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Rio SEO simplifies complex local marketing by empowering enterprise brands with solutions that engage customers throughout the search ecosystem. Our Open Local Platform powers the marketing solutions that multi-location brands need to establish a local presence and connect with customers.

Expert Tips for Local Review Building (That Won’t Get You In Trouble)

By |2021-04-12T07:46:37-07:00April 12, 2021|Blog Posts, Reputation Management|

Local reviews are powerful endorsements that not only serve as amplified word-of-mouth marketing but also help your locations rank higher in Google Search. In fact, your local reviews profile is a heavily weighted factor in Google’s local and organic search algorithms.  That means that your star ratings, review volume, recency, and sentiment of reviews each

Local Consumer Search Behavior Trends February 2021 Update

By |2021-03-22T15:55:40-07:00March 22, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing, Local Search Data|

Since October 2020, Rio SEO has been analyzing anonymized Google My Business data for over 200,000 locations across the United States to bring you a monthly trends report to serve as a benchmark for local performance across seven different industries. In this blog post, we will dive deeper into the local consumer search behavior trends

The Value of Parent and Child Listings Hierarchy in Local Search

By |2021-03-16T07:35:59-07:00March 16, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Sometimes, there are elements of the business that exist in the real world but can’t effectively be displayed in your local listings descriptions and attributes. For example, if your department store brand has ATMs in some store locations, this isn’t necessarily information that fits in your business description or that you can indicate in your

The Future of Google Search in Australia: What This Means for Enterprise Brands

By |2021-03-11T06:24:26-08:00March 11, 2021|Blog Posts, Google My Business|

You’ve probably heard a great deal of buzz about the conflict between Google Search in Australia and the Australian government recently. With uncertainty looming, we’ve received questions from multinational enterprise brands about what impact, if any, this might have on their business. In this post, we’ll explore a bit of the background and see where

7 Women in SEO Share Inspirational Stories and Advice

By |2021-03-25T07:09:50-07:00March 2, 2021|Blog Posts, Local SEO|

Last year was nothing short of unpredictable. A global pandemic unexpectedly altered every aspect of our lives, protests were more common practice than ever, and long-standing issues became acceptable to debate and discuss. Both good and bad came from a largely tumultuous year, yet as we begin a new year, it’s crucial to continue those

Local Search Consumer Behavior Trends By Industry January 2021 Update

By |2021-03-22T15:59:27-07:00February 23, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing, Local Search Data|

Each month, we evaluate the local search performance of 200,000+ business locations to bring you new consumer search behavior insights. As the Coronavirus pandemic and associated social distancing and public health measures across the United States continue to impact local businesses, these benchmarks help brands understand how locations are affected in different industries. In this

How Google is Helping Healthcare Brands Boost Visibility for Vaccine Availability

By |2021-02-22T05:33:17-08:00February 22, 2021|Blog Posts, Google My Business|

The Coronavirus has kept the entire world on our collective toes, and the world’s most popular search engine is not slowing down in making new features and functionality readily available. In December, Google revealed that it had launched over 200 new products, features, and initiatives in response to COVID-19. One of these new features is

Guide to Local Curbside Pickup Marketing for Enterprise Brands

By |2021-02-17T13:20:17-08:00February 16, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

If you found your brand in sudden need of low-contact order fulfillment methods with the onset of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Restaurants, retailers, and other local businesses were left scrambling to establish new ways of doing business as consumers were forced out of shops, workplaces, and routines.  Curbside pickup, in particular, became an attractive option

2021 Local Marketing Predictions and What’s to Come

By |2021-02-15T08:58:57-08:00February 15, 2021|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Staying at the leading edge of the local search landscape means making sure your brand is positioned to take advantage of new features and functionalities as they become available. Lately, the updates have been coming out fast and furious as Google has kept pace with rapidly changing local consumer and searcher needs and behavior. Check