Our Predictions: Top Digital Marketing Trends 2020

Prediction 2020 ReachLocal

The most awaited year for marketers and advertisers is here. This year we are going to see more digitalisation and automated interaction between brands and consumers. In this blog, we will share with you our predictions to give you a competitive advantage for your 2020 marketing.   Data-Driven Marketing   Data-driven marketing has evolved from simply measuring bounce rates and cost-per-click. Businesses are now recognising the importance of analysing data to understand consumer behaviour and interactions in order to cater to a consumer’s personal needs. In 2020, 40% of

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Fundamentals of Instagram Marketing for Your Business

Instagram Marketing

Instagram has grown enormously since it was first launched in 2010, but only after Facebook bought it in 2011, people learned about the app. By 2012, they saw a huge increase in profiles where users started treating Instagram like a digital scrapbook. Since then, Instagram has evolved and introduced many different features such as direct messages, Instagram Stories, IGTV and a live video feature. In the last decade, Instagram has been a valuable channel for businesses to promote their products and services with

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A Day in the Life of a Client Success Manager

Digital marketing is high in demand, especially with more and more businesses investing in digital marketing than ever before, resulting in a vast range of roles and skills. Some time ago we told you what a Digital Marketing Consultant does, their day to day responsibilities, how they bring on new clients and a lot more. Today, we want to give you insights into the role of a Client Success Manager (CSM), the analytical mind, responsible for running digital campaigns.  Let’s find out from Filipe Ferrao what it’s like

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Learn the Basics of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising

Do you find yourself asking what is Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and how is it different from other digital marketing models? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. PPC ads are a popular form of digital marketing, with approximately 45% of businesses are investing in PPC advertising. In this blog, we are going to introduce you to PPC and help answer your common questions.  What is PPC? PPC is an online advertising pricing model in which the advertiser pays each time a user clicks on one of their online ads. The objective is to drive the person to the advertiser’s website through a click, where that user can purchase a service or product.   Over

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Unique Ways to Use Carousel Ads on Facebook

Out of all the available ad formats on Facebook, Carousel Ads are the most interactive and visually appealing. Saying that, many advertisers struggle to leverage Carousel Ads for their business.   Basics  Carousel Ads let you combine 2-10 images or videos within a single ad, each with its own external link. To see the best results, it is better to limit the visual slides to maximum 5-6 per ad. Facebook confirms that advertisers have seen Carousel Ads drive 30-50% lower cost-per-conversions and 20-30% lower cost-per-clicks than a single-image link ad.   Whether you are in finance, real estate, auto or travel

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What Makes a Good Facebook Ad Creative?

Facebook Advertising is a crucial marketing tactic when looking to reach a specific audience. It can be the most effective way to advertise your brand, service or products if it’s done right.   However, having a budget and knowing which demographics of the audience to get in front of is not enough. Facebook’s algorithm favours pushing organic, relevant and engaging content in the news feed. Don’t get disheartened by this, Facebook Ads do work and still offer stellar ROI, the highest of all social media platforms. Your efforts should go into creating a Facebook Ad that stops the audience from scrolling their feed in order to engage with it.   So, let’s explore three important components that will help you produce a winning Facebook Ad creative.   Facebook Ad Visuals   Whether it’s

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New Google My Business Features

New Features in Google My Business

Google has recently rolled out several new features in Google My Business (GMB) to help businesses improve their presence in online search, and better interact with current and potential customers. Since launching five years ago, Google My Business has helped 150 million local businesses connect with local people. The platform has continually evolved to provide a better experience for both businesses and users.   Let’s find out what these new features do!  Welcome Offers  Who doesn’t like a deal or two? Welcome Offers

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Microsoft and Verizon Media Announce Their Search Partnership

Microsoft and Verizon Media first announced their enhanced search partnership in January 2019 for search marketers to have a global platform to run search advertising campaigns. On the 25 June 2019, both Microsoft and Verizon Media officially confirmed the search partnership expansion across Australia and New Zealand. Now both Yahoo and AOL campaigns are exclusively serviced by Microsoft Advertising.  As a Microsoft Advertising Elite Channel Partner, ReachLocal is excited to hear about this partnership. It will enhance and add more reach to search advertising campaigns which ReachLocal are running for our clients. They are likely

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Video Marketing is Growing!

video marketing is growing in 2019

In December 2018, we predicted that video marketing would be the most prominent trend of 2019, and we were right. As of this year, 87% of businesses have used video as a marketing tool. Video today has a significant impact on consumers’ choices and buying decisions, so it’s essential for marketers to understand the most valuable ways to apply it.   Let’s find out where is video going this year.   Going Live  Live videos resonate well with audiences because they provide a ‘real experience’ which helps shape brand image and loyalty. 78% of

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How to Combat Web Form Spam

If you have a web form on your website, then it’s likely you have come across spam and junk responses – unfortunately it is inevitable. Not only is it frustrating, but web form spam can also affect your ranking in SERPs.  Before we dive into the main cause of web form spam, let’s first understand that this spam is not caused by your site’s functionality, or your online marketing campaigns.  What is a web form spam?  It’s a method of spamming a website’s submission form with unwanted information, such as links to an offer, advertisements

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