Madison Marketing Group Blog

Asking for Reviews for Local Businesses in 2022: The Owner's Guide

For businesses selling to a local market, reviews are crucial for driving customers to your door and helping you appear higher in search results. 

According to BrightLocal's annual survey:

  • Only 3% would consider a business with an average rating of 2 or fewer stars.
  • 77% of participants always or regularly read reviews when searching for a local businesses.
  • 81% of participants used Google to evaluate local businesses.
  • 62% of participants think they've seen a fake review.

At the same time, a recent WhiteSpark survey acknowledged the importance of certain review factors as important local SEO ranking signals, particularly for appearing in results based on your Google Business Profile.

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5 Ways Small Businesses in Madison, WI, can Increase Local Search Ranking in 2022

In the last decade or so, local small businesses have experienced a fundamental shift in the way customers find them.

Print advertising, yellow page listings, and outdoor advertising—while still relevant in some cases—have gone by the wayside.

In their place, we have the most advanced discovery engine ever created: the internet. Savvy local business owners shifted with their customers, prioritizing increasing local search ranking via engine optimization (SEO), conducting internet advertising, and participating in social media.

However, between the pandemic and advances in technology, things have changed again, and will continue to do so whether or not local businesses are prepared.

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20 Manufacturing Website Design Examples & Best Practices (2022)

In 2022, your manufacturing company’s website can be a primary channel through which prospects find your solutions.

According to Matt Danford of Modern Machine Shop, manufacturers with a higher number of customers that are actively under contract—not surprisingly—earn more revenue.

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8 Ways to Refresh Your Digital Marketing Strategy in 2022

In digital marketing, some things change fast. That's doubly true during a global pandemic.

Businesses are investing more in digital, and customers are showing a preference toward increasingly digital and personalized experiences, as well as fast service that enables them to engage on their time.

These trends lend themselves perfectly to inbound marketing—inviting marketers to provide content and advertising that is increasingly tailored to individual consumers or accounts.

In this article, we’ve updated the advice we originally provided in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and added new strategies to help you refresh your digital marketing efforts for 2022.

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No Physical Address, No Service: 5 Common Google Business profile (Google My Business) Questions Answered

When you search for a local business like yours on Google, what’s the first thing that comes up?

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Quick tips for B2B email marketing optimization In 2022

Email marketing is alive and well.

According to the Content Marketing Institute, “87% of B2B marketers say email is one of their top free organic distribution channels” as of 2020 (via HubSpot).

Email marketing has proven itself to have lasting power as a communication channel that works. But the challenges of email marketing, from dodging spam folders to earning opens and actions, are still plaguing businesses today. That’s why I compiled this massive list of tips for overcoming these challenges and improving performance.

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Organic SEO Services in 2022: What You Get and How it Works

If you know your website needs to perform better organically in search, but don’t have the tools, time, or expertise to make that happen yourself, you’ll likely seek out an SEO service to help.

Consultancies, freelancers, and agencies offer all kinds of services to help you occupy top spots in an important topic and keyword areas. If you’re not sure what exactly these services are, how they work, or whether they’re worth it, then this is the post for you.

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How We Helped The FDA Group Achieve 37x Marketing ROI In 2020

As a digital marketing agency, we’ve learned that inbound marketing works across different industries and for different companies. But we also realize that different industries, companies, and target buyers are all different in how they can find the most success with inbound marketing.

We don’t follow a formulaic approach to put our clients on the path to success. Clients who partner with us end up with a strategic, tailored digital marketing plan built on a firm understanding of the client’s persona, goals, and digital needs.

Read on to learn how we helped one client, The FDA Group, exceed their goals through inbound marketing using HubSpot.

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Inbound Marketing Agency Pricing in 2022

If you’ve never outsourced your marketing before, or have gotten burned in the past, the world of digital marketing agencies can be challenging to navigate: dramatically different rates, various pricing models, vague offerings, and confusing terms. . .

Here, we’ll try to demystify these areas and give you an idea of 1) how agencies price their services, and 2) rough price estimates for how much you should expect to spend.

Disclaimer! We are a digital marketing agency that loves getting new clients as much as the next business. At the same time, we’ve found that our best clients are businesses that actively need the specific services we provide, so we’ll strive to provide helpful information you can use, whether or not you decide to work with us.

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B2B Video Marketing Guide: Get Started with Affordable, Engaging Video

Over the last few years, B2B video marketing has steadily grown in popularity. In its 2021 Video Benchmark Report, the business video platform Vidyard reported a 135% increase in overall video creation between 2019 and 2020 based on its own survey data.

The continued rise in video adoption raises all kinds of questions for marketers who are somewhat daunted by video, yet intrigued by its possibilities:

  • How important is video marketing for B2Bs, and is it an effective strategy?
  • What are examples of amazing B2B videos?
  • How do I get started with video marketing?
  • Where does it fit in?

And countless more.

Here, we attempt to answer these questions, and a few more, to help you figure out whether video offers opportunities for your business, and how you can get started if it does.

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