10 Local Marketing Ideas to Support Your Business

Ten things you can do to boost awareness of your business within your locale and get more customers through your doors.

Your audience doesn’t want more content. They want a more personalized experience.

Your personalized creativity in providing it is the name of the game. Get your game together, here are some ideas:

  1. Create a Google My Business Profile
  2. Create Bing Business Page Profile
  3. Create Targeted Local Ad Campaigns
  4. Offer Referral Incentives on your Website
  5. Create Local Partnerships with businesses
  6. Promote Your Latest Customer Reviews
  7. Promote Your Content on Social Media to Your Local Audience
  8. Create a “Get Directions” Page
  9. Create Educational Videos and Podcasts
  10. Sponsor Local Events To Amplify Your Reach

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Inhouse SEO Expert or Outside Agency?

Are you Debating between Outside Agency or In-house Expert for Search Engine Optimization?

  • It depends on your size, the scope of work or the industry.
  • The level of specialization needed.
  • Location of your business and ready availability of expert in your area.


SEO or Search Engine Optimization is effective when pursued on planned and purposeful basis.  That there are definitive goals, measurement of objectives and path to achieving the goals.

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Mobile Search Events on Smart Devices

Local Search ResultsLocal consumers use their mobile devices to look for all different types of local businesses.

The most popular types of business to search for on a mobile are:

  • Pub/Bar/Club — 32%
  • Restaurant/Cafe — 31%
  • General Shop — 31%
  • Clothes Shop — 26%


All these above business types are similar in:

  • Brick and mortar with Physical Address
  • Consumers make quick decisions about these products and services.
  • Consumers visit these businesses within a short time frame of finding them on their mobile. 

So, if you are a local business and have not yet worked out a plan to get yourself found on the net; well, your competition is laughing all the way to the bank !

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Local Search Engine Marketing is King

Local Search Engine Marketing is King.

  • 59 per cent of Internet users submit a query in search engines at least once per day.
  • 76 per cent of users use search engines to find local business information.
  • In 2011 Google disclosed that 40% of mobile search traffic is with local intent.
  • In 2012 Google disclosed that 50% of mobile search traffic is with local intent.
  • In 2012, according to one estimate, 43% of search results on Google carries local search intent.  25% with Bing / Yahoo has local Intent.


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Google AdWords Secrets & Mistakes to Avoid

Here are some Google AdWords secrets:

Mistake #1

Don’t throw in ‘everything but the kitchen sink.’ The siren-song temptation is to insert every keyword that could possibly apply to the business so that anyone who might ever be possibly interested will enter in one of the numerous keywords and discover it. Doesn’t a dry cleaner want people to know it is “eco friendly” and “uses green products” but is also “same day?” Oh yeah, and it’s a “discount dry cleaner” that happens to be “organic.” The problem is that by being everything to everybody, you appeal to no one. Instead, package a campaign with keywords that target a particular type of customers, and then send them to a page on your website that is suited to serve their needs.

Mistake #2

Don’t be in-your-face. People searching on Google don’t respond a lot to over-the-top advertisements. Nor do they respond to ads that are boring. What is most important is to use the Google AdWords keywords tool or Wordtracker to figure out the terms prospective customers are likely to use to find your business, and then include them in the ad headline. The headlines might look boring to many people, but they will be exactly what you’re customers are looking for. Then show them the benefit and payoff of your product or service right away, and you’re on your way to having an ad with a higher click-through-rate.

Mistake #3

High click-through isn’t always the best goal. There’s a lot of talk about the importance of click-through-rate. After all, you save money if it is higher. But what is the point if the large net you cast doesn’t reel in any customers? Better to write an ad that calls out to precisely the type of customer you are looking for. If you’re selling “sheepskin covers for Ford pickup trucks” that are “custom made,” make that your ad, even if the amount of people looking for that might be low. That way, you avoid click-throughs from people looking for something more general.

Mistake #4

Don’t let Google help you. I often hear from a business owner who was contacted by a Google representative offering to “optimize” his or her ad campaigns. In fact, the most popular Facebook post I’ve ever put out was when I said, “Have you ever allowed Google to ‘help’ you by editing your AdWords campaigns? How’d it turn out?” You can see the fury of responses that I got here. I have rarely heard from a client who did not report that this was an unmitigated disaster. Google AdWords is an amazing creation. But Google’s reps simply don’t know how to build a great Google AdWords campaign because they’ve never had their own money on the line.

