We are thrilled to be the big winner of the inaugural Ad to Action Awards at the 2014 Local Search Association Conference in Huntington Beach. Rio SEO received the award in Business Listings category for Rio SEO’s Local Listing Manager solution. The awards competition was developed to foster new ideas and stimulate thinking to bring to market the best local advertising products.


 Business Listings: Local Listing Manager™ by Rio SEO. Rio SEO’s Local Listing Manager software is the only available solution that can deliver unlimited optimized local business data via bulk feed or API to all the major search engines and data aggregators.


Rio SEO’s Bill Connard with Steve Wozniak

Rio SEO’s Bill Connard with Steve Wozniak

Following the awards announcement, winners were invited to a private luncheon with conference speaker Steve Wozniak, “The Woz,” the Silicon Valley icon and Apple co-founder.


After scoring the Ad to Action Awards entries and determining each category winner, some of the influential judges sat down in front of the camera to talk about their selections. In the video, the judges talked about what they felt made each solution innovative and capable of driving consumer actions.

Optimized local listing information is crucial to local SEO, helping businesses control their business listings across search engines, mobile apps, directories, maps, and Yellow Pages sites. Search engines are looking to verify and validate local business data, so consistency is key. Listings syndication also helps business owners build valuable links back to their website. Dive deeper into local data syndication – where to focus your efforts, how to do it properly, and scaling your efforts for maximum ROI in our latest article in Search Engine Watch.


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