What Are The SEO Trends For 2017


If an internet marketing agency wants Google to quickly understand it’s client’s websites and landing pages to rank higher in the SERP, then the changes in or progression of these existing trends are a must for successful SEO.

Video Content

Video content has been on the rise for a little while now, and it’s not going anywhere in the foreseeable future. In fact, a high power at Facebook even stated that video will become the main type of content by 2020. Although it’s hard to predict – as for right now, written content is still the norm, but that doesn’t mean that it will always be. It also doesn’t mean that you should have variety in your content either.

However, as new technologies keep developing, Snapchat, Vine, Periscope, and even Instagram, video is not going anywhere in 2017. Even Google is experimenting with video ads in the search results. There are numerous types of video content that you can implement into your search marketing strategy – webinars, hangouts, step-by-step tutorials, expert Interviews, Q &As, etc.

Experiment with a few videos in your content, maybe as an addition to one piece you already have and see how it does. If it performs well, which we at LocalAd Connection think it will, you’ll discover it would be wise to placing more importance in video.

Mobile First Index

Mobile has already dominated the search marketing world. In 2015, mobile searches surpassed desktop searches for the first time ever. With this, Google said that mobile and desktop were equal. However, that’s not true anymore.

Google has since stated that it wants a mobile experience across all types of devices. Google recently announced it’s mobile first index. This is huge for the industry because now Google will crawl the mobile version of your site or responsive mobile version first, before the desktop version, and use that content to place you in the search results.

This shouldn’t be a problem if you use a mobile responsive version of your website. Also, there’s no need to start panicking right away – Gary Illyes, a Google engineer, has confirmed this update is still a few months away. However, this is something that everyone needs to be aware of and prepare for.

Voice Search

For a while, voice search was something that was floating around out there but wasn’t really playing a huge part in the search marketing industry. However, as mobile continues to increase and technology advances, voice search is gaining momentum. Today, 55% of teens say that they use voice search on a daily basis – with 56% of adults saying that they enjoy using voice search.

This trend is just going to continue to grow as we progress in 2017. Why is this? As we stated earlier, with technology advancing, voice search is just another way that technology can make our lives simpler. Isn’t just talking to your phone a lot easier than typing, especially when you are on the go or trying to multi-task?  (i.e. Don’t text and drive).

What makes this a technology to become familiar with, use and optimize is that voice searchers are not going to be entering the same phrases or keywords as someone who is typing on a computer or smart-phone. Since voice searches are more like spoken word, you want to make sure you understand the searchers intent and market to that. Use question words like who, what, where, when, why, can, how, etc. Hence,  you need to optimize differently for voice search versus the written text searches. Try reformatting your headlines into questions that include these question words.

Structured Data and Schema

Structured data really hasn’t been talked about as much as everyone  thought it would be lately, but it is a very important aspect in the SEO world. According to Search Engine Watch, structured data is information formatted in a way that can be universally understood. Through this structured data, search engines are able to understand a website easier and therefore gives them better SERP rankings.

Schema.org is structured data that was developed by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Yandex, and it is a code that you can add to your website that allows all search engines to define it. While webmasters have been using this for a while, it’s been recently that Google has started to really use it to help crawl sites. Since it’s making their jobs easier and helps them to display rich snippets in the search results, structured data and schema are going to continue to gain importance in the SEO world.

Look for structured data and schema to start playing an even bigger part in websites now in 2017 and beyond. Search engines want to be able to crawl your website faster and easier, and with the advancements in this technology, they should start to implement it more.


Being mindful of these four trends will help you be more successful in your SEO efforts in the upcoming year. Make sure you optimize your search marketing strategies to account for these changes and use the professionals at LocalAdConnection.com for your online SEO marketing needs.

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How Online Reputation Marketing Will Get You New Business

Online Reputation Marketing and Reputation Management Services are Essential to Your Business’ Success

Online reputation marketing is the single most critical aspect of advertising or promotion for both small and large business owners. And with competition tighter than ever, businesses are seeing that Online Reputation Marketing is now a necessity. Part of having a positive online reputation is having at least 6-10 positive online reviews, (preferably in video form) and making sure your company brand presents a trustworthy, reliable, and credible image, everywhere your business appears online.

