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.

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Optimizing Local Search Campaigns

Apr 1, 2013 - How advertisers both large and small can target and optimize their local search campaign based on ever-changing consumer behavior. Comments

Understand Where You've Been and What You've Done…

here-on-biz Mar 18, 2013 - How three apps are looking at different ways of thinking about and leveraging check-ins and people's interests wherever they are. Comments

Bringing Local Relevance to Social

shutterstock-117401323 Feb 19, 2013 - There are hundreds of reasons why you might want to focus your social marketing efforts in particular locales, and the major social channels offer tools to help you plan, execute, and measure the impact of those efforts. Comments

Ratings and Reviews - Your Largest Local Opportunity, Missed

your-rating Feb 14, 2013 - Consumer ratings and reviews are essential to both multinational brands and local storefronts, differentiating companies from their competition and improving search engine rankings. Comments

5 Things to Remember When Going Local

local Dec 24, 2012 - The top missed opportunities in local strategies. Comments

Local Promotions - Connecting Online/Mobile Search to Offline Conversion

google-offers Dec 10, 2012 - Some tactics to help you leverage any potential difference that gets you the click, call, and sale. Comments

A Letter to Google's Local Team: Can You Give a Brand a Break?

shutterstock-77002105 Nov 12, 2012 - Search engines need to catch up with how consumers shop and source information. Comments

The Evolving Location Measurement Industry

location-based Nov 2, 2012 - Digging deeper into the data that marketers can collect and understand based on specific locations with David Shim, founder and CEO of location analytics firm Placed. Comments

If a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words, a Good Story’s Worth a Million Pictures

display-ad Oct 15, 2012 - Don't forget that you need to tell the story of your business/brand to the customer. Comments

What's More Local Than Weather?

shutterstock-100285553 Oct 1, 2012 - And why that matters to marketers. Comments

Google Algorithm Changes Benefit Directory Sites at the Expense of Local Businesses

googleserpmay Aug 20, 2012 - If local search results continue to favor directories and listing aggregators, you must adjust your local strategy so you have a favorable position in the local listings section. Comments

Google Ratings and Reviews - A Perfect 30?

Jul 23, 2012 - Three tactics businesses should take into consideration with Google's new rating scale. Comments

Speaking Your Target Audience's Language

Jul 9, 2012 - How to combine location data with other behavioral data to customize the experience and better target your audience. Comments

Tablet - Big Mobile or Small Desktop Device?

Jun 25, 2012 - Tablets are considered "mobile" devices, but that's only a starting point for marketers. Comments

Building Relevance With Geo-Fencing

Jun 11, 2012 - The biggest opportunity for brands moving forward lies in platforms that take geo-fenced locations and combine them with behavioral data. Comments

Was the Penguin Update in Fact the Honey Badger Update?

May 29, 2012 - Effects of recent Google algorithm changes and their impact on local. Comments

Finders Are Now Seekers: How Local Has Changed the Game

Apr 30, 2012 - Marketers must evolve their marketing strategy and execution plans to leverage the consumer migration from traditional media vehicles to local online resources. Comments

The New Local: An Intro

Apr 16, 2012 - When we combine proximity and relevance, we can hone in on a consumer's mindset right at the point where they're most likely to want our goods or services. Comments

Optimizing Your Local Listing on Apple's Siri

Feb 9, 2012 - Teaching Siri to suggest your business. Comments

Mobile Website or Please Read the Fine Print?

Jan 12, 2012 - Mobile commerce must be part of your present full funnel marketing plan. Follow these steps to make sure you have a mobile-friendly website. Comments

Death of the Website as a Marketing Tool?

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

 

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