ROYAL OAK —, a Michigan directory that promotes local businesses through its website, email blasts and social media, has now partnered with New York City-based to improve online reputations for Michigan businesses.

Social reputation changes how consumers see a business and impacts return rates and retention for customers. This partnership makes a dynamic expert in local searches for small to medium sized businesses to generate results and increase customers by ranking companies higher on over 100+ directories including search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

There are over 100 million local online searches every day. Eighty seven percent of people who search for a local business call or go to that business within 24 hours of their search. Online reputations on Google, Yahoo, Bing, Foursquare and more determine if consumers choose your business or head elsewhere. Having a positive online reputation has never been more important.

Online reputations are essential for the success of a business. Even for companies foreign to the social media world, and have provided a solution to manage the complex online marketing realm.

LocalVox ( is an online marketing system for local businesses and publishers. LocalVox’s mission is to make local online marketing simple, effective and affordable to enable all businesses to market like big brands. The company is headquartered in New York City. is a great new resource for consumers who prefer to patronize Michigan-based stores, products and services, rather than large corporate entities headquartered in faraway places. It’s a quick way to find special features, background information, reviews and special deals from businesses in the Detroit area, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, with other regions to be added later. Whether seeking a local hardware expert rather than a big box retailer, a bed and breakfast or family inn, as opposed to national hotel chain, or a delicious meal cooked from scratch in a hometown restaurant, BuyMichLocal wants to help all enjoy an authentic Michigan experience every day. is based in Royal Oak. More at


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