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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Where is Video Marketing Going? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video Marketing ReachLocal

Video marketing has become an important strategy for both B2B and B2C businesses. Its value is increasing as 72% of people prefer video over text when learning about a new product or service. More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of incorporating video as part of their marketing strategy. How can you leverage video for your business?

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5 Steps to Improve Your Customer Reach Online

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Online marketing has grown exponentially in a short space of time. A study conducted in January this year found that 4.39 billion people are now using the internet, an increase of 9% as compared to January 2018.   So, what does this mean?   The importance of social media for growing a business  Currently, there are over a billion active daily users on social media. Social media has become the most popular content marketing tactic for B2C businesses. In the second quarter of 2019, an estimated 2.41 billion people

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Impact of Instagram’s “Hiding of Likes” Trial on Businesses and Influencers

Earlier last month, experimental changes were implemented across all Instagram user accounts in Australia. Among other countries, Australia was chosen for the trial for its rapidly growing, and highly engaged userbase.  In a nutshell, users in Australia will no longer be able to see the number of likes generated by a post, with the intention of taking the pressure off platform users. Under the new trial, the total number of likes on photos and views of videos will no longer be displayed on users’ feeds

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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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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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Building an Enduring Marketing Strategy

A solid marketing strategy is imperative for any business wanting to make an impact in the marketplace. With a strategic approach, your business can both win new customers and keep existing ones coming back. With such a variety of marketing tactics available, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed with where to start. Here are four pillars for building a solid foundation for your marketing strategy, which you can build upon with additional tactics in time.  Online Presence  Having a strong online presence is crucial for all businesses. Consumers are most likely to go

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ReachLocal ANZ Retains Elite Bing Partner Status for 2019

Recently, Microsoft named ReachLocal ANZ as one of a select group of top performing partners to act as trusted advisors to their growing customer base for search advertising opportunities with the Bing Network. We take immense pride in retaining this title for three consecutive years. We also won the Bing Rising Star Partner of the Year award in 2017 and the Bing APAC Channel Partner of the Year award in 2018. In addition, we were excited to learn just this week that we are a finalist

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Four Ways to Have an Effective Display Advertising Campaign

There are great benefits available to SMBs in running a display advertising campaign. Not only do display ads attract traffic, but they also turn website visitors into paid customers. How can you achieve this? Effective display advertising consists of a few elements that help an advertising campaign perform better.   An Eye-Catching Landing Page  A display ad is an invitation for a potential customer to visit your website, which creates the first impression about what you offer as a business. If your landing page doesn’t provide a valuable experience, then

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