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.
Local SEO has evolved at rapid-fire pace over the last three years, a trend that will continue into 2015. Smart marketers have their eyes on upcoming trends in local and are getting in position to reap maximum benefit. Content is still king, but rather than a trend or buzzword, it will continue to gain ground
During the last few weeks, my unfiltered social media (Twitter, Instagram) has been flooded with national current events, largely the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, and then the equally contentious trial of Daniel Pantaleo. In both cases the outcome of non-indictment brought a severe public backlash that flooded my inbox, phone, television and social feeds. In
Hot on the heels of the latest Penguin update, marketers are scrambling to measure its effects. Penguin 3.0, the first update since October 4th, 2013, completed its rollout early Monday, October 20th. That's right, those who were hit by the last Penguin update waited over a year without an update or refresh to see if
Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to acquire one of the largest independent search and content marketing agencies not affiliated with the major agency holding companies.
After attending Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco last month, we wanted to share the latest trends in the rapidly evolving hyperlocal space. Ted Zagat, Facebook’s local product marketing manager, spoke about the six “Mega Trends” his company is focusing on this year, specifically: 1. Personalized marketing 2. Mobile user experience for all channels
By Bill Connard / VP, Local Search, Rio SEO Last month, Rio SEO joined the local search industry’s brightest minds at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco. This is where the world’s most successful and influential companies shared their local SEO insights and forward-looking advice. The event was packed with solid recommendations and expert
Today we live amidst the workings of a “sharing economy.” By sharing economy, I mean an environment where we have commercial interactions that are based on personal and many-to-many versus one (impersonal)-to-many. For a detailed explanation on what constitutes a sharing economy, check out Wikipedia’s entry.
Today we live amidst the workings of a “sharing economy.” By sharing economy, I mean an environment where we have commercial interactions that are based on personal and many-to-many versus one (impersonal)-to-many. For a detailed explanation on what constitutes a sharing economy, check out Wikipedia's entry. Although recently enabled by technological advancements in mobile communications and
Accurate tracking, measurement, and reporting is mission critical for local SEO marketers. Brands have a massive amount of local and organic search data available to them (especially those with multiple locations), but not all data is created equal. To save time, keep costs in line, and unearth the most relevant insights, brand marketers must identify