5 Technology Trends Impacting How Local Businesses Should Market

2017 Technology TrendsTrends tell us what’s happening in our world today. They give us insights into what the future will look like. As marketers, we look to digital marketing and internet trends specifically to assist in planning marketing strategies for our clients.

Every year, Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) shares her highly-anticipated Internet Trends Report that highlights the most prominent trends in consumer behavior and digital marketing.

Today I’m going to take a look at five of these trends from the 2017 KPCB report and explore how you can leverage them to help the clients you serve. Visit LSA Insider to [read more].

Five Costly Mistakes That Sabotage A Business’ Local Search Presence (And How To Fix Them)

Local SearchMore customers are actively searching for local businesses online than ever before. Google processes over 3.5 billion search queries per day, over half of which take place on mobile devices. That’s a lot of on-the-go mobile shoppers looking for nearby stores. But that traffic is worthless to businesses that fail to optimize their local presence.

Improving your business’ online visibility and placement in search results is one key to attracting more local shoppers to both your website and physical locations. That said, local competition can be fierce. Businesses that want to connect with local consumers online can’t afford to make marketing mistakes that place them at a disadvantage.

Although there’s no perfect formula for dominating local search, there are certain mistakes that you must stop making to keep from sabotaging your own visibility. Today, we’ll examine the most common mistakes and what can be done to remedy them. Visit Forbes to [read more].

Leveraging Location Landing Pages to Create Microsites for Local Businesses

It’s no surprise that many businesses struggle with local presence management today, as there’s a lot of outdated and just-plain-wrong data linked to businesses online.

How Multi-Location Businesses Can Use Location Landing Pages as Microsites

When a customer accesses that bad data then gets lost trying to reach a location, 67% of them will lose trust in the business. The multi-location business faces the same challenges as businesses with only one location, and they must also manage online data for each of their stores or locations. Whether a business has two locations or two thousand, there’s a lot to think about at once.

So what’s a multi-location business to do? For starters, add a store locator map to the website. A good store locator makes it fast and convenient for customers find directions to the nearest location – and a great store locator generates unique landing pages to improve the business’ local SEO. Visit Rocks Digital to [read more].

The Newest Google My Business Feature: Community Q & A Coming to Google Maps

Google NewsGoogle’s at it again… the good news is they are not rolling out a new algorithm this time, but instead adding a new feature for Google My Business (GMB) listings.

Traditionally, consumers searching online for a specific product or service would need to visit the business’ website or call to ask additional questions before making a purchase decision.

Community Questions & Answers Coming to Google Maps

This newest GMB feature, Community Q & A, now available in the maps listing of a business, is another example of Google’s desire to provide consumers everything they need to make informed decisions right from search results. (If you’re not familiar with the Google’s other newer features, Posts and Messaging, you should read about them too.) Visit Advice Local to [read more].

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

Internet Trends Report 2017The 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. When you get time, you really should start going through it slide-by-slide.

The #QueenofLocalSEO’s Take on the 2017 Internet Trends Report

Today I’m going to break down the 11 trends that stuck out the most – and a bonus #12. The below images are excerpts from our full 2017 Internet Trends Report Infographic that’s available for embed and sharing with your clients and friends. Visit Advice Local to [read more].