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The evolution of how businesses are found online

One of the factors in why I first became interested in the Online Presence space was when I first saw SIRI (the voice that you talk to on your iPhone).  I am not talking about the watered down Apple version but what SIRI was before it was acquired by Apple and then subsequently hobbled (though its much better now). In pre apple SIRI you could ask it to find nearby italian restaurants that are open now and then directly make a reservation.   This really brought home to me how important a business's online information would be moving forward and how we are moving away from people looking for businesses and choosing one at their own discretion to a world where businesses will be recommended by an algorithm and the user will be given limited choice over which businesses they are presented. This is as much a factor of form changes as anything else as we move from large desktop computers with big screens, to laptops, tablets, phones and watches and further.  User Interface is becoming No Interface where you…
Paul Gordon
January 5, 2016
mypresences

Introducing mypresences

Have you noticed how more and more people tend to start their day by picking up their phone or tablet, often while still in bed, they just have to know whats happening. Most people go to Facebook, Twitter, email, messages or maybe a news site. Whatever place they feel they need to connect with what is important for them. Our goal is to be that place for small business owners. When a small business owner goes online for the first time each day we want them to want to come to us first because we are the site that is analogous to opening their doors and getting started for the day but for their online world.  A site where they can see everything that is happening relating to their business online and everything that needs their attention. If we can achieve this goal then we have built an amazing service with users who love what we do and are receiving value on every visit. I see this as a very hard goal to achieve, but it certainly inspires us to…
Paul Gordon
July 1, 2014