Laying the Foundation to Your Search Marketing Campaign

When you’re on the prowl for a new restaurant, barber, or dentist, how do you go about finding your next go-to spot? Our guess is an internet search. Google receives 3.5 billion searches in just one day! The number of daily internet searches continues to grow, and it is only projected to pick up more speed. As the algorithm of online advertising changes every day, it is essential that you stay on top of the current trends to ensure you’re…

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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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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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Don’t Make These Heartbreaking Marketing Mistakes

Whether you’re a small or large business, no company wants to lose time or money for digital marketing mistakes. You could spend hours implementing your new marketing strategy, or a large portion of your budget for a marketing tactic but generate little results without truly understanding where you may be going wrong. Ensure that your next campaign will be successful by following these few crucial tips: 1. Not Advertising Where Your Target Audience Is Digital marketing gives you an abundance…

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4 Ways to Make Leads Fall in Love with Your Business

With the rise of the internet and smartphones, digital access has been changing consumer behavior. Local businesses often have to compete with well-known, national brands without exceeding marketing budgets. But consumers want to support local, so here are four easy ways for you to create a marketing plan that sticks to your budget and gets customers to fall in love with your business. 1. Build Your Story & Brand Today, many consumers are interested in the values businesses represent, and…

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Valentine’s Day Shopping Habits & What They Mean for Local Businesses [Infographic]

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to know how consumers were shopping for their loved ones and how those shopping habits impact local businesses. So, we surveyed 265 consumers all about their Valentine’s Day shopping plans and preferences. We asked how they shop, what kinds of gifts they like to give, what turns them off from a business, and more, and we found some interesting results. Check out the infographic below to learn the surprising Valentine’s Day…

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Where’s the Love? 4 Ways to Get More Online Reviews

What’s better than a Valentine’s Day card for your business? A great review! Studies have shown that consumers trust online reviews as much or more than a personal recommendation. That means that your consumers, and maybe even you, trust a review from a stranger on the internet as much as you’d trust a recommendation from a friend or coworker. So, what do you do when your online review sites aren’t getting any love? Here are four tips to get more…

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3 Marketing Habits to Break in the New Year

You know that your products and services are just what your target audience needs. You’ve shored up your operations to reduce costs. You may have even revamped your marketing. Everything about your business should be propelling you to a brighter future. So, why isn’t it? Businesses make mistakes every day that can lead to closure. This is painfully true when it comes to marketing. Here are three marketing habits you should break in the new year. Relying Strictly on Unpaid…

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63% Say Supporting Local Businesses is Key for In-Person Buying: Small Business Saturday Insight Poll Tips

In a ReachLocal survey of over 250 consumers, 63% said supporting a local store or community was a key factor in why they choose to purchase or shop at a physical store. This insight underscores just how important it can be to elevate the message of your local ties and community involvement in how you market your business and engage with consumers. Being a local business is a key differentiator that can help you snag more sales. So, how can…

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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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