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How To See What Your Competitors Are Advertising

By Alex Andrade-Walz on November 7, 2018 at 5:21 PM

Let’s face it. We live in a dog-eat-dog world.

As soon as one store drops its prices, another is sure to follow suit. As soon as one finds success on a new advertising channel, rival brands will flock into to piggyback off its success.

Whether you’re the first mover or an emerging challenger, staying on top of your competitors offers a treasure trove of vicarious learning. A quick search can save you thousands of dollars in testing and help you immediately identify what works, what doesn’t, and what your competitors are doing that you can do even better.

And the best part? You don’t have to be 007 to deconstruct what your competitors are doing with their marketing. It just takes a few quick searches and some interpretation, both of which we’ll walk you through in the remainder of this post.

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How Small Businesses Can Use Geo-Conquesting To Undercut Competitors

By Alex Andrade-Walz on December 19, 2017 at 11:35 AM

It’s a dog-eat-dog world. When it comes to growing market share, more often than not, that means stealing it from another competitor. One business's gain is another's loss.

In local SEO and advertising, everything is relevant. It’s not enough simply to rank on Google and Yelp; you want to outrank than your competitors. It’s not enough to bid on your keywords; you want to outbid your competitors to get a top position and the lion’s share of the clicks.

Of course, outranking or outbidding an established competitor is easier said than done, particularly if you find yourself playing the cash-strapped underdog. Without the brand recognition to compete on mindshare, the budget to compete on marketing spend, or the SEO partnerships and content machines to compete for organic search traffic, small businesses often crumble under the pressure of competing with established leaders in a battle of Goliath proportions.

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