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.
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In our last blog post
for Local Search Insider, we shared creative ways to win the holiday shopping season with top rankings in paid, organic and maps listings. The accuracy and rankings of map listings are critical to connect and convert consumers with immediate needs, as they search for information from within the proximity of a business.
Hot on the heels of the latest Penguin update, marketers are scrambling to measure its effects. Penguin 3.0, the first update since October 4th, 2013, completed its rollout early Monday, October 20th. That's right, those who were hit by the last Penguin update waited over a year without an update or refresh to see if their clean-up efforts had done the trick.
Now that retailers are on the tail end of the back-to-school rush – the second busiest shopping period behind the upcoming winter holidays – the question is: How well is your business prepared to dominate local search results for your products and services this year? 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
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
Accurate tracking, measurement, and reporting is mission critical for local SEO marketers. Brands have a massive amount of local and organic search data available to them (especially those with multiple locations), but not all data is created equal.
By Karisa Macias / Marketing Manager, Rio SEO
Last week we held a webinar hosted by the folks at Digital Marketing Depot entitled “How Local SEO Automation Delivers Results for Multi-Location Businesses.” For local SEO marketers, accurate tracking, measurement and reporting is critical to save time and keep costs in line.
Specialty retailer Charming Charlie operates more than 240 retail stores in the United States where it sells fashion accessories like scarves, jewelry and purses. It’s opening those stores at a fast clip—more than 20 in the last four months alone—and is laying the groundwork to launch direct-to-consumer e-commerce at CharmingCharlie.com
The retailer is staffing up its web team—it anticipates going from a three-person web team today to 25 by the end of 2013—but one of the first things Kim LaFleur, Charming Charlie’s vice president of e-commerce, did when she joined the retailer three months ago was fix how Charming Charlie showed up in search engine results. continue reading