Local

Local advertising is not just for small businesses anymore. Fueling this change: 24/7 access to technology that's shifting consumer behaviors and giving brands more options than ever before to connect with consumers. Brands can now deliver targeted experiences that leverage insights about location, behavior, social context, device capability and more. To help you stay on top of it all, industry experts examine emerging trends, highlight successful strategies, and give concrete examples of who's doing great things with local.

Death of the Website as a Marketing Tool?

Dec 15, 2011 - Best practices for developing a "full funnel" marketing plan. Comments

Local Marketing Checklist - Reprioritizing the Opportunity

Nov 17, 2011 - Seven elements that make up a well-constructed local campaign. Comments

Local Digital Ad Revenue to Hit $23.3 Billion This Year

Nov 14, 2011 - BIA/Kelsey predicts local digital ad spending to continue growth, reaching $37.9 billion in 2015. Comments

Will Apple's Siri Change the Voice of Local Search?

Oct 20, 2011 - By tying voice commands to proximity and a robust business listings database, users can search and select businesses on the go in a much more user-friendly manner. Comments

Social, Local, Mobile (SoLoMo) Innovation or Evolution

Sep 22, 2011 - Much of the recent activity surrounding social, local, and mobile seems to center around refinement or evolution versus innovation. Comments

Google Adds Zagat to Its Local Buffet

zagat Sep 8, 2011 - Search giant dives deeper into content game, perhaps further spurring Google Offers push. Comments

Clicks vs. Calls - Which Are Better?

Aug 25, 2011 - If you want to maximize sales from online marketing, you need to understand purchase behavior. Comments

3 Tips To Leverage Ratings and Reviews

Jul 28, 2011 - And why Google Place deserves your immediate attention. Comments

Facebook vs. Google - The Battle for Local SMBs' Ad Dollars

Jun 30, 2011 - In order to truly deliver on the SMB opportunity, Facebook or Google needs to provide SMBs with an incredibly simplified lead generation and customer relationship platform. Comments

Daily Deals - Advance Planning Is the Key to Success

Jun 2, 2011 - Considering a daily deal campaign on Groupon, LivingSocial, or Facebook Deals? Start here. Comments

Business Listing Management

May 5, 2011 - Do's and don'ts for optimizing your business listing for local searchers. Comments

Oh Those Bones, oh Those Bones, oh Those Dry Bones

Apr 7, 2011 - What the integration of social media and search means for SMBs. Comments

Local + Social: The Future of Promotion [Video]

Mar 23, 2011 - Maximize visibility in local search and on the social web with these insights. Comments

SMBs to Boost Social Media and E-mail Spending in 2011

Mar 10, 2011 - Borrell Associates finds more than half of small businesses will increase digital spending this year. Comments

SMB Social Analysis – Can Money Buy You Friends?

Mar 10, 2011 - Do brands with a higher number of "likes" get more recognition? Would these "likes" really deliver increased engagement? Here is an experiment to find out. Comments

Google Boost: Paid Search for the Masses?

Feb 10, 2011 - Can Google Boost woo small businesses that shied away from AdWords? Comments

Marketing-Strategy Checklist for SMBs in 2011

Jan 13, 2011 - Make sure you stay on top of Google Places, Facebook and Twitter, and monitoring and tracking this year. Comments

Attract Local Searchers and Boost Search Results Rankings

Dec 16, 2010 - Consumer ratings and reviews can give searchers information they need to make their shopping decisions, and help local businesses attract these searchers. Comments

Bing Integrates 3D Imagery for Local Businesses from EveryScape

everyscape Dec 15, 2010 - Company will provide immersive imagery for locations in Bing's business listings. Comments

Google Places: Does Local SEO and Google Boost Make for a Local SEM?

Nov 18, 2010 - It has yet to be seen if Google Boost is just another blip on the Google product-testing radar, or if this is a significant change to the Google product mix. Comments

Fast-Food Chains Bypass Foursquare With Branded App

carlstitleimage Nov 11, 2010 - Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have built a geo-social app from scratch and plan to unveil it to customers soon. Comments

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