Why Agencies Need Local Listing Management Partners

When you’re running your own agency, you rely on your team on a daily basis. These are the web developers, graphic artists, SEO experts and content creators that keep your agency afloat, and without them, business would be much more challenging. However, what most agency owners don’t realize is that their tech guys aren’t the only people who can give their company the boost it needs. Agencies often refuse additional […Read More]

The Only Constant Is Change – These Digital Changes Will Impact Enterprise Brands & SMBs Alike

Are you one of those digital marketers hoping “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” I really hope not, because the reality is that the more things change, the more other things will change too! You can safely say this applies to pretty much everything. Today I want to focus on how changes made by Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and many others are impacting brands and local […Read More]

What’s Google Got for You? Another Google I/O Is in the Books

With Google I/O wrapping up a few weeks ago, you can bet all the marketers will be scurrying to plan for all the new cool things coming soon. Today, I wanted to share just a few of the items Google revealed about Google Maps. Google Maps will be getting some sweet new features. As Tech Crunch stated in their article, “Google Maps is obviously best known for helping people get […Read More]

A Bite-Size Perspective on the KPCB Internet Trends 2018 Report

Are you taking full advantage of internet trends when marketing the local businesses you represent? The simple fact is that if you’re not, you are losing out in a big way. As you may know, the last three years at Advice we have dissected the KPCB Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) at the Code Conference. After we dig through the report, […Read More]

Is Mobile SEO a Real Thing?

As you know, I have written countless articles on SEO, local SEO, design, content and even mobile optimization. The thought that comes to mind for many not in this industry when they hear about mobile SEO is: “Mobile SEO really isn’t any different than the other types of SEO.” SEO (search engine optimization) is the optimization of pages and posts to place higher in a general search. Local SEO is […Read More]

Introducing Local Listing Pro: A Local Listing Web App for WordPress and Wix Websites

Getting to announce the exciting things we are doing at Advice Local never gets old, and today is one of those days. Today, I want to share about Local Listing Pro, a web app created to help businesses expand their digital footprint online and take control of NAP data (name, address and phone number) through a WordPress or Wix website. While, I haven’t shared the product with you directly before […Read More]

Back to the Basics: Developing an SEO Strategy for Businesses

As you well know, search engine optimization (SEO) is a crucial component of a local business’ digital marketing strategy. Really, no matter the type of business trying to attract new clients, how visible a brand or business is in search results will directly influence how successful they are. Since I just finished up my DIY SEO Audit series that walks readers through a comprehensive audit process, I thought it would […Read More]

The DIY SEO Audit: Optimizing a Local Business Presence for Search Engines

When it comes to marketing a local business, SEO is the most important and most popular strategy to pursue. While both paid traffic and social media should be part of a comprehensive optimization plan, it’s hard to beat the traffic and branding potential delivered by top placement in Google SERPs. Most businesses hit the search engines and find their competitors positioned above them for local industry terms in search. They […Read More]

The Local Presence Management Strategy All Businesses and Brands Need

Do you realize how many moving pieces and parts make up a business’ local presence management strategy? Each of these pieces and parts serve as building blocks, sometimes on top of each other, and sometimes just adjacent. To make the most of each moment, you must first understand what local presence management is. Within this article, What is Local Presence Management, I define in detail what local presence management is […Read More]

What is Local Presence Management? Helping Brands Conquer the Internet in 2018

Local Presence Management is defined as geo-targeted digital presence management that enhances a brand on the whole by optimizing all their locations’ information in their respective local markets. What is Local Presence Management? Local presence management solutions manage the digital fingerprint unique to each business location, improving local search ranking and giving the target audience the correct information to interact with the brand. This also includes monitoring a business’ name, […Read More]