SEO Advertising Shepparton — What will 2016 hold for local small business?

SEO Advertising Shepparton — What will 2016 hold for local small business?

SEO Advertising in Shepparton is a complicated 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, impossible. You can never figure out what is around the corner, but if you determine the fundamental parts of the past and look for patterns you can get a better understanding. This is particularly true for SEO. I hope to try and explain to you a couple of the major news that have been emerging in 2015 throughout the Shepparton SEO industry and the world. From this with any luck together we can try and figure out where to focus our efforts, this will be specifically beneficial if you are a local Shepparton business.

Think Local

This is the largest emerging trend and it is going to keep improving in significance. This means that if you are anShepparton company and you are looking for local users, then this is wonderful. Kicking off with the changes from Google Pigeon, we saw a developing trend that local Shepparton searches were in fact 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 considering the recent Google search quality ratings guidelines and also considering 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 arising even more in 2016, so watch 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 quickly growing overseas and are beginning to emerge in Australia and it won’t be long before they gain popularity in Shepparton.

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 fast ‘contactless’ paying technologies we are shifting towards mobile wallets. This will mean 2 points for a local Shepparton business. 1– you have to be focusing on growing trends, and ensure you have the capacity to actually let people pay– for instance, if you are yet to obtain a PayWave or RFID reader for your ship, then get one. And 2– you can start taking advantage of 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 an item that has had growing use overseas and we are discovering them locally now too, but they are basically other ways of getting advertisings to people locally. It works through Bluetooth, or 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 people at your Shepparton store, or even walking past the area will be given more motivation to actually enter the store and make a purchase. It’s a brilliant promotion tool that will continue to grow in 2016, but I wouldn’t be surprised if technology and development changes this even further throughout the year.


We also will see even better use of Apps such as Snapchat and Periscope for inspiring ways such as advertising. This has been seen in America with national campaigns run by Dunkin’ Donuts and Taco Bell using these apps. It is amazing how many people can keep reinventing ways to get their company out there, and the same might be done for your local business in Shepparton. Be creative and even searching for 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 combine a related idea into you own strategy.

My final pieces of parting suggestions– and these are things that you can do right away, today– would be to sign up to a new 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 credibility at a local Shepparton level, and also boost your authority and possibly even become a useful resource for people. This 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 Shepparton businesses, so I hope that you are as thrilled as I am. With that in mind, if you are looking for more SEO advice, or are wanting to enhance your SEO efforts, then contact Internet Marketing Experts Shepparton on 1300 595 013 or visit,

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