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The Only Constant Is Change – These Digital Changes Will Impact Enterprise Brands & SMBs Alike

The Only Constant Is Change – These Digital Changes Will Impact Enterprise Brands & SMBs AlikeToday I want to focus on how changes made by Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and many others are impacting brands and local businesses both online and offline.

Let’s Start with Google

Awhile back I asked if there’s a two-headed monster taking over the web. Yes, in reference to Google and Facebook. These behemoths continually change things up, both claiming it’s for the good of the consumer or user. But is that really the case?

While Google is certainly adding some new features to their products, making it easier for local businesses to get more visibility in search, they’re also making it harder for smaller businesses that are not as tech-savvy. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

The Google My Business Description is Back: It’s Time to Update Those GMB Listings

The Google My Business Description is BackGoogle is a behemoth when it comes to, well, just about everything, honestly. From algorithms and pay-per-click to video, they seem to be the guiding force that influences how we all build websites, do SEO, write website copy and even build links for the local businesses we represent.

In fact, according to Net Marketshare, Google currently has 73.73% of the search engine market. Consumers prefer this search giant when it comes to finding what they need to know. From this stat, I would say consumers trust Google more than other search engines. There are still about 26% of users that prefer another search engine, but I think we can all agree that Google is definitely the dominator.

This is why today I wanted to talk with you about Google My Business listings. I’m even going to get more specific and talk about the business description exclusively. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

The Behemoths of the Web are Spicing Things Up

The Behemoths of the Web are Spicing Things UpWow! We’re into the second month of the year and the behemoths that dominate the internet are already going strong. They’re making changes to their algorithms and tool sets, and keeping businesses like us on our toes.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

As reported toward the end of last year, Google was making some significant algorithm adjustments and continuing to claim it was nothing beyond what they normally do. They’re still playing with those algorithms and will most likely keep it up for some time to come. Rolling back some of the updates has helped businesses, while others have impacted placement in SERPs significantly.

On the plus side, Google has moved the Google Search Console Update out of beta and are rolling out a change that will allow webmasters to see 16 months of website data through their tool. Pretty soon, we’ll all be able to have this important feature that will better allow us to see progress on the websites we administer. Visit LinkedIn to [read more].

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The Advice Top 10 of 2017

The Advice Top 10 of 2017As 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 it to their end of year process.

Helping Local Businesses Achieve Their Goals is Our Goal

As you know, I’m passionate about helping local businesses attract new customers to their brick-and-mortar locations and websites, and converting more prospects into customers. Understanding what we have published that meets this need is an important planning component for producing future content.

Today, I wanted to share our top posts published in 2017 with you. Maybe it’s your first time reading them, or perhaps a refresher. Either way, this content was deemed the most popular according to Google Analytics. 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.

Visit Search Engine People to [read more].