Avoid these mistakes and learn through some trial and error, and you will be on your way to an Goolge AdWords campaign that produces results.




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Google Adwords Quality Score, The Art And Science

During our last weekly Monday marketing meeting, we were discussing the performance of our Google Adwords campaign and how we could better increase our Google Quality Score to achieve higher web rankings and visibility for a lower cost. Rather than reaching any conclusions on the best way to move forward, our discussion went back to the basics.

What is Google Adwords Quality Score? What components impact your overall Google rating? What can you do to minimize your spending and maximize your placement on Google?

Upon realizing that the answers to these questions weren’t so black and white, I was assigned the task to research the algorithm and determining factors Google uses for their Ad Quality Score in an effort to help build a solid understanding of the subject prior to making changes to our Google Adwords campaigns.

Although this is not a typical blog topic that I choose to write about, it is an opportunity to share my findings and be a resource for those who perhaps use Google Adwords, but lack a basic understanding of how it works.

Let’s begin with how Google calculates your Ad Rank and your actual CPC.

(Max CPC bid) (Quality Score) = Ad Rank

Actual CPC = (Ad rank of the next highest bidder beneath you)/(Your quality score)

Based on these equations, you realize how much your quality score impacts both your Google ranking and how much you pay per click.

So, is quality score just some number that Google pulls out of the air? Or is it strategically calculated based on a number of different variables?

After performing initial research on the subject, there are three different components that determine your quality score: your CTR (Click-through rate), your ad relevancy, and your landing page. Keep in mind that these three factors do not all carry the same weight. Your CTR is the most important factor, contributing about 60% to your overall Google Adwords quality score. Your Ad relevancy comes in a close second, at 30%, while your landing page comes in last, at 10%.

Let’s dissect each of these factors individually in an effort to help capitalize on your Google Adwords strategy.

CTR (Click-Through Rate)

CTR is the number of clicks that your ad receives divided by the number of impressions. We all know that users vote with their clicks. Google uses CTR to determine which ads are best based on the user’s search query. Since CTR is largely dependent on the popularity of your keywords, a below average CTR could be a strong indicator that you are bidding on the wrong keywords.

Ad Relevance

Your ad relevance is the relevancy of a keyword to the ad, and the relevancy of the keyword to the user’s search query. Your ad relevancy gauges how your ad fares against your competitors. If your ad relevancy score is low, you may benefit from seeing how your competitors’ ads are different from yours and make changes accordingly. A “below average” status means that your ad or keyword may not be specific enough or that your ad group may cover too many topics.

Landing Page Experience

Although your landing page experience is least important to your overall quality score, it should not be overlooked. It has potential to put you slightly ahead of all your competitors, which can make all of the difference. A high landing page rating is achieved through original content, an easily navigable website, quick loading times, minimal popups, and how well site interacts with visitor’s computer. If this score is low, it means that there is dissonance between what you say you do and what you really do.

So, now the question is, what can you take from all of this? What can you do to improve your Ad Quality Score?

  1. Make sure each ad group focuses on a single product or service.
  2. Use keywords that are two to three words long rather than a single word. For example, “cupcakes” is a very general and popular keyword that will generate many impressions, but it becomes very difficult to get clicks on your particular ad. Choosing a more targeted keyword, like “vegan chocolate cupcakes” will result in a higher CTR. This is because, although you will get fewer impressions and fewer clicks, you will get a much better click through rate. Bottom line: Avoid using general keywords.
  3. Include your keywords in your ad text (especially in your ad’s headline)
  4. Use a strong call to action in your ad text.
  5. Include prices, promotions, and exclusives in your ad text
  6. Create tightly-themed ad groups by makings sure that your ads are closely related to a smaller group of keywords

Make sure to only make small adjustments to your ads or keywords at one time and allow enough time to judge the results of your changes. If the change(s) you made impacted your results positively, move on to another small change and see how it works. If your results had a negative impact on your traffic or cost, change it back and try something else. Making a continuous number of small changes, one at a time,  will tell you if you are moving in the right direction or not. Keep track of all of your changes, so you can go back if things don’t go as planned.


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Local Search Places For Placements

Local search engine optimization (SEO) is a specialized form of SEO focused on optimizing businesses and their websites for optimal visibility in local search engines.

