Video: What’s the Difference Between Search Advertising & Display Advertising?

People often confuse the value of search advertising and display advertising in their marketing mix. Both are forms of online advertising, of course, but there are a number of differences between the two, including who they target, where they appear online, their objectives for your business, and their role in the buying journey. So, watch our quick video to learn the differences between search and display advertising and why you really need both for a successful digital marketing strategy: As…

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Local Search Advertising Tips You Need to Know

With the new year in full swing, it’s time to take a fresh new look at your 2018 marketing strategy. Whether you’re a local business or a national brand, your marketing plan for this year should definitely include paid search advertising. Paid search can get complicated, and with everything going on this time of year, reevaluating your digital strategy can seem overwhelming. So, we’ve taken it back to the basics of paid search so you can make sure you’re starting…

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How To: Maximize Your Search Campaigns for Seasonality

It’s that time of year again, business owners are shifting focus away from consumers’ everyday buying habits and making room for anything and everything that pertains to the holiday season, from Small Business Saturday through New Year’s Day specials. How Does Seasonality Impact Search Campaigns? We can define seasonality as a foreseeable change that occurs during a given period. Marketing experts make it their responsibility to comprehend those changes, including learning about the consumers that search a given target market…

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SEO vs. PPC: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between SEO and PPC and whether or not you actually need them both? Search engine optimization, or SEO, and pay per click, or PPC, are two common digital marketing strategies. While they both help your business show on search engines, there are a number of differences between the two. Let’s walk through some key differences between SEO and PPC to help you determine which is best for meeting your marketing goals. What Is…

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Google Update to AdWords Budget Spend: What It Means for ReachLocal Clients

Google recently announced that as of October 4, 2017, it will spend up to twice the daily budget set for an AdWords campaign. This is a change from its previous policy, which allowed spend up to 20% more than the assigned daily budget. ReachLocal commends Google for this change since this is how the ReachLocal platform has worked for many years. So, ReachLocal advertisers need not worry, this change will not impact your campaign. The ReachLocal platform automatically sets daily budgets…

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4 Things to Know About Local Search Ads

Have you noticed ads popping up in Google Maps lately? I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about these ads – called Local Search Ads – so I thought I’d write up this post to explain what they are and how you can use this ad format in your search advertising. What Are Local Search Ads? Local Search Ads are an AdWords ad format that features your business location and can be shown when a user searches on Google.com or…

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The 4 Best Places to Market Your Business Online

As online marketing becomes increasingly popular, there are more and more opportunities and places to market your business. As you find where your target audience is, you will figure out which niche platforms you should be advertising on, but what are the major platforms you should be on no matter what? Keep reading as I explore the top four places to market your business online. 1. Google The first platform you should be on is a slightly obvious one but…

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4 Steps to a Successful PPC Campaign

Search engine marketing can sometimes feel like a waiting game, but taking a proactive approach to campaign management can drive long-term success for your digital advertising. Here are a few tips for measuring and ensuring success for your PPC campaign. Define Your KPIs & Set Realistic Benchmarks It’s difficult to assess your campaign’s performance if you have no standards to compare against your data. Setting key performance indicators that line up with your business goals will help you set a…

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What is Quality Score?

Quality Score is an often-used phrase when it comes to PPC. It sounds important, but is it really? In short, yes – Quality Score is extremely important for your PPC campaign. So what is Quality Score exactly, and how can you make sure you’re not ignoring this vital piece of your search campaign? Let’s dive in! What is Quality Score? Quality Score is an important component of search advertising that affects when and where your ads are displayed. Publishers use…

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Auto Client Drives Traffic & Leads with ReachLocal Services & Solutions

As we’ve mentioned before, Facebook advertising is a great way for businesses to reach new local customers online, improve brand awareness, and even capture leads. One of our auto clients in San Jose, Reliable Auto Repair, decided to test this out by adding ReachLocal’s Facebook advertising solution, ReachSocial Ads, to their existing ReachLocal solutions to drive more traffic to their website and increase brand awareness through ad clicks. In less than two months, their Facebook ad campaign generated over 150 website…

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