It’s been a fast and furious year for the restaurant industry, with competition biting at your margins and people exploring new, tech-enabled delivery options. The way customers are finding and experiencing restaurants is changing rapidly, and voice assistants have enabled people to make more informative dining decisions on the go. Forty-six percent of smartphone users
Brands with many brick-and-mortar locations across the country, or even within the same city, use store locator tools to provide consumers information about those specific locations (i.e Name, Address, Phone Numbers, Promotions, and more). Too often though, these store locator mappers are missing the local SEO optimizations that make their locations appear prominently on search
Bridging the gap between online or mobile search and in-store sales is mission critical but clearly, our approach as brand marketers and agencies needs rethinking. As consumer technology has evolved, we’ve identified new challenges and opportunities in connecting with them via marketing, then sought out tools designed specifically to solve them. Sure, those tools
As search results get more and more crowded, it’s more important than ever to stand out. How can you break through the noise and prove to Google that your location’s result should feature prominently on a local query? Search expert Mary Bowling shared her five steps to standing out in the SERPs via richer, more
Author, consultant and marketer extraordinaire Travis Wright from CCP Digital gave a presentation at #LSS2017 that blew participants’ minds. On top of his inarguable wit and an entertaining deck (complete with John Travolta as Vincent Vega cameo), Travis shared over 150 digital marketing tools that can help you grow sales through smarter search, social and
Providence Health and Services, a complex healthcare organization with hundreds of locations and 1,100 local listings, sought to improve its local online presence, drive patient discovery of its locations, and ultimately win more in-clinic foot traffic. Find out how they improved brand presence and searcher experience with a search engine accuracy lift of 42%, to more than 96%.
Dema Zlotin kicks off #LSS2017 Last week, forward-looking marketers gathered in San Diego to explore new and emerging local marketing trends, tactics and technologies. This third annual invitation-only Local Search Summit (LSS2017) hosted by Rio SEO was all about accelerating local; on using the smartest omni-channel marketing practices to tap into the massive potential
Now that consumers are largely comfortable shopping online and across channels, brands are finding themselves increasingly challenged in meeting the demand for a consistent, cohesive experience. It’s particularly worrisome in retail, where 78% of companies admit they lack a single brand experience across channels, despite the fact that 62% of brands have launched omnichannel services.
“Everything you wear, you use, you touch today has been reinvented and is now connected.” As my friend Joel Paynel noted, connected technology was the prevailing trend at CES this year, but we’re no longer just talking about the novelty of having a smart device in your home to search cool songs for your kids