Local search takes into consideration not only the keyword the searcher entered, but also the location of the searcher, whether indicated through user settings, automatic detection, or a location in the keyword phrase (e.g. “Best Restaurants in Dallas, TX”).

Google, Bing, and Yahoo! all provide local search capabilities. Here is an example of the familiar Google local search results:


Local search has some similarities to traditional SEO (focused on ranking for a given keyword), but includes a lot of activities not applicable to global SEO. It can be difficult to know where to start!

Fortunately, there are many great local SEO resources available – for free – on the Internet. Here are five that I find helpful:

1) Local Search Ranking Factors

Have you ever wondered what Google (and the other search engines) consider when ranking local businesses in the local search results? Is it the number of reviews? Is it the number of images and videos? Is it the authority of your website for the given keyword?

Thanks to David Mihm, a Local SEO guru, you don’t have to wonder (as much…). Every year, he interviews dozens of experts in the field to compile his Local Search Ranking Factors report.

It is awesome!

For the best part, scroll down to “The Results.” There you will find the top ten ranking factors for local search.


Take a look at #2: “Manually Owner-verified Place Page.” I can’t tell you how many businesses I’ve worked with that have not yet taken this simple step. If you haven’t claimed your Google Place page, please do so as soon as you finish reading this post!

Here is a helpful video about adding a Google business listing if you want some guidance.

2) Comprehensive List of Local Search Directories (or “Yellow Pages”)

One of the factors that determine your ranking in local search results is the number of “citations” available for your business around the Internet. Adding your business to local search directories is a great way to rack up on citations (and also improves your chances of getting new traffic!).

Andrew Shotland of Local SEO Guide has compiled a comprehensive list of local search directories (he calls them “Internet Yellow Pages”).

The Local SEO Guide blog is one of the first resources I used to learn about local SEO. Shotland is an expert in the field and has been at it for a long time. He knows his stuff!

3) Understanding Google Places & Local Search

Another great local SEO resource is Mike Blumenthal’s wonderful local search blog, which is geared toward keeping the rest of us up to speed on the developments of local search.

Mike writes about local search news, Google Places (and other related Google topics), and Yahoo! local. He also addresses topics related to local & mobile and local & social. (To name few!)

Best of all, Mike responds to comments and questions (what a concept, right!). If you don’t understand something he’s writing about or want to discuss the topic further, he’ll take the time to discuss it with you.

Very accessible. Very friendly. Very local.

4) GetListed.org

Isn’t it amazing that there are organizations who care enough about you to put lots of time and effort into providing tools, resources, and live training sessions to help you grow your business?

GetListed.org is one such organization.

On their website, you can enter your business to see how well (or poorly) it is fairing in the local SEO world:


It’s a great tool and the website has a nice, clean interface.

Additionally, GetListed.org has all sorts of resources, including their Local University. They have several sessions coming up this spring, so make sure to check their list of upcoming events.

5) A Step-by-Step Guide to Local Search

In working with small businesses on local SEO, I have developed a process that I use to optimize a business for local search.

One day, I decided to lay it all out in a post on our blog.


Because I know that some businesses cannot afford to hire a consultant to do the job for them. And perhaps some small business owners find this type of work satisfying (I know I do!).

In this Local Search Guide, I walk through the process of optimizing your business for local search.

I believe it is the most comprehensive local search guide available free online.

Please don’t lose traffic (both to your website and your store/restaurant/office) because you haven’t taken the take to optimize your business for the local search engines. It would break my heart.





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YouTube Launches AdWords For Video

YouTube Ads Make Presence!
  • Google is expanding those capabilities to YouTube with its launch Monday of AdWords for Video.
  • As with the Search product, AdWords for Video is self-service.
  • It allows small- and medium-sized businesses to bid on keywords and categories and have their video ads appear in front of some of the 3 billion YouTube videos that get viewed every day.
  • Video Ads were too expensive–to produce as well as to air–for the average mom-and-pop. ads within reach of the masses. s good news for small businesses, because video can be a powerful tool for drumming up interest from potential customers.
  • Video will become increasingly common for smaller businesses.  Other services that will make it easier to buy pre-roll.
  • Google projects that the share of online ad spending going toward video will double this year, from 7. 9% to 15%.
  • And according to Google, 50% of online ad campaigns will include video by 2015.
  • YouTube is planning to expand the service to other platforms, like connected TVs and game boxes. system which only charges advertisers when users actually watch the video, a shift from the classic CPM charge model, which charges per impression.
  • Small businesses need to stretch their ad budgets as far as possible, so providing a service that only charges them when viewers actually watch the ad makes the service increasingly attractive to those buyers.
  • The introduction of AdWords for Video is part of a larger emphasis at Google on small and medium-sized businesses.

