SEO Advertising Ballarat – What will 2016 hold for local business?
SEO Advertising in Ballarat is a challenging thing, and as we enter 2016, people are in a way of thinking where they reflect back on the year that was 2015, and try and find out what life holds in store for them later. This is of course, tough. You can never figure out what is around the bend, but if you find out the vital parts of the past and look for patterns you can get a better understanding. This is especially true for SEO. I want to try and point out to you a couple of the major news that have been arising in 2015 throughout the Ballarat SEO industry and the world. From this hopefully together we can try and determine where to focus our efforts, this will be especially useful if you are a local Ballarat business.
This is the most significant emerging trend and it is going to keep improving in significance. This means that if you are an Ballarat business and you are looking for local clients, then this is wonderful. Kicking off with the changes from Google Pigeon, we saw an emerging trend that local Ballarat searches were actually ranking higher than business with national company headquaters, or even sites on the other side of the city. Why? Because with local searches people want to know what is near them! In 2016 this is going to grow even more taking into consideration the recent Google search quality ratings guidelines http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//insidesearch/howsearchworks/assets/searchqualityevaluatorguidelines.pdf and also taking into consideration the My Business API as well as other things Google has been up to in 2015 will likely prove that they are investing more time and weighting into local search powers. So with that in mind, there are a few technological areas that will be surfacing even more in 2016, so look out for them to help with your local search efforts.
Local-boosting tech patterns
There are a few technology areas which are swiftly growing overseas and are starting to emerge in Australia and it won’t be very long before they gain appeal in Ballarat.
Society is becoming more and more used to lugging around less money and slimmer wallets. Particularly with the worldwide sweep (or swipe) of PayWave or PayPass over the past few years and other simple ‘contactless’ paying technologies we are working towards mobile wallets. This will mean 2 things for a local Ballarat business. 1– you ought to be observing growing trends, and make sure you have the capacity to actually let people pay– for example, if you are yet to get a PayWave or RFID reader for your ship, then get one. And 2– you can start benefiting from the mobile nature of paying. This means advertising and marketing, coupons and other fantastic offers that you can send to people on their phones and therefore direct into their wallets.
Beacons are a little something that has had expanding use overseas and we are finding them locally now too, but they are practically other ways of getting promos to people locally. It works through Bluetooth, and even a free Wi-Fi, and it just provides information or a discount to people who are connected or sign up to the Beacon. This means that customers at your Ballarat store, or even wandering past the area will be given more motivation to actually enter the store and make a purchase. It’s a clever advertising and marketing tool that will continue to grow in 2016, but I wouldn’t be surprised if technology and innovation changes this even further throughout the year.
We also will see even better use of apps. such as Snapchat and Periscope for creative ways such as advertising. This has been seen in America with national projects run by Dunkin’ Donuts and Taco Bell making use of these apps. It is incredible how men and women can keep reinventing ways to get their business out there, and the same can possibly be done for your local company in Ballarat. Be creative and even look into what other people have done, especially when it comes to social media– if you see a little something you like, remember of it and find a way to include a similar idea into you own strategy.
My concluding pieces of parting suggestions– and these are things that you should do right now, today– would be to sign up to a fresh Social Media account. Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest. Choose one you don’t have for your company yet and start a new campaign to reach a new audience. As you reach new people, you will grow your recognition at a local Ballarat level, and also boost your authority and possibly even become a resource for people. This goes towards your local SEO efforts which are key in 2016. So you will most likely observe that the future actually looks helpful for Local businesses with trends and technology pushing for even greater interaction at a ‘community’ level. This is great for Ballarat businesses, and so I hope that you are as thrilled as I am. Keeping that in mind, if you are looking for more SEO advice, or are looking to enhance your SEO efforts, then contact Internet Marketing Experts Ballarat on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsBallarat.com.au.