As search and digital marketing have evolved, increasingly aiding consumers in finding real-world products and locations, it’s become clear that a more sophisticated approach to identifying search-to-in-store-sales is needed. Consumers are more mobile-focused than ever; smartphones dominate, accounting for 60% of our digital media time. Earlier this year, we also learned that more than 50%
As we race once again towards the holiday season, it’s important to keep in mind one of the often-overlooked shopper categories. Back-to-school, as valuable as it is, often gets overlooked in favor of Halloween. With ‘back to school’ searches growing 12% in 2015 and a forecasted $68 billion in spend, it’s an opportunity not to be missed — and it’s not too late to reach these consumers and reap big rewards.
Earlier this month, Google modified the map results to render three local business results rather than the seven that have graced desktop local search for the past several years. The ‘map pack’ terminology used by the search community has been degraded to ‘stack pack,’ ‘snack pack’ for restaurants or for those more upset at the design, ‘crap pack.’
Mobile consumers expect local businesses to deliver a fantastic user experience when they’re searching for information and interacting via their mobile device. In fact, 79% of visitors will simply leave and search for another website to complete their task if your site isn’t optimized for mobile.
In our latest webinar with Digital Marketing Depot, The Mobile
With the increase of smartphone adoption, marketers need to rethink their content strategies, in particular when they consider the mobile local content that drives consumers to their locations. Local search initiatives have proven one of the most cost effective and high converting traffic generators for digital marketers, and new technologies to improve scalability are bringing
By Karisa Macias / Marketing Director, Rio SEO
As costs continue to rise in the increasingly competitive paid search market and Google pushes companies to improve quality and mobile-friendliness to improve user experience, marketers are left wondering where the most impactful optimizations today truly lie.
The evolution of organic search to a largely mobile pursuit (Google confirmed
Brands know that local search leads to action. In their ‘Understanding Consumers’ Local Search Behavior’ research, Google discovered that 50% of consumers who conducted a local search on their smartphone visited a store within a day, while 34% of desktop and tablet searchers did the same.
The opportunity is clear, yet brands struggle to understand the
Given the great commercial intent and physical proximity of local searchers, rankings in local results are a critical consideration for businesses.
Yet how accurately can your brand measure rankings for locations within neighborhoods?
At our recent Local Search Summit: Spring Into Local event in San Diego, I was honored to be part of a fantastic panel gathered
Last week in sunny San Diego, Community Manager for Google My Business Jade Wang opened Rio SEO’s Local Search Summit conference with an information-packed keynote for local and multi-location marketers.
Wang launched her Going Local with Google presentation by identifying Google’s goals in local search: to help searchers discover new places and interesting facts; to get them
Yesterday, Rio SEO recently hosted some of the most brilliant minds in local search at Local Search Summit 2015 in San Diego. Speakers from Google, Microsoft, YP, MapQuest, Forrester Research, InfoGroup, Factual, Nuestar, Acxiom and more converged on the Kona Kai Resort to share their best local search advice with attending brands.
A lot of actionable