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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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