How to Boost your Google Rankings with Local Backlinks

May 07, 2021

There are many factors in the Google algorithm when it comes to local results and time-strapped business owners and marketers need to carefully choose where they focus their time and effort when it comes to search engine optimization.  

One of the areas that should be on the radar of local businesses is backlinks.  Backlinks are links to your website from another site.  ...

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5 Tips to Deal with Negative Online Reviews

Apr 30, 2021

Online reviews are an important part of local business marketing these days. In our recent survey, Moms Online and Looking for You 2021, 90% of moms said online reviews influence their decisions when evaluating local businesses for their kids. 

So when you see a negative review pop up on Google, Facebook, Yelp, or some other platform, it can feel devastating. 

Luckily there are...

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Moms Are Already Planning For Fall And You Should Be Too

Apr 21, 2021

When Moms are Registering Kids for Fall Activities


While many of us are just warming up to spring and thinking about the upcoming summer, some moms are already planning for the fall and what extracurricular activities their kids will be involved in. 

In fact, earlier this month we asked moms across the country when they are making plans for their kids' fall activities and were...

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Google's Not Sending Traffic to Your Website (And What to Do About It)

Apr 17, 2021

Making Zero-Click Searches Work for Your Local Biz

A recent study released by SparkToro found that 65% of all Google searches in 2020 resulted in zero clicks through to any of the results. 

This is what's known as a zero-click search.  And when you look at mobile searches, the zero click number jumps to 77%.  

We know from our 2021 Moms Online and Looking for You study of...

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One Easy Way for Local Business to Stand Out on Google

Apr 10, 2021

One Easy Way to Stand Out on Google


Ah, Google, we love the traffic it brings but hate the struggle to stand out among its stiff competition.  It's hard to differentiate yourself in a list of search engine results when hardly more than your business name is displayed.

Luckily, Google has recently added a new piece of data to their local search results that can help you...

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Run Local Paid Ads

Apr 02, 2021


79% of local businesses surveyed in our recent State of Local Online Marketing 2021 report, are spending money on paid ads. 

But 68% also say they have a limited budget or no money to spend on marketing... so what's going on?   

Are 68% of these local businesses making a bad choice with paid advertising?  Well, not...

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One Easy Tool for Connecting with Local Moms

Mar 25, 2021

One Easy Way to Connect with Moms


Messaging tools like Messenger or WhatsApp are growing in popularity and it's not hard to see why.  Their convenience and immediate response capabilities are popular among time-strapped moms. 

But that popularity isn't limited to messaging between friends and family, moms love the convenience of messaging with...

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The #1 Thing Moms Want This Summer

Mar 18, 2021

What Moms Want This Summer


Creating the perfect summer activities for kids and families becomes a whole lot easier when you know what your potential customers are looking for. 

When your ads and offers contain all the key features and options that are important in moms' decision-making, your conversion rates can reach new heights. 


So what are...

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Social Media Image Sizes for Local Businesses in 2021

Mar 12, 2021

Social Media Image Sizes for 2021



If pixels, aspect ratios, and resolutions have your head spinning, you're not alone.  Making sense of social media image terminology and best practices is confusing

Most local businesses don't have the luxury of handing off their marketing ideas to a graphics department to create.  You are the graphics...

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When are Moms Planning Kids' Summer Schedules

Mar 03, 2021

When Moms are Planning Summer Activities

 It might seem early but moms are already in the middle of planning summer activities for their kids and families. 

In fact, we surveyed moms across the country and found that by the end of February, 38% are already done planning.  So if you haven't gotten your summer promotions finalized, you may have missed the boat. 

But all's not...

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