Author Archive for Bernadette Coleman

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Repurposing Content

Getting Started Repurposing ContentOnce you create great content, you can repurpose it into many different useful resources to educate current partners, engage prospective customers and generate further site traffic through social media, email marketing and more.

Before I move on to methods for repurposing content, let’s define what “repurposing” means:

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, repurposing means to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose.

A positive side effect of repurposing content is saving energy, money and efforts on the resources it takes to constantly create new content. But there is another even bigger reason you should repurpose content into many different forms… Visit Advice Local to [read more].

How to Find and Fix Inaccurate Citations for a Local Business

How to Find Inaccurate CitationWhen 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 find incorrect information about the business online.

When a consumer searches from their mobile device, a citation is often one of the first results that appears. This could be a Google Map listing, Yelp review or even the Facebook Page. This occurs because these citations have more influence than the business’ website. If multiple NAP variations appear when searching, it can have a significant effect on the business.

The amount and quality of these citations also impact how search engines evaluate and rank the business’ websites. The more high-quality citations a business has from high-authority websites, the better. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

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

creating contentAre 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.

Beyond having 100% optimized business listings around the web, being active on social media and emailing current customers, local businesses need to do more to rise above the competition.

What I’m referring to is not a paid social media campaign or PPC advertising (even though those are a great idea, too), but something more. It’s not new, it’s not ingenious, but it’s necessary. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

Embrace These 2017 Internet Marketing Trends And Reach More Customers

SEO Internet Trends 2017As innovation continues to bloom in the tech world, digital marketers must continue to adapt and innovate to meet client needs. The message is clear: stay on top of these trends (and changes) or risk being left behind!

Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) is one firm that analyzes this data each year and publishes their much-anticipated annual Internet Trends Report. This year’s analysis reveals many internet trends, both broad and subtle, that impacted the digital economy, including local and mobile. Let’s examine five of these essential internet trends important for 2017 and beyond.

How Should Businesses Respond As More Consumers Embrace The Web?

There’s been a dramatic rise in internet usage over the past five years, reaching an average of three hours per day on mobile. Desktop usage has declined slightly but did hit two hours per day.

With internet use increasingly being led by mobile, a business that neglects their digital marketing strategies will lose out on numerous opportunities. From advertising to SEO, mobile offers businesses the potential for targeted traffic, branding, and sales.

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Three Strategies to Help Local Businesses Overcome the Challenges of Real-Time Marketing

Local Business Real-Time Marketing StrategiesWith nine out of 10 mobile searches leading to an action and more than 50% of those converting to a sale, local businesses and brands that leverage real-time marketing strategies have a greater chance of winning the sale.

Beyond that, there are countless advantages of a real-time marketing strategy and methods for implementing one, such as leveraging trending items, popular hashtags and events to drive local business and website traffic.

Real-Time Marketing Challenges for Brands and Local Businesses

Despite all the pluses, there are some very real challenges that the business or brand will need to overcome for successfully marketing in a real-time environment. Visit Advice Local to [read more].