How Local Listings Can Improve Your Web Presence: 4 Benefits

Are you having trouble improving your online presence? Do you want to get in front of the right audience and drive customers to your store or website? Learn four ways managing your local listings can help you improve your web presence: 1. It Can Drive Visits & Contacts If you don’t have the right information about your business online, prospects have no way of getting in contact with you. Have you ever tried calling a business but the number is…

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3 Tips to Get Your Local Business Started with Geofencing

Are you looking for a hyperlocal way to target new and potential customers for your business? Geofencing is an effective way to reach smartphone users when they’re near your business (or your competitor’s business) through location-based mobile ads. If you’re ready to get started with geofencing for your local business, here are a few tips to help you create and maintain an effective strategy for your business. Know Your Target Client Geofencing is designed to target a certain geographic area;…

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SEO & Local Citations: How Google My Business Helps You Get Found

Did you know consistent and accurate local listings is one the factors Google considers when determining what sites to show in search results? Because Google wants to provide searchers with the best and most accurate information, it looks for businesses that present a consistent presence across the web, which includes local citations like listings and review sites. One of the most valuable citations for your online presence is Google My Business. Here are a few tips that can help you…

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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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Why National Brands are Going Local for Marketing

National brands are largely taking a local approach to marketing their business. But, why? With the power of a big name behind them, do they really need to focus on local to get more customers and grow their business? The answer is a resounding YES. Here are five reasons why national brands are going local for their marketing. Consumers Search with Local Intent I don’t know about you, but when I search for a business, I’m typically using some kind…

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5 Need-to-Know Tips for Managing Local Listings

Google releases update after update hoping to improve the search experience for their users. Other search engines follow suit. And the more local-focused they become, the more important it is to make sure you are managing your local listings so that you can make sure you are found by prospects in their moment of need. But where to start? Here are five tips to make local listings management more manageable. 1. Get Your Business on the “Big Hitters” There are…

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Earning Your Stars: Managing Online Reviews

In this post, you’ll learn: Why online reviews are essential to great customer service How online reviews help new customers notice you What you need to do to launch a reputation management program When to respond to reviewers (spoiler alert: always!) As a business owner, there’s nothing more important than making your customers happy. Unfortunately, not all customers feel comfortable giving feedback on the spot. The result? Most of your customer base will venture online, where the relative anonymity of…

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Local Listings Management: 4 Essential Things to Know

Marketing your business should be fun. Whether you’re hosting a unique event or reposting cool photos from your fans on social media – connecting with your customers (existing and potential) is the most rewarding part of this thing we call marketing. But diving head first into the “fun stuff” can be detrimental if you don’t take care of the essential details first. Those essentials are most often what leads your customers to your business – both online and offline –…

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How To: Google Yourself (and Boost Your Results)

Have you ever Googled yourself? If you’re like the majority of internet users, you’ve probably done this a time or two to see what shows up in organic search results for your own your name, just out of curiosity. Chances are, if you have a fairly unique name and have published content on the web, like a public Facebook profile, Twitter page, or personal blog, some of it will show up when you search. If you Google yourself fairly regularly,…

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The Power of Small Business Saturday: 5 Stats

Small Business Saturday is officially less than a month away! As you prepare to either host a Small Business Saturday event or Shop Small® in your community on November 25, consider these stats that illustrate the power of Small Business Saturday in supporting local businesses. In 2016, according to American Express: 112 million consumers shopped and dined to support Small Business Saturday Over 6,700 small businesses signed up as Neighborhood Champions There were 135 million social media engagements around Small…

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