Local online marketing is successful when the effort focuses on a combination of careful targeting and cost efficiency.
Consistent effort also helps quite a bit.
Businesses that target locally come in two main flavors. They are either national companies with a local presence or local companies with of course just a local presence. (more…)
A traditional small business can use offline marketing tactics to boost audience and revenue for its website.
Businesses have many priorities and distractions. Marketing is of course a priority, but businesses often think of major promotional channels such as online, radio, TV, cable and print. They often have many minor but still useful channels as well.
Advertisers will find that AdWords geo targeting is a great way to focus their efforts on niche audiences and use limited budgets efficiently at the same time.
Just about anyone can have a good reason to use the geo targeting capability. (more…)
Local online advertising is going up. It’s also up for grabs.
The battle has been fierce, and it is getting worse.
A report by Borrell Associates estimates that local advertising will increase to $132 billion in 2016.
Digital spending will make up about half of the total, followed by newspapers at 10 percent and TV stations at 9 percent, the report says.
Among digital advertising expenditures, targeted display ads will consume 70 percent of the total.
The idea of using local SEO tactics to promote a local Web site makes perfect sense on the surface, but putting it into practice can be incredibly difficult.
Google and Bing may get 10,000 national searches a month on “early American antique dealers,” but they may get only 10 searches a month for “Nashville early American antique dealers.” (more…)
Local businesses will find numerous free ways to advertise online. How well they work depends on the audience size, the effectiveness of the free ad and other factors.
A review of five major sites that offer free advertising shows that they have several features in common — free basic contact information, a business description and at least one photo.
But some offer the ability to provide much more information and capabilities than others. (more…)
Do they generate clicks, sales, signups, social follows, return visits or other measures of success? Does the result more than pay for the cost in labor and cash?
Some types are more effective than others, but their effectiveness also depends on other factors such as the quality of the ad, the audience target, using the right distribution channel or the product or service, etc. (more…)