Google announced that mobile search volume has finally overtaken desktop search, not only in the U.S., but in 10 countries including Canada, the United States and Japan. And Comscore research indicates that 78 % of local-mobile searches resulted in an offline purchase (usually in a few hours).
Attendees will learn how:
1. This shift to mobile has
On April 21, Google rolled out a mobile-friendly update designed to boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search engine results pages (SERPs). This update affected search results for individual pages only (not entire websites), globally and in all languages on mobile devices.
According to Google, the main goal of this update was to adjust the algorithm to accommodate mobile usage patterns, as more people use smartphones and other mobile devices to access the Internet. Google aims to offer searchers the most relevant, timely mobile results and in keeping with that, this update rewards mobile-friendly websites and relevant app content in search results.
Date: Apr 22, 2014 1:00 EDT (10:00PDT)
We will be discussing the importance of optimizing your local SEO program for multiple screens including desktop, tablet, mobile, and responsive design. As user experience becomes more important in the Local Search Ranking Factors, its key to have a strategy in place now rather than later.
The onset of mobile and location-based technology has given birth to a revolutionary new term “Lobile.” Is your brand ready for Lobile? Tweet & Tell Your Friends!
It is increasingly becoming a mobile and locally-driven digital world and, whether we like it or not, people are going Lobile! Research shows today’s savvy consumers are finding local business information on their mobile devices in new ways, including social networks, daily deals, location-based apps (e.g., Foursquare and Facebook Places), and specialty networks like Yelp!
By Bill Connard / VP of Local Search Solutions
Retailers with multiple physical locations face unique challenges in local search. Chief among them is the fact that managing local SEO for stores requires an ever-increasing knowledge base and skill set.
As map listings, reviews and ratings, discussions and user-generated content have converged with your own SEO efforts in impacting your local search rankings, it’s become crystal clear that manual, time and labor intensive SEO management methods have outlived their utility.
Marketers have a responsibility to their brand or client to ensure the greatest performance at the lowest possible cost – to generate the best ROI. While SEO practitioners have historically struggled to prove this value, the volume and depth of the data now at our fingertips makes the value of local SEO both measurable and defensible.
Rio SEO recently analyzed the cost-per-click (CPC) of engaging customers who practice what we consider Best Practice Local SEO in some of the most competitive industries using our Automated Local SEO platform and the benefits experienced.
The study was performed to review a large group of multi-location retailers in the fashion, sporting goods, department stores and auto parts industries, Identify their processes and best practice local SEO tactics and measure the ROI through a cost per click or acquisition method for comparison to their average cost per click through paid campaigns.
Our findings show that decisions must be made unilaterally across channels to excel in local search. The pain points and difficulties with managing local SEO involve many departments and time-consuming factors that are uncontrollable when unidentified prior to embarking on a Local SEO campaign including the strategic disciplines required for achieving data fidelity across hundreds or thousands of individual locations.
This survey is designed to gain insights into how consumers use the Internet on their smartphones
Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Smartphone penetration has risen to 44% of the population and these smartphone owners are becoming increasingly reliant on their devices. 66% access the Internet every day on their smartphone and most never leave home without it. Implication: Businesses that make mobile a central part of their strategy will bene!t from the opportunity to engage the new constantly connected consumer.
If your business has multiple stores, branch offices, dealers, and/or a local presence, but lacks local seo and mobile search coverage on the Internet, this can become a lost opportunity. Learn from the industry’s leading experts on local and mobile search!