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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 had a huge impact on local search results for multi-location business in retail, banking and service industries.
2. Optimized mobile experiences including mobile pages, listings, offers and store finders are proving to deliver the cheapest search traffic; often 90% less the SEM.
3. Managing and measuring mobile local search traffic will prove to be your lowest cost of search traffic and customer acquisition.
Warren Raisch, Chief Customer Officer at Rio SEO
A business and thought leader with a vast experience working as a senior executive with leading High Tech companies including Apple, 3Com, HP and Adobe divisions as well as digital agencies including Digitas. Warren is also a McGraw-Hill published author in the Online Marketing space and a frequent keynote speaker at leading industry events. He has established global operations across more than 190 countries and has worked with some of the largest brands in the world developing and executing their digital strategies.
Jodie L Roberts, Digital Marketing Manager at Fred Meyer Jewelers
Jodie Roberts is the Digital Marketing Manager at Fred Meyer Jewelers. She is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Digital Marketing team and ensuring successful execution in a range of channels including Email, Social Media, PPC, SEO, Affiliate and Display Advertising.
Jodie recently moved to Portland OR from the UK, where she worked as a Mobile Experience Analyst for American Express and gained a wealth of experience in developing, testing and launching a range of mobile services for B2B and B2C audiences. When not at work, she can be found exploring Oregon with her husband and dog or dining at one of Portland’s many fantastic restaurants.
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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.
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.
Consumers searching for information about local businesses increasingly turn to their smartphones for answers. According to Google’s Mobile Search Moment Study, 77 percent of mobile searches take place at home or work, where a PC or other device is available to the searcher and now over 1 out of every 3 searches is done on a mobile device.
Local search has become an almost-daily ritual for consumers, two-thirds of whom use local search three to four times a week. Four in ten of those consumers use local search every day. continue reading
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!