How Can YouTube Advertising Help Your Business? [Infographic]

In this day and age, it is imperative to reach potential consumers where they are spending most of their time, which is online. Over 1.3 billion people visit YouTube for entertainment or to find information, and fortunately, there is a marketing tactic that enables businesses to reach those prospective buyers there: YouTube advertising. YouTube advertising allows your video advertisements to reach your target audience whether they’re on desktop or mobile. Check out our infographic below to see how YouTube advertising works, and

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Best Practices for Review Response

There’s a lot you can learn from online reviews, and they can be a valuable tool for improving your customer service. Handle them incorrectly, however, and you could be left with a PR nightmare. There’s no need to be intimidated: review response can be expertly handled if you understand a few key points. It’s important to understand that today’s consumers are savvy. They don’t want templated responses but instead prefer to feel like they are communicating with an actual person

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3 Basic Tips for Creating a Successful Search Advertising Campaign

Advertising online is a great way to get in front of customers when they’re searching for your products and services online. But, where do you start? Search engine advertising is the perfect foray into the world of online advertising because it allows you to target local customers quickly and efficiently. Here are three basic local advertising tips for creating a successful online search advertising campaign that gets you in front of your target audience. 1. Know the Importance of a Good Quality Score Quality Score is

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How to Use Customer Feedback on Social Media to Improve Your Business

Social media offers unprecedented marketing opportunities for businesses of all sizes, yet many businesses miss one of the biggest improvement opportunities available through social media: Customer feedback. Don’t let negative comments affect your business’s morale, instead learn from these tips on how to change contrary opinions into positive, strategic change. Take Action on Customer Feedback Polls conducted by Twitter show that customer service requests made through Twitter have grown by more than 250% in recent years, and customers expect a

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Are People Even Seeing My YouTube Ads? (& Other Common Questions Answered)

Each month, more than 1.5 billion logged in users visit YouTube.com. To put that in perspective, according to the United States Census Bureau, the estimated population of the US is 325.7 million. That means that nearly five times the number of people that live in the US have an account and are actively watching content on YouTube. What does that mean for you? In a nutshell, as a local business looking to get in front of prospects, it means that

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3 Ways Wearables are Impacting Local Marketing

Throughout the past few years, many tech companies have jumped on the wearable device bandwagon ranging from watches, glasses, and even wedding rings. Tracking everyday data was already getting more convenient through the use of smartphones, but with the rise in wearables, businesses have the opportunity to collect more data than ever about their potential customers. How will these developments change your business’s marketing strategy? Are you targeting consumers in the best way possible — through the items that they

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Mobile Near Me: Attracting Consumers on Vacation

How do you find new businesses when you’re on vacation? If you’re like most people, you search on your phone for specific types of businesses near you. In fact, from 2014 to 2015, “near me” searches increased 130%, with 88% of those searches happening on mobile devices. With summer and summer vacations right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start preparing to attract vacationers who may be searching for your business when they’re visiting your area. Here are

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How to Build Your Personal Brand Online

You know that building a comprehensive web presence is important for businesses. But what about for you personally? Social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are all great places to build a personal brand no matter what industry you work in, and it’s important to take inventory of what your personal social sites look like since they can easily show in search engine results pages when someone searches for your name. Be sure you stand out in all

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Is It Time to Outsource Your Digital Marketing? 5 Signs the Answer is Yes

In a recent study shared by the Local Search Association, it was reported that nearly 97% of small- and medium-sized businesses are running some form of DIY marketing. This means that the majority of SMBs are doing some or all of their marketing themselves. Forbes outlined the top 10 problems that keep business owners up at night, and marketing their businesses didn’t even make the list. But, a quick Google search for “top local business marketing challenges” shows an array

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Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Update: What You Need to Know

When Google first announced in 2016 that they’d be switching to mobile-first indexing for their search rankings, there were a lot more questions than answers available. So, we are here to answer some commonly asked questions about the changes that are coming to make sure you understand exactly what this change means for you and your business. What is Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Update? Essentially what this means is that Google will start indexing the mobile version of a website first

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