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Mobile Devices Search Grow Google Bing Yahoo

Mobile devices are changing the way the Internet searches are being done on Google, Bing and Yahoo.  Now, there are more searches taking place on smart phones and mobile devices than ever before.

Most of these searches are considered local search for products and services with local business establishments.

Google My Business and Bing Places for Business are growing in popularity.

Mobile search engine marketing can do wonders for driving brand value and demand for your products or services by leveraging mobile devices to connect with more consumers in real time at any point in the customer life cycle.

Statistics are staggering

  • Today, there are more mobile devices in the world (8.7 billion) than people (7.1 billion), due largely in part to our voracious appetite for new technology.
  • Overall, 82 percent of U.S…… shoppers who used their smartphone to help them shop had used “near me” searches on their mobile device. The most popular categories of local search lookups via mobile were food and entertainment.
  • For the few past years, mobile device usage has grown at an astronomical pace, with over 2.5 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2018 and a forecasted growth to a whopping 2.8 billion in 2020.
  • Based on the latest data reported by Laptop Discovery (“Mobile vs desktop,” 2020), social media accounts for 25% of all digital media consumption and is primarily accessed via mobile devices.
  • Over 52% of website traffic is coming from mobile devices, compared to just under 44% from desktop computers.
  • Nearly 63% of all the searches on Google were from mobile devices in the United States in Q2 2019.
  • Fashion retailers also convert a higher percentage of mobile traffic into sales (89.3%).
  • 70% of the time spent on YouTube is through users’ mobile devices.
  • More than half of the internet traffic worldwide is driven through mobile devices, with current trends indicating mobile share to further increase to as high as 80%.
  • 46% of adults prefer to use their mobile devices to search for items before purchasing them over their desktop or laptops.

Mobile Revolution

Smartphones and mobile devices are revolutionizing the way people communicate with one another and the way businesses connect with their target markets.

Against this backdrop, mobile search rises as a promising field, with users’ ability to quickly obtain relevant results SERP based on their location as one of its most attractive features.

A small business looking for growth can take advantage of this massive number of potential clients by creating digital marketing platforms that are mobile friendly and suit the needs of these users.

Even in the business-to-business world, about 50 percent of inquiries come from mobile devices, and the source seems to indicate that the percentage is rising.

More people are owning more mobile devices as well, with an example being one or two-family computers but everyone owning a smartphone.

The interaction of these variables means that search engine crawling, indexing, and ranking processes differ between devices.

Optimizing for mobile devices requires many of the same best practices of desktop SEO.

People spend more and more time on their mobile devices, interacting with the web in a variety of ways.

Before you can optimize your website for mobile devices, it’s necessary to understand what mobile local search engine optimization is.

However, even though mobile device use is growing quickly, these devices are not pushing computers out of the picture.

After all, whether you’re talking about desktops or mobile devices, content is one of Google’s top three search ranking factors.

In a nutshell, mobile search engine optimization is a process that ensures people who visit your website are delighted by an experience that’s designed for the mobile device they’re using.

Historical Benchmarks

  • Through 2016 and early 2017, the retail conversion rate for desktops was around 3.7 to 4% while the conversion rate for smartphones was around 1.25 to 1.34%.
  • Global internet usage through mobile devices (not including tablets) was nearly 8.5% in January 2012, StatCounter reported, using stats aggregated from 3 million sites.
  • Almost half (49.7%) of U.S…… mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012, according to Nielsen.
  • Furthermore, Android leads the U.S…… smartphone market with 48%, while iPhone follows with 32%, and Blackberry is third with slightly under 12%.
  • Mobile devices are estimated to account for 25% of all paid search ad clicks in Google’s network by December 2012.
  • Click-through-rates on mobile phones are as much as 72% higher than on desktops.
  • In many developing nations, the majority of web users are mobile-only: highest are Egypt at 70% and India at 59%.
  • Even in developed nations, including the U.S…… and UK at 25%, a large minority of web users are mobile-only.

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