3 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence By Tomorrow

Did you know that 10 years ago only 7% of the U.S. population was on some kind of social network? Today, 79% of the U.S. population is on social media. So, what does that mean for your business? Well, it means that in order to stand out from your competitors and attract new fans and followers online you need to go beyond just setting up your business on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter – you need a strong, active presence. Here are…

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What’s it Like to Intern at ReachLocal? Hear from This SEO Intern

At ReachLocal, we’re proud to work with a number of amazing interns throughout the year looking to get more experience in the digital marketing field. One of our interns, Meha Mandhana, was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about her experience interning with the SEO team in our Plano office. Hi, Meha! Thanks so much for your time today. Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? I am currently wrapping up my…

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3 Facebook Advertising Best Practices

Facebook continues to lead the social media pack in number of active daily users. Aside from providing a great way to connect with customers and prospects, Facebook also offers an ideal place for local businesses to market their products and services. Today, Facebook advertising is an effective way to build brand awareness with new prospects and drive action that results in traffic and leads. But before you begin a Facebook advertising campaign for your business, keep these simple marketing best…

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Search & Display Advertising: What’s the Difference?

search advertising & display advertising differences

When I was little, I wouldn’t even touch peanut butter. I was a jelly kind of gal. Little did I know, adding crunchy peanut butter to my jelly-only sandwich would change my world. Peanut butter and jelly. Together. My lunches were so much better with both of them than just with one. THAT’S how you should view search engine advertising and display advertising. Because when this dynamic duo works together, you get even better results than by doing each one…

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A Crash Course in Google Search

Google search terms and tips

Search Engine Advertising. Local SEO. Search Engine Marketing. Search Engine Results Page. PPC. Google Maps. What do all these terms mean, much less have in common? And why on Earth should you care about them? What if I told you that today, 4 out of 5 searches on Google have local intent, and these all help your business get found by online searchers. Would that make these terms important to you? By understanding how Google works to help your business get…

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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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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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Student Housing Edition: Brand Building Year Round

Marketing in student housing presents some unique challenges. First, you have a very niche demographic target. And second, unlike in traditional multifamily communities, the leasing season for student housing revolves almost entirely around the school year. That means that if you don’t meet your leasing quotas by the time housing decisions for the next school year are finalized, you may wind up with vacant units for the next 12 months. In some markets, this can be a tight window of…

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Best Practices for Creating Landing Pages that Convert

You’re probably doing everything you can to attract new consumers online, but what are you doing to get consumers to convert into a lead, either by calling, emailing, filling out a web form, or taking some other action? Because you only have a few seconds to capture consumers’ interest online, it’s critical that you present a quality landing page – the page that appears when a consumer clicks on an online ad – to help drive more conversions for your…

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18 Display Advertising Terms You Need to Know

If you are familiar with any form of digital advertising, you are most likely aware that some of the terms and acronyms can be a bit overwhelming, and display advertising is no exception. Here are some jargon-free definitions of the more common display advertising terms to know: Display Advertising: A form of digital advertising where your ads are shown on various websites, like a local news site or shopping site, typically in a banner form. Above the Fold: This term…

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