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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.

Local Search Consumer Behavior Trends By Industry November 2020 Update

By |2020-12-23T08:27:04-08:00December 23, 2020|Blog Posts|

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a wide-ranging and unpredictable impact on the way consumers interact with businesses and use search to find solutions to their needs. Informational needs have grown exponentially as people learn to navigate public health measures, social distancing, new shopping methods such as BOPIS and contactless delivery, and more. Each month, we've

Google My Business Adds Place an Order Link for Retail Brands

By |2020-12-22T14:59:10-08:00December 22, 2020|Blog Posts, Retail|

We’ve talked quite a bit lately about how Google is positioning itself as the transactional layer of the web. Travelers can book flights and hotels, order food, and even book appointments with service businesses such as barbershops right from the search results page. Now, retailers can add a ‘Place an Order’ link to their Google

Where to Prioritize Your Digital Presence and What Matters Most for 2021 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-01-14T04:44:10-08:00December 16, 2020|Blog Posts, Infographics, Local Marketing|

The year 2020 tested marketers across the globe both with the ability to be agile and pivot efforts quickly amid times of adversity. Local consumers’ search behavior changed dramatically, digital adoption accelerated by years, and the Coronavirus pandemic has left a crater in brands’ historic data that makes it really questionable as to whether the

Local Search Trends and Predictions for 2021: Ask the Experts

By |2021-01-14T04:45:42-08:00December 15, 2020|Blog Posts|

In the absence of historic data to help guide your planning through the pandemic recovery period, how can your brand set a solid marketing strategy for 2021? It’s a question raising much debate and discussion in boardrooms across the globe. After all, 2020 has been unprecedented, to say the least, we haven’t yet experienced anything

Google Page Experience Update: What to Expect Come 2021

By |2020-12-07T07:31:50-08:00December 7, 2020|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Google’s much-anticipated Page Experience update is set to roll out in May 2021. Jeffrey Jose, Product Manager on Search at Google, explained in a recent announcement that, “The new page experience signals combine Core Web Vitals with our existing search signals including mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS-security, and intrusive interstitial guidelines.” The good news is that none

Local Consumer Search Behavior Trends By Industry October 2020 Update

By |2020-11-30T08:45:48-08:00November 30, 2020|Blog Posts, Local Marketing|

Over the last several tumultuous months, we’ve tapped into our local search data across 203,600 enterprise brand locations to help multi-location brands get a better handle on how COVID-19 is impacting local consumer behavior.  We’ve published trending local keywords, SEO trends for 2021, and all of the latest COVID-19 resources for enterprise brands as they’ve

Local Search Ranking Factors: What Matters Now for Enterprise Brands?

By |2020-11-23T12:29:09-08:00November 23, 2020|Blog Posts, Google My Business|

A few months ago, we took a deep dive into Whitespark’s ‘2020 Local Search Ranking Factors’ survey results presentation from the brand’s Local Search Summit. Since 2008, Whitespark has compiled this analysis of survey results from recognized experts in local organic and Map Pack search on an annual basis. In this post, we’ll take a