Archive for Local SEO

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].

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].

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].

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].