DriveSocial is a local business in the Hunter Valley that supports business owners with their websites and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
The team visits clients in Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock and the Hunter Valley region, inland as far as Scone to offer strategy sessions that aim to give options to increase social media engagement, website updates and traffic, and better search rankings.
DriveSocial offer local SEO services for cafes, restaurants and tradies to help them get found in local searches online.
Local Business Support
The founder of DriveSocial, Dave Walter, has been actively involved in the marketing of large local brands such as the Burton Automotive group in East Maitland, managing social media content and advertising for their Toyota dealerships, 4×4 shop and newer Haval automotive dealership.
This work has helped their brand expand their social reach and engagement, as well as take advantage of the latest online strategies. The implementation of Podium with the Burton Automotive brands has helped take their web chat capabilities to the next level. Conversation creates sales, and with Podium, they are now able to better support guests and better manage enquiries in house.
This work also contributed to sponsored partnerships with events such as Surfest in Port Stephens and Newcastle, Steamfest in Maitland and more.
DriveSocial has also helped logistics brands like Goldners Horse Transport in the past with an updated website and SEO campaigns to help them improve their web search ranking.
The list continues to many more brands in many different industries. A standout campaign for local Pink Diamond jeweller, Leonards, helped them launch a brand new website and get 5-figure sales within a 3 month period. This illustrates the power of SEO and why every Hunter Valley business owner should consider it.
DriveSocial also helped with the website and social media for local-based charity 3 Angels Nepal, as they look to cut the numbers of human trafficking in Nepal, and empower women with education.
The business DriveSocial, was formally known as Xmedia Digital Solutions, and started business in March of 2009. Back then, additional services include tech support and business network troubleshooting, printing and stationary design, and logo design.
Today, the business is focused on creating efficient websites and helping local brands get found on the vast marketplace online.
SEO is Better Bang for Buck
SEO is a long game when compared to digital advertising, as it relies on content and link building, directory listings and brand authority building strategies.
Unlike digital advertising or PPC (Pay Per Click), SEO does not stop when your budget is exhausted. Content created keeps providing traffic and link authority.
Local SEO allows brands to show up better on maps and directory listings when potential customers go searching.
The Hunter Valley is a great place to focus on map listings and search results, with it’s tourist friendly wine region in Pokolbin, farm stays, bed and breakfasts, and regularly TV featured resorts and experiences.
While this can increase competition amongst brands, it also shows the importance of local SEO features like Google and social reviews, directory listings, and update map images with geotags and location keywords.
Support for Local Business Owners
DriveSocial and the team are here to help manage SEO campaigns for local services and trades like electricians, plumbers, and builders, who rely on web search and local advertising to get found.
The team can also help update websites to ensure they rank well, and they work seamlessly on mobile devices, where majority of traffic and searches come from.
If you are a business owner or marketing manager in Newcastle, Maitland or the Hunter Valley area, contact DriveSocial today about a free 30-minute strategy session where your goals and options can be discussed further.
Here for the locals.