It’s a brave new world in local. Emerging technologies offer myriad opportunities to connect with consumers in their moments of need and the volume of available data threatens to overwhelm. Local marketers are understandably confused about what they should be doing today, let alone where to look next. Greg Sterling, VP of Strategy & Insights
Smartphones have become ubiquitous in the shopping process, from discovery to comparison-shopping to actually completing transactions. The trend to mobile has dramatically and permanently changed the way shoppers look for local business information. People are increasingly searching for local business data while they’re on the go and even while in-store considering a purchase. In fact,
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.
This event has passed. View the recording here. You’ve heard the scenario: using beacon technology, a national advertiser pinpoints a consumer’s precise location in a store and serves up a highly relevant ad in response to mobile search. For digital marketers, this is the ultimate game-changer, right? There are many ways you can use beacon technologies to your advantage, but watch out–there are also some scary pitfalls you should avoid… In this webinar, Warren Raisch and Greg Sterling will share the latest insights and tactics enterprise brands are using to convert online searches to offline sales, and how brands are using beacon and other location-based technology to tap into mobile searches.
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
SAN DIEGO, CA (Oct 5, 2015) – Rio SEO, the leader in local SEO automation software, today announced its new Search to Sales™ module, in collaboration with Verve, the leader in location-based mobile advertising. Search to Sale™ is a new component within Rio SEO’s Open Local Platform, a hub for local business information, offers and
With mobile devices influencing just under $1 trillion worth of in-store sales, businesses that lag behind on mobile marketing do so at their peril. Those that embrace it, providing quality content and a seamless user experience, will position themselves ahead of the curve, adding value to their brand and a greater return to their investment.
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.’