All posts by Darren

Online reviews will make or break your business. Follow these 9 steps to turn customer feedback into a powerful business tool.

  Online reviews are crucial to your business success. But you already know that.   In this article you will learn how to turn customer feedback into a powerful tool for increasing your profitability. In a service business like yours, the cost of acquiring a new customer can be very high. For this reason repeat […]

9 Tips for Measuring Your Marketing

Do you know if your marketing is working for you? Can you calculate your return on investment from each marketing activity? If not, this ebook is for you. We explain how to measure your marketing and calculate your return on investment. Designed specifically for owners of service businesses; including trades, home services, educational services and […]

We welcome Jo Reeson to the Rise Local team

I am pleased to introduce Jo Reeson, our newest team member and your new Client Services Manager. Jo is an experienced sales & marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the software industry encompassing all aspects of marketing from strategy and planning through to campaign execution. Jo spent over 10 years as Marketing […]

Marketing Ideas for Plumbers – The Essential Guide to Accurate Marketing

In this article we provide marketing ideas for plumbers.  We show you how to segment your target audience and use the right marketing tactics for each segment. By better targeting your marketing activity you will get more calls for your plumbing business. Download your copy of the Essential Guide to Accurate Marketing. This article appeared in the June […]

Marketing for Plumbers

Do you need more plumbing jobs to fill your work week? Do you want to put on more tradies to grow your business? Rise Local can drive more customers to your Plumbing business. We work with: Emergency Plumbers Hot Water Specialists Gas Plumbers Blocked Drain Specialists Local Plumbers Start here. Download the FREE Digital Marketing Checklist […]

Adwords – Change Payment Method

Follow these instructions to update your payment method or add a new payment method in Google Adwords. Useful when updating details for an expired credit card or adding a new credit card. First log in to Google Adwords – Then: Click Settings (gear icon) Click “Billing” Click “Billing Settings” Edit your payment method or add […]

Integrating Facebook with AdRoll

When using AdRoll for Remarketing, we need to link your Facebook business page with the AdRoll service. Follow the these steps to give AdRoll the necessary access to your Facebook business page: 1. Log into Facebook to access your Facebook Notification Feed. You should see a request from AdRoll. Click to respond.           […]

Google’s My Business

Summary Google has launched a new local business dashboard called My Business. If you already have a Google+ listing you don’t need to do anything. My Business makes it easy to manage the data Google holds for your business. My Business helps small businesses connect with their local market. What are Google up to now? […]

Mail Chimp – Adding a New User

Many businesses use Mail Chimp to send emails to prospects and clients. Sometimes you will need to provide access to your Mail Chimp account to a third party so they can analyze your email campaign, set up new campaigns and send emails. If you need to share your Mail Chimp account this is how you […]

Local Business On Mobile Devices

This infographic from the US explains why it is crucial for local businesses to be easily found on mobile devices. There are still a huge number of Australian businesses who have a website that does not play well with mobile phones. Failure to connect with your audience on mobiles equals lost leads and sales. Infographic […]

What is SEO?

This video from Search Engine Land provides an easy to understand introduction to Search Engine Optimisation. What you will learn: Search engines are like super librarians. They know the content of all the pages on the web. Words, titles, links and new content all matter

Dude, Where’s My Keyword?

In late September 2013 Google announced that all Google searches would be secured. That means that you can no longer track which organic keywords delivered visitors to your website. It is a pretty big deal but has been coming for a while. For a couple of years now in Google Analytics we have seen the […]

Google Analytics – Adding a New User

Many website owners use Google Analytics to track and record important information about visitors to their website. Sometimes you will need to provide access to your Google Analytics account to a third party so they can analyze your website visitor data. If you need to share your Google Analytics account this is how you do […]

How to Add a User to Google Analytics

Many website owners use Google Analytics to track and record important information about visitors to their website. Sometimes you will need to provide access to your Google Analytics account to a third party so they can analyze your website visitor data. If you need to share your Google Analytics account this is how you do […]

How To Grow Your Practice #1: Be Found

To grow your practice you need more clients. To connect with more clients you need to be found online.  People search for psychologists and counsellors online. Google reports strong growth in recent years from Australians searching for “psychologists”. When someone is searching for your services, in your target geographic area, you want them to find you. […]

What is Google Adwords?

Learn how Google’s powerful online advertising tool can help you reach new customers and grow sales with this introductory video What You’ll Learn An introduction to Google AdWords How to use AdWords to reach your potential customers How to use AdWords to control your advertising costs

What is WordPress?

WordPress began as an open source, free blogging platform but has evolved into a sophisticated Content Management System (CMS) that can accommodate the needs of a wide variety of businesses, big and small. Whether you need multimedia capability, syndication, social networking features or a secure  e-commerce solution anything is possible with the plethora of free […]

Why Should Psychologists Promote Online?

While there are thousands of psychologists in Australia, the demand for psychological services is strong and growing.  For psychologists who want to expand their practice, there is a window of opportunity to utilise the Internet and grow quickly. According to the Psychology Board of Australia there are over 30,000 registered psychologists in Australia (March 2013). That’s […]

The Power of a Backlink

UPDATE: 25 June 2013 Now ranking #1 for target search term. One good backlink and some social love (Facebook likes and Twitter retweets) go a long way. (Click image to enlarge) The practice of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) has gone through some big changes in recent years. The old techniques of gaming the search engines […]

Testimonial From Life and Mind Psychology

When Darren approached me about enhancing my online presence, he outlined clear ways I can grow my business, and he continues to show me the direction and initiative my business needs. Goals are always clearly communicated, workable solutions are offered, and Darren has helped my business increase its productivity through a greatly improved online presence. […]

Testimonial from Outside Space

We have found working with RiseLocal a pleasure. Their professionalism and attention to detail with our small business’ specific online requirements was refreshing. Darren from RiseLocal is certainly a person who listens and produces results. Greg Soster, Outside Space, Austinmer.