visitors and deliver a great user experience on any device. We help our clients take control of their online reputation and help them advertise on the web’s top sites and popular apps. Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Ads Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads Select Partner. Hibu has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is LSA (Local Search Association) certified.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – June 6, 2019

 

Hibu Inc. is today announcing the introduction of Hibu Smart Sites – their new, upgraded websites for small businesses.  Hibu Smart Sites include advanced technology that communicates more information to Google, Bing and Yahoo, improving ranking and visibility in search and in voice search.

 

“Increased visibility in search – and increasingly important voice search – is key to driving more visitors to the website and to generating more leads.” RC Thompson, Hibu’s Director of Digital Products, said. “Our sites convey more information to Google and other search engines about the client’s business, which gives our clients an advantage in being found with search and with voice search like Siri and Alexa.”  

 

Dana Cutler, Hibu’s AVP, Go-To-Market, added, “Hibu Smart Sites are custom-built for each client and for their specific industry -- featuring the proper content and the right types of engagement to present them in the best possible way and maximize conversion.”

 

Hibu Smart Sites are the central hub of the interconnected digital marketing programs Hibu offers clients. The new sites are synced with the client’s Google My Business Page and Facebook Page and with the client’s business listings on over 60 key sites around the web.  Any changes the business makes to their Hibu Smart Site will be immediately updated across the board – saving clients time and frustration.

 

More information about these new Hibu Smart Sites can be found at Hibu’s website.

 

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. We’re a one-stop shop for all the digital marketing a small business needs - providing our clients with one-on-one service and unmatched expertise, saving them time, money and frustration. We make sure their business information is correct wherever and however customers are searching for them – with search or voice search. We build cutting-edge, secure websites, that deliver a great user experience on any device -- written and designed to engage visitors. We help our clients take control of their online reputation and help them advertise on the web’s top sites and popular apps. We’re committed to keeping our technology cutting edge, so our clients can stay ahead of their competition. Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Ads Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads Select Partner. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we’re LSA (Local Search Association) certified.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – February, 2019

 

Hibu Inc. announced Hibu Reputation – a solution that enables clients to manage online business listings, monitor, share and respond to customer reviews and track reviews and ratings of competitors – all from a single dashboard.

 

RC Thompson, Hibu’s Director of Digital Products, said, “We combined listings management and reviews management to enable a client to manage their reputation online.”  Thompson added, “As we talked with local businesses, many were frustrated that there’s that one review online from a website they’ve never heard of that is impacting their business.”

 

Dana Cutler, Hibu’s AVP, Go-To-Market, added, “Hibu Reputation provides a single dashboard that allows clients to do everything they need to do, all in one place – from changing hours and other information about their business, to looking at reviews and responding to them – to keeping an eye on their competition.”

 

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. We’re a one-stop shop for all the digital marketing a small business needs - providing our clients with one-on-one service and unmatched expertise, saving them time, money and frustration. We make sure their business information is correct wherever and however customers are searching for them – with search or voice search. We build cutting-edge, secure websites, that deliver a great user experience on any device -- written and designed to engage visitors. We help our clients take control of their online reputation and help them advertise on the web’s top sites and popular apps. We’re committed to keeping our technology cutting edge, so our clients can stay ahead of their competition. Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Ads Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads Select Partner. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we’re LSA (Local Search Association) certified.

 

We’re excited to share that Hibu has been named the Best Overall Facebook Ad Agency for Small Businesses by www.fitsmallbusiness.com!

 

FitSmallBusiness.com conducts extensive research by testing products, speaking with business owners, and interviewing industry experts. To have been rated the Best Overall Facebook Ad Agency for Small Businesses is a tremendous compliment and a recognition we’re thrilled to receive.

 

Check out the full article that shows the award-winning way Hibu helps businesses with social marketing — and all the other digital marketing you need to grow your business — every day!

 

Cedar Rapids, IA – November 9, 2018

 

Hibu Inc. announced today that it will again in 2018 be a Corporate Supporter for Small Business Saturday®. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting the independent small businesses that make our communities unique. It will be celebrated this year on Saturday November 24.

Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Last year, an estimated 108 million consumers reported shopping or dining at local, independently-owned businesses on Small Business Saturday.

“Hibu is proud to be a Corporate Supporter of Small Business Saturday,” said Antoinette Ward, Director of Marketing at Hibu.  “We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of small business owners with their digital marketing needs. Supporting Small Business Saturday is just another way we show our commitment to the small business community.” 

Hibu will be promoting Small Business Saturday in a variety of ways –– on Hibu.com, in the Hibu Blog, and in social media –– encouraging our employees, partners and clients to be part of this special day.

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine, marketing and, search engine optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed. Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives-- saving them time, frustration and money. Hibu is a Google My Business Partner Facebook Marketing Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads SMB Select Partner. Hibu has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – October 3, 2018

 

Hibu Inc. recently announced that as of July 31st, business listing information of Hibu clients can now be found via voice search on Amazon Echo devices and Alexa-powered services. This adds to current voice search visibility for Hibu clients on Google Assistant and Apple’s Maps and Siri-enabled services.

Voice search is growing fast in the US. Over 50 million US consumers use voice search each month.  Most of those searches are done using Google (“OK, Google”) or Siri (“Hey, Siri”) on smartphones, but dedicated “smart speaker” devices like Amazon Echo (“Alexa”) and Google Home are an increasing part of the voice search landscape. It’s important for local businesses to be visible on them all. 

