5-Minute Web Presence Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

Web Presence Check

Have you ever wondered what prospective customers are seeing about your business when they search for you online? Are they seeing your website? Your social profiles? Your local listings? Is all the information about your business not only accurate but also compelling enough to make them take the plunge and become your customer?    With Search Engines providing more and more personalised results, it can be difficult to understand how you really look online unless you’re armed with some serious technology and a lot of time.    Therefore, it is very important to have a strong

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Four Marketing Tactics to Prepare Your Business to Re-Open [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many businesses have been shut down for a while due to the outbreak. As the restrictions slowly begin to ease out, businesses are gearing up to reopen and resume serving their products and services. As we progress towards the new normal, it is essential to readapt and understand the shift in consumer behaviour. Therefore, now is the time to invest in various marketing tactics that will ensure a strong come back. To help you navigate this transition, we have compiled

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Digital Marketing on a Budget

How to market your small business on a budget

If you’re starting up or running a small business, you probably don’t have the big budget that your more established, larger competitors enjoy. The truth is: you don’t necessarily need it. There are a lot of digital marketing tactics a business like yours can use to reach customers and drive sales on a budget. Today we’ll identify the best digital marketing solutions to invest your budget for the greatest effect, as well as some free marketing options available to you. Invest in a Mobile Responsive Website  If you’re running a business today, there’s no

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Reopen? Drive Customers To Your Business

how to drive customers to your reopen business

No one knows for sure how consumers will react to non-essential businesses being open again. Some may be wary of visiting increasingly crowded public spaces, or of frivolously spending money right now. But there will be others who joyfully rush through shopping centre doors, their money burning a proverbial hole in their pocket.   Either way, you should consider offering incentives to show customers why they should visit your business first. Think about running limited-time promotions on your services and products. Hosting a reopening event with giveaways, training sessions, or demonstrations is a great way to attract consumers into your

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Advertise on Facebook

Advertise on Facebook to drive customers to your business

Facebook usage is up, with a record number of people using the platform in the first quarter of 2020. However, the company has experienced a “sudden and significant” drop in advertising, impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses have reacted to Covid-19 by pulling ad spend, resulting in decreased marketplace competition on the platform. Across our advertisers, ReachLocal has seen a 17% decrease in the cost of buying 1,000 impressions on Facebook. This is the lowest CPM seen since 2017, meaning that it’s cheaper now than ever before to advertise on Facebook.  This trifecta of

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Advertising During Covid-19: Search, Display and Social Media

consumers using different devices to access the internet during covid-19

Advertising across Search Engines, Display and Social Media is easy, and these platforms can drive traffic, increase sales, and create loyal customers for even the smallest budgets. Let’s look at how these three advertising solutions could benefit your business through this uncertain time. Search Engine Advertising  Search is great because you only pay when interested customers click on your ads! Consider expanding your reach across multiple search engines to include Bing, which now has a 7.7% share of the desktop search market in Australia. Many advertisers see even cheaper clicks on Microsoft Advertising than on Google. It may be fair to

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Reinvent Facebook Marketing Strategies During the Pandemic

Changes are inevitable and one thing the digital marketing industry has taught me is to adopt changes fast. Certainly, this year seems to have taught us all to do the same. We won’t go into the details of the pandemic and its impact globally. However, in this article, I want to address the increased use of social media, specifically Facebook, as a result of this outbreak. Whether or not your business has been impacted by COVID-19, Facebook is one platform which every business can include in their marketing efforts.    Facebook Advertising  Facebook usage has increased by 37% from the earlier days of the pandemic outbreak since more and more people are spending time

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5 Quick Tips to Help Your Business

5 Quick Tips to Help Your Business

Local businesses across the country and world are facing many challenges due to the outbreak.     Let me assure you that our team at ReachLocal are here to support local business owners to keep up and adapt these constantly evolving changes. Here are some quick tips that we believe can help your business stay above the surface during the crisis.  1. Communicate Change   A great way to ease anxiety during times of uncertainty is to be open and transparent when communicating with your employees, clients and the community. Most importantly, it is essential to maintain your customer relationships through the most effective

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Differences Between Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook Ad Options

Do you often struggle to understand the difference between boosting a post on Facebook and running a Facebook ad campaign? Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads both fall under advertising within the Facebook platform. Both methods require budgets for the content to be shared with a wider audience however the control over the campaign varies greatly between the two.

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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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