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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SEO + Listings: The Superpower Your Web Presence Needs

Are you looking to save your online presence? Combining SEO, or search engine optimization, and listings can be the superpower you need to rescue your business from being lost amongst the league of other websites on the internet. Learn how SEO and listings work together to superpower your presence online. Show Up Organically with SEO A good SEO strategy can help your business stand out from your competitors and the billions of other websites on the internet that are getting…

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How to Reach Mobile Consumers with Geofencing [Infographic]

It’s important to market your business to the right people, in the right place, and at the right time. However, consumers are constantly on the move, which means it’s getting harder for businesses to reach them effectively. Luckily, there’s a local advertising tactic that enables businesses to reach consumers directly through their mobile devices. Geofencing allows your local business to use mobile advertising to get in front of more local consumers when they are on the go. Read our infographic…

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3 Ways to Entice Tourists to Your Local Business this Summer with Listings

Whether you live in an area with a number of tourists or you’re just looking to attract more new customers this season, updating and managing your local listings is an easy way to make sure your business is visible online. Here are three ways to entice tourists (and locals) to your business this summer with listings. 1. Attract Searchers through Google Maps with Google My Business Is your business showing on Google Maps when people search for products and services…

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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 local business reviews really matter for your business? And what can you do about them? Check out these four important stats local businesses need to…

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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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