Nick Hopkins, Hibu’s AVP of Digital Product Management, said, “At Hibu, we’re constantly advancing our product line to deliver greater value. The addition of Alexa to our Hibu Listings product is the latest example, and we’re excited to bring it to both existing and new Hibu clients. Hibu is a one-stop-shop that enables local businesses to keep their online business information complete and accurate, and this now includes Alexa. With Hibu, clients can update their information across the web with one call.”

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search marketing, search engine optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed. Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives — saving them time, frustration and money. Hibu is a Google Premier Partner, Google My Business Partner, Facebook Marketing Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner. Hibu has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and we’re LSA (Local Search Association) Certified.

August 9, 2018

 

Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US, is pleased to announce that it has ranked on the Selling Power “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list.

Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes its list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. The list encompasses companies of all sizes – with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands.

Abby Nicol, Hibu’s AVP of Sales Training, sums up what making this list means to Hibu:

“Hands down, we have the best people! Our front-line sales teams are made up of confident selling professionals: experts who consistently stay on top of the ever-changing world of digital marketing — all in the name of helping small- and medium-sized businesses excel and grow!”

The full list can be viewed here.

Hibu prides itself on providing one-on-one service to each and every one of their small business clients — and belives that delivering exceptional, personalized service is so much easier when it starts with a happy, productive sales team.

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US. Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed. Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives — saving them time, frustration and money. Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads SMB Select Partner.

October 17, 2017

 

Cedar Rapids, IA – Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US, announced today that it has received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the prestigious A+ Rating. Receiving this accreditation speaks to Hibu’s track record of delivering results in accordance with BBB’s demanding standards.

As BBB states, “BBB accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible. Businesses that meet our high standards are invited to seek BBB accreditation. Businesses deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB's Board for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business.” 

 “We’re pleased to receive BBB Accreditation because we value building trust with our clients,” said Laura Dement, Hibu VP of Marketing. “We’re proud of our A+ Rating – the highest rating BBB awards -- we understand that our BBB Accreditation gives our clients confidence in our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of conduct, and our dedication to embracing a ‘client for life’ culture.”

If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include adhering to standards of advertising, safeguarding privacy, and committing to making a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. 

As with all BBB Accredited Businesses, Hibu adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices for representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. The code is built on BBB Standards, which call for building trust, advertising honestly, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive to client’s needs and safeguarding their privacy.

Hibu has been partnering with local businesses for over 80 years, helping hundreds of thousands of US businesses connect with their customers.

 

About Hibu

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, online reviews and social campaign creation and management, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives-- saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Ads SMB Select Partner.

May 18, 2017

 

Small business owners are constantly approached by people offering to help with their marketing – and it’s not always easy to tell who you can trust. Local Search Association (LSA) created the LSA Certification for just this reason – to identify and highlight marketing providers with integrity and strong business practices.

LSA announced today, “We are very excited to announce that Hibu is the latest marketing provider to pass our rigorous certification process. LSA Certification is intended to identify and highlight marketing providers with integrity and strong business practices.”

This Certification lets SMBs know that Hibu has been through LSA’s robust review process. When you work with Hibu, you can be confident of our:

  • Service standards and accountability
  • Sales practices and representations made to prospective clients
  • Client transparency
  • Hiring and training practices
  • Service agreements and contracts
  • Security and privacy of information

We’re proud to receive the LSA Certification and we look forward to living up to it’s high-standards as we work with all our clients – current and new – for years to come.

For more information on LSA Certification, watch this short video.

 

About Hibu Inc.

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, social campaign creation and management, and directories, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise, and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives– saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner.

December 2, 2016

 

East Meadow, NY –  Hibu Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has been named a Bing Select Partner.  This designation continues Hibu’s longstanding relationship with Bing, the world’s number two search engine.  As a Bing Select Partner, Hibu will have exclusive access to training, marketing, and technology that enhances the expertise and level of service Hibu brings to its search advertising clients.

Kevin Jasper, CEO of Hibu Inc., said, “Hibu’s core focus is to be a trusted marketing partner for small businesses.  That means ensuring that we bring the best technology, services, and support to our clients, and apply them to deliver maximum business results.  With search advertising making up over half of digital advertising spend today, Hibu’s partnership with Bing gives us a diversified portfolio and is an important part of this focus.”

Through its partnership with Bing, Hibu can offer its search clients broader exposure and access to additional prospects through the Bing Network as well as opportunities for increased levels of ROI on their advertising investment.  With Microsoft’s search advertising revenue growth of over 24% YOY in FY16, Hibu expects its continuing partnership with Bing to bring increased business opportunities to both Hibu and its search clients.

 

About Hibu Inc.

Hibu Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the US.  Through a comprehensive portfolio of services including digital listings management, website development and management, search engine marketing and optimization, online and mobile display, social campaign creation and management, and directories, Hibu helps businesses compete and succeed.  Providing one-on-one service, expertise, and transparency, Hibu has simplified the digital marketing process allowing clients to partner with a single marketing services provider to achieve their marketing objectives– saving them time, frustration and money.  Hibu is a Facebook Marketing Partner, Google Premier Partner, Yahoo Preferred Partner and Bing Select Partner. 

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