SweetIQ gets hundreds of businesses listed on search and discovery sites like Google, Bing, and Foursquare. Our suite of local products and services, combined with the strategic insight of our Local Experts, helps enterprises connect with consumers by boosting brand awareness through reviews, consistent local content, keyword monitoring. This robust strategy allows brands to truly own their presence on the buyer’s journey from search to sale.
In April 2017, with four straight years of +400% growth, an increase of over 100 employees, and well on our way to changing the local marketing ecosystem, our co-founders Mohannad El-Barachi and Michael Mire led SweetIQ to an acquisition by ReachLocal, a USA TODAY NETWORK company and a part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). This new merger aligns with his vision of changing the local search marketing and listings industry, and SweetIQ to expand its reach from Canada and the US to the rest of the world.