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About Chad Klingensmith

Chad is a Sr. SEO Strategist for Rio SEO. He has over 10 years of experience in the digital marketing vertical. He enjoys researching and applying cutting edge marketing strategies to help clients achieve optimal online visibility.

10 Local SEO FAQs for Brands with 1000+ Locations

By |2019-11-24T16:13:36-08:00September 9, 2019|

Enterprise local SEO is an area you cannot afford to make missteps. According to Google, 78% of shoppers use search before visiting a store—and 8 out of 10 use Google to search. Check out these frequently asked questions that can help your brand win at the local level in all of your markets.

Local Links Connect You with Better Local Rankings

By |2019-07-02T11:33:57-08:00June 26, 2019|

What you will learn in this post: Why and how to audit your site’s backlink profile How to identify and leverage opportunities for local link building The importance of community outreach for improved link equity and local SEO Your website’s local and organic search rankings depend on a number of factors, but backlinks remain one

How Multi-Location Brands Can Secure Position Zero

By |2019-07-02T11:33:48-08:00June 19, 2019|

In the world of search engine rankings, zero is better than one. These featured snippets show up above all other search results, making them the new most desirable top-ranked spot. Securing position zero allows brands to not only boost their visibility in text and voice queries, but also establish their authority. Learn how your brand can secure the coveted position zero for online searches.

Google Showing Search Console Performance Data in the SERPs

By |2019-07-02T11:37:52-08:00November 9, 2018|

Google Showing Search Console Performance Data in the SERPs The Rio team made an interesting discovery yesterday.  While doing a simple search query for one of our client brands, we noticed that Google is showing keyword performance directly on the SERP (search engine results page).   As you’ll see below, Google displayed a performance box

Google Sets Deadline for SSL Secure Search Upgrades – Are All Your Locations Ready?

By |2019-08-26T07:58:05-08:00February 22, 2018|

Website security has always been serious, but will soon become mandatory if you want to appear in search results.   Google just announced that by July 2018, any non-SSL website on Chrome 68 will be flagged as “non-secure” in the search results. This is serious step up from Google’s previous announcement that only websites collecting

5 Local Strategies to Lock Down for 2018

By |2019-07-02T11:46:29-08:00January 9, 2018|

  Technology is driving the evolution of consumer expectations at a dizzying pace.  Searchers want the best answers, and they want them NOW, wherever they happen to be and whatever device they happen to be on. Consumer tolerance for lackluster brand experiences is at an all-time low; in fact, Google recently informed us that 53%