In the lead-up to the March 18 Silicon Valley Comic Con, conference host and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took a timeout from preparations to talk digital assistants with CNBC. The technology he’s most excited about, Woz said, is Amazon’s Echo. Driven by a combination of Amazon services and third-party developed voice experiences within the Alexa
The recent Local Search Summit in San Diego afforded clients and special guests of Rio SEO an exclusive opportunity to explore the shifting local landscape with the guidance and insight of industry experts. Speakers including Greg Sterling from the Local Search Association, Forrester analyst Jennifer Wise and Google’s Willys DeVoll shared top quality content on
SAN DIEGO, CA (Feb 03, 2016) - Rio SEO, the leader in automated local and mobile search software, is pleased to announce the integration of the recently launched Google My Business API with the Rio OpenLocal software platform. This new development grants Rio SEO’s 100+ multi-location retailers and service providers enhanced access at improved speeds to
Over the past couple of years, local search marketing has become a necessity for every business, big or small. Making sure your business is present on Google, Bing and Yelp is critical, yet big brands have struggled to make their marketing dollars produce the maximum benefit. Traditionally, brands have looked to paid advertising to ensure
T’was a month before Black Friday and all through the industry…. The holiday 2015 retail season may be significantly higher than last year – the National Retail Federation’s annual survey of shoppers found that most intended to spend 1% more per respondent with an average spend per shopper of $805 – which is the highest in survey history for the NRF. For the 90% of shoppers who purchase in-store in this season, digital experiences are more important than ever, with more than 80% of shoppers engaging with brands and retailers online before visiting a store.
Beacons are all the rage, and it’s no wonder: they’re expected to drive an astonishing $44 billion in retail sales in 2016, up $4 billion from this year. Already in 2015, 46% of retailers have launched beacon programs, up from 15% just last year.
Beacons are all the rage, and why not? How fantastic is it that a national advertiser can pinpoint a consumer’s precise location inside one of their retail stores and serve up a highly relevant ad in response to their mobile searches? Oh yes, beacons have generated a lot of hype -- especially for a technology