Thrivehive: Complete Online Marketing Solutions for Your Local Business

Hiring an agency to build out your site and lead generation isn’t always affordable to the small business… until now. ThriveHive combines actual human guidance with easy-to-use technology to make marketing your business easy, effective, and affordable. With ThriveHive’s Guided Marketing Platform and digital marketing services, you can eliminate the guesswork, maximize your time, and get back to what’s really important—running your business. The Guided Marketing Platform includes a customized marketing plan, expert coaching, a

All the Details You Need to Rank with Local SEO Marketing

We’ve really been having some fun with a local home service company here in Indianapolis and working on their inbound marketing efforts. Most of our experience to date has been working with enterprise clients who also hoped to rank regionally and we unlocked some great strategies for them. This specific client isn’t in any other city, though, and has a ton of competition here. We deployed an amazing site, built a great content library, produced

What are the Top SEO Ranking Factors in 2017?

We are working with several very large companies on improving their organic search visibility right now and are genuinely surprised at how much their previous search engine optimization is costing them, not gaining them. They were literally paying firms that were hurting their optimization. One company built a farm of domains then popped up short pages with every keyword combination available, and cross-linked all the sites. The result was a mess of domains, brand confusion,

4 Mistakes Businesses Are Making that Hurt Local SEO

Major changes are underway in local search, including Google’s placement of 3 ads up top pushing down their local packs and the announcement that local packs may soon include a paid entry. Additionally, narrowed mobile displays, the proliferation of apps, and voice search are all contributing to increased competition for visibility, pointing to a local search future in which a combination of diversification and marketing brilliance will be bare necessities. And yet, many businesses will

MomentFeed: Localized Mobile Marketing Solutions for Search and Social

If you’re a marketer at a restaurant chain, or over franchisees, or a retail chain, you can’t possibly work across every market and medium to promote each location without some kind of system. Your brand is largely invisible to local search, blind to local customer engagement, don’t have tools to create locally relevant ads, and they are often not managing a complete social media presence. Compound the effort with some key consumer behavioral changes: It’s

Google My Business for Local Search

Last April, I did a post about Google My Business. This weekend, I picked up my daughter from her hair appointment. The salon was beautiful and the folks working there were fantastic. The owner asked me what I did for a living and I told him I helped companies with their online marketing. We were standing at a computer and he shared with me that his point of sales provider also did his website. I