A few weeks ago, I began seeing troubling bits of news in my Twitter feed about Ferguson, Mo. After watching an escalation of news in my Twitter and Facebook feeds over a matter of hours, I was baffled by the absence of the news as a trending topic. , and apparent absence from my feed on Facebook. How could everyone I know (and follow) be watching the events in Ferguson, and have it still not surfacing among trends on social networks?continue reading
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This week, the announcement of a new acquisition hit the wire: search and content marketing agency Covario is to be acquired by media and digital communications company Dentsu Aegis Network by the close of 2014. continue reading
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. continue reading
SAN DIEGO, Sept.17, 2014 – Today, Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Covario, Inc.’s search and content marketing agency business. Covario’s Rio SEO software unit, which offers award-winning local search, enterprise search, and social media automation and analytic tools, will remain an independent SAAS company and continue to power the software behind Covario clients’ search solutions. Rio SEO has raised additional funding from FTV Capital, Dubilier & Co., Voyager Capital, and Stratim Capital to pursue further development and sales of its technology platform in the fast-growing areas of local search, mobile search, and social media measurement. continue reading
We recently contributed to a blog about Google's new "Pigeon" algorithm update, a major local algorithm change rolled out July 24 affecting Google Maps and local Google search results. Now that the dust has settled, local SEO practitioners can focus on the strategy and tools to prepare for the next inevitable algorithm shake-up. continue reading
Locally targeted ad spending by U.S. national brands is projected to grow from $54.4 billion in 2014 to $68.9 billion in 2018, according to BIA/Kelsey’s U.S. Local Media Forecast. More than two-thirds of the brands surveyed by BIA/Kelsey say they already invest in local marketing initiatives. Consumer demand for online local information is driving much of this growth. Four in five consumers now use search engines to find local information, according to Understanding Consumer Local Search Behavior, a research report published by Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased in May 2014. The vast majority of those consumers – 88 percent – search on their smartphones. continue reading