Celebrating Black History Month 2020

African-Americans have played a profound role in shaping our country. Innovations like automatic elevator doors, the traffic light, and even caller ID all sprung from the creative minds of black luminaries. Join us this Black History Month as we recognize some of their achievements in business. Khalia Braswell Not only a user-experience engineer at Apple, […]

[Video] How Hibu Reviews can build your credibility online

If you’ve ever searched for a product or service provider online, you know how important online reviews can be to your decision-making process. From 5-star ratings on Google My Business to recommendations on your Facebook Page, you need an easy way to collect and share reviews of your small business. Watch this short video to […]

30-Seconds Smart: What is “Retargeting”?

Like all industries, digital marketing has a language all it’s own. The difference is, you need to understand the digital marketing business if you’re going to use it effectively to grow your business.  That’s why we’re starting this series of quick (VERY quick) 30-second videos to help explain some of the digital marketing lingo you […]

How to grow your business with Hibu Display Advertising

Reach your customers where they choose to spend their time the most—on the websites they frequent, social media, and across all their devices—and deliver valuable and effective ads that drive them back to your website. With Hibu Display, we’ll create custom ads for your business and get them in from of the right people at […]

How Hibu Search helps you reach customers on Google, Bing and Yahoo

There’s no hotter lead than someone who’s actively searching for what you do…but how do you make sure they find you? A pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaign like Hibu Search Marketing can help put ads your business in front of your local customers on Google, Bing and Yahoo. See how Hibu Search helps you get found […]

Video: New Year’s Cheers – Happy 2020!

From all of us at Hibu to all our clients, friends and family… have a very happy and successful New Year! We’re looking forward to helping you have a spectacular 2020!

5 Posts You Missed in 2019

It’s not too late to see the tips your competitors missed in 2019 Every local business can use a little competitive advantage…so get a head start on the new year (and your competitors) by taking a look at some posts that flew under the radar in 2019.

Top 5 Posts of 2019

What did local businesses learn about from Hibu in 2019? We love seeing what really resonated with our small business clients each year. Take a couple minutes to see what your friends, colleagues and competitors looked at the most in 2019.

The proven impact of synchronized small business digital marketing [Video]

The average small business has one person in charge of their website (maybe they even do it themselves) another person or agency overseeing search marketing (if they have it) and still a third person working on social (and, hopefully, we’re not just talking about cat videos). None of it is connected… so it’s not working […]

The power of local “Synchronized Digital Marketing Solutions”

What are you looking for from your digital marketing? You want it to work smart. You want It to be easy. You want it to deliver results. That’s why we’re pleased to announce Hibu’s “Smart + Easy” synchronized, solution-based digital marketing for small to medium-sized local businesses. Our “smart + easy” digital marketing solutions make […]

Small Business Saturday reminders

Even if you haven’t done much to prep for Small Business Saturday 2019, here are some simple things your local business can do right now to get ready for one of the busiest weekends of the year. Make sure any extended or shorter hours are listed online Opening early? Closing late? If your hours are […]

The best ways to genuinely thank your customers (with examples)

Showing sincere appreciation is one of the easiest ways to build a closer relationship with your customers. It’s simple, but remarkably few companies ever take the time to genuinely thank customers. The secret lies in making your customers feel important. Your customers spend time and resources supporting your business, and they deserve a thoughtful acknowledgment […]

How can your local business make the most of the shorter holiday season?

Less time doesn’t have to mean fewer opportunities This year, there are just 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas Day. That’s six fewer days — and one less weekend — than last year. Not only does that mean fewer weekends for holiday parties, it means your customers have less time to shop. If you […]

Video: Hibu = Smart + Easy

  We’re looking ahead to 2020 (and beyond) with a renewed commitment to delivering smart digital marketing made easy – and that’s a whole lot more than just a catchy slogan. “Smart + Easy” is our promise to our clients – with Hibu, your digital marketing will be smarter, better performing, delivering increased results – […]

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…Something new from Hibu

Introducing the NEW Hibu.com! Grab the popcorn, people! The redesigned Hibu.com has a bold new look and feel, more videos, more motion, and an all-around more engaging experience! When you visit the new Hibu.com (and it’s ok if you jump to it right now), you’ll see an expanded focus on the custom synchronized marketing solutions Hibu provides, as well […]

6 Things You Need to Do to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

It’s time to get ready for Small Business Saturday® As a company that serves local business owners across the country, Hibu is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30th. From corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques, each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, […]

Your Small Business Disaster Recovery Plan

When you’re running a business, there’s no shortage of things to worry about – competitors, customers, inventory, staffing — and a whole lot of other day-to-day worries. According to a recent insurance report, the top three “big picture” small business risks are: Liability risks Property risks Business interruption risks If you think about it, any […]

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Minor League Baseball and Hibu Working Together

Batter up! It’s World Series time for the bigs — and digital marketing time for the minors! As America watches the two best Major League Baseball teams compete for the right to be called “World Champion,” let’s take a look at how Hibu is helping Minor League Baseball teams drive revenue and increase attendance through […]

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[Updated] The Small Business Digital Marketing Survival Kit

Keep your business on the trail to success with the updated Survival Kit It turns out digital marketing is a lot like camping. The Small Business Digital Marketing Survival Kit is your ready-to-go plan to make sure your local business can survive and thrive online. Find out what it means to: Watch the signposts (to […]

The Most Efficient Way to Manage Your Business’ Reputation Online

Take a tour of the Hibu Reputation dashboard You probably already know how important it is for your business to manage its reputation online. The information and reviews your current and potential customers come across about your business can make the difference when it comes to choosing you over the competition. Without a way to […]

5 Facts your business needs to consider now

One of the most challenging parts of advertising your local business online is simply keeping up with non-stop evolution of the web. A few years ago it was enough to have a website, then it had to be optimized for mobile – now it has to be built for voice search too. And that’s just […]

The Complete Guide to Where You Should Advertise Online [Free Download]

Find the online advertising plan that’s right for your business Here’s the deal, you know your business needs to advertise online to compete today. But with all the options available, we know it can be difficult to figure out exactly where you should be spending your advertising budget. That’s where our guide comes in! It’s […]

Hibu is on Selling Power’s 2019 “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list!

We’ve done it again! For the second year in a row, Hibu has been ranked on Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies to Sell For” list. We’re proud of our Sales team… the industry-leading digital marketing solutions they promote… and the local customers those solutions help our small business clients reach online, on mobile, on social, […]

How to protect your search campaigns from “bot” calls

A lot has been written recently about “bot” or robo-dialed calls. Most of us know them all too well. We get a call that looks like it’s coming from a local number, but we don’t recognize it. It could be our dentist or that chiropractor we called the other day or any number of real […]

Free Guide: Taking Control of Your Online Reputation

You already know how important your business’s reputation is, and how to manage it through great service and word-of-mouth recommendations…but what about your business’s reputation online? “All you have in business is your reputation” – Richard Branson Get your free guide to understanding how you can spread the good word about the good work you […]

How Hibu Smart Sites drive engagement and conversion

It’s hard enough just getting found online. You fight your way to the top of the search results, you claw your way past your competitors and manage to get a prospect or customer to click the link that takes them to your website… and they take about three seconds, don’t see what they want, and […]

Hibu Employee Spotlight: Summer 2019 Interns

This summer, we’re excited to welcome some bright, new interns to the Hibu team! From Digital Product to our Sports Marketing teams, they’ll be putting their skills to use in various roles across the company. We’re thrilled to have them on the team, and we’re looking forward to working with them this summer! In the […]

Hibu Smart Sites: The Secret of Schema

The majority of websites today simply aren’t built to give you the best ranking in search or to get you found with voice search ­— but Hibu Smart Sites are… and the secret is something called “schema.” Schema is advanced code that helps Hibu Smart Sites give search engines much more information — so they’ll […]

What makes Hibu Smart Sites smart?

The majority of websites today simply aren’t built to give you the best ranking in search or to get you found with voice search ­— but Hibu Smart Sites are! Hibu Smart Sites have advanced technology that 80% of websites don’t have, helping Smart Sites perform better than other websites* — simply put, they communicate […]

Breaking News: Hibu Introduces “Hibu Smart Sites”

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 […]

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