Online reputation marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing today. Online reputation marketing is a combination of good public relations and savvy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and marketing techniques, two marketing disciplines that require very different skill sets. Online Reputation Marketing will give you the edge that your business needs to brand you as a leader in your industry and crush your competition, resulting in greater online visibility, authority, and higher conversion rates, ultimately giving you more customers and increasing your bottom line.

Reputation has top importance in business. Reputation management helps you in building brand recognition while both building and maintaining a strong positive reputation.  You put a lot of effort in shaping your business and struggle to improve its online visibility. At times you feel that you have put in your 100% efforts. Yet, there are dissatisfied customers not pleased with your products or services and they publish negative reviews that often directly affects whether you will receive new customers.

For example, 97% 0f those aged 18 – 34 will consider online reviews in judging whether to hire a business. 88% of referrals from friends or family will search that business online to see what other people think about that business before calling them. With those and other impressive statistics, it becomes clear how essential a good online reputation is to any business.

Managing Online Reputation

Online reputation management is in part monitoring the status of your business on internet by managing the negative content that is destroying your reputation and using positive customer feedback to build or rebuild a good reputation. If you provide a great experience to your customers, they share it with their friends, the internet and the good words spread. If your business has good reputation, and you get the exposure online to make your target audience aware of your existence, your business will grow to generate more revenue.

Hence, every business should know what others are saying about you. Monitor the web by activating  alerts and automated or personal responses for all situations to catch a potentially bad review coming out or at least diffusing it through a variety of methods used by LocalAd Connection. See the negative content before it is published, react to it by engaging the dissatisfied customer to see if the negative experience can be resolved, or react to it in an accountable, responsible, reasonable and trustworthy manner, and manage searches for your business with links, proper and broad listings, and accurate business details on maps. Use customers’ feedback, testimonials and reviews to distinguish you from your competition in how you identify yourself and how customers view you. Read more here.

Effective online reputation marketing tools

You can easily measure any celebrity’s success by one thing: their reputation. Celebs with questionable track records tend to star in less movies and make less money. This same notion can be applied to your company. By investing in the creation of a well-liked and interactive online reputation, the chances of skyrocketing towards success is a mere hop, skip and a jump away. Here are some tried and tested reputation marketing tools that LocalAd Connection has employed and you should consider:

5 Star Video Review Commercials- Satisfied customers write or give video 5 star reviews commending your business for the excellent service and value your company has given them. Some customers are uncomfortable being in the video or it is inconvenient for them to do so. No worries, LocalAd Connection specializes in producing 45-60 second video review commercials are a powerful reputation and branding strategy because we:
– Use professional spokes models
– We shoot in a Hollywood style studio
– We professionally edit and brand each video to position you as a market leader in your niche
– We promote your reputation by highlighting a 5 star review you have received
– We create primetime graphics and animation, as well as create an on-location view of someone reading about your 5 star reputation. Since Google acquired YouTube having such a video on Google+ and on your website will enhance your search engine results page (SERP) rankings. Moreover, 90 billion videos are watched each month and visitors will spend 88% more time on your website if it has video.

Benefits of a Good Online Reputation Management


Reputation management on the web is not just about countering negative content and generating positive reviews. It’s about building a reputation that makes a brand synonymous with its core values and the primary needs of its target market. This is precisely why businesses need to have a comprehensive online reputation management strategy in place.

A solid positive reputation has several direct and indirect benefits for businesses:

  • A strong and well-managed online reputation ensures that businesses have a great first impression on their prospects. It focuses on building a positive brand image by identifying the key customer needs, desires, anxieties, fears, goals, motivations, and assurances while using them to build positive first impressions.
  • A comprehensive online reputation management strategy not only highlights the strengths of a business, differentiating your business from the competition, but also effectively counters any negative propaganda by its competitors and its own negative reviews.
  • A strong online reputation that increases trust, which translates into a higher chance of cold visitors turning into customers.
  • A good online reputation helps businesses establish themselves as perceived leaders in your industry and the “go-to” source for all industry-related problems. This helps businesses earn free media coverage and elevates them above the competition.

In sum, online reputation marketing is the single most important manner of advertising or promotion for both large and small business owners. Online Reputation Marketing and Reputation Management can be used either for increasing positive brand and keyword content driven search results or dissipate negative content that appears within search engines through brand or keyword searches, or both.  Online reputation marketing will ensure that positive reviews about you will dominate the online world! Online reputation marketing is a complex process, but it is also tantamount to your business’ success as much as reputation management.

Visit LocalAdConnection.com to see how online reputation marketing and reputation management can help your business increase its bottom line. Isn’t that really the bottom line?

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SEO vs. PPC – Which Provides You Better Value?

Local SEO gets Many More Clicks but PPC has Slightly Higher Conversion Rates

Organizations of all sizes are realizing the importance of online marketing, especially through search engines. Nowadays, people are more likely to end up on your website via a search engine than going directly to it. In fact, according to Jupiter Research, a Forrester Research company, 81% of users find their desired destination through a search engine.

This research makes it clear that it’s very important for your brand to have a strong presence in the search engines, ensuring that you’re in front of your target audience. There’s still a big decision to make – whether to use SEO (Search Engine Optimization, or naturally ranking high in the organic results) or PPC (Pay-Per-Click ads, the Sponsored Links and purchased ads on a Google search) to get in front of your target?

Done correctly, both can get you on the front page of the search engines for targeted terms and in front of your desired audience. However, each has its respective benefits and costs.

Organic results are 8.5 x more likely to be clicked on than paid search results! That’s a large disparity and is likely attributed to searchers gradually learning the difference between organic and sponsored results, and recognizing that organic results are typically the more respected resource. Also, researchers have used heat maps to show that searchers’ eyes focus on the top organic results, with people barely noticing the ads to the right.

PPC holds a slight edge in conversion rates, as paid search results are 1.5 x more likely to convert click thrus from the search engine. The SEOmoz article attributes, to the fact that the paid search result’s “text and landing page is custom optimized by the advertiser.”

Looking at both of these numbers, it can be concluded that “the opportunity from organic search is 5.66 x that of paid search.”

Given the flat out choice of ranking high organically or having great PPC ads – the overwhelmingly logical choice is organic. We all know it’s not that easy or else those “Rank # 1 in Google TOMORROW” robo calls would be much more effective. True SEO takes time, not get rich quick schemes.

PPC’s true strengths are its speed and expansiveness. With a PPC campaign, you can be on the first page for a multitude of targeted terms within a day. The terms can cost anywhere from pennies to many dollars per click; also, for a PPC campaign to be done correctly, it’s usually best to hire a firm that can manage it full time. This can mean that PPC campaigns can get very expensive, very quickly – especially when done correctly.

SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization, estimates that 87% of search engine dollars are spent on PPC vs. 11% spent on SEO efforts. That’s more than $10 billion spent on PPC vs. just $1 billion spent on SEO.

Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly times to use PPC – when you’re first launching your company, it’s a great way to get your name out there and build brand awareness. For a limited time offer or special event, PPC is an effective way to get exposure that SEO wouldn’t have time to contribute to.

PPC is more effective for products than it is for service companies; for example, we focus local SEO efforts on terms such as optimizing web design, landing pages, social media and anywhere you have online pages. Although we have a nutriceutical company client that runs a PPC campaign focused around its specific product offerings, and this strategy makes sense for their market.

However, when it comes to the long term lifeline of your internet marketing, the result is clear – SEO offers the better value in search marketing. You won’t rank # 1 overnight, but SEO is more affordable and the long term benefits have been proven. All of these facts demonstrate that your company should spend more of its time and resources focusing on SEO vs. PPC.

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