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WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Do you use WordPress as your website platform? In today’s marketing minute, we cover two best practices on how to reduce the likelihood of getting hacked. 

1. Use secure user passwords for all …

WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Has your Google My Business listing disappeared? We’ve had a couple of recent cases where long-time Google My Business accounts have been deleted because they were inactive and hadn’t been…

WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Third River Marketing Rebrands to WhirLocal

9/20/2021 - Salem, OR Third River Marketing has rebranded to WhirLocal (A Division of Third River Marketing), to better align with the company's WhirLocal Marketing System and company focus. "F…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Q: I got a bad review. Can I just delete it?

When you get a negative review online, it can sometimes feel like a punch in the gut. It is tempting to take it personally.  

We get a lot of calls an…

WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Did you know?

“89% of consumers prefer sending a text vs calling a local business”

~Twilio

With WhirLocal Lead Connect – SMS Chat Widget, you can connect with prospects quickly by letting th…

WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

9 Ways to Optimize Your Website to Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

Boosting your search engine ranking does not have to be an impossible task for small businesses. While you don’t have the budget of larger companies, you can still use many of the same strategi…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

8 Ways to Get More Sales Opportunities in Your Pipeline in 2021

After the year we’ve all had, seeing a much brighter economic forecast for the year ahead is music to our ears. Now is the time to make sure you’re ready to take advantage of it! Here are …
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

What is Clubhouse, and Do You Need It for Business?

The newest social media app on the scene is an invite-only platform called Clubhouse. With its exclusivity and limitation to iPhones (for now), there are a lot of questions about this new app and…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Getting Comfortable with Mobile First Web Design

The way people interact with the internet has evolved. When the web was new, all internet traffic came from a desktop computer. While some early smartphones were released throughout the 2000s, th…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the Office?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to take a long, hard look at some things we used to take for granted. Over the past year, we’ve explored the wide world of masks, found a new appreciation for ou…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

How To Get Started With LinkedIn Stories

First it was Snapchat. Then Instagram released their Stories feature, followed by Facebook. Now, LinkedIn has hopped aboard, with their new LinkedIn Stories feature. Available only on the L…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

7 Marketing Trends to Help You Win 2021

With 2021 well under way and a pandemic still affecting the way we live and market our local businesses, it’s time to look to the year ahead. An unpredictable year has made businesses wary a…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

How to use a Reactivation Campaign to Boost Revenue in Tough Times

Most businesses are sitting on a goldmine of untapped potential. Do you know what it is? It’s your past customers. These are people who are already brand aware, have weighed the pros and …
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

What is Nostalgia Marketing? (and How to Use it in 2021)

Kentucky Fried Chicken brought back vintage chicken buckets from 1966 and 1971 for the holiday season. Cobra Kai, the continuation of the Karate Kid franchise, is one of the most popular shows on…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Beware The Newest Email Scam

One of the biggest challenges of having your business website on the internet is the possibility of spam to your business email. At Third River Marketing, we are seeing an email scam being sent throu…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Q: Should I use unique page titles for the pages on my website?

A: In short, yes. Specifically, we're talking about a meta title tag. What is a meta title tag? A meta title tag is an HTML element that specifies the title of a web page. Title tags are displa…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

How to Incorporate a Facebook Ads Retargeting Strategy Into Your Marketing

If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to incorporate Facebook Retargeting into your marketing strategy. But first, what is retargeting? Put simply, it’s a marketing tool used to …
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Words of Encouragement

First of all, I hope you will find encouragement today with this message.  I took some time to walk around our property yesterday morning and heard the birds singing. During this time of unce…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

We Are Here To Help

First of all, I hope you, your loved ones, and your team members are safe during these unprecedented times. I picked up our son at the airport Friday night after his university closed in-person cl…
WhirLocal, A Division Of Third River Marketing
(503) 581-4554
4.9/5 based on 103 Reviews

Old School Marketing 101: 7 Tips for Successful In-Person Marketing

If you’re a small business owner, you undoubtedly know that your online presence is critical to your success in this day and age. So does growing reliance on technology mean that small business…

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