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Tips for Attracting Local Clients
Marketing Podcast with David Mihm Podcast Transcript Perhaps the hottest area in the world of search today is local. I’ve been writing about this topic for about ten years, but Google is finally taking it seriously. The reason? Plain old AdWords search revenue is starting to shrink and Google is looking to monetize the map […]
8 Ways Local Businesses Can Get Started with Link Building
I work with clients and consultants all over the world, and a common theme I see is that many local businesses don’t know where to get started when it comes to local search, and with that, comes not understanding the importance of link building and how to get started. Link building has been, and remains […]
Why Local SEO is an Important Lead Generation Channel
Marketing Podcast with Justin Sturges Podcast Transcript SEO tools and strategies are constantly changing. All the while, it’s never been more important that you get found online when people go out there searching – particularly if you’re a local business. Your website is the foundation for how you get ranked and found locally. It’s important […]
Why Link Building is the New Networking
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Link Building Despite what you may have heard, link building is not some technical SEO-type of under-the-hood tactic. It is the new networking, and no matter what Google does to try to devalue backlinks, they remain an important factor in terms of your site showing up when people search […]
How to Create Local Content for Local SEO
Pre-internet days, it didn’t take a lot for local businesses to notify a prospect that they are located in the same city. Handing them a flyer with business details and an address was pretty much a giveaway as to where you did business. Running an ad in the local daily newspaper or the Yellow Pages […]
How to Use Google AdWords for Local Businesses
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Google AdWords Today I’m going to address Google AdWords for local businesses. This is going to be pretty prescriptive. I’m not going to try to teach you everything there is to know about AdWords today. I’m going to outline what I think is the best approach for small local businesses, […]

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Why Reviews Are More Important Than Ever for Local Search
Most local business owners are aware that positive online reviews are good for business, but over the years, I’ve realized many aren’t aware of just how much they can impact it. Today’s consumers are increasingly relying on reviews to make decisions about the products and services they purchase, in fact: 88% of consumers trust online reviews […]
AdWords for Local Businesses
One of the most important ways to get found today as a local business is to show up – front and center – when someone whips out their phone and searches Google for a product or service near them. It’s important because when someone does a search like that they are usually looking to hire […]
Claiming and Optimizing Your Google My Business Profile
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Google My Business I want to talk to you today about Google My Business. It is a crucial online, digital tool service from Google that is available to local businesses, true brick and mortar businesses, or service area businesses. You have to have a business in a location to […]
What You Need to Know About Google Local Services Ads
Oh, in my truest Bob Dylan voice, the times they are a changing for local marketing and SEO. Local search is one of the last places left for Google to wring a little more ad spend out of small businesses. The local map listing today is pure gold for mobile searches for certain types of […]