The Mobile Local Playbook: Make Sure You’re Mobile-Ready

By |September 1st, 2015|

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.

How to Maximize Local Search Traffic This Holiday Season

By |December 16th, 2014|

Online holiday shopping has become a retail phenomenon, with 2014 Cyber Monday sales projected to reach $2.6 billion, according to the Adobe Digital Index. With more and more consumers utilizing their mobile devices to search online for the best deals and sales offers, many marketers are optimizing their local search strategies by implementing best practices in organic search.


How Local SEO Automation Delivers Results for Multi-Location Businesses : DMD Whitepaper

By |August 7th, 2014|

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.

Best Practices for Optimizing Local SEO and the User Experience across Multiple Screens : DMD Whitepaper

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Mobile devices now represent one-quarter of global Internet use; mobile search accounts for one-third of all search. Perhaps even more important for search marketers, nearly 80 percent of local searches on mobile devices turn into purchases, and almost 90 percent of those purchases are made in a physical store, according to comScore research
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How Local SEO + Influencer Retargeting Can Deliver Record ROI: DMD Whitepaper

By |February 5th, 2014|

If one were to summarize the current landscape in a sentence, a quote from Jeff Beard (SVP, General Manager for Neustar Localeze) does it nicely:

What we can clearly see is that the local search market is maturing – what we previously described as a Social, Local and Mobile (SoLoMo) revolution is now embedded in consumer behavior.

The touchpoints for local search stretch from social networks like Twitter and Facebook, to apps like Yelp and See Green, right through to maps and a huge range of local directories. This presents significant opportunity for integrating local search efforts with influencer retargeting. By identifying and tracking these brand influencers, companies can in turn measurably
increase the effectiveness of search efforts from mobile devices to desktops.

Increase Shares, Tweets, Likes and Pins to Fuel Search and Drive Engagement : DMD Whitepaper

By |November 5th, 2013|

The power of social media

Every 60 seconds, there are more than 510,000 new Facebook comments, more than 98,000 new Tweets, more than 600 new YouTube videos, 3,400-plus new Instagram images uploaded, 694,000 new search queries, and 168 million new emails.

This adds up to an overwhelming amount of activity from consumers in social media channels, but also to a great deal of noise that marketers need to deflect or rise above in order to reach consumers with the right message at the right time.

SEO + Social: The Most Effective Advertising Mix

By |August 28th, 2013|

Ben Straley / VP of Social Technologies, Rio SEO

We recently published a whitepaper confirming that the connections between search and social are clearly growing stronger.  As people engage with and share content more frequently, these actions and the embedded back links they include are sending signals to the search engines.  These signals are seen by the search engines as key inputs into their ranking processes and algorithms.  Furthermore, as search results become more and more personalized, the impact that content sharing and social signals have on rankings will only become more significant.

The Evolution of SEO Managers into Online Marketers : DMD Whitepaper

By |August 21st, 2013|

Whether you call it content marketing, inbound marketing or convergence marketing, the new era of digital marketing has arrived. It is driven by carefully planned, well crafted and expertly promoted content. Where does that leave the SEO experts of the past? Where does that leave the technical experts who have survived and thrived amid the constant search engine shifts, updates and technology

When positioned correctly, SEO strategists and practitioners are increasingly having a larger voice in telling the marketing story. By using big data—keyword research, transactional data and social data—to inform not just search engine optimization, but content strategy and creation, the SEO team offers a unique combination of customer understanding and technical expertise to lead content-driven success.

SEO + Social: The Most Effective Advertising Mix

By |August 13th, 2013|

How brand marketers can track and amplify “social signals” to improve organic search results – and achieve unprecedented reach, brand lift, and ROI.

Marketers today are faced with the challenge of capturing consumers’ attention in an “ad blind” world where most advertising is largely ignored. Instead, consumers now rely mostly on search engines and social networks to get information about brands, products, and services – making it critical to “show up” in organic search results.

In this increasingly social environment , the most strategic way to improve organic search rankings is to create “shareworthy” social content, and then encourage, track, and measure sharing. By decoding content marketing strategy to enable “social signals” and engagement, marketers can dramatically improve their organic search rankings and reach more relevant consumers than ever before.

The Future of International SEO

By |March 1st, 2013|

The future of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for International Business: Some 73% of online activity is related to local content and 50% of local searches result in purchases with 90% of Internet users preferring online content in their native language. These statistics are compelling for companies that have a local presence and diacritics and special characters are core to many cultures businesses communications. International marketers now have the ability to talk to the newest emerging markets in their own language.