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Car sales in America reach six year high

Motorists and car insurance policy holders in America bought more cars in April 2013 than they have in any month in the past six years, prompting hopes that the country is now on track for a full economic recovery. 1.5 million vehicles were sold in the States in August – up by 17 per cent from the previous year – and all three US domestic carmakers have reported double-digit domestic sales increases in the month of August. America is the world’s second largest market for cars, but the sector has been badly affected by the financial crisis, with demand and consumer confidence dipping dramatically in recent years. But the rise in year-on-year car sales in the context of a general trend for upwards economic growth has made industry watchers optimistic.

Local Business Owners Accuse Yelp of Foul Play

Yelp has been accused over the years of everything from aggressive advertising to extortion by business owners across America. The website boasts 108 million monthly visitors and a total of 42 million reviews posted to date.

Reputation Fighters Helps Small Businesses Kick Down Bad Reviews

Pierre Zarokian, founder and president of Submit Express, is now launching his new firm Reputation Fighters. Offering superior online reputation management with over 14 years of experience, Reputation Fighters could be the boost that your business has been looking for.

Ripoff Report Verified May Give Businesses an Edge

Ripoff report is starting a new program in May called Ripoff Report Verified to give businesses the chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before negative reviews are posted for a hefty $90 per month. This may have a positive effect on their Google and Bing rankings.

How Will Tumblr Be Affected by the Projected Yahoo Buyout?

If you haven’t heard, it’s rumored that Yahoo is going to buy out Tumblr. The growing site is a huge attraction to young people, something that Yahoo wants a piece of. However many critics of this deal fear that this is going to be the end of Tumblr.

Top Social Media Tools

The rise of social media has paved the way for a growing number of social media tools.

Waiting for the Next, Big Penguin Update

During the SMX West panel in March, Matt Cutts announced that a major Penguin update will hit the web sometime in 2013. Penguin was designed to dock rankings for sites that violate Google’s quality guidelines or practice black hat SEO techniques; it’s also designed to reward sites with high quality content. The upcoming tweak is expected to be the biggest update to the algorithm this year. When will it roll out and what can you do to prepare?