SEO Advertising Geraldton — What will 2016 hold for local business?


SEO Advertising Geraldton — What will 2016 hold for local business?

SEO Advertising in Geraldton is a complex task, and as we get into 2016, people are in a frame of mind 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, challenging. You can never ever figure out what is around the corner, but if you find out the fundamental parts of the past and look for patterns you can get a better understanding. This is particularly true for SEO. I wish to try and explain to you just some of the major patterns that have been arising in 2015 throughout the Geraldton SEO business and the world. From this with any luck together we can try and find out where to focus our efforts, this will be particularly useful if you are a local Geraldton business.

Think Local

This is the most significant developing trend and it is going to keep increasing in significance. This means that if you are an Geraldton company and you are looking for local clients, then this is wonderful. Starting with the changes from Google Pigeon, we saw an arising pattern that local Geraldton 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 and also thinking about the My Business API as well as other things Google has been up to in 2015 will likely prove that they are spending more time and weighting into local search powers. So with that in mind, there are a few technological areas that will be appearing even more in 2016, so keep an eye out for them to help with your local search efforts.

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Local-boosting tech patterns.

There are a few technology areas which are rapidly growing in other countries and are starting to emerge in Australia and it won’t be very long before they gain popularity in Geraldton.

Mobile wallets

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Society is becoming more and more used to lugging around less money and slimmer wallets. Particularly with the global sweep (or swipe) of PayWave or PayPass over the past few years and other swift ‘contactless’ paying technologies we are working towards mobile wallets. This will mean 2 points for a local Geraldton business. 1– you should be taking note of growing patterns, and ensure you have the ability to actually let people pay– for instance, if you are yet to buy 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 deals that you can send to people on their phones and therefore directly into their wallets.


Beacons are a thing that has had expanding use overseas and we are discovering them locally now too, but they are essentially other ways of getting offers to people locally. It works through Bluetooth, and even a free Wi-Fi, and it just provides information or a discount to people who link up or sign up to the Beacon. This means that customers at your Geraldton store, or even taking a walk past the area will be given more motivation to actually enter the store and make a purchase. It’s a brilliant 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 unconventional 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 company out there, and the same may be done for your local company in Geraldton. Be creative and even explore what 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 integrate a related idea into you own campaign.

My concluding pieces of parting advice– and these are things that you should do now, today– would be to sign up to a fresh Social Media account. Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest. Pick one you don’t have for your business yet and start a new campaign to reach a new audience. As you reach new people, you will grow your recognition at a local Geraldton level, and also boost your authority and possibly even become an useful resource for people. This all goes towards your local SEO efforts which are key in 2016. So you will possibly discover that the future actually looks great for Local businesses with trends and technology pushing for even greater interaction at a ‘community’ level. This is great for Geraldton businesses, and so I hope that you are as delighted as I am. With that in mind, if you are looking for more SEO advice, or are planning to improve your SEO efforts, then contact Internet Marketing Experts Geraldton on 1300 595 013 or visit,

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