Get More Customers to Local Business Websites with these Sure-Fire Strategies

How do you drive traffic to a local business website, then keep visitors active and engaged? Local businesses around the world are asking this question right now. In fact, marketing software developer Hubspot has found that 65% of surveyed companies report generating traffic and leads to be among the top marketing challenges they face. The level of competition that exists locally – from big cities to small towns – means that […Read More]

Is the Google My Business Listing Replacing the Local Business Website?

Google is heading in a direction where they can provide everything a consumer wants and needs through a Google My Business listing. (Yes, without the consumer ever needing to visit the local business’ website. Eeek!! 😱) It Starts and Ends with the Google My Business Listing Let’s look at what a consumer can access from local search results through a Google My Business listing. The consumer can: Get directions Call […Read More]

How to Find and Fix Inaccurate Citations for a Local Business

When it comes to improving visibility and getting found online, local citations play a critical role for local businesses. Remember, a local citation is any mention of a business’ name, address, and phone number (NAP) online. There are several ways to optimize business listings online, but consistent NAP data is at the basis of all high-quality citations. In fact, 73% of consumers lose trust in a local business when they […Read More]

Google’s Hawk Update Tackles Visibility Issues Affecting Local Businesses

Google’s latest algorithm update is once again shaking up local search results – and this time it’s great news for local businesses! The new Google Hawk update directly affects local SEO and could mean better online visibility for local businesses. More specifically, it’s designed to level the playing field for businesses in close proximity to their competitors. Google’s Hawk Update Tackles Visibility Issues Affecting Local Businesses via @Advice_Local Click To […Read More]

17 Blog Post Ideas for Creating Content that Drives Local Website Traffic

Are you looking for ways to help local businesses get more traffic to their websites? Are your clients constantly telling you that they need more leads? What about getting placement in the top of Google search results? With Google tightening up proximity searches in mobile and desktop search results, local businesses need to get more creative in how they drive local traffic to their business’ websites through organic search results. […Read More]

6 Common Business Listing Issues that Can Damage Local Presence

For better or worse, there are plenty of factors that can impact a business’ online visibility. How well a business manages its online listings plays a role in determining how often it appears in relevant search results and how many local customers discover the business online. This means that simply having business listings isn’t enough – businesses must take the initiative to actively resolve listing issues that can damage local […Read More]

Local Presence Management Best Practices: Multiple Practitioners at One Location and Solo Practitioners

Consistency, accuracy and clarity are the most important elements of a business’ online data. For practitioners like doctors and lawyers, local presence management can be trickier than it would be for typical local businesses – especially when multiple practitioners work at a single organization. However, both solo practitioners with a unique address and multiple practitioners who share one location face local presence concerns that are unique to practitioners. To deal […Read More]

What’s Trending? Must-Know Data Points from the 2017 Internet Trends Report

The time has come… Yes, that time of year when once again I get to share my insights into the 2017 Internet Trends Report! Each year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) presents the Internet Trends Report, highlighting all the data they have gathered about consumers, digital marketers, advertisers and brands during the prior year. This year’s 355-page slide deck meets all of our expectations, and more. […Read More]

Internet Trends Report 2017 Infographic

Each year digital marketers around the world eagerly wait for Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) to share her Internet Trends Report at the Code Conference. This year’s 355-page slide deck is filled with charts, graphs and stats that are inspiring and educational – plus some shockers. At Advice Local, we review the deck each year, dissect the trends presented and bring you the top trends as […Read More]

The Five-Step, Quick Start Local Content Marketing Plan: Measuring and Evaluating

Creating content that attracts prospects, keeps customers engaged and creates conversions all at the same time is definitely not easy to do! I love a good journey, and that’s exactly what I’ve been taking you on for the last month or so – a journey to create a local content marketing plan that is easy to implement and evaluate. Yes, this journey includes measuring and evaluating the results. As this […Read More]