Advertising Advice

Whether it’s free or paid, advertising your business is a strategic part of your overall marketing plan. These blog posts by our subject matter experts touch on what’s happening in local advertising. Mobile, print, online, radio, TV, direct mail, email, offers… how are you using these types of advertising?


AdCenter Feature Catch-Up: Matching the Competition

Bing recently made some announcements that bring their feature set a little closer to what Google offers. They’ve improved several areas, including tweaks to geographical targeting, bid suggestions, and keyword delivery statuses. These changes may seem minor, but they could have a big impact when it comes to optimizing your AdCenter campaigns. Geographical Targeting Until recently,…continue reading …


The Local Business Guide to Barnacle SEO: Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

Many small local businesses are being inundated by advice to build links, write content, and become more sociable online. Don’t get me wrong, all of these tactics are wonderful, long-term practices that will usually reap rewards for your website. There are things, however, that a business owner can do in addition to all these things,…continue reading …

Following Cycle

Remarketing on Twitter: It’s Okay to Follow Your Visitors

One of the core principles of advertising is proper audience targeting. Reaching out to the wrong audience is a waste of both time and budget, and can only serve to hurt the success of your campaigns. Thankfully, our options in online advertising have matured over time to offer ever more granular targeting. Twitter is no exception,…continue reading …

Google Sample Display Ad

Getting Started with Online Display Advertising for Local Business

Ever visited a site about cars and – hello, there’s a colorful ad inviting you down to the local gardening center to load up on mulch? How’d they know you’re a gardener!?! You’ve just seen the power of online display ads, those boxes around the edges of websites, to both attract your attention and target…continue reading …

Twitter Website Card

Can Twitter’s New Website Cards Save You Money?

Last fall I wrote an introductory post explaining the 140-character busting Twitter cards and the lead cards that served as their paid counterpart. The offering was fairly robust at the time, but Twitter has decided to expand the tools available to advertisers to help their tweets stand out from the crowd. Classic Cards The original set…continue reading …