About Chelsea Alves

Chelsea Alves is a Content Marketing Specialist at Rio SEO, with expertise in digital marketing, creative writing, and content strategy.

2021 Consumer Behavior Study: How COVID-19 Shaped Search Discovery, Buying Intent, and Reputation

By |2021-09-23T10:13:58-07:00September 23, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Rio SEO’s 2021 Consumer Behavior Study examined how customer shopping behavior is evolving and aligning with the current climate. Shifts in both in-person and online behavior were noticeable across every vertical, and are proving to be long-lasting as the pandemic continues to disrupt nearly every aspect of our lives. To effectively measure the impact of

4 Proven Strategies to Secure the SERPs and Conquer Google Updates

By |2021-08-18T11:07:23-07:00August 18, 2021|Blog Posts, Local SEO|

Recently, we’ve seen Google make several prominent updates that impact both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Google continues to take actionable steps toward better understanding searchers’ queries and website experiences – from individual pages to the whole site, as evidenced by the recent core updates and the Page Experience update. For businesses, this can result

Apple Maps iOS 15 Updates: What Multi-Location Brands Can Expect

By |2021-06-29T09:04:41-07:00June 29, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Recently, Google announced a bevy of new features and enhancements coming soon to Google Maps. These updates intend to improve the user experience, enabling users to find their desired destination more seamlessly.  Not to be outdone by their competitor, Apple Maps similarly made an equally impactful announcement regarding new updates coming to iOS 15. The

Google’s MUM Update: What This Means For Local Marketers According to the Experts

By |2021-06-03T13:33:57-07:00June 3, 2021|Blog Posts, Google My Business|

Google recently announced its latest endeavor to revolutionize its Search technology. The forthcoming MUM update (Multitask Unified Model) is expected to significantly improve the search process—delivering better results to queries and giving searchers the answers they need quickly. Google says that with this new technology they’re “getting closer to helping you with complex needs. So

Local Search Discussion: COVID-19’s Impact On Consumer Behavior

By |2021-05-24T16:23:43-07:00May 14, 2021|Blog Posts|

Over the past year, we’ve seen first-hand from our own client data the dramatic and long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these changes are due to drastic shifts in consumer behavior and consumer needs evolving beyond shopping at traditional brick-and-mortar locations.  To more narrowly define the true impact of the pandemic on the

The Future of Zero-Click Search and Local Marketing Strategy [Webinar Recap]

By |2021-04-14T10:09:15-07:00April 14, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Zero click searches have been at the core of numerous marketing debates as of late. Missed opportunity, lost conversions, and search engine monopolization are just a few of the issues arising in these discussions. These fears and anxieties resurfaced in large part due to a second study published by Rand Fishkin, founder of Sparktoro, using

New Google Maps Functionality: Improved Navigation and Social-Distancing Features

By |2021-04-06T14:50:26-07:00April 6, 2021|Blog Posts, Google My Business|

Google Maps continues to elevate the user experience and their technology. In their latest announcement, the search giant shared what users can expect to come in 2021. Stating that they are “on track to bring over 100 AI-powered improvements to Google Maps” in the next year in an effort to simplify the Maps experience. In

The Top 10 Latest Rio SEO Platform Enhancements You Can’t Miss

By |2021-03-31T12:30:37-07:00March 31, 2021|Blog Posts, Product Updates|

The local search marketing landscape is constantly evolving. If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that it’s almost never “business as usual” anymore and we must always be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. As your priorities and strategies change, so too should the technology you leverage to run your business. Rio SEO’s