Mobile Advertising FAQs: 4 Local Geofencing Features You Need to Know

With 75% of smartphone users relying on location for their search results on the internet, it’s no wonder why many businesses have already started using location-based advertising. Geofencing is a hyper-local mobile advertising technology that can help you reach more consumers when they’re out and about. But, what exactly is geofencing, and how you can use it to your advantage? Read our FAQs about geofencing below. What is Geofencing? Geofencing is use of a virtual perimeter using Wi-Fi, GPS, or…

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4 Stats Reveal Why Reviews Matter for Local Business (Here’s What to Do!)

At ReachLocal, reviews are an important part of what we know impacts a small business and their online marketing efforts. As consumers have grown more accustomed to using the internet to research their purchasing decisions, reviews for local businesses have become an increasingly critical factor in the local consumer buying journey. But, how much do reviews really matter for your business? And what can you do about them? Check out these four important stats local businesses need to know about…

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Geofencing & the Auto Industry: What You Need to Know

We’ve talked about the reasons you should invest in a geofencing strategy, but what about specific examples of using geofencing for your auto dealership or car repair shop? Geofencing is especially effective for businesses in the auto industry because of the ability to target consumers directly through their smartphones. Here are three ways to make geofencing work for your auto business: Target Shoppers at Your Dealership Geofencing gives you the ability to target shoppers when they’re on your lot or…

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3 Ways to Make Geofencing Work for Your Business

Have you heard of geofencing? This mobile display advertising tactic allows you to target users who enter a specific area around a location like your business or your competitor’s business and show your ad on their mobile device. Here are three ways to make geofencing work for your business. 1. Target Your Competitors’ Customers Say your potential customers frequent one of your competitor’s locations. With geofence advertising, you can set up an invisible “fence” around your competitors’ locations and target their…

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3 Geofencing Stats You Need To Know

Geofencing is a local-mobile advertising tactic that allows you to target smartphone users once they enter a certain radius you set up. Not only is geofencing a relatively new advertising tactic, but it’s also highly effective at targeting consumers when they’re likely ready to buy. Here are three geofencing stats that will convince you to invest in a geofencing strategy: Only 22% of businesses say they’re using hyperlocal targeting to its full potential. According to Search Engine Watch, only 22%…

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2017 Local Marketing Predictions

With a new year comes new marketing trends, updates, and enhancements. The Local Search Association (LSA) put together a report from 50+ industry experts detailing 2017 local marketing predictions. ReachLocal’s Chief Product Officer, Kris Barton, was featured in this report and shared what he thinks we should look forward to in local this year. Here are three of Barton’s 2017 local marketing predictions: Social advertising will be a key pillar in local SMB advertising (along with search and local listings). Local…

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Shop Small: 5 Local Businesses You Need During the Holidays

When people think about Small Business Saturday and shopping small, they often only think of traditional retailers or local eateries. However, there are plenty of opportunities for local businesses that may not sell holiday gifts to get involved in the shop small mentality. Here are five local businesses everybody needs during the holidays: 1. The Doctor or Emergency Room The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and food, but unfortunately, the holidays can also be filled with…

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3 Ways to Use Geofencing to Drive Small Business Saturday Sales

Small Business Saturday is a great initiative that encourages shoppers to support local businesses as they make their holiday purchases. One marketing strategy that is extremely useful around Small Business Saturday is geofencing. Geofencing gives you the ability to target mobile shoppers as they’re near your (or your competitor’s) business – making it ideal for reaching on-the-go shoppers. Here are three ways you can use geofencing to drive Small Business Saturday sales. 1. Set Up Targeting Around Your Competitors’ Locations…

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3 Ideas to Steal for Your Small Business Saturday Marketing

The holidays will be here before you know it, and consumers are preparing to kick off the season by participating in early morning shopping sprees and fighting off turkey-induced comas. While major retail chains see large spikes in revenue with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they now have to share the weekend spotlight with local communities for Small Business Saturday. Over the years, Small Business Saturday has gained national attention as consumers become more aware of the importance of small-…

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Why Should I Care About Geofencing?

We walk and drive around with our smartphones all day long, and most of us are usually within three feet of our phones 24/7. But, did you know that same amazing device that allows us to order a ride home via Uber or buy things on Amazon also provides a marketing opportunity for business owners attempting to gain your attention as you move closer to their business? From a marketing standpoint, it is one of the most hyperlocal targeting strategies…

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