Managing your online local listings as a multi-location brand is both an art and a science. The landscape for how consumers find (and refer) businesses continues to change at a furious pace. The good news: There is an ever-growing list of digital resources that can help prospective customers find nearby locations of large organizations, and it extends beyond search engine giants like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Here are some tips on how your brand can boost search engine visibility through local listings.
In a recent webinar with Tyler Ludwig, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Rio SEO, and Colin Seymour, Director of Business Development at Rio SEO, participants learned how to do just that. Tyler and Colin explored how technology is dictating the consumer journey, what essentials are needed for a broad local presence, how to add consumer utility on your site (and why it matters), and more.
When looking for local goods and services, consumers want to experience as little friction as possible. Utilizing Google My Business (GMB) to manage your listings helps streamline this process, bringing more eyeballs and foot traffic to your location. Fortunately, updating your listings is straightforward with GMB. To help get you started, here are the steps you should take if you are moving, buying or selling.
With so many locations across different regions, how can larger franchises compete at the local level? Check out our latest blog for tips on how enterprise brands can increase their local presence.
Replying to all reviews is a major part of reputation management. Consumers are 15 times more likely to consider a review helpful if it includes a brand response. If you are serious about boosting your local marketing strategy, take a look at these statistics we have compiled in our infographic regarding search results and reviews.
In this eBook, we outline the several components of a successful restaurant marketing campaign, primarily focusing on managing online listings and local search success. Here you will also find information on recent technology trends shaping the industry, the most prominent listing platforms, best practices for managing customer reviews, and building consumer trust. By keeping your listings fresh, responding to online reviews, and optimizing your digital presence, restaurants have a better chance at thriving in this highly competitive space.
Searches on mobile now account for almost half the world’s web traffic. Optimizing your brand’s local sites for mobile is just the beginning—how do you ensure that your local listings appear in the moments that matter, when local consumers are actively searching for products and services like yours?
Google is making it easier for businesses that service a particular area to get found by consumers searching for services like theirs in Google Maps and Search. Developed by the SMB team, these updates in GMB also offer enterprise and multi-location brands the opportunity to increase the visibility of your service-area locations in local search. Here’s what’s new…
Search engine evolution, new technologies, and rapidly changing consumer behavior are driving massive changes across the local search landscape. In this webinar recap you will learn how enterprise brands can focus in on the most impactful local search tactics and strategies for their hundreds or thousands of individual locations.
Looking for unbiased, proven local marketing advice? The Google My Business Community Forum is a great place to connect with vetted experts like Krystal Taing, our Listings Management Product Specialist here at Rio SEO. Krystal is a Gold Product Expert in the GMB Forum, where volunteer users from all backgrounds come to ask questions or look for advice about their local marketing issues.