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]

Google’s Got the Goods – Points to Ponder Moving into 2018

Did you end 2017 with a bang or a whimper? The struggle for local businesses to place in the top spots in local search results is not getting easier, but instead more difficult for most businesses. There are many different reasons for this. A few include: Google is constantly adjusting their algorithms and expectations. Local businesses are getting smarter about optimizing for search. Gaming local search results is still rampant […Read More]

The Advice Top 10 of 2017

As the year comes to a close, it’s a time for reflection and establishing goals for the next year. At Advice Local, as we reflect back on the year, part of that process is to also look back at the most popular articles published on the blog. This helps to plan our content marketing efforts for the upcoming year. I recommend that all businesses not already doing this should add […Read More]

Mastering Content Curation: How to Find Content to Curate

Thanks for joining me for the third post in my series on “Mastering Content Curation.” We began with defining what content curation is and how it can help local businesses discover content to publish on their websites and social media channels. Last time we were here, we discussed how to identify what types of content businesses should curate. Today we are going to explore methods that local businesses and those representing […Read More]

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With Google Posts

Is it time for a reality check? Businesses wanting to reach local customers need to place in the top of search results. Consumers do not click much past the first page on desktop or scroll forever on mobile before they decide which website or business to frequent. So what does this mean for local businesses? As I have discussed before, it means local businesses need to leverage every tool, feature […Read More]

Is that Website Helping or Hurting? Four Website Issues Impacting Local SEO

Are you trying to place higher in local search results, but noticing that something is holding back success? First, rest assured in knowing you are not the only one having these same struggles. Today, I’m going to cover four common but crucial website issues that are putting a screeching halt on local SEO success for many local businesses! But First… Some Background Local Search Association’s Local Media Tracking Study, released